| Jun 21, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Six-cylinder engines are fast becoming the new darling of the full-size truck segment, so it’s no surprise that General Motors’ latest generation of trucks takes a worthwhile look at such a power train.
The automaker announced fuel economy...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 3:33 PM
Riding the success of sales across its hybrid lineup, Ford Motor Co. plans to offer drivers a substantial upgrade in vehicle performance to improve fuel economy.
The changes should help address some of the complaints lobbed by Ford hybrid owners that...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Tesla Motors Model S has quietly become the third-bestselling luxury car in California, trailing only the Mercedes-Benz E-Class and BMW’s 5-Series.
Tesla has sold 4,714 of its Model S electric cars in the state during the first half of the year,...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 9:25 AM
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened a preliminary investigation into 2013 Nissan Pathfinder and Infiniti JX35 models for a possible issue with the transmission.
The probe, which affects about 110,000 vehicles, will look at...
| Jul 13, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Electric car owners can get special discounts from utilities to charge their vehicles at home, but the amounts vary widely among power companies, according to a new study of charging costs. The study by Northeast Group calculated that Los Angeles...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 10:34 AM
Tesla Motors chief executive Elon Musk delivered a teaser for the electric carmaker’s second-quarter earnings this week, divulging that Model S output had surged past its initial weekly goal.
That target was to build 400 sedans a week, the pace of...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 8:21 AM
Toyota announced Wednesday it was voluntarily recalling about 235,000 vehicles for two separate issues.
The first recall affects the Toyota Highlander Hybrid for 2006-10 and the Lexus RX400h hybrid for 2006-10. Toyota said a component of the hybrid...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 5:52 PM
Bowing to criticism that its C-Max hybrid didn't get the fuel economy claimed on its window sticker, Ford Motor Co. has restated the compact car's mileage ratings and said it will issue special payments to people who own the vehicle.
Ford said it...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 11:44 AM
Want to save money at the pump as well as the dealership? High-mileage CPO rides do all that and more, with the added benefit of going easy on the environment and putting high-end luxury rides within budget. Kind of like having your cake and eating it...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 12:52 AM
Crowded scene at Ocean Park Beach, now a part of Santa Monica....
| Aug 8, 2013
| 1:50 PM
"What Not To Wear" (TLC, Fridays). One of the greatest series on television begins its final season this week. I speak of course of the decade-old "What Not To Wear," based on an earlier British model, in which friendly yet acerbic, gentle but firm...