We were surprised that there weren’t any big new EV announcements at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show, but that doesn’t mean there were no electric vehicles around. Existing EVs seemed to abound.
EVs were found in the AFTERMARKET area, where they were revealed to be in service at the Los Angeles Department of Water (LADWP) connected to an EATON charger, and also were discovered at the Automobile Association of America (AAA), which is also mobilizing emergency charging roadside service vehicles.
EVs were located in the show’s exhibition halls, where they were integrated into auto maker line-ups after already being introduced at previous shows. These included the smart EV, the VW e-golf, and a couple fun Toyota personal mobility EV concepts for the near future.
The EVs were also found in the parking lots, where we discovered the Ford Fusion energi charging at a blink charger.
EVs seem to be on the road to becoming almost as ubiquitous as hybrids are these days, even though no new EVs were heralded at the LA Auto Show.
And which vehicle was the 2014 Green Car of the Year at the show?
Though we don’t want to spoil the end of the video for you, its name is the combination of only one letter and a number less than 10.