| Nov 2, 2013
The Honda Accord covered my 11-mile morning commute to downtown Los Angeles, downhill on the 110 Freeway, without burning a single drop of gas. In the evening, I made it halfway back before the gasoline engine tapped the tank.
In all, the plug-in hybrid...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 8:52 AM
The Ford Fiesta equipped with a new three-cylinder engine will get the best highway fuel economy of any car with the exception of some diesels and hybrids, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.
The tiny 1.0-liter turbocharged engine will give...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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 17, 2013
| 8:39 AM
Two German diesel sedans and three Japanese cars are the finalists for the Green Car of the Year Award to be handed out at the Los Angeles Auto Show next month.
The finalists for the Green Car Journal award include the Audi A6 TDI, BMW 328d, Honda...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 10:45 AM
Toyota announced Thursday that it was voluntarily recalling about 10,000 new cars to fix a faulty windshield wiper switch.
The recall affects the 2013 and 2014 Camry and Camry Hybrid, the 2013 Avalon and Avalon Hybrid, and the 2014 Corolla. Due to a...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 6:41 PM
Organizers of the 2013 L.A. Auto Show announced that 22 vehicles would be making their world debuts at the show in November, with a total of 56 vehicle debuts overall.
"As one of the world's largest media hubs and car buying markets, Los Angeles...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Where would the Valley be without cars? Probably about 15 miles east of civilization. Few regions owe as much to the automobile as the sprawling San Fernando Valley. With wide, long boulevards and just about every freeway in the world crossing through,...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 5:49 PM
The government shutdown didn't stall Americans' demand for new cars and trucks.
The 16-day shutdown slowed U.S. auto sales in the first two weeks of October, but they picked up speed in the last two weeks. Sales rose 11% to 1.2 million.
| Oct 28, 2013
| 1:06 PM
The caption for the accompanying photo has been corrected, as indicated below.
If ever there's a time for the government to track how many miles individual Americans drive, now isn't it.
My colleague Evan Halper reported Monday that state and...