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Ford Mustang Mach E – first official video footage (Update: first ride video!)

Ford has just unveiled the Mustang Mach E at a private event at the LA Auto Show.  Electrek is on the scene and will be bringing you updates in our Ford Mustang Mach E livestream news hub post.

In addition to the livestream and media drives/information we’ve been given, Ford has released some footage of the vehicle and we’ve assembled a YouTube video running down the key points of the electric crossover SUV.



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2019 LA Auto Show Roundup: Big Ford and Tesla EV reveals, startup news

2019 Los Angeles Auto Show

The list of EVs getting unveiled in Los Angeles this week is not as long as in previous years. But the importance of those vehicles is extraordinary. The week starts with the wraps coming off the Ford Mustang Mach-E. And it ends with the first look of the Tesla Cybertruck. It’s a big week for EVs. Here are a few of the highlights from the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show. 



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An almost-exhaustive gallery of the EVs, PHEVs, and FCEVs of the LA Auto Show

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Manufacturers love to bring their electric concepts to California, and this year was no different.  Most manufacturers had at least one plug-in model of some sort, either for sale or as a concept. There were a lot of impressive displays…and some a little less so.

Impressive: Chevy, Tesla, Hyundai, Jaguar, Zelectric, the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid and the Cadillac CT6.

Conflicted: MINI’s Countryman Plug-In Hybrid.

Disappointing: Ford, VW/Audi, and of course every manufacturer with no plug-in models on display (Land Rover, GMC, Dodge, SRT, Jeep, Ram, Mazda, Lexus, Infiniti, Acura, Maserati, Alfa Romeo and Buick).

Check under the break for the gallery and some short impressions.

(Missing from the gallery – “Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Executive” Plug-In Hybrid, and any others they may have been showing (the 918 perhaps?), because Porsche’s booth was in a separate area which I missed, and a full-body photo of the Prius Prime Plug-In Hybrid because the photo I took of it was unfortunately out-of-focus)



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Tesla is coming to LA Auto Show with a Model X and ‘Mobile Design Studio’

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Since September, Tesla has been going around the US and Canada with a small fleet of Model Xs towing modified Airstream trailers acting as ‘mobile design studios’. It was presented as a way for Tesla to have a temporary retail presence and offer test drives where the company doesn’t yet operate stores.

Now it’s apparently also a way to deploy a quick presence at a trade show. The LA Auto Show announced that Tesla will be stopping by this week.

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The electric driving revolution isn’t impossible or likely, it’s inevitable – Audi President of America

Yesterday, Audi of America President Scott Keogh held a presentation at the LA Auto Show and he made some interesting comments about the brand’s effort in the electric vehicle space and the future of EVs in general.

Keogh said he expects Audi’s e-tron models, all-electric and plug-in hybrid drivetrains, will represent 25% of all the company’s sales over the next decade.

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BMW has 10,000 i3 orders and has sold out its i8 inventory for 2014 and into 2015

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2 BMW i8s at a GAS STATION

Reuters got the numbers from the Los Angeles Auto Show

Luxury carmaker BMW has orders for nearly 10,000 of its i3 electric cars, the first of which were delivered in Germany last week, the company’s global sales chief, Ian Robertson, said at the Los Angeles Auto Show on Wednesday.

Robertson also said the BMW i8 plug-in hybrid sports car due to be introduced in mid-2014 has sold out for its first year of availability. He did not say how many the company will sell in that first year.