At any auto show, the large manufacturers usually steal the show. Their sprawling booths, elaborate lighting, music, games and professional entertainers are all there for one purposegetting the attention of the press. The 2010 North American International Auto Show was no different. New cars were being launched, and that meant it was showtime in Detroit.
Off the beaten path at the Cobo Center stood Electric Avenue, and within this small corner were examples of the burgeoning grassroots alternative-fuel movement. The Progressive X Prize booth showcased a variety of handmade "Indie" alternative fuel vehiclesall entrants in a global contest. You can read more about the contest here . Meanwhile, check out these photos from "Electric Avenue."