LA Auto Show: Wagoner Drops Bomb; GM To Abandon Steam Power!!

Kicking off the 100th Anniversary of the Los Angeles Auto Show, hizzoner Antonio Villaraigosa asked Rapping Rick to move GM to Los Angeles. Rick said no. More importantly, Wagoner assured the booze hounds assembled journalists that General Motors is committed to "energy diversity." And that means, gasoline, E85, high-value (low-tech) hybrids, "advanced" two-mode hybrids, plug-in hybrids and fully electric fuel cell vehicles. Edison, it turns out, was right. The brothers Stanley, wrong. In fact, in about seven minutes, Saturn will be debuting the VUE plug-in hybrid, a world first, that will provide "significantly higher fuel savings" than the massively advanced, though yet to be released, two-mode VUE. Go planet Earth!

LA Auto Show: Wagoner Drops Bomb; GM To Abandon Steam Power!!