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This years NAIAS in Detroit, Michigan will feature a return of the EcoXperience driving exhibit which allows show goers the chance to drive "green" vehicles of the future. In addition, the show will feature a new exhibit called "Electric Avenue." This exhibit will feature "green" cars of today and tomorrow. The lineup of vehicles include some production models, some near production models, some prototypes, and some wild concepts. Here's an alphabetical run down of the entire lineup of vehicles to be on display at the "Electric Avenue".
BYD Auto e6
BYD Auto F3DM-hybrid
Commuter Cars - Tango 600
CT&T United eZone
CT&T United cZone
Edison2 (X Prize)
EV Innovations - Wave 2 (X Prize)
Green Vehicles Triac
Harvey Coachworks BugE
Li Shi Guang Ming LI'S
Mitsubishi I MiEV
Saba Motors - SABA "Carbon Zero" Roadster (X Prize)
SSI Racing - 2SSIC-65 (X Prize)
Michelin - Venturi Volage
Michelin - Nissan Mixim
ZAP - Alias (X Prize)
This lineup of vehicles ranges from mild to extreme. Some vehicles will turn heads for their bizarre concept forms while other are sure to turn heads for their mainstream appeal, functionality and efficiency. The display will encompass 37,000 square feet on the main floor of Cobo Hall. The NAIAS opens to the public on January 16th and runs through January 24th.
Source: NAIAS Press Release
Green Vehicles and Technology Electrify 2010 North American International Auto Show
Detroit, MI - December 18, 2009 - Media, government officials, the global auto industry and the public will see fresh exhibits highlighting "green" technology at the 2010 NAIAS. The show marks the debut of Electric Avenue presented by The Dow Chemical Company on the main show floor, a 37,000 square-foot area dedicated to showcasing the latest in electronic vehicles and technology.
"NAIAS is proud of the history we have in bringing innovative ideas to a world-wide audience, and the all-new Electric Avenue is going to show visitors from around the globe where the future of automotive technology is headed," said Doug Fox, chairman, 2010 NAIAS. "This effort allows for more than doing what is trendy by addressing a necessary think-tank of discussion that will dictate where the global auto industry will go in 2010 and beyond. The NAIAS is proud to have a sponsor such as The Dow Chemical Company that understands the value of these efforts. Its endorsements of this activity allow the show to continue to be a thought-provoking leader to an industry with significant worldwide and economic impact."
This new feature is set to dovetail perfectly with the returning Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) EcoXperience in Michigan Hall that will once again feature a quarter-mile track winding through a landscape designed after Michigan's natural beauty.