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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)

List subject to change. Please continue to check for updates as the show approaches.

The North American International Auto Show Rod Alberts - Executive Director Entering its 22nd year as an international event, the North American International Auto Show is among the most prestigious auto shows in the world and is one of the largest media events in North America. The NAIAS is the only auto show in the United States to earn an annual distinguished sanction of the Organisation Internationale des Constructeurs d'Automobiles, the Paris-based alliance of automotive trade associations and manufacturers from around the world. The NAIAS Web site can be accessed at