LA Auto Show Announces “THE ZEVAS” Award Winners

And the Winner Is…

The Los Angeles Auto Show (LA Auto Show), the leading automotive and lifestyle in-person event, announced the winners for its inaugural zero-emission vehicle awards program—THE ZEVAS—powered by Electrify America, the nation’s largest open ultra-fast DC charging network. Winners were chosen by the public via two voting rounds that occurred this fall.

Nine winners were chosen from an initial pool of more than 90 qualifying zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) that meet California standards and are available for sale or pre-order. Thousands of enthusiasts, influencers, shoppers, and car fanatics from Los Angeles and beyond voted for this year’s diverse range of winners—representing both legacy brands and exciting start-ups.

The 2021 LA Auto Show ZEVAS Winners are:

Compact: Hyundai KONA Electric
Coupe: Alpha Motor Co. ACE Coupe
Crossover ($50,000 and below): Fisker Ocean
Crossover (above $50,000): Tesla Model Y
Hatchback/Van/Wagon: Canoo Lifestyle Vehicle
Sedan ($60,000 and below): Tesla Model 3
Sedan (above $60,000): Lucid Air
Sport Utility Vehicle: Mullen FIVE
Truck: Rivian R1T

THE ZEVAS winners and finalists will be honored in-person during AutoMobility LA, LA Auto Show’s media and industry days, at a special event hosted by E for Electric YouTube channel creator and host, Alex Guberman, on Wednesday, Nov. 17 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

“Our amazing community of car fans and LA Auto Show visitors helped make THE ZEVAS a huge success, ushering thousands of votes to award this year’s winners,” said Lisa Kaz, owner and CEO of the LA Auto Show. “Introducing this first-of-its-kind awards program totally surpassed our expectations thanks to the support of Electrify America and our automotive partners. This industry is on a fast-track towards electrification and the LA Auto Show is excited to showcase and celebrate it during our ZEVAS reception at AutoMobility LA.”

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A selection of ZEVAS winners will be on display and available for test drives during the 2021 LA Auto Show, opening to the public on Friday, Nov. 19 and running through Nov. 28 at the LA Convention Center. This year’s LA Auto Show will feature an all-new indoor test track—powered by Electrify America—where visitors can compare new electric vehicles (EVs) side-by-side in one convenient place. The 55,000-square-foot course will be housed within South Hall alongside the exhibits of many new and returning automotive brands. Outside the LA Convention Center, Electrify America also will be providing charging for LA Auto Show’s automotive partners. Registration for EV track test drives will take place onsite in South Hall; slots will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Tickets are now on sale here. Additional activations and experiences will be announced in the coming days.


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