| Sep 20, 2013
| 9:12 AM
BMW is recalling 134,100 5-series sports sedans in the U.S. because of an electrical flaw that could cause the tail lights to fail.
The recall affects 528i, 535i, 550i, and M5 cars from the 2008 through 2010 model years.
Over time, the connection with...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 12:12 AM
Upon arrival in Los Angeles, members of the Venice Lions Club hold a musical tribute after riding one of the last Pacific Electric Red cars on the Los Angeles to Venice line....
| Sep 19, 2013
| 2:23 PM
A new wave of stylish gas-sipping small cars is set to steal the green spotlight in 2014. Loaded with accessories and rated up to 40 miles per gallon and beyond, these mighty fuel misers rival — even surpass — many hybrids. And with sticker...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 10:28 AM
Consider this next time you’re sitting in traffic on the freeway: You’re in a zone where air pollution can be five to 10 times higher than in surrounding areas.
Even inside your vehicle, you’re probably breathing in pollutants...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 6:11 PM
SACRAMENTO—California may be on the brink of another great oil boom. It consequently could be heading into an environmental disaster.
A state senator from Agoura Hills is trying to allow the first while heading off the second.
| Aug 15, 2013
| 10:29 AM
Most electric vehicles are best used as second cars, given their short range and long recharging times.
Now comes the Innova Dash -- a "third car" that lies somewhere between a golf cart and a passenger vehicle.
“It’s meant to be more of a...
| 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 12, 2013
| 2:33 PM
Los Angeles billionaire Elon Musk has already revolutionized spaceflight business for NASA. He has shaken up the automotive industry. Now he's turned his attention to public transportation.
On Monday, Musk wrote a blog post revealing the design of his...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 9:28 AM
Lexus has long been rumored to be developing a small crossover, and Toyota’s luxury arm has revealed a first look at what it has in store.
The automaker on Wednesday previewed the LF-NX, a compact crossover concept it will debut at the Frankfurt...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 5:49 PM
Like the American kid who returns from study abroad with a German accent, Chevrolet's latest Cruze sedan will come with a decidedly European flair.
Starting in September, Chevy will offer the compact sedan with a diesel engine. It joins the two gas...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 1:57 PM
Despite the fact that he "doesn't like heights," Volvo Trucks President Claes Nilsson recently spent two hours standing on the front panel of a Volvo FMX construction truck dangling 66 feet above the ocean.
There was no stunt double. It really was...