| Jul 2, 2014
| 4:32 PM
"Although the Chevrolet Volt has received a big price cut, it still retains its novel extended-range electric car abilities ??? as well as its poor visibility, questionable touch-sensitive panels and cramped interior," said Cars.com reviewer Aaron D....
| Jul 7, 2014
| 7:00 AM
The cedar-lined modern home in Mount Washington mirrors its neighbor to the left, and for good reason. Architect Simon Storey designed the two homes, known as “Brother and Sister,” in collaboration with his sister, Anna Gregory. Twin floor...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 4:32 AM
Lexus' five-seat luxury crossover comes in two versions: the gas-powered RX 350 and hybrid RX 450h. When it comes to interior space, the two crossovers are nearly identical except for backseat legroom. Our test car, the 2015 RX 350, has......
| Jul 11, 2014
| 12:35 PM
In the world of highway repairs, the term "cold patch" refers to an asphalt mix that's used to temporarily fill potholes. Congress appears to be inching slowly toward its own version of a cold patch that would maintain funding for highway and transit...
| Jul 14, 2014
Ever get annoyed when car ads hype pie-in-the-sky mpg figures? Well, you aren't alone. Advertisements are notorious for shilling highway-only mpg, sometimes for specific trims that aren't widely available. Witness a Mazda commercial from 2012 that...
| Jul 12, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Gov. Jerry Brown has quietly approved a potential property tax break for electric car maker Tesla Motors Inc. in hopes of enticing the high-tech, Palo Alto company to build a giant battery factory in California.
The potential savings is buried in...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 2:21 PM
Congress is facing an Aug. 1 deadline to replenish the federal Highway Trust Fund, which helps bankroll road building and other transportation projects in Central Florida and across the nation. Last week the House passed a stopgap plan to prop up the fund...
| Jul 27, 2014
| 8:41 PM
The San Joaquin Valley city of Stockton has had it rough.
It's been plagued with soaring home foreclosures, a municipal bankruptcy and 10%-plus unemployment.
Now, locals are hoping that their luck might change.
Their guarded optimism centers on...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 8:58 AM
For 15 years, the Lexus RX crossover has been the prescription for upscale car shoppers who want more than a sedan and less than a full-size SUV. Refined yet modest, fully capable and fully comfortable, the best-selling midsize has dominated the class and...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 12:52 PM
Pilots have been “flying by wire” for some time. That means the direct connection between the controls in the cockpit and the rudder, elevators, ailerons and flaps that control the path of the aircraft has been eliminated. In place of this...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 8:09 AM
Tesla Motors will partner with Panasonic Corp. to create the $5 billion "gigafactory" battery plant that the company has said will bring down the cost of its popular but expensive electric cars.
Panasonic could invest as much as $1 billion in the...