PHOTO CAPTION: Nissan Mixim Concept electric car.

A Stroll Down Detroit's Electric Avenue

Brian Early shares his impressions from the 'Electric Avenue' at the 2010 Detroit auto show.

Published: 17-Jan-2010

DETROIT – Hybrids and battery-electric vehicles have moved from the fringe to the mainstream in the past decade as many in the auto industry acknowledge they will play an important part in our future.

In the meantime, the greater accessibility of electrical control systems has allowed smaller companies and privateers to try designing and producing "greener" transportation solutions.

This year's Detroit auto show featured "Electric Avenue," an area intended to highlight these emerging technologies. Here are some highlights from the show floor.


BYD Found Wang with David Sokol at 2009 Detroit auto show. Photo credit: EV

Chairman of MidAmerican Holdings speaks of his firm's $232 million investment in Chinese electric carmaker BYD.

Camille Jenatzy was first to break 100km/hr speed barrier in his 1899 electric car, La Jamais Contente.

Former Pirelli Tire North America CEO addresses local Rotary Club.

Roadster #750 completes road trip to Detroit despite winter driving conditions and heavy snow.

Telsa will donate the full value of production car VIN 1,000 to charities.


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