Video: Cars go green amid downturn

Carmakers push environmental image in bid to boost sales amid the global recession.

    Car-manufacturers are scrambling to adapt in order to survive the recession, as customers stop spending.

    By the first quarter of 2009, car sales across Europe had plummeted by more than 17 per cent compared with a year earlier.

    Now many carmakers are looking to tackle the electric car market to harness new customers.

    David Chater reports from the international car show in Frankfurt, Germany.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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