Windsor's auto manufacturers could have a new reason to go electric.

Tracy Pringle, of city's economic development corporation, has returned from Germany, where she was courting European auto manufacturers.

Pringle said companies with experience building parts for hybrid vehicles are showing interest in our city.

While in Germany, Pringle spoke to 36 companies that want to expand into North America but she wouldn't say which ones.

When a company showed interest in Ontario, it was Pringle's job to promote the city.

"For example, if we were talking to a company that was moulding plastic parts, it would make sense for them to look at Windsor," she said.

Pringle said a number of the companies she spoke with have already shown interest in coming to Windsor, but, again, wouldn't say which ones.