| Sep 19, 2013
| 2:09 PM
Spurred by escalating government demands, high fuel prices and greenhouse gas emissions standards, automakers are rolling out a whole new crop of electric vehicles that are affordable to buy or lease and cheap to run.
Among the EVs are the $27,000 Smart...
| 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...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 4:14 PM
You won't see “Little Santa Monica” printed on street signs.
But residents have long used the nickname for the mile-long stretch of road, officially known as South Santa Monica Boulevard, through the northern end of Beverly Hills' shopping...
| 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...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 5:30 AM
British electro-rock pioneer Gary Numan got an unexpected welcome when he moved from England to Los Angeles last year. Nine Inch Nails leader Trent Reznor, who calls Numan a crucial early influence, wrote a personal testimonial for his immigration...
| 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,...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 1:43 PM
The Navy has launched a drone from a submerged submarine, a feat that could prove valuable in providing intelligence and reconnaissance capabilities for military special operations for decades to come.
The small drone was fired from the Providence...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 9:26 AM
A year after it officially debuted the sublime 2014 Corvette Stingray, Chevrolet will debut to the world a high-performance Z06 edition at the Detroit Auto Show.
The car will be the most capable version to date of the all-new, seventh generation...
| 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...
| Nov 29, 2013
Re "Hydrogen or electric? Expert opinion divided," Business, Nov. 23
The article never mentions that the hydrogen-fueled cars must include heavy and bulky high-pressure tanks to store the fuel, and that 40% of the energy in the hydrogen is wasted in...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 10:10 AM
With all the flashy sheet metal automakers brought to the 2013 L.A. Auto Show competing for attention, it can be difficult to tell what to care about and what will never see production. Brands including BMW, Subaru, Mercedes-Benz, Ford, Honda, Jaguar,...