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    Official: Zoox promotes its Star-Trek-like self-driving vehicle

    With drivers theoretically relieved from the duty of actually having to drive the car, they can now spend time figuring out what "Zoox" actually means. The start-up unveiled its concept at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November and is now ready to reveal a few more details about its utopian ...

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    Los Angeles: Honda Accord Hybrid and PHEV win 2014 Green Car of the Year

    There was never a chance for a pure electric vehicle to win the 2014 Green Car of the Year – that's because the editors of didn't nominate one. Out of the five-car list of finalists, the many variants of the Honda Accord drove away with the win at the LA Auto Show. The also-rans include ...

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    Exclusive: Nissan Leaf's November, December sales likely to climb back to 2011 levels

    Nissan is apparently past the problems that plagued sales of its all-electric Leaf earlier past year and is likely to either surpass or be close to matching its 2011 sales numbers for November and December, according to a company executive at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Nissan ran into supply ...

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    Los Angeles: Honda Accord PHEV: 115 MPGe for $39,780

    This morning, Honda announced a bunch of impressive numbers for the upcoming 2014 Accord Plug-In Hybrid at the Los Angeles Auto Show. To wit: 115 MPGe, estimated 49 city/45 highway/47 combined fuel economy and an MSRP of $39,780. During the announcement, the Accord PHEV was called the "highest ...

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    Official: Hyundai US chief maintains 2015 goal for production fuel-cell vehicle

    Hyundai remains on track to reach its goal of producing what it says will be the world's first mass-produced hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV), which will be a version of the Tucson crossover, by 2015, Hyundai Motor North America CEO John Krafcik told reporters at the Los Angeles Auto ...

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    Report: BMW i4 coming to LA?

    It's a good thing someone at Green Car Reports can read French. The blog, citing France-based L'Automobile, says BMW will unveil its all-electric i4 concept car at the Los Angeles Auto Show next month. The i4 will likely be a sportier version of the i3 city EV. The car will have two doors, ...

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    Report: All-electric Fiat 500E confirmed for LA Auto Show

    It looks like the all-electric version of the Fiat 500 will make its official debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show next month. No word on whether Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne will bring the house down with his "we don't really want to build this car" routine. The LA Auto Show has confirmed that the ...

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    Los Angeles: Mazda CEO: Skyactiv is "sustainable zoom-zoom" for a time when "fuel efficiency comes standard"

    Among the general public, Mazda is probably best known for the Miata and the whole "zoom-zoom" tagline. Speaking just before the unveiling of the new CX-5 crossover at the LA Auto Show's Motor Press Guild keynote speech this morning, Takashi Yamanouchi, president and CEO of Mazda Motor Company, ...

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    Official: 2013 Honda Fit EV to debut at Los Angeles Auto Show

    Japanese automaker Honda will roll out the production version of the 2013 Fit EV at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show in mid-November. We're guessing Honda's electric-only 2013 Fit will somewhat resemble the automaker's Fit EV Concept, a vehicle which made its debut back at the 2010 LA Auto Show and ...

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    Regulation sparks innovation with green cars at the L.A. Auto Show

    Get this. The vehicles that automakers claimed was impossible years ago are exactly the ones they have featured at the LA Auto Show. Roland Hwang, the transportation program director for the Natural Resources Defense Council's energy program, walked the show this year and helped hand out the ...

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    LA 2010: U.S.-spec Fiat 500 right at home in Chrysler's hip new LA dealership

    2011 Fiat 500 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Yesterday, we told you about the grand opening of Chrysler's swanky new Motor Village dealership in downtown Los Angeles – the first North American dealership to sell the Fiat 500. As part of its big opening-day ceremonies, ...

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    2012 Buick LaCrosse eAssist achieves up to 37 mpg highway

    2012 Buick LaCrosse eAssist technology – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Think of this as a Buick LaCrosse Hybrid. General Motors' new eAssist technology employs a 115-volt lithium-ion battery and 15-kilowatt electric motor to increase fuel economy by 25 percent compared to today's ...

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    First photos of U.S.-spec Mitsubishi i-MiEV revealed ahead of LA debut

    U.S.-spec Mitsubishi i-MiEV – Click above for high-res image gallery
    We first saw sketches of what Mitsubishi's i-MiEV might look like when it arrives in the United States, and now we have the first official images a week before the car's public debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Sure, the ...

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    LA Preview: Nissan's Ellure concept will be a plug-in

    It isn't that much of a surprise, but Nissan's director of product planning, Mark Perry, has confirmed to AutoblogGreen that one of the automaker's three new models that will be displayed at the LA Auto Show in a few short weeks will, indeed, be a plug-in vehicle of some sort. Nissan will be ...

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    LA Auto Show preview: Wheego Whip LiFe electric car to hit the stage

    Wheego Whip LiFe – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Wheego Electric Cars, a U.S. manufacturer that's often overshadowed by the likes of Nissan, Chevrolet and others, will roll out its highway-capable electric car, the Wheego Whip LiFe, at the Los Angeles Auto Show on November 18th. ...

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    LA 2009: HH2 booth is all about the honeybees and children

    HH2 booth at the 2008 LA Auto Show - click above for high-res image gallery
    Usually, when we have an audio clip to share, we embed it after the jump or down at the bottom of a post. To make sure that everyone knows exactly what Derek Zupancic, CEO of HydrolectricPower LLC, has to say about his ...

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    LA 2009: CMT-380 packs microturbine, li-ion battery into a matte black package

    Capstone Turbine CMT-380 - click above for high-res image gallery
    The CMT-380 was the surprise basement find of the LA Auto Show. After working on the car for four years, inventor Richard Hilleman was the man of the hour as he fielded questions about his unusual microturbine-lithium-ion hybrid ...

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    LA 2009: Faurecia ready to clean and trim up next-gen vehicles

    Faurecia's eco-friendly technologies - Click above for high-res image gallery
    How cool can a driver's seat headrest be? How about cool enough to charge your iPod while you drive? Or maybe the real cool feature is that a new, thinner headrest could, along with other lightweight interior parts from ...

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    LA 2009: Bob Lutz keynote: "The automobile industry simply can no longer rely on oil"

    The news from Bob Lutz's opening keynote address for the LA Auto Show was that GM would be working with some California utilities to test a fleet of 100 Volts. But there was a lot more delivered in that speech and, in the best Lutz-ian tradition, the message was clear and simple: the Volt is GM's ...

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    LA Preview: Are They Nuts? Honda to show off Personal-Neo Urban Transport concept

    Jim Kenzie of the Toronto Star tries out the U3-X - click above for high res-image gallery
    When we visited Honda's headquarters last month after the Tokyo Motor Show, we asked company officials what they would be showing at upcoming auto shows. As you might have guessed, they were reticent to ...


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