Pleasant Ridge, Michigan – NextCruise, an event for environmentally-friendly vehicles held in conjunction with Detroit’s Woodward Dream Cruise, has announced that the 2008 version was so successful that it will be repeated August 14 and 15, 2009.

More than 30 vehicles from nine major auto manufacturers were at the event, including hybrids, clean diesels, super-high-mileage and ultra-low-emission technologies, along with rides for the public in a street-legal Indy Car and displays from two “green” race series.

“Our objective was to establish this as a venue at which auto manufacturers could display and the public learn about and drive the latest green machines,” said Paul Eisenstein, NextCruiseChairman. “We successfully demonstrated that these current and future environmentlaly-friendly vehicles are remarkably fun to drive, in keeping with the spirit of the Woodward Dream Cruise — lean, mean and green.”

Major manufacturers supporting the event included General Motors, Ford, Chrysler, Toyota, Nissan, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Audi and Volkswagen.

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