Monday, December 2, 2013
An Electrified (Literally) L.A. Auto Show
In 2006, a documentary asked, "Who Killed the Electric Car?" In 2013, electric was a hot topic at this year's Los Angeles Car Show. Many manufacturers showcased their hybrids, electrics and alternative fuel vehicles front and center. Among the cars on display: Volkswagen's eGolf electric car, Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive, the new Chevy Spark-EV and more.
According to the LA Times, "The VW is among four significant plug-in vehicle debuts at this year’s L.A. Auto Show. Elsewhere around the Los Angeles Convention Center, General Motors was scheduled to roll out the Cadillac ELR, based on the Chevrolet Volt; BMW showed off its i3 battery electric; and VW’s luxury division Audi rolled out a corporate cousin of the eGolf, the Audi A3 e-tron."
The Auto Show also continues to become even more family friendly, as most companies boasted games or other attractions on their floor. At Toyota, the Blogger Kids got to dress like 1980s-era b-boys and take a photo. At Kia, a live DJ performed on top of a tricked-out Soul. A few more pics:
Several booths also featured race car simulators.
The $1.1 million Youabian Puma, the one described as a "blue monstrosity" by the L.A. Times.
Also: Hyundai's sponsorship of "The Walking Dead" has spawned a limited edition vehicle. The SUV includes a zombie survival kit:
Here are a few pics from Hyundai's faux zombie apocalypse (sorry, these tricked-out mobiles aren't for sale):