The Los Angeles Auto Show (LA Auto Show), the leading automotive and lifestyle in-person event, announced The LA Auto Show Zero-Emission Vehicle Awards or THE ZEVAS— a new, signature awards program set to debut at the iconic auto show this November. The first awards program of its kind, THE ZEVAS honor the latest in zero-emission vehicles (ZEV) that are currently available for sale or pre-order.
The inaugural awards spotlight emerging and established automakers as they introduce all-new electric and hybrid vehicles and new zero-emission versions of existing models. From Fisker's Ocean, to Ford's F-150 Lightning, to Porsche's Taycan—the ZEV market is gaining strong momentum. With the LA Auto Show being the place for shoppers to discover, test, and determine their next ride, it's no surprise that the LA Auto Show attendees' interest in ZEVs has increased by 79 percent during the past 15 months (source: June 2021 LA Auto Show Consumer Attendee Survey).
"Electrification is the biggest transformation the auto industry has experienced in 100 years," said Lisa Kaz, CEO and owner of the LA Auto Show. "With accelerating consumer interest in electric vehicles, there is no better place for the new car and truck buyer to learn about, experience and compare the latest and greatest electric vehicles and gas-powered models all in one convenient place."
A pioneer in supporting consumer adoption and education of electric vehicles, the LA Auto Show is a leader in showcasing the crossroads of the automotive and technology sectors. THE ZEVAS program will take place on Wed., Nov. 17 at the annual AutoMobility LA—the LA Auto Show's two-day press and trade event attracting automakers, tech companies, media, government officials, among other industry professionals. THE ZEVAS will honor the best zero-emission vehicles in a variety of categories including Adventure, Family, Ridesharing, Personal Commuter, Workhorse, and more. Many nominees and award winners will be on display during this November's much-anticipated return of the LA Auto Show.
Recognizing the ever-growing support for zero-emission vehicles from the private and public sector—federal, state, and city—LA Auto Show's timely ZEVAS awards program comes to the scene at a pivotal point for the automotive industry with President Biden's goal that half of all vehicles be zero emission by 2030, and California targeting all vehicle sales to be zero-emission by 2035. Additionally,