| Jan 30, 2014
| 7:55 AM
What does a three-horsepower, all-electric car that’s more than a century old have in common with some of the modern world’s most capable and powerful sports cars?
They’re both built by Porsche.
On Monday, the German automaker...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 8:45 AM
Same great hatchback flavor. Now with less fuel!
That’s the theme behind Audi’s forthcoming 2015 A3 Sportback e-tron, a compact hatchback due in early 2015 that will be the first ever plug-in hybrid from the German automaker.
Audi A3 fans...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 8:58 AM
Kia went electric at Thursday’s 2014 Chicago Auto Show, by introducing the brand’s first all-electric vehicle, the Soul EV.
Based on the boxy Soul hatchback crossover that has long been one of Kia’s most popular vehicles, the EV version...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 6:06 PM
Mustang versus Camaro. BMW versus Mercedes. Camry versus Accord. These are among the biggest rivalries in the automobile world.
Get ready for the next epic battle: aluminum versus steel.
"This has become a real competition," said Golam Newaz, an...
| 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 24, 2013
| 11:24 AM
With eco-friendly cars taking center stage at the 2013 L.A. Auto Show, it was no surprise luxury carmakers wanted to tout their stuff too.
And not just far-off concepts that drivers will need to wait years for, either. BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Cadillac...
| 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 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,...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 12:47 PM
DETROIT--As the automotive test director for Consumer Reports, Jake Fisher drives hundreds of cars a year and is known as one of the toughest critics in the auto industry. The Times took a cruise with Fisher at the North American International Auto Show...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 11:15 AM
The biggest car reveal at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit this week was a truck — Ford’s new aluminum body F-150 pickup.
Building a truck with lightweight aluminum shaves about 700 pounds off the previous generation F-...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 1:18 PM
Tesla Motors executives criticized the National Highway Traffic Agency’s use of the word “recall” even as they had to recall their expensive Model S electric sports sedan because of a part of the electric car company’s charging...