There's been a rash of Toyota Prius battery thefts in San Francisco, and speculation that the stolen packs are being peddled as cheap replacement parts.
Smart Tipping Continues: Tiny Cars Upended In San Francisco, Again
Some trends are harmless: think hula hoops. Some trends don't hold up well in the harsh glare of history: think acid-washed jeans. And some trends constitute felony vandalism: think Smart tipping. After an outbreak in early April in which three Smart cars were turned over, another pair of Smart...John Voelcker
New San Francisco Sport: Smart Tipping (Cows Are So Passe)
Smart ForTwo city cars are apparently quite easy to tip over.Stephen Edelstein
Chevy Volt Charging Cord Cut: Angry Neighbor, Electric-Car Hater?
Owning a plug-in electric car, as buyers learn, is a process of educating the public at large. Mostly, people are curious when they see a car plugged in to recharge. But occasionally, uglier emotions come into play. That's apparently what happened to Matthew Cummings and Jennifer Brown. The couple...John Voelcker
Reader Poll: Was This Done By a Hybrid Hater, or An Angry Ex?
It's Friday, the day when we round up the random items we've received all week and decide what to do with them. This one, we decided, deserves a reader poll. What do you think, was this innocent grey second-generation Toyota Prius keyed by someone who hates the fuel efficiency and green image of...John Voelcker