| Nov 25, 2013
| 6:14 PM
Southern California's love affair with the automobile continues unabated — at least at the Los Angeles Auto Show, where thousands of car fanatics, shoppers and families are descending on the downtown L.A. Convention Center.
After days of media...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 2:34 PM
The L.A. Auto Show is about much more than showing off shiny new vehicles. Southern California is home to the largest collection of automaker design studios in the country, so the ideas, trends and materials being created in our part of the country are...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 3:41 PM
Californians: Now might be a good time to fill up your gas tanks.
Drivers are getting some relief at the pump with gasoline prices having dropped seven straight weeks. The national average for a gallon of regular gas now hovers just north of $3.21 , the...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 8:24 AM
With reports of car fires and other bad news driving the price of Tesla Motors shares down 30% from its all time high reached almost six weeks ago, is this the time to start buying into the electric car company?
Not yet, said Efraim Levy, a S&P...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 1:07 PM
Elon Musk, who heads electric-car company Tesla Motors, has shelled out $6.75 million on the former Gene Wilder estate in Bel-Air, property records show. That's a lot of clams for a cracked driveway.
[Updated 10:59 a.m. PST Nov. 5: The sellers are...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 8:35 AM
Tesla Motors shares plunged in early trading Wednesday after the electric car maker said a battery shortage was limiting sales and that it is spending heavily on research and development to bring new models to market.
Shares of the automaker dropped 16%...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 7:32 AM
Toyota Motor Corp. revealed a sneak peak of its FCV Concept hydrogen fuel cell vehicle Tuesday, an early version of the car it thinks will popularize fuel cell autos just as the Prius made hybrids mainstream.
“It is a very intriguing proposition...
| 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...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 1:41 PM
No one can deny that Elon Musk of Tesla Motors is a great promoter, and possibly a great motivator of engineering manpower. As a seller of electric cars at a profit ... well, let's just say the jury is still out. But it can't be good for Musk or his...
| 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...
| Nov 17, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Question: Our 15-unit condo complex, built in 1982, has only one parking space assigned to each unit. One owner purchased an electric car and requested board permission to install an electric vehicle charging station in her assigned parking spot,...