This year’s Los Angeles Auto Show lived up to its green stereotype as automakers court Californians who buy the lion’s share of electrified vehicles.
But green isn’t what it used to be. Manufacturers are using the prodigious torque of electric motors to appeal to speed freaks as well as tree-huggers. The result is a show floor boasting electric vehicles ranging from an 1,100-horsepower Karma SC2 hyper-car to the versatile Bollinger pickup to the domesticated 147-horsepower Nissan Leaf.
But electric vehicles are by not means the only new offerings on the floor. Here are my picks for best in show.