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Growing Impact of Electrification Takes Center Stage at 2022 Los Angeles Auto Show®

New vehicle introductions, indoor and outdoor test ride-and-drive experiences and more will showcase the latest EV technology

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New vehicle introductions, indoor and outdoor test ride-and-drive experiences and more will showcase the latest EV technology

  • Multiple tracks, street test drives and automaker displays give attendees firsthand experience with the latest EVs, gas-powered and hybrid models
  • Electrify America announced as official outdoor EV track charging partner of 2022 Los Angeles Auto Show
  • California-based companies Czinger and Hyperion to showcase powerful performance hypercars

LOS ANGELES — Electric vehicles stand at the forefront of the 2022 Los Angeles Auto Show, where attendees can see and experience a wide array of new EVs. Taking place from November 18 to 27 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, the LA Auto Show® will host new EV debuts and give show-goers access to an array of electric-vehicle test drives and rides, demonstrating the benefits of these cars, trucks and SUVs in terms of performance, comfort and practicality.

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A seemingly endless selection of cars, crossovers, SUVs and trucks, will be on display throughout the entire show. Both electric and gas-powered vehicles will be available for on-site test drives, giving show-goers myriad opportunities to comparison shop driving experiences.

“With California at the epicenter of electric vehicle manufacturing and design, our show continues to attract the world’s preeminent innovators, who want to reach car buyers throughout our state,” said Los Angeles Auto Show President Terri Toennies. “As electric vehicles gain a greater share of the market, it’s vital that consumers have the opportunity to experience the ever-growing number of models available.”

Outdoor EV Test Track powered by Electrify America

With the largest public fast-charging network in the U.S., Electrify America is uniquely qualified to keep electric vehicles at the show fully charged and ready to transport thousands of attendees each day. As the official charging partner of the Outdoor EV Test Track, visitors will see the benefits of Electrify America’s Homestation home chargers as they power vehicles over the course of the 10-day show. Additionally, 6 indoor test tracks will feature opportunities to participate in vehicle ride alongs.

California-based Czinger and Hyperion bring performance hypercar excitement

Show-goers will be able to see the pathbreaking Czinger 21C, the world’s most technologically advanced hypercar, which showcases the upper limits of battery and gas integration and innovation. Built locally in Los Angeles, the 21C boasts 1,250 horsepower and was developed using artificial intelligence. The 21C utilizes 3D printing for its construction and is made of lightweight carbon fiber, titanium and aluminum. With a 0–60 mph time of 1.9 seconds and handling that has enabled the 21C to set new production track records, Czinger is at the cutting edge of hypercar performance.

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Kevin Czinger, Founder and CEO of Czinger, states: “Seeing ideas and designs over their historical course and understanding their context expands the mind. Inspiration can come from anywhere – and the beautiful thing in America, is that it can be executed anywhere. Just as the Detroit Electric set to be shown alongside our 21C hypercar pushed the boundaries of what was possible in the automotive realm in 1915, Czinger is proud to do the same for the digital age. ”

Meanwhile, California-based Hyperion will show the capabilities of hydrogen power for zero-emissions vehicles through its XP-1 hypercar, which features a 0–60 mph time of 2.2 seconds and a top speed of 221 mph. The Hyperion XP-1 offers 2,038 horsepower thanks to its high-performance drive train that is equipped with an axial flux electric motor at each wheel and is estimated to have an impressive 1,000-mile range.

LA Auto Show highlights the broad impact of EV tech

The Los Angeles Auto Show isn’t just about new vehicles. The show will have many highlights that showcase the various extensions of EV and emerging technologies including:

  • LA-based, INDI EV will display the INDI One, a four-door, 475-horsepower EV with a 300-mile range and a revolutionary interior living space
  • The ’67 Mustang by Charge Cars reimagines classic American muscle with the modern benefits of electric drivetrain innovations
  • Show-goers can learn about autonomous driving technology from Motional, who will showcase an all-electric IONIQ 5 robotaxi, a Level 4 autonomous vehicle that can safely operate without a driver
  • Solar charging conversion specialist 27North will display a functional conversion for one of its rugged, luxury off-road exploration trucks

Tickets and pricing

The 2022 Los Angeles Auto Show will be cashless; tickets can be purchased HERE or at onsite ticketing kiosks with a credit or bank card. Individual tickets, family and VIP packages include:

Any day general admission tickets: $22 (adult), $12 (senior), $6 (child)
VIP early entry on Saturdays and Sundays: $45 (adult), $24 (senior), $12 (child)
VIP guided tours on select weekdays and weekends: $100 (adult), $45 (child)
Wednesday/Thursday Thanksgiving family four-pack: $65
Special programs and ticketing options for military personnel and first responders are also available. For groups of 20 or more, please contact the Los Angeles Auto Show directly for group ticket pricing.

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Nissan increases customer convenience with SignatureFLEX lease

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Program offers lessees a streamlined option to purchase additional miles online or via mobile app

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nissan Motor Acceptance Company (NMAC) announced today it is offering a new leasing option that provides more convenient, flexible lease terms for its customers. SignatureFLEX provides drivers the opportunity to easily add miles during their lease contract if they are approaching or may exceed their mileage limit – providing flexibility for those who drive lower miles annually and helping avoid potential penalties at lease turn-in.

The program reflects changing consumer driving habits and an increased proportion of lower-mileage lease contracts for NMAC customers, offering flexibility for lessees who are driving less. Leases with 10,000-mile limits now account for the majority of new NMAC originations, compared to 12,000-miles previously.

“Our data clearly shows that Nissan customers are choosing lower mileage limits for their leases, so we’re providing a more convenient, more flexible way for them to manage their needs,” said Jim DeTrude, vice president, NMAC Sales & Marketing. “SignatureFLEX allows drivers to pay for only the mileage that they plan to use, while having peace of mind they can conveniently buy more miles if their driving habits change.”

Customers can purchase additional mileage at any time during their lease. Vehicles with compatible connected car technology will provide automatic, personalized notifications to drivers about their current and projected lease mileage. Additional miles can be purchased through the NMAC web portal or mobile app.

SignatureFLEX is available on all Nissan lease terms and mileage limits, including Nissan’s recently introduced ultra-low-mileage, 5,000-mile/36-month term. Following a limited launch with select models in late 2022, the SignatureFLEX option is now offered on all vehicles across the Nissan lineup, including the all-new, all-electric 2023 Ariya crossover. Additional program details are available on the NMAC web portal.

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Blue Compass RV Kicks Off Nationwide Rebrand Redesign With Blue Compass RV Tampa

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Blue Compass RV Tampa marks the first step in a rollout of renovations for all locations across the US to now feature unified branding and logos

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. /PRNewswire/ — Blue Compass RV, one of the nation’s largest providers of sales, service, and protection products to the recreational vehicle market, celebrates their recent rebrand by beginning a series of store transitions throughout 2023, kicking off with rebrand of Blue Compass RV Tampa (previously RV One Superstores Tampa).

Blue Compass RV Executive Team Cuts the Ribbon at Blue Compass RV Tampa
Blue Compass RV Executive Team Cuts the Ribbon at Blue Compass RV Tampa
Blue Compass RV Tampa marks the first step in a rollout of renovations for all locations across the US to now feature unified branding and logos
Blue Compass RV Tampa marks the first step in a rollout of renovations for all locations across the US to now feature unified branding and logos

After rebranding the company in late 2022, Blue Compass RV will begin the outfitting and rebranding of its impressive portfolio of over 100 dealerships across the country. With the goal of having each dealership included seamlessly under the Blue Compass RV umbrella, each store location will receive both an interior and exterior upgrade to boast the new name and logo of Blue Compass RV.

“We are on the heels of our rebrand announcement and cannot wait to begin showcasing the unified Blue Compass RV brand to our consumers,” says Blue Compass RV Founder, CEO and President, Jon Ferrando. “We are excited to kick off our rollout of nationwide rebrands in 2023 with the rebranding of our flagship store in the Tampa market here in our company’s home state of Florida at the same time of the Florida RV Supershow one the largest RV shows of the year.”

Blue Compass RV Tampa, one of the top performing dealerships in the country has won numerous awards as the top selling Jayco motorized dealers year after year. The ribbon cutting event unveiling the new Blue Compass RV store branding took place on January 17 at the Blue Compass RV Tampa store.

The updated branding consists of a blue-hued logo, featuring a sun-drenched landscape of mountains accessible by a road of possibilities – best seen through a vehicle purchased at a Blue Compass RV location. Rolling out to over 100 stores throughout 2023, RV customers will be treated to an elevated store experience that directly reflects the Blue Compass RV brand.

To learn more about Blue Compass RV, please visit: https://www.bluecompassrv.com

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Blue Compass RV is a leading recreational vehicle retail company in the United States with a focus on providing an outstanding experience for recreational vehicle customers in new and used sales, service and parts, and customer financial services. RV Retailer has over 100 RV stores in 33 states: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, and Wyoming. Regional store brands include: RV One Superstores, Motor Home Specialist, ExploreUSA, Floyd’s RV, Harper’s Camperland, Sonny’s Camp-N-Travel, Cousins RV, Camper Clinic, RV Outlet USA, Lifestyle RVs, Family RV Group, Northgate RV, Tom’s Camperland and Blue Dog RV, which sell a wide range of new and used RV brands with thousands of RVs in inventory.

Blue Compass RV has a great management team led by founder Jon Ferrando, Founder, Chief Executive Officer and President. Jon Ferrando was instrumental in building America’s largest automotive retailer from start-up to over $20 billion in revenue. Blue Compass RV’s leadership team has over 250 years of automotive and RV retail industry experience.

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Electric vehicles helping drivers to reduce their bills

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  • 90% of vehicle-owning US households could reduce their bills as well as their carbon footprint by switching to electric vehicles. 
  • 85 million households could halve their transport bills by going electric compared to just 25 thousand households if they switched to newer, gasoline-fuelled cars. 
  • Adopting an electric vehicle would more than double the number of US households with low transport costs, spending less than 2% of their annual income on transport fuels. 

Newswise — Drivers in Washington, California, and New York are set to see the greatest reductions in transport costs and greenhouse gas emissions due to a combination of cleaner power grids and low electricity prices in comparison to gasoline prices, among other factors.  

Over 90% of vehicle-owning US households could slash their greenhouse gas emissions as well as their transport costs by switching to electric vehicles. A study maps the change in annual income spent on transport fuels for vehicle-owning US households upon adopting electric vehicles.  

US households are highly dependent on private vehicles, with over 80% of journeys taken via personal cars. These journeys are not only bad for the environment and public health, but they are also expensive: around 67% of US households are currently considered to have medium-to-high travel costs, spending greater than 2% of their annual income on transportation. 

“Joshua Newell, co-author of the study and Professor of Environment and Sustainability at the University of Michigan, says: “As the need for decarbonisation becomes increasingly urgent, it is crucial that we identify where and how we can reduce greenhouse gas emissions, starting with assessing the long-term affordability of electric vehicles. Our results show that not only are electric cars better at reducing greenhouse gas emissions, but in most cases, they are cheaper to run too.” 

Study evaluates the cost-effectiveness of switching to electric vehicles in comparison to new gasoline-fuelled vehicles, for different regions across the United States. The results show that 71% of US drivers could halve their transport bills by going electric. In comparison, just 0.02% of drivers would see the same reduction in fuel costs by switching to newer, gasoline-fuelled cars. 

Moreover, the team found that adopting an electric vehicle would more than double the number of US households with low transport costs, spending less than 2% of their annual income on transport fuels. Nationwide, this equates to over 80% of vehicle-owning households. 

“Our research contributes to the topic of energy justice, ensuring participation in the energy system is equitable, affordable, and accessible for all. We are hopeful that this study will inform people on where significant, affordable reductions in greenhouse gas emissions can be made. For the majority of people, the ongoing fuel cost of electric vehicles will be even lower than adopting newer, more efficient gasoline vehicles. However, the prominent differences across the nation emphasize the need for a regional approach to electric vehicle transitions,” concludes Jesse Vega-Perkins, lead author of the study. 

Source: Institute of Physics (IOP) Publishing

https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/aca4e6

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