Season 35, Episode 8 Car of the Future

First Aired: April 22, 2008

"Car Talk" hosts Tom and Ray Magliozzi head off in search of a new car to replace Tom's 1952 MG roadster. Along the way, they explore the future of automobiles at Detroit's North American International Auto Show and Boston's AltWheels Festival, talk with engineers working on environmentally friendly technologies and quiz a Detroit auto executive. Included: hydrogen-fuel cells; ethanol; lithium-ion batteries.

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