EDTA Applauds Electric Drive Advances at North American International Auto Show

Jan 14, 2009, 12:30 ET from Electric Drive Transportation Association

WASHINGTON, Jan. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Electric drive vehicles are in the spotlight at the 2009 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). The Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA), the trade association accelerating battery, hybrid, plug-in, and fuel cell electric drive technologies and infrastructure, commends its members and others on the diverse and exciting electric drive vehicles they are unveiling at the show.

"Electric drive has truly hit its stride," says EDTA President Brian Wynne. "Our manufacturers are showing vehicles that can decrease our dependence on oil, improve the environment, and create a green vehicle workforce. And consumers are clearly sharing the industry's enthusiasm for the 21st century transportation that is on display here."

To see interactive illustrations about how all types of electric drive vehicles work, visit EDTA's website at www.electricdrive.org. Notable electric drive vehicles on display at the auto show include:

Hybrid Electric Vehicles:

2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid

2010 Honda Insight Hybrid

2010 Lexus HS 250h

2010 Toyota Camry Hybrid

2010 Toyota Prius Hybrid

Battery Electric Vehicles:

2010: Ford Battery Electric Van

2010: Tesla Roadster Sport

2011: Ford Battery Electric Small Car

2011: BYD e6 Electric Vehicle

Plug-in Electric Drive Vehicles:

2012 Ford Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle

2011 BYD F3DM Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle

Concept Electric Drive Vehicles:

Cadillac Plug-in Electric Vehicle

Johnson Controls re3 Concept Vehicle

Toyota FT-EV Concept

Chrysler 200C EV

Chrysler Town and Country EV

Dodge Circuit EV

Jeep Wrangler Unlimited EV

Jeep Patriot EV

About NAIAS:

Held at the Cobo Center in Detroit, NAIAS opens to the public starting Saturday, January 17 through Sunday, January 25, 2009. Visit www.naias.com for more information.

About EDTA:

The Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA) is the trade association representing battery, plug-in, hybrid and fuel cell electric drive technologies and infrastructure. EDTA conducts public policy advocacy, education, industry networking, and international conferences. EDTA's membership includes automotive and other equipment manufacturers, energy companies, technology developers, component suppliers, and government agencies. For more information about EDTA and its members, visit www.electricdrive.org.

SOURCE Electric Drive Transportation Association