Flying in planes is bad, which truly struck home at 2 am this morning, as I realized that my hotel room was going to be a square of carpet in the SEATAC airport. However, despite personal and ecological sacrifices, I have come to Los Angeles to cover the Los Angeles Auto Show.
This is something that EcoGeek couldn't have done without help (a plane ticket to LA costs more than all of our profit ever.) But some industries are very lucrative, and really like to share. General Motors paid my way out here and is taking care of the hotel bill as well. General Motors is very good at paying bills, much better than they are at abandoning internal combustion engines.
Today, for example, I watched Tiger Woods and Rick Wagoner unveil a new luxury SUV, the Buick Enclave. I got to talk with the guy who lead the Enclave's design team. The car is really very beautiful, but as you might guess, it isn't really innovative at all. I also found out that my favorite guy, Bob Lutz, owns a freakin' fighter plane.
While the Enclave is definitely not directed at the EcoGeek audience, there might very well be some exciting announcements tomorrow. I'll try and keep you all updated as the day goes on.
EcoGeek's coverage of the LA Auto Show was underwritten by the General Motors Company, which, we agree, is very strange since we say some fairly mean things about them with some regularity. The only condition of their assistance (travel and lodging) is that I disclose it, which, of course, I would have done anyway.
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