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

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 the region's air still further was adopted by the local South Coast Air Quality Management District in 2012, and... read more

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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


 
Musician Thomas Dolby's 'Time Machine' with Tesla Roadster electric car, March 2012

Time Travel With Thomas Dolby, Musician & Electric-Car Pioneer

We're all time travelers, really. The thing is that we only move in one direction, and--in real time--very slowly at that. If you fancy the idea of zipping forward in time to... read more March 30, 2012 by  2


 
2011 Ford Transit Connect Taxi, introduced at 2010 Chicago Auto Show

Ford Transit Connect Hits NYC And LA Taxi Fleets

If you regularly take cabs in New York City, there’s a change on the horizon: the familiar, bulletproof-but-gas-guzzling Crown Victoria taxicabs are disappearing, and... read more September 9, 2011 by  0


 
Gettin' real in the Whole Foods parking lot. Image: Fog and Smog Films

Whole Foods Plus Prius Equals New Westside LA Hybrid Rap

The phrase "west side of LA" conjures images of the surf at Malibu, high-dollar real estate and, on the grittier side, the gangs from the bad old days of Venice Beach. Park... read more June 18, 2011 by  0


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt 240V charging station

Los Angeles Cuts Red Tape, Offers Rebates on Electric Car Charging

In just under a week, electric vehicle owners in Los Angeles will be find that owning an electric car will have got a lot easier. As part of a program recently announced by... read more April 25, 2011 by  0


 
BYD e6

LA Is Launchpad For Fleet Tests of China's BYD Electric Cars

While most of us won’t have a chance any time soon to drive a car produced by Chinese automaker BYD Co., a few employees of the City of Los Angeles are getting that... read more December 23, 2010 by  0


 
BYD e6 electric crossover, Electric Avenue, 2010 Detroit Auto Show

Port of Los Angeles May Lower Tariffs on Electric-Car Imports

In an effort to cut a small amount off the high sticker prices of zero-emission vehicles imported into the United States, the Port of Los Angeles wants to become the first... read more September 30, 2010 by  0


 
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