Lots of news from Day 1 of the Los Angeles Auto Show. There’s not going to be any new model introductions from GM or Chrysler, but there’s some action from Ford – they introduced their new Hybrid Fusion. BMW Mini subsidiary introduced an all electric version of the Mini Cooper, and even Porsche is coming out with a hybrid versio of the Cayenne. Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn says that Nissan will have an electric car in the US by 2010 with a pilot program in Oregon. And the 2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI was named the Green Car of the year – the first time a diesel has won this award.
The Los Angeles Times has some news on the Nissan electric program in a exclusive interview with Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn.