LA Auto Show: Electric Car Manufacturers Press Conference

By Bill Moore

Posted: 02 Dec 2009

Representatives from nine automakers joined California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger for the opening of the 2009 Los Angeles Auto Show to introduce many of their electric-drive vehicles from Honda's FCX Clarity powered by hydrogen fuel cell to Fisker's plug-in hybrid Karma, its first appear at the LA show.

Featured speakers include: Frank van Meel with Audi; Peter Miles, BMW of North America; Henrik Fisker, Fisker Automotive; John Clinard, Ford Motor Company; Britta Gross, General Motors; Steve Ellis with Honda; Geoff Day with Mercedes-Benz USA; John Koenig with Mitsubishi; Irv Miller with Toyota.

Transcripts of the Governor's remarks and those of auto maker representatives can be found on the State of California's web site.

A special thanks to Stephen Ellis for giving me a heads up on this event and the video coverage.

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