Photos: Joanna Morena/DC Spotlight Newspaper
February 4, 2012
The auto industry displayed its latest offerings and innovations in technology at the Washington Auto Show this year. The show ran at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center from Jan. 27 to Feb. 5, with over 700 new vehicles from more than 42 manufacturers for adults and children alike to view and test out. One highlight of the event was the “Advanced Technology Super Highway” exhibit, which featured the latest innovations in green technology, including clean diesel and electric vehicles. One vehicle in this exhibit, built by a Boise State University student group called Greenspeed, is a vegetable oil-fueled modified Chevrolet S-10 truck. The vehicles have two tanks, one for diesel and one for pure vegetable oil. The exhibit also featured electric vehicles such as the Nissan Leaf and the Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid Electric.