EVs from startups draw attention at LA Auto Show

One of the world's largest auto shows has opened in Los Angeles. Electric vehicles from startups are drawing attention as the industry shifts to sustainable mobility.

The 2021 LA Auto Show returned after a break last year due to the coronavirus pandemic. Over 30 brands from across the world are taking part.

Startups from the US state of California are in the spotlight.

Fisker Inc., unveiled an electric SUV that it plans to begin producing next year. The firm is showcasing its eco-friendly policies with car floor mats made out of recycled plastic bottles and fishing nets.

The firm's CEO, Henrik Fisker, expressed his passion for building the most sustainable vehicles in the world. He said automakers should set ambitious goals for themselves in reducing emissions, rather than wait for instructions from politicians.

Another California-based EV manufacturer, Mullen Technologies, unveiled a new electric SUV, which was made with US parts and assembled in the country.

The US is trailing behind China and Europe in the sale of electric vehicles. US President Joe Biden announced in August that he aims to make half of all new vehicles sold in 2030 zero-emissions.