| Aug 29, 2013
Re "Gauging roads' pollution," Aug. 26
It's good news that regulators will soon begin monitoring air quality near major roads. While this effort may be long overdue, it's critical that we get this air pollution data so policy can be directed toward...
| Aug 15, 2013
Re "L.A. to S.F. in 30 minutes?," Aug. 13
Where's Gov. Moonbeam when you need some vision?
Our current ill-planned high-speed rail project needs to be aborted. It was doomed from Day 1 because of its cosmically stupid routing, the result of various...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 10:10 AM
Bentley, builder of some of the world’s largest and most expensive luxury cars, is getting into the SUV business.
The British automaker, which is owned by Volkswagen Group, confirmed Tuesday that it would build the yet-unnamed vehicle at its...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 11:19 AM
Los Angeles billionaire Elon Musk secretly purchased the amphibious sports car that appeared as a movie prop in a 1970s James Bond film with the intention of converting it into the real thing.
Musk, chief executive of electric car company Tesla Motors...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 9:36 AM
I thought it might be a good time to provide feedback at 5,000 miles on my electric car experiment. In October I leased an all-electric Fiat 500e, as the cost of the lease was less than I was spending each month on gasoline to drive my conventional...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 12:00 PM
Kor Ecologic Inc. founder Jim Kor has been described as a shaggy introvert and hermit.
Yet this engineer is out to change the world with the Urbee, a unique hybrid vehicle that dares to be plastic, can zip across the country on 10 gallons of fuel and...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 2:07 PM
America’s cars, trucks and SUVs took a record step in 2012 toward a cleaner future, with the average fuel economy for new vehicles hitting an all-time high of 23.6 miles per gallon, according to a new report released by the EPA.
That average is...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 8:36 AM
One of the reasons why electric cars are poor sellers is because consumers have little understanding of the financial incentives and other benefits available to owners of the vehicles.
That’s the finding of two Indiana University researchers who...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 12:26 PM
Cadillac had announced just how much juice you’ll need to buy its upcoming ELR plug-in.
The all-new, two-door coupe will start at $75,995 when it goes on sale in January. The front-wheel-drive model is largely based on the four-door Chevy Volt,...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 8:52 AM
With September’s Frankfurt Motor Show only a memory now, the automotive world has turned its attention to the next stop on the show circuit: Los Angeles.
On Wednesday, organizers of the 2013 L.A. Auto Show announced that 22 vehicles would be...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 12:51 PM
Toyota will recall about 803,000 cars, including the Camry, Avalon, and Venza, because of a problem that could inadvertently set off an airbag or shut down the power steering on the vehicles.
All of the cars are from the 2012 and 2013 model years. Even...