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LA police to buy 100 BMW i3 electric cars for department use

LA police to buy 100 BMW i3 electric cars for department use

Last year, the Los Angeles Police Department took delivery of a BMW i3 electric car for testing. The officers who drove the little electric hatchback liked it, apparently. After a few months of testing alongside a considerably more glamorous Tesla Model S, the LAPD has committed to an order for 100... read more

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United Airlines Eco-Skies jet

United Airlines To Start Using Biofuel On Passenger Flights

Commercial airline passengers in the U.S. have a lot to think about. Reaching the end of the jetway often triggers thoughts about the flight's on-time record, the crapshoot... read more July 1, 2015 by


 
2016 Chevrolet Volt with Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott, Jan 2015

2016 Chevrolet Volt: Celebrities Come Out For LA Launch Party

By this point, the 2016 Chevrolet Volt launch at this week's Detroit Auto Show may feel like old news to followers of GM's plug-in hybrid compact hatchback. The evening of... read more January 14, 2015 by


 
1970s Los Angeles smog depicted in the Honda short film "Never Ending Race."

CA Smog Plan Approved By State & EPA Isn't Tough Enough: Lawsuit

Despite undeniable progress after decades of smog-abatement measures, the air quality in the Los Angeles Basin continues to be among the worst in the U.S. A new plan to clean... read more November 5, 2014 by


 
Hydrogen fueling station at California State University, Los Angeles [photo: Axelle Bader]

Another Hydrogen Fueling Station Opens In LA, With Fuel-Cell Cars On The Way

Another hydrogen fueling station opened in southern California yesterday, this one at California State University, Los Angeles. The university's Hydrogen Research and Fueling... read more May 8, 2014 by


 
BMW ActiveE Concept charging port

LA Apartment Building Offers Free Electric-Car Charging, For Life

So you just bought a new electric car. Now all you need is a place to plug it in. If you live in Los Angeles, there's a new and potentially very attractive option: The... read more March 7, 2014 by


 
1970s Los Angeles smog depicted in the Honda short film "Never Ending Race."

Honda Film: Controlling Air Pollution A 'Never-Ending Race'

The fight to improve air quality may not sound like fodder for a typical Hollywood blockbuster, but Honda has done its best to make the topic exciting. The latest short film... read more February 13, 2014 by


 
Golden Gate Bridge, connecting San Francisco and Marin County, California

Half Of All Electric Cars Are Sold In 5 Cities; Can You Name Them?

Different vehicles appeal to different markets. More than half of all Chevrolet Suburban extra-long full-size sport utility vehicles, for instance, are sold in the state of... read more August 13, 2013 by 47


 
BYD electric buses

LA Metro Chooses Electric Buses From Chinese Company BYD

You might think that the 25 electric buses to be purchased by the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority would be roundly applauded. That's not necessarily the... read more June 28, 2013 by 29


 
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti  -  a long-term electric-car fan

Garcetti: An EV Fanboy, Now The Mayor-Elect Of Los Angeles

Despite major reductions in air-pollution levels, the Los Angeles basin still has the worst smog problem in the nation. While you might debate over what exactly is the... read more May 28, 2013 by 8


 
Cover of Los Angeles Times Magazine, April 3 1988, depicting L.A. in 2013

What 2013 Looked Like For Greener Cars, Back In 1988

The rate at which technology develops makes predicting the future incredibly difficult, but people get it right sometimes. They get it wrong sometimes too, and you'd have... read more March 23, 2013 by 4


 
Toyota Camry Hybrid NYC Taxi [Photo: Flickr user gomattolson]

Toyota Doesn't Seek Hybrid Taxi Sales--Cabbies Just Love Them Anyway

Taken a taxi anywhere recently? Nowadays, there's a pretty good chance that if you have, it's been a hybrid--low running costs and great reliability records are starting to... read more January 22, 2013 by 12


 
Los Angeles International Airport [Photo by Flickr user asmythie]

LAX To Drop Free Parking For Electric Cars In March

Been enjoying the perk of free electric car parking at Los Angeles International Airport? Try not to get used to it then, as from March 1, 2013, you'll have to pay just like... read more January 7, 2013 by 5


 
L.A. to Las Vegas In Tesla Model S (MotorTrend)

2012 Tesla Model S Drives From L.A. To Las Vegas On A Single Charge

The MotorTrend editorial team must have spent more time behind the wheel of the 2012 Tesla Model S than any other automotive journalists to date. Not only did MotorTrend get... read more September 10, 2012 by 17


 
Chrome exhaust pipe

It’s Official: Greener Cars Have Helped Improve LA’s Air Quality

Given the length of time the U.S. Government is taking to set new gas mileage standards for 2025, you’d be forgiven for thinking the only benefit from driving a high... read more August 24, 2012 by 15


 
San Francisco Bay cargo ship, by Flickr user Bernard Garon

LA Port Cuts Emissions Half Or More Since 2005: Huge Success

Public-health advocates have known for years that living around freight yards is hazardous to your cardiopulmonary health. In smog-susceptible Los Angeles, the Port of LA was... read more August 6, 2012 by 2


 

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