- Auto Industry
The 2015 North American International Auto Show
Here in Detroit, the auto show is held every year in the month of January. On January 20, 2015, I attended the 2015 auto show, and took plenty of pictures. As you may expect, electric vehicles were the highlight of the show. Every major car manufacturer had at least one piston-electric hybrid or all-electric car on display.
In my opinion, the star of the show was the Chevrolet Bolt. The photo directly above is a front view of the Bolt. Does the name 'Bolt' sound familiar? A few years ago, the Chevrolet division of General Motors introduced a hybrid car called the Volt. Well, this is the Bolt, not the Volt! Contrary to popular belief, the Volt was not actually an electric car that ran solely on electric power, it also had a gasoline engine in it, so it could run on gasoline, too. The Bolt (not to be confused with the Volt) is all-electric, it does not use gasoline, and relies on electricity as it's sole power source. The Bolt is not available to the public, so far, it is only a prototype.
The photo above is a side view of the 2015 Chevrolet Bolt.
The Italian company Fiat displayed an electric version of the Fiat 500, shown in the photo above.
The photo above shows the interior of the all-electric version of the Fiat 500.
The German company Audi displayed the E3 E-tron, shown in the photo above. Notice the recharging cord which is plugged into the front of the car.
The German company BMW (Bavarian Motor Works) displayed a car plugged into their 'Chargepoint' system, shown in the photo above.
The photo above shows a car plugged into an electric charging system made by the Cadillac division of General Motors.
The photo above shows a hybrid electric car made by the German company Mercedes.
The photo above shows a detail of the charging system for the Mercedes plug-in hybrid.
Above: Another German car, a Porsche hybrid.
The photo above shows the Prius C prototype made in Japan by Toyota.
The photo above is a rear view of the Toyota Prius C prototype.
The photo above shows the Tesla Motors exhibit at the show. Tesla is an American company that makes electric cars.
Aside from all-electric drive systems, another highlight of the show was the advent of 'driverless' cars. A driverless car is controlled by a computer, there is no need for a person to drive it, and indeed, since it drives itself, it does not need a steering wheel. The photo above shows a driverless car displayed by Mercedes.
Above: A side view of the Mercedes driverless car.
Above, rear view of the Mercedes driverless car.
Above: The Volkswagen exhibit at the show.
Above: A photo of a Volkswagen hybrid car, displayed at the show.
Above: The Audi exhibit at the show.
Above; The BMW exhibit at the show.
Above: A photo of the Toyota exhibit at the show.
Above: A photo of a Toyota show car.
Above: A Toyota concept car called the I-Road. The photo above is a side view of the Toyota I-Road. Toyota calls it 'the new concept in urban mobility'.
Above: A front view of the Toyota I-Road.
Above: A photo of the Toyota TRD Pro.
Above: The 2015 Jeep Cherokee.
Above: A photo of the Corvette, made by the Chevrolet division of General Motors.
Above: The Ford GT.
Above: The Ford Mustang, one of the most popular cars made by the Ford Motor Company.
Above: The Ford Raptor pickup truck.
Above: The South Korean company Hyundai displayed a pickup truck concept called the Santa Cruz.
Above: Another view of the Hyundai Santa Cruz.
The Italian company Maserati had an exhibit at the show. The photo above shows a side view of a Maserati.
Above: Front view of a Maserati.
Above: A British car, the Bentley, was also displayed at the show.
Above: Another British car, the Mini Cooper, was also displayed at the show.
The photo above shows the interior of the Mini Cooper.
Above: A photo of the Crosstrek, made by the Japanese company Subaru.
Above: Another view of the Subaru Crosstrek.
Above: A photo of the Zenos E10, a car that was part of the Michelin tire company exhibit.
Above: A rear view of the Zenos E10.
Photos by Anthony Ratkov. January 26, 2015.