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New York International Auto Show: Automakers invest heavily in electric vehicles despite still-low demand

Updated : 2019-04-21 13:16:13

This year's New York auto show highlighted the increasing significance of Electric vehicles as automakers gave prominence to electric-car models despite their low foothold in the market.

A Rivian R1S All-Electric SUV is displayed at the 2019 New York International Auto Show in New York City. (REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo)
A Rivian R1S All-Electric SUV is displayed at the 2019 New York International Auto Show in New York City. (REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo)
An electric vehicle charging station is seen on display at the 2019 New York International Auto Show in New York City, New York. (REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo)
An electric vehicle charging station is seen on display at the 2019 New York International Auto Show in New York City, New York. (REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo)
An official New York State electric car is displayed in a New York State exhibit at the 2019 New York International Auto Show in New York City. (REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo/File Photo)
An official New York State electric car is displayed in a New York State exhibit at the 2019 New York International Auto Show in New York City. (REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo/File Photo)
The Genesis Mint EV is displayed at the 2019 New York International Auto Show. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
The Genesis Mint EV is displayed at the 2019 New York International Auto Show. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
The Kia HabaNiro electric concept car is revealed at the 2019 New York International Auto Show in New York City, New York. (REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton/File Photo)
The Kia HabaNiro electric concept car is revealed at the 2019 New York International Auto Show in New York City, New York. (REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton/File Photo)
The 2020 Lincoln Corsair small SUV is revealed at the New York Auto Show. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
The 2020 Lincoln Corsair small SUV is revealed at the New York Auto Show. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
The 2020 Porsche 911 Speedster Heritage Edition is shown at the New York Auto Show. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
The 2020 Porsche 911 Speedster Heritage Edition is shown at the New York Auto Show. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
The 2020 Nissan GTR 50th Anniversary Edition is shown at the New York Auto Show. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
The 2020 Nissan GTR 50th Anniversary Edition is shown at the New York Auto Show. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
The 2020 Mercedes EQC is presented at the 2019 New York International Auto Show. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
The 2020 Mercedes EQC is presented at the 2019 New York International Auto Show. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
The 2020 Toyota Highlander is presented at the 2019 New York International Auto Show, in New York. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
The 2020 Toyota Highlander is presented at the 2019 New York International Auto Show, in New York. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
The 2019 Mazda CX-5 is shown at the New York Auto Show. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
The 2019 Mazda CX-5 is shown at the New York Auto Show. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
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