In addition to the return of the EcoXperience driving exhibit, the upcoming Detroit Auto Show will also feature Electric Avenue. The show organizers have just released the list of vehicles that will make up the Avenue, and there are some old friends and a few surprises. It looks like this:
So, the Electric Avenue will be a sort of AltCar mini--reunion and a bunch of EV concepts from auto shows from two or three years ago? That's cool.

[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.

Scheduled vehicles appearing in Electric Avenue include:

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
Nissan LEAF
Saba Motors - SABA "Carbon Zero" Roadster (X Prize)
SSI Racing - 2SSIC-65 (X Prize)
Michelin - Venturi Volage
Michelin - Nissan Mixim
ZAP - Alias (X Prize)