One of the things holding back advancements in alternative fuel vehicles is their range. Nobody wants to run out of fuels like battery power, compressed natural gas or propane. The alternative fuels group Greater Lansing Area Clean Cities is partnering with the U.S. Department of Energy on a project to enable travelling greater distances in these vehicles powered by something other than gasoline.
WKAR's Scott Pohl reports on the 'U.S. Fuels Across America's Highways: Michigan to Montana' project.
The North American International Auto Show opens at Cobo Center in Detroit on Saturday. Hundreds of Thousands of people will be checking out all the cars, trucks and SUV's on display by the world's leading automakers.
Michigan State University is a core partner with the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation, or IACMI, in Detroit. They work to make automobiles lighter, and opened their doors just last month. WKAR’s Katie Cook went to get a look at the facility and find out more about the work they do.