Going To Miss LA Auto Show? Take Our EV Tour – Gallery

2 years ago by Jay Cole 31

The BMW i8 Sat On A Familiar Perch In LA This Year

The BMW i8 Sat On A Familiar Perch In LA This Year (via Warren M)

Not going to be able to make it to the Los Angeles Auto Show this year?  Live thousands of miles away? No problem, we have you covered with some ‘electrified‘ highlights from the show in the following gallery.

Enjoy!

Special thanks to InsideEVs contributors Warren M and Tom M for some first hand looks!

BMW i3

BMW Debuted Its New "Fluid Black" i3

BMW Debuted Its “Shadow Sport” i3

BMW i3 "Fluid Black"

BMW i3 Limited Run “Shadow Sport” – Only 50 copies to be made

2016 Chevrolet Volt

2016 Chevrolet Volt Gets Green Car Of The Year In LA

2016 Chevrolet Volt Gets Green Car Of The Year In LA

2016 Chevrolet Volt Up On pedestal (..and no the Bolt didn't show - probably too close to the production debut in about ~6 weeks at CES)

2016 Chevrolet Volt Up On pedestal (..and no the Bolt didn’t show – probably too close to the production debut in about ~6 weeks at CES)

BMW x5 xDrive40e

BMW x5 xDrive40e - First Deliveries Started Just This Past October

BMW x5 xDrive40e – First Deliveries Started Just This Past October

BMW X5 xDrive40e Interior

BMW X5 xDrive40e Interior

BMW x5 xDrive40e Spec Sheet From LA (click to enlarge)

BMW x5 xDrive40e Spec Sheet From LA (click to enlarge)

Toyota Mirai

Toyota's "Back to the Future Mirai"

Toyota’s “Back to the Future Mirai”

Obligatory Mr. Fusion Shot

Obligatory Mr. Fusion Shot (Toyota Mirai)

Honda FCV Clarity

Another Of The Fuel Cells In LA - Honda Clariety

Another Of The Fuel Cells In LA – Honda Clarity

Honda Clarity Fuel Cell Interior

Honda Clarity Fuel Cell Interior

BMW 330e

BMW 3303 Plugged In At Los Angeles Auto Show

BMW 3303 Plugged In At Los Angeles Auto Show

BMW 330e Interior From LA Auto Show

BMW 330e Interior From LA Auto Show

BMW 330e Specs From LA Auto Show - Click to Enlarge

BMW 330e Specs From LA Auto Show – Click to Enlarge

2016 Nissan LEAF – 30 kWh/SV Spec

2016 Nissan LEAF 30 kWh

2016 Nissan LEAF 30 kWh

2016 Nissan LEAF 30 kWh SV Spec Sheet

2016 Nissan LEAF 30 kWh SV Spec Sheet

Mercedes B-Class 250e

Yupe, The Mercedes Was There Too

Yupe, The Mercedes Was There Too

Tesla Model S

No, Tesla Did Not Show At The LA Show - But Tuners Did (Unplugged)

No, Tesla Did Not Show At The LA Show – But Tuners Did (Unplugged)

Toyota i-Road

Toyota i-Road at the 2015 LA Auto Show

Toyota i-Road at the 2015 LA Auto Show

Toyota i-Road at the 2015 LA Auto Show

Toyota i-Road at the 2015 LA Auto Show

Volkswagen

Volkswagen Golf GTE On Display In LA

Electric Volkswagen Golf On Display In LA

Ford Focus Electric, Fusion Energi, C-Max Energi

The Ford Family Of EVs

The Ford Family Of EVs

 

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31 responses to "Going To Miss LA Auto Show? Take Our EV Tour – Gallery"

  1. GeorgeS says:

    Hey wait.
    Why are so many BMW’s shown??

    🙂

    1. David Murray says:

      Because BMW is serious about electrification.

      1. GeorgeS says:

        bzzzt
        wrong answer

        because Tom M took all the pictures

        🙂

        1. Jay Cole says:

          Just to give proper credit, Warren took all the pictures of the BMWs for this post.

          …I know, strange right? It is usually Tom’s photos of BMWs that we run, (=

    2. Elroy says:

      BMW had the most amount of plug ins of any manufacturer. And kept them at the forefront of their displays. Not tucked away to the side like other manufacturers. Even the LEAF was not prominently displayed.

      1. Bill Howland says:

        HAHA!! They’re going to get Volkswagen mad at them, VW likes to claim they make more electric car models than anyone, the only trouble is we can’t buy them.

        How many BMW’s can we currently buy besides the I3 and 8?

        I think VOlvo will have something with their XC90 plug-in hybrid. Motorweek just did a review of the gas only model and it seems like a great LARGE car.

        They would then have the satisfaction of making the FIRST RELIABLE LARGE EV.

  2. Ordinary Guy says:

    Great to see all the choices!

  3. SparkEV says:

    Let me guess. No SparkEV?

    SparkEV is like an abandoned puppy that tries so hard to please the humans, the poor thing.

    1. GeorgeS says:

      It’s so fast, no one could get a shot of it!!

      1. SparkieVee says:

        There was a Spark EV parked between a new Volt and a 2016 gas Spark. A product guy I talked to said the last of the 2016 Spark EVs in the old body style will be built in January. He also said he’d heard there will be a 2017 Spark EV on the revised body. It is a perfect urban commuter, so I’d love to see them keep it as a lower-cost option to the Bolt.

  4. kubel says:

    The market is depressingly stagnant. There’s not a single plugin out there that I want, that is affordable, and that is available in my area.

    1. Texas FFE says:

      We have all been waiting such a long time for energy sustainability and zero emission vehicles. It’s understandable that our patients is wearing thin. But if we take a step back, we see that we really are living in a very exciting and hopeful time.

      There are six cars that are currently in production or soon will be that have a 200+ mile range and can quick charge; the Tesla Models S, X and III, the Chevy Bolt, the next generation Nissan Leaf and the Audi e-Tron Quatro. Five years ago there wasn’t hardly a single practical production EV. Although we should never stop striving for something better, we should also be grateful for how far we have come.

  5. Mike616 says:

    Ford no battery updates again.
    Does Ford expect sales based on PITY?

    1. +1

      I was expecting DC quick charging for the Focus Electric at least.

      Another 25 miles of range would be welcome too. The FFE is going to become increasingly difficult to sell vs the Leaf and Kia Soul EV, which provide both.

    2. Texas FFE says:

      I believe these are all 2016 models. The 2016 FFE came out a couple of months ago with just a few minor changes like upgrade to Sync 3. The C-Max is suppose to get a solar roof in 2017 but other than that Ford has been pretty quiet about their EV plans. We know Ford hired a bunch of EV engineers but the fruits of their labor haven’t materialized yet.

      We also know that Ford also buys batteries from LG Chem. That could mean Ford can compete on price with the Bolt but could also mean that Ford is in a contract war with LG Chem since LG Chem is so heavily invested in the Bolt. Anyway, I like my FFE but I’m about ready to move on Ford isn’t offering anything better in an EV right now. I was really hoping Ford would show us something new at this auto show.

      1. Ford is more likely to do a reveal of something new in Motor City, at the 2016 NAIAS, since it is their home.

        Surprized no Tesla Model S and X in a corporate booth, but they said all hands on deck for model 3 development now, for March Reveal, so understandable.

      2. SparkEV says:

        I don’t understand the carmakers’ reluctance (magnetic! ;-)) to put DCFC. It’s probably lot cheaper than putting in onboard charger. GreenPhy chip from Qualcomm, some microcontroller and bit of typing (aka, software), and voila! $750 extra cash for DCFC option.

        At least Chevy is doing it with SparkEV, even as a learning exercise. Ford and others aren’t even trying.

  6. Andrew S says:

    Wait… is the VW GTE to be sold here???

    1. Zac says:

      That’s an eGolf that’s been mislabled a couple times now here. No plans that I’m aware of to sell the GTE here, hope that changes with dieselgate, though! (I do suppose there is a very small chance that is a GTE with the eGolf wheels, but very unlikely…)

      1. Jay Cole says:

        Yupe, mislabel on that one, that is the e-Golf. /fixed

        1. Tom says:

          I noticed the eGolf had a more prominent location in the VeeDub pavilion. Probably to fill in all the emptiness of no diesels… Overall, I thought all the EV displays were lackluster….

          1. Jay Cole says:

            I agree with you on the presence of cutting edge/future EVs in LA – considering the sizing/major status of the show. This really isn’t uncommon though, the timing of LA is pretty bad for new plug-in offerings and concepts.

            The new 2016 model year EVs are already all out when LA happens, and the prime selling season for plug-ins is November and December thanks to the federal incentive/calendar tax year…so debuting any new future/upcoming offerings is really to kick yourself in the face.

            This is generally why Detroit/January (& CES) is so much better/deeper for EV reveals and showings of future models – the prime Nov/Dec selling is over, and the plug-in industry has a bit of a hangover in January and February anyway….so your risk to damaging your own brand is less (and of course NAIAS has the reputation as being the ‘big’ show, even though its traffic no longer supports that ranking)

  7. 2013VOLT says:

    Not sure why my original post was deleted but the interior picture is still of a new 7 series and not the X5 xdrive 40e as it is labeled.

    1. Jay Cole says:

      Well nuts, I actually seen your post and thought I swapped the picture out (good call, it was a shot of the 7-series)…but apparently forgot to actually publish the re-upload.

      /just one of those kind of days I guess, thanks!

      1. SparkEV says:

        One shouldn’t munch on too much turkey before the day, especially if he’s doing very important work with EV. Also stay away from early eggnogg next month. 🙂

      2. 2013VOLT says:

        No worries, it is fixed now. Thanks!

        1. Jay Cole says:

          hehe, we got there in the end … we just went the long way, (=

  8. George James says:

    Why was not the 2016 Cadillac ELR mentioned in your article? It was there near the white CT6—I know because I sat inside and took photos, which I would be delighted to send you—-So, you missed it?. Nevertheless, thank you for your monthly EV summary. It is a great way to follow the industry’s progress in getting folks to believe in EV’s.

    1. Jay Cole says:

      Hey George,

      In an effort to keep the gallery reasonable in sizing, we just held to some selected “highlights”.

      That being said, you have a passion for the ELR, so if you want to send us your pics (info is in “contact” link), we would be happy to add a couple to the thread, (=

  9. George James says:

    Apparently my comment was lost when the internet quit for a second. I was disappointed that you didn’t mention the Cadillac 2016 ELR. It was there as a successful survivor having been pulled from the 2014 LA Show at the last minute thus disappointing a lot of folks who came because of earlier announcements. Nevertheless, thanks for your monthly summary of EV sales——-

  10. Erwin says:

    Where’s the Fiat 500e’s that were on display?