Several new eco cars are on display at this year’s Los Angeles Auto Show. Probably the most intriguing offering is the new all-electric Chevy Volt.
Fuel economy is on display at the sprawling Los Angeles Auto Show, opening to the public Friday, and it’s not just cool new plug-ins, hybrids and electric buggies.
General Motors Co., once a symbol of gas-guzzling, carbon-belching driving, was there at Thursday’s media preview with its Chevrolet Volt winning an award for “green car of the year” and also offering some hints on how its vast array of sedans, sport utility vehicles and sports cars will meet ever more stringent fuel economy standards.
Other manufacturers showing fuel-efficient vehicles included Hyundai, which unveiled the new Elantra, which will get 40 miles per gallon in highway driving. Kia displayed the Optima mid-size hybrid sedan, also expected to get 40 mpg on the highway.