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LA Auto Show Wrapup: Five New Plug-In Electric Cars (Video)

For our final piece on last week’s Los Angeles Auto Show, we put together a video on the five new plug-in electric cars officially unveiled there.

Three of them are plug-in hybrids, a pair from Ford and one from Honda, and the other two are small battery-electric conversions by the makers of the gasoline minicars on which they’re based.

The 2014 Chevy Spark EV and the 2014 Fiat 500E are both compliance cars, designed and built to sell in numbers high enough that their makers comply with California regulations requiring sales of a certain number of zero-emission vehicles by six large automakers.

For the record, Chevrolet denies that the Spark EV is a compliance car. The fact it’s (so far) being sold only in California and Oregon–but not Washington, which has no ZEV requirement–doesn’t help that case, however.

The plug-in hybrids include two very different vehicles from Ford that share an identical plug-in version of the company’s latest hybrid electric powertrain.


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