Lessons from the Los Angeles Auto Show: Bring a Wetsuit for the Mermaids

11.24.2010

Deep thoughts from the floor of LA's greenest auto conclave: fast charging is important, startups have visibility problems, flashy isn't always best, we're finally saving gas, letter grades for 39 cars, and LA swimming pools can be cold in November.

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Americans Like EVs, But Don't Want to Pay Extra for Them

11.17.2010

A new Consumer Reports poll of American car owners show they are increasingly friendly toward electric and hybrid cars, but don't want to pay more for them. That's a problem, because high battery costs means they are indeed more expensive. A small compact EV? $30,000.

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Turnabout Is Fair Play: Car Talk's Auto-Related Practical Jokes

11.12.2010

What is life without a few good-natured practical jokes? Here's a few from the Car Talk collection, all of them involving automobiles. Note that the best ones go back 60 years or more. A good joke never dies, it just gets played on someone else.

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