Gov. touts ‘green’ cars at L.A. Auto Show

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Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger was in Los Angeles this morning to highlight the amount of alternative-fuel vehicles to be on display at the Los Angeles Auto Show, which begins Friday.

Of the more than 1,000 car models to be on display at the show, “50 of the newest hybrids and alternative fuel vehicles including clean-diesel, electric, hydrogen fuel cell and ethanol powered vehicles” will be included, according to the governor’s office.

“In California, we have enacted ambitious, nation-leading environmental policies that have challenged automakers to [be] innovate, to think beyond gasoline and to build cleaner, more efficient cars,” Schwarzenegger said in a statement. “And, as we see here today at the 2009 L.A. Auto Show, automakers are rising to the challenge and giving drivers cleaner, more efficient options without sacrificing speed, performance or style. They are proving that it is possible to build a car that also protects the environment.”

The L.A. Auto Show will run through Dec. 13 and will feature the Chevy Volt, a long-awaited extended-range electric vehicle, along with the other hybrid and alternative fuel models.

The Nissan Leaf, also an electric vehicle, was not listed on the auto show’s online listing of green vehicles to be in the showroom.

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Written by Zain Shauk

December 1, 2009 at 10:49 am

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