Detroit, Michigan – An indoor ride-and-drive course will return for its second year to the 2010 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), giving journalists and the public a chance to experience a wide variety of “green” vehicles.

The Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) EcoXperience will feature upwards of 20 vehicles. The unique quarter-mile course takes guests through a landscape of more than 200 trees, over 5,000 flowering tulips, daffodils and hyacinths, and two waterfalls.

“The support of the MEDC has been nothing short of groundbreaking with the NAIAS,” said show chairman Doug Fox. “The heart of the MEDC mission is to spark economic growth in our state, and the dedication they have shown by not only kicking this project off at the 2009 NAIAS, but expanding it and bringing it back to the 2010 NAIAS is exciting as well as commendable. We not only appreciate what they bring to the show, but fully support what they want to bring to the state, the nation and the world in the unique forum that is NAIAS.”

The EcoXperience will complement the brand-new Electric Avenue feature on the main floor, showcasing the latest in electronic vehicles and technology.

Scheduled vehicles in the MEDC EcoXperience include:

Audi A3
Audi Q7
BYD e6
Chevrolet Equinox Fuel Cell
Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid
Commuter Cars Tango
EV Innovations 2010 LiV WISE
Ford Escape
Ford Fusion
GMC Yukon Hybrid
GMC Silverado Hybrid
Mercedes-Benz B-Class Fuel Cell
Mercedes-Benz ML 450 Hybrid
Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid
Mercury Mariner
Mercury Milan
Mitsubishi iMiEV
Saba Motors (X Prize)
Smart Car2go
SSI Racing (X Prize)
Think City

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