In fact, the electric car-maker couldn't be further from the thoughts of early attendees (including TheStreet's Bret Kenwell) walking the floor judging by social media posts. There is so much auto innovation and eye candy on display there really isn't any reason to think of Elon Musk.
Here are several rides that caught Kenwell's attention in the early going.
Sweden's Einride showed up with its much hyped T-Pod. The Optimus Prime looking electric vehicle is self-driving. It is capable of carrying 15 pallets of goods 124 miles while giving off zero emissions. Not too shabby.
Einride believes that by 2035, 20% of Sweden's road transports are via T-Pods. What Tesla semi-truck?
Unveiled Sunday evening, the new Bullitt Mustang pays homage to the legendary ride driven by Steve McQueen in the movie Bullitt. The 5.0 liter engine will churn out an impressive 475 horsepower. Top speed is 163 mph.
Ford also managed to dig up the only drive-able, original Bullitt car left in the world. McQueen for years reportedly tried to buy the car back. No luck.
It was interesting to see this one up close -- the hybrid has received some non-flattering reviews by the auto press.
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