LA Auto Show Stories November 23, 2016

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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LA Auto Show Stories November 14, 2016

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. expand full story

LA Auto Show Stories November 19, 2015

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. expand full story

LA Auto Show Stories November 20, 2013

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.

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