2011 will be the year of Electric Avenue reality

2010 just may have been the year that will live in automotive infamy, as Electric Avenue at NAIAS defined the electrification of the automobile outside of just concept cars, and this set the destiny in place. 2011 NAIAS, though, will define the realities of the EV.

For certain we will see the continuation of technical innovations like Ford’s EcoBoost engines that have the power of a V8 in a 6 cylinder, but the gas mileage of a 4 cylinder. Moreover, we will continue to see the mainstream deliveries of a plethora of plug-in hybrid vehicles, like Chevy Volts, Nissan Leafs and Fisker Karmas. Even the Toyota Prius will follow suit with its own version of a plug-in.