Electric cars and SUVs became the center of attention at the Los Angeles Auto Show this year. Among them are Bollinger Motors B1 and Toyota FT-AC concept. California became the region with the highest percentage of hybrid and electric sales compared to other US territories. This is due to government policy of applying the system of tax credit and other non-fiscal incentives.
According to the International Council on Clean Transportation, more than 50% of all electric-based vehicles since 2011 are in California. This state also has 31 percent of the U.S. charging infrastructure. for electric vehicles.
In addition to electric cars, SUV or ready-made concept car also attracted attention at the Los Angeles Auto Show 2017. Volkswagen showcased I.D. Crozz, an SUV that will go on sale in the United States by 2020. Land Rover, Porsche and Kia steal a plug-in hybrid stage. Even the iconic Jeep Wrangler says it will make a hybrid version.
Here are some vehicles that are identical to the adventure car at the event:
2019 Bollinger B1
B1 is a SUV with electric power. At first glance, this model reminds the figure of Land Rover or Mercedes-Benz AMG G63 which was created to penetrate extreme streets like desert, rainforest, and so forth.
This car has two choices of batteries, the 60 kWh battery that can go 193 km and 100 kWh version that can drive 322 Km. The company has received 12,000 bookings. Spokesman Jeff Holland said Bollinger would officially be available and receive an advance in weeks, when the price of the car was announced.
Bollinger is based in northern New York but will contract with a third party to make B1. He hopes to start producing vehicles by the end of 2018 and deliver them in 2019 or 2020.
2019 Kia Sorento
Kia updated its seven-passenger SUV for the first time since 2016. Minor exterior changes. Behind the hood, Kia pinned 2,000 cc turbo, 4 cylinder. But still maintain the 2400 cc 4-cylinder engine with 185 hp and 3,300 cc 290 hp V6. Kia said the diesel engine is also under development.
Kia Sorento’s interior is offered a new, more comfortable, new touch wheel, new transmission lever, and improved graphics in the instrument cluster.
Kia Sorento now offers a driver’s warning system, which senses if the driver is distracted or drowsy, as well as a system that helps the vehicle stay on track. Kia did not reveal the price and when this car will go on sale.
2018 Toyota FT-AC
Toyota tries to fight Subaru with an SUV concept. The plan of this prototype will begin to be produced next year. At first glance, this model is similar to Toyota Rav4, but its dimensions are slightly larger and more macho. This model is like combining an SUV and truck. Wide body, with front grille LED light combined. Unique fog lamps are claimed to provide good lighting even in bad weather conditions. Interestingly, these fog lamps can be easily removed and used as a practical spotlight when camping. Fog lights can also be applied on the bike while driving at night.
Toyota FT-AC comes with the use of thick tires, wide fender extensions and high ground clearance. In addition, this car is also equipped with a large roof rack that has been added with LED lights that strengthen the impression offroad. Interestingly again, there is a bike rack attached and can be ‘hidden’ within a few seconds.
Another advantage shown this car is a cargo shelf equipped with adventure equipment on the roof. LED lights in front of cargo shelves capable of presenting a bright light that serves to provide lighting during adventure through the night.
2018 Toyota FT-AC Videos.
This car will use all-wheel-drive technology and equipped with gas-powered engines. Toyota is still calculating to use a hybrid between gas and electricity. The company did not give details about the price.