BYD Picks Los Angeles for US Headquarters

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BYD Company Limited, one of China’s fastest growing auto manufacturers, will establish the US headquarters of three separate operating divisions in the City of Los Angeles. BYD plans to take advantage of LA’s various incentives and programs aimed at attracting and retaining cleantech companies such as the Port of Los Angeles’ proposed “ZERO Emission Vehicle Tariff Measure” that would reduce the wharfage rate for Battery Electric Vehicles by 15%.

2014 Kia Forte: Los Angeles Auto Show Live Photos

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Today at the Los Angeles Auto Show, Kia took the wraps off its new compact car, the 2014 Kia Forte. As our live images from the show floor demonstrate, the 2014 Forte is a sleeker, more aerodynamic four-door sedan than the car it replaces--now much closer in shape to its Hyundai Elantra sibling.

Hyundai Ioniq electric car offered on 'Ioniq Unlimited' subscription model

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The 2017 Hyundai Ioniq will be the first model sold with options for hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and battery-electric powertrains. In addition to this unique combination of powertrain options, Hyundai plans to offer a novel alternative to the traditional purchase or lease models on the battery-electric Ioniq. Announced last week at the 2016 Los. Los Angeles Auto Show Leasing plug-in cars Hyundai Ioniq Electric

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Hyundai Kona, Nissan Kicks: New small crossovers storm the market

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At this week's 2017 Los Angeles auto show, Nissan and Hyundai revealed two new models that will vie for buyers' attention in the burgeoning segment. Los Angeles Auto ShowTen years ago, the subcompact crossover segment barely existed. Now multiple automakers are clamoring for your attention as each brand rushes to bring its own take on the small utility to market.

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2010 Los Angeles Auto Show: 2011 Kia Optima Hybrid Details

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The younger, lower-priced sibling of Korean car colossus Hyundai has received rave reviews for the styling, features, and general competence of its its new 2011 Optima midsize sedan. Kia has been on a roll lately. Now Kia has iced the cake by adding a hybrid-electric model of the Optima to the lineup, along with a turbocharged and direct-injected

Toyota Prius AWD-e earns 50 mpg with all-weather treads

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If you want one of the highest-mileage non-plug-in vehicles on the market—like the Toyota Prius, Hyundai Ioniq, Kia Niro, or Honda Insight, there’s been one quite significant deal-breaker for many Snow Belt families: All-wheel drive simply isn’t a possibility. Los Angeles Auto Show

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Hyundai introduces new Elantra model

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The global stage of the Los Angeles Auto Show was the perfect setting for the fifth generation Hyundai Elantra model to make its debut – with a host of fuel economy improvements. Tags: Green cars Hyundai Latest news 2011 Hyundai Elantra Hyundai Elantra LA Auto Show Los Angeles Auto Show new Hyundai new Hyundai Elantra

Hyundai introduces new autonomous IONIQ concept at AutoMobility LA

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Hyundai Motor Company introduced the Autonomous IONIQ concept during its press conference at AutoMobility LA (Los Angeles Auto Show). Hyundai’s goal for the autonomous IONIQ concept was to keep the self-driving systems as simple as possible.

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Hyundai Sonata makes debut

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The all-new 2011 version of the Hyundai Sonata was unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show this week, marking the North American debut of the latest version of the vehicle. The Hyundai Sonata can also boast world-class body rigidity and is 25 per cent stiffer in torsion and 19 per cent stiffer in bending rigidity than its predecessor.

Hyundai’s first mass-produced Tucson fuel cell vehicles arrive in Southern California; $499/month, including H2

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The first of Hyundai’s Tucson Fuel Cell CUVs arrived in Southern California; first retail sales are expected in the next few weeks. Under the Hyundai leasing program, approved lessees can drive Hyundai’s next-generation Tucson Fuel Cell for $499 per month, including unlimited free hydrogen refueling and “At Your Service” valet maintenance at no extra cost. Tucson Fuel Cell owners will enjoy all the same services of the Hyundai Equus “At Your Service” valet program.

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All-New 2017 Hyundai Elantra Sedan Coming soon

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Hyundai has slipped the first image of its next-generation Elantra and confirmed that the global debut of the new compact sedan will be taking place soon. A local debut at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show in November is likely. The car will go on sale in the United States sometime next year, as a 2017 model, bringing with it styling that resembles. Teaser

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Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Car Questions: Toyota, Honda & Hyundai Respond (Part 1)

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Next week, the Toyota Fuel Cell Sedan will be introduced in detail at the Los Angeles Auto Show, possibly with a new model name (rumored to be Mirai). Small numbers of Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell crossovers are now on the road, and Honda will launch its next-generation hydrogen fuel-cell car within two years. DON''T MISS: 10 Questions On Hydrogen

10 Questions On Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Cars To Ask Toyota, Honda & Hyundai

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The 2015 Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell has been available to lease since June, and journalists will be able to drive the new Toyota fuel-cell vehicle in November, just before the Los Angeles Auto Show. Within the next two years, three different hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles will be offered to California buyers in small numbers.

Hyundai Ioniq: most important car at the Geneva Motor Show?

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So despite the fact that it was a global debut, the 2017 Hyundai Ioniq didn't seem to get the buzz it might have if it had been launched in, say, Los Angeles. The Geneva Motor Show is stuffed with cars, both European volume cars we don't see in North America and a huge number of pricey and high-performance supercars and customs.

Hertz adds 2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid to rental fleet

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The Hertz Corporation, which includes the Hertz, Dollar and Thrifty brands, has expanded of its Green Traveler Collection car rental fleet to include the 2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid ( earlier post ) in select cities across the US. The Sonata Hybrid is available to rent at airports including Los Angeles, Orange County, San Francisco, Atlanta, Dulles International and Chicago, as well as cities such as San Jose, San Diego and Long Beach in California; Portland, Oregon; and Denver.

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Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Cars To Come From Toyota, Hyundai, Honda

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Meanwhile, at the Los Angeles Auto Show, the wraps came off the Honda FCEV Last week saw no fewer than three hydrogen fuel-cell cars appear at auto shows around the world. At the Tokyo Motor Show, Toyota unveiled its FCV Concept, a somewhat-disguised version of a production car it''s expected to launch next year and offer for limited sale in 2015.

Hyundai announces two more ways to get into an IONIQ Electric: ad-based car sharing and subscription ownership

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At AutoMobility LA, Hyundai announced two new ways for drivers to get into the new IONIQ Electric: the “Ioniq Unlimited” electric vehicle subscription , and a partnership with car-sharing service Waivecar.

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Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Car Questions: Toyota, Honda & Hyundai Respond (Part 2)

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At the Los Angeles Auto Show next week, more details on the Toyota Fuel Cell Sedan--which may gain a new model name (rumored to be Mirai)--will be released to the public, including its Questions around the prospects, desirability, technology, and practicality of hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles will likely get a lot of attention in coming months.

Hyundai launches new subscription program for Ioniq Electric

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Hyundai Motor America launched its new “Ioniq Unlimited+” electric vehicle subscription program for California residents. This innovative program offers a carefree way to drive Hyundai’s newest zero-emission, eco-focused vehicle; the 2017 Ioniq Electric. Hyundai designed the entire process to be transparent, stress-free and enjoyable. Earlier post.). Electric shoppers in California are now able to select one fixed payment for a 36-month term.

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Hydrogen supply shortage leaves fuel cell cars gasping in California (Updated)

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Automakers who sell fuel-cell models—Toyota, Honda, and Hyundai for now—have made progress in getting 33 hydrogen fueling stations built around Los Angeles and San Francisco. The biggest challenge to driving a fuel-cell car is finding fuel. It's not helping drivers this week though. According to a photo tweeted by user Paolo NonVTEC. hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles

Hyundai delivers keys to first Tucson Fuel Cell customer; leasing for $499/mo, with unlimited free fueling; first drive

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First customer Tim Bush and family (center), with John Patterson (left) and Dave Zuchowski, president and CEO, Hyundai Motor America (right). Hyundai thus is first out the gate with the next wave of “mass-produced” fuel cell vehicles.

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Hyundai to offer Tucson Fuel Cell vehicle to LA-area retail customers in spring 2014; Honda, Toyota show latest FCV concepts targeting 2015 launch

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Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell. At the Los Angeles Auto Show, Hyundai announced plans to offer its next-generation Tucson Fuel Cell vehicle for the US market for $499 per month, including unlimited free hydrogen refueling and At Your Service Valet Maintenance at no extra cost.

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Hyundai: No More V6s For Midsize Cars or Compact Crossovers

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One of the standouts among the global carmakers at the 2009 Los Angeles Auto Show was Hyundai. Now, with its Los Angeles launch of the 2010 Tucson compact crossover and the 2011 Sonata midsize The Korean company has seen its market share rise from 3 to 4 percent during a dismal downturn, even without any new volume models to spur excitement.

2017 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell At LA Auto Show: Video

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The 2017 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell made its North American debut this month at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show. That will make it the third current production fuel-cell vehicle sold here, after the Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell and Toyota Mirai.

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Hyundai Unveils Its First Production Gasoline Direct Injection Engine

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Hyundai Motor Company unveiled the 2.4 Theta II GDI, its first Gasoline Direct Injection engine before an audience of engineers attending the Ninth Annual Hyundai-Kia International Powertrain Conference in Korea. The 2.4 Theta II GDI. Click to enlarge.

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Hyundai to Launch Plug-in Hybrid in 2012; Planning PHEV Fleet Testing in Korea and US

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Hyundai will introduce a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle to the market in 2012, according to Dr. Byungsoon Min, of Hyundai Motor Company R&D Center, presenting at the SAE 2010 Hybrid Vehicle Technologies Symposium in San Diego this week. Hyundai is accelerating its efforts with conventional hybrids, Dr. Min said, noting that Hyundai is “ late in launching hybrid vehicles.” Hyundai will launch its full parallel hybrid Sonata in the US this year.

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Hyundai introduces 2011 Elantra with 40 mpg highway as standard; 18% improvement compared with predecessor

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Hyundai staged the global debut of its fifth-generation, 2011 Elantra at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Using D-CVVT on both camshafts has several advantages when compared with using it just on the intake camshaft, Hyundai says. Another tool Hyundai engineers have incorporated into the next generation Elantra is an electronic throttle control. The 2011 Elantra is the first small car in the Hyundai lineup to receive a six-speed automatic. 2011 Elantra.

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Quanergy Systems to introduce solid-state LiDAR in 2016

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Quanergy made the announcement at the Los Angeles Auto Show’s Connected Car Expo. During a ceremony held today at the JW Marriott in Los Angeles, Quanergy was recognized as one of the Top 10 Automotive Startups (Top 10) for its disruptive LiDAR-based smart sensing solutions. The company has partnerships with Mercedes-Benz, Hyundai-Kia and Renault-Nissan along with other companies in the automotive industry. Quanergy Systems, Inc.

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Hyundai Introduces 2011 Sonata at LA Auto Show with 4-Cylinder GDI Engine; GDI Turbo and Hybrid Powertrains Slated

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Hyundai Motor America President and CEO John Krafcik introduces the all-new 2011 Sonata along with Hyundai’s Fluidic Sculpture design language.

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Leaf, Volt, Fiesta & More Named Green Car of the Year Finalists

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Five finalists were announced today for the 2011 Green Car of the Year Award, which will be presented next month at the 2010 Los Angeles Aut o Show. The five contenders span two plug-in cars, two hybrid-electric vehicles, and one high-efficiency subcompact gasoline car: 2011 Chevrolet Volt 2011 Ford Fiesta 2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid 2011 Lincoln

Fuel Efficient Fours Gain Ground on V-6s, V-8s In New Cars

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At December's Los Angeles Auto Show, Hyundai made a big splash by saying it would no longer offer V-6 engines in its Sonata midsize car or its Tucson compact crossover. But Hyundai's just one of many makers boosting the four-cylinder into prominence. Instead, it replaced them with higher-performance, more fuel-efficient four-cylinder motors.

Guest blogger: Andrew Grin - From Kansas to LA

Revenge of the Electric Car

Andrew owns a converted pure EV Hyundai. My first sighting of smog-filled Los Angeles brought a sad thought to my mind. I came to Los Angeles for the L.A. The last time we visited Los Angeles we had a chance to test the Roadster (although my age restricted me to the passenger seat) with the 1.0 This week we welcome Andrew Grin, a 16 year old sophomore from Kansas City who spent the day with us filming during the LA Auto Show.

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Cal State LA hydrogen station becomes first in state certified to sell to the public by the kilogram

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Audi, Honda, Hyundai, General Motors, Mercedes Benz and Volkswagen have all fueled prototype hydrogen vehicles at the Cal State L.A. David Blekhman, CSULA (2012) “ Sustainable Hydrogen Fueling Station, California State University, Los Angeles ” DOE 2012 AMR Project ID TV014.

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True Zero’s California hydrogen network hits 2M miles fueled mark; second 1M miles in 60 days

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Mercedes-Benz and Hyundai have also announced plans to begin retailing a fuel cell car in the near future. True Zero has built 16 hydrogen-charging stations in its statewide hydrogen network spanning from San Diego, through Orange County and Los Angeles, to Santa Barbara, the San Francisco Bay Area, and Lake Tahoe, including a station on the I-5 corridor at Harris Ranch.

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True Zero fuels 1M hydrogen fuel cell vehicle miles in California

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The achievement of a million miles comes as a result of automakers, including Toyota, Honda, Hyundai and Mercedes-Benz expanding their fuel-cell-vehicle programs. The True Zero Network of hydrogen-charging stations spans from Lake Tahoe, through the San Francisco area and down into Santa Barbara, Los Angeles and Orange Counties. Retail hydrogen-station operator True Zero reported that it has powered more than 1,000,000 zero-emission miles by fuel-cell vehicles.

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LA Auto Show: The Green Car Highlights. The Green Piece

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Another automobile spectacular is under way as the Los Angeles Auto Show will run until November 28 and seems set to leave a lasting impression on the industry. Tags: The Green Piece electric Fiat green car Honda hybrid Hyundai Kia LA Auto Show Mercedes Toyota Once more the spotlight of another major motoring event has fallen on green cars with a host of new and updated models unveiled with a distinctly environmental [.].

Mercedes-Benz reports on 3.3M km of B-Class Fuel Cell testing, looks ahead to next generation

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While Hyundai, Toyota and Honda seized much attention over their presentations of fuel cell rollout plans (in the case of Hyundai) and concepts (in the case of Honda and Toyota) at the Los Angeles and Tokyo auto shows, Daimler used EVS27 in Barcelona as a forum to report on its 3.3

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SAE World Congress panel highlights progress on H2 infrastructure and fuel cell vehicle commercialization

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Although the SAE World Congress has been running panel sessions on fuel cell vehicle commercialization since 2005, this year was the first in which three participating automakers—Toyota, Hyundai and Honda—had fuel cell vehicles that customers can buy now or within a year. Hyundai.

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ARB Chair Mary Nichols, CA officials leading hydrogen fuel cell vehicle rally from LA to Sacramento

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California Air Resources Board (ARB) Chair Mary Nichols today is leading a rally of hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles with Energy Commissioner Janea Scott and Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) Deputy Director Tyson Eckerle on a 400-mile journey from Los Angeles to ARB headquarters in Sacramento in celebration of Earth Day. Fuel cell electric vehicles in the rally include models from Toyota, Hyundai, and Mercedes-Benz.

China’s SAIC Motor named winner of 10th LA Auto Show Design Challenge; Mobiliant

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These organizations include Hyundai Design and Research Center, Mercedes-Benz Advanced Design Center California and Nissan Design America. The Design Challenge is organized by the LA Auto Show and the Design Los Angeles chairs, Joan Gregor and Chuck Pelly of The Design Academy.

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Honda May Develop Plug-In as Obama Alters U.S. Policy (Update2) - Bloomberg.com

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Honda, which began leasing hydrogen fuel cell FCX Claritysedans in Los Angeles last year, still sees hydrogen as the bestlong-term alternative to gasoline as a fuel that can cut carbonexhaust tied to global warming, President Takeo Fukui said in aninterview.

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2011 LA Auto Show Greenery

Hybrid SUV Blog

The Los Angeles Auto Show will be open for the press on November 16 & 17 and for the public November 18 through 27. Visitors to the show should pay special attention to the showcases of Audi, BMW, Cadillac, Ford, Hyundai, Lexus, Mercedes-Benz, Toyota, and Volkswagen.

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Next 10 report finds California will meet or exceed original target of 1.5M ZEVs by 2025

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Based on 12,330 miles driven per year, the pure battery electric Nissan Leaf has lower five-year and 10-year life cycle costs than the internal combustion Hyundai Elantra and the plug-in hybrid Chevrolet Volt, even without the federal government incentive. SoCal Edison and the Los Angeles Air Force Base are conducting a pilot program that allows electric vehicles to act as batteries and send power back to the grid.

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