Vancouver International Auto Show highlights green innovation
A 1966 Mustang will be on display and put up for auction at the Vancouver International Auto Show. (PHOTO SUBMITTED)
The Vancouver International Auto Show revs up Tuesday, displaying vehicles from more than 350 car dealerships across B.C.
As Canada’s third-largest auto show, the event showcases everything from classic to eco-friendly cars, highlights what’s new in the industry, and shares a bit of automotive history.
The Green Ride and Drive returns to the auto show, focusing on the best of hybrids and zero-emission vehicles. Along with cars from Toyota and Infiniti is the Nissan Leaf, which won green vehicle of the year by auto123.com. The 100% electric car claims to create zero emissions and requires a 120V outlet for charging.
Nissan touts the vehicle as being able to keep a charge for far longer than most people need.
According to Nissan, the average person drives 42 kilometres a day and the “Nissan Leaf gets you three times that on a single charge.”
The car comes with a home-charging dock that charges it in five hours. As part of Vancouver’s goal to become the nation’s greenest city, charging docks are being added everywhere. With more than 100 across the city, charging docks can be found along English Bay, downtown and Oakridge mall.
But for those who still like an old-school flavour to their automobiles, the auto show is also featuring some classic models through the Hagerty Classic Alley.
One of them is a 1966 Ford Mustang Coupe that will be on display during the show.
The car will then go up for auction the following Saturday, March 29, in partnership with the Vancouver Collector Car Show and Auction.
Along with the Mustang, there will also be a 2015 Lincoln MKC, Rolls Royce and a Lamborghini showcased at the event.