Electric Vehicles Play Bigger Role at SEMA Show in Las Vegas (Photo Gallery)
I presented one yesterday impressive presentation of Tesla mods at the SEMA show in Las Vegas. As the auto industry descends on Sin City for the ultimate automotive experience, roaring engines and smoking tailpipes are usually the norm. But this year was definitely different.
Okay, let’s rewind a bit. The last time I attended SEMA in 2014, and electric cars at the time were considered nothing more than weird-looking golf carts. Sure, Teslas existed back then (though rarely). But the Silicon Valley automaker was considered a “flash in the pan” at the time — soon to be another DeLorean that would likely go out of business. Not so. This year, Teslas were everywhere at SEMA. And electric vehicles were increasingly on display at the SEMA booths throughout the show – a clear sign that the auto industry’s transition away from fossil fuels is imminent.
The most exciting EVs on display at SEMA weren’t only from Elon Musk’s electric car maker. Old guard brands like Porsche, Volkswagen and Dodge brought some cool electric vehicles to this year’s SEMA show. And new kids on the block, like Rivian, were also featured.
In fact, there was an entire “Electric Vehicle Alley” at the SEMA show showcasing everything from exotic charging adapters to funky frunk mods. There was something to see. Educational seminars and panels are another fascinating part of SEMA. I had the opportunity to attend some interesting presentations including one on EV battery packs and another on the EV aftermarket industry.
While having fun watching all of this Tesla mods and on trips in Teslas around the LVCC Loop (courtesy of The Boring Company) I also saw some really cool electric cars from old automakers. So, in between my photo adventures documenting Teslas, I have Also snapped some fun pics from Modded non-Tesla electric vehicles. Let’s take a look at the photo gallery below for even more eye candy.
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