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Rainbow of 'green' in L.A. (11/29/12)

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  1. auto show0:43
  2. General Motors1:27
  3. electric vehicles0:56
  4. 20/200:34
  5. Automotive News1:45
  6. Fiat 5001:40
  7. hydrogen fuel cell1:22
  8. fuel economy0:32, 2:59, 3:18

Thu, 29 Nov 2012|

Toyota stepping up hybrid lineup; GM keeps eye on EVs and plug-ins; Chrysler goes electric; and Audi dives deeper in diesel.

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The Edmonton G factor. Fuel economy a big topic in Los Angeles. Who is saying -- that. Welcome to the Thursday edition of auto news now. It's probably a safe bet the number 54 point five is plastered on the walls of board rooms are just about every auto maker. As they worked to reach that US corporate average fuel economy mandate to buy 20/20 five. We're getting a clearer picture of many companies plans. Toyota Motor sales boss Jim -- speaking at the LA auto show. Says the auto maker will introduce -- 21 new or redesigned hybrid vehicles worldwide. By the end of 2015. While limiting investment in pure electric vehicles. Lonnie Miller is VP for marketing and industry analysis. At poll. Market share a hybrid to themselves and -- -- I'll get electorate are trying. -- it is that right now two point 9% usually hybrid. Hover right around -- 2.4. 5% market share were up almost 3%. Toyota by the way also a fan of hydrogen fuel cell technology. A totally different approach from General Motors. It'll focus on plug in hybrids in the UVs not conventional hybrid power trades. Chrysler group getting into the -- games with the introduction of a plug in electric Fiat 500. It'll have a full range of at least eighty miles. Automotive News editor and associate publisher Jason Stein who -- in LA this week says there's a ton of interest in -- in hybrids. But what exactly what it is yeah well. Most company is already. Opposite order. Lineups and some other interest in development you've got out pretty. Basically it's then they're evil exists. Or that our. Opposite of what. A lot of the companies for all it's missing soldier. Also hit the dirt just different types of our options -- out there and that. Parts and batteries and optical solution. Now diesel engine that will be an option on the 2014. Mazda six. An accurate redesigned our LX flagship sedan will come with an optional hybrid power train when it arrives early next year. The new. Finally today MPG plays a huge role on the marketing front end it will continue to be a focal point of Hyundai yet. All this despite the company overstating fuel economy figures by an average of 3%. While discussing the issue of fuel efficiency in LA undies US chief John Kravchuk said quote. It's been a cornerstone. Of our brand. In we're going to continue. Fractured telling Reuters the restatement of the EPA fuel economy figures. His -- no impact so far on the company's USA. That is our time for today. Tomorrow we have Atlantans weekly commentary forward. We'll see of that.

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