| 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...
| 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...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 9:08 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — Gov. Jerry Brown signed a new pact Monday to formally align California's clean energy policies with those of Oregon, Washington state and British Columbia.
The agreement commits all four governments to work toward ways to put a...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 7:54 AM
Honda released a sketch of its new fuel cell concept vehicle, pointing to the design direction of the next-generation Clarity hydrogen car, which it now leases in small numbers in California.
Honda says it plans to launch its next-generation fuel cell...
| Nov 12, 2013
Re "Tesla shares hammered again," Business, Nov. 8
Thomas Edison solved the light-bulb filament problem. Xerox shipped early 914 copiers in the 1960s with a "scorch eliminator" (a fire extinguisher). Electric car maker Tesla will solve its problems....
| 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 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 2, 2013
| 10:19 AM
Jeep is recalling nearly 92,000 of its Grand Cherokee SUVs to fix an issue with the vehicles’ warning lights and instrument panel.
The recall affects 91,559 Grand Cherokees in the U.S. from the 2014 model year, according to Jeep’s parent...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 12:15 PM
Has there ever been a more logical automotive pairing than green technology and sport-utility?
Americans have always had a love affair with spacious, versatile rides that feature lots of bells and whistles. Factor in eco-friendly fuel economy, and green...