Monday, December 02, 2013

An Electrified (Literally) L.A. Auto Show

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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.

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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."

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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:

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Several booths also featured race car simulators.

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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:

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Here are a few pics from Hyundai's faux zombie apocalypse (sorry, these tricked-out mobiles aren't for sale): LA Car Show

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3 comments:

Mickey said...

Electric cars contribute to cleaner air in cities because they produce no harmful pollution at the tailpipe from the onboard source of power, such as particulates (soot), volatile organic compounds, hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide, ozone, lead, and various oxides of nitrogen. It's also known that they're available in the market in 25 limited models only. With proper maintenance and repair, these cars won't just symbolize advance technologies, but environment protection as well. :)

Mickey Doshi @ JimAndJacks

Carole Simmons said...

I agree with Mickey. If we want to have cleaner air, electric cars are the best option. The invention of electric cars paved the way to a cleaner atmosphere. Well, proper maintenance is, indeed, required so that we can all maximize the benefits of these cars. :)

Carole Simmons

Sarah Erwin said...

I hope manufacturers will continue to market those electric cars. We’ve been hearing those greenhouses and I believe it’s time to focus on environment-friendly cars too. I’m pretty confident that every manufacturer won’t just use those cars for display purposes only, but for consumer’s use as well.

Sarah Erwin @ Baldwin Subaru

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