DETROIT -- Autonomous vehicles, or AVs as we're supposed to start calling them, are displayed prominently at several automakers' stands at the Detroit auto show.
EVs? Not so much.
Electric vehicles have designated floor space at a few stands: BMW's i vehicles had their own space. So did Mercedes-Benz EVs.
But at the Ford stand, you have to search to find an EV. Chevrolet's Volt and Bolt, stars of past shows, are squeezed unceremoniously between the commercial truck section of the Chevy stand and the rest of the lineup.
One dealer who is a member of the Detroit Auto Dealers Association, which puts on the Detroit show, wasn't surprised. He noted that automakers over the past five years or so have focused their displays on vehicles that will be in showrooms in the next four months, in other words, on what they can sell now.
But with automaker after automaker touting EV strategies at other shows, the near-invisibility of those cars in Detroit is striking.