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 |  Sep 29 2014, 6:02 PM

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California is taking further steps to embrace electric vehicles.

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 |  Sep 24 2014, 8:02 PM

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Tesla hasn’t even started on its first Gigafactory and California is already hoping for a second.

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 |  Sep 19 2014, 11:45 AM

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California has issued a total of 29 permits allowing companies to test self-driving cars on state roads under newly-established rules in the first week of their implementation.

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 |  Sep 16 2014, 1:48 PM

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California issued its first self-driving car permit for use on state roads today, marking a milestone in the journey toward mass market adoption of the technology.

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 |  Sep 01 2014, 10:01 AM

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Soon, wealthy electric vehicle shoppers in the state of California won’t benefit from incentives.

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 |  Aug 08 2014, 12:24 PM

Los Angeles Auto Show 2014

Like it or now summer is rapidly winding down. Before long students will be heading back to school and auto-show season will begin once again. Getting ready for the fall, a record number of global vehicles are expected to debut at this year’s Los Angeles Auto Show.

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 |  Aug 08 2014, 6:48 AM

MINI Takes the States

I tagged along for a two legs of MINI Takes the States, an epic cross-country road rally that’s put on by the company. I participated in just two sections of this continent-spanning trip, but that was still enough for me to experience four Midwestern states and some 700 miles of America. But there’s much more to than this event than just the sliver I experienced.

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 |  Jul 24 2014, 8:32 AM

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Laws in California restricting cellphone use while driving may not reduce the number of traffic accidents.

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 |  Jun 11 2014, 9:32 AM

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Hyundai customers in California are getting the first crack at owning a hydrogen-powered crossover from the South Korean company.

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 |  Jun 04 2014, 10:32 AM

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A new sports car from Tesla is coming, but it won’t arrive for several years.

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 |  May 20 2014, 5:22 PM

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Self-driving vehicles are creeping toward public adoption at a not-so-slow pace and the California DMV just announced rules that bring them closer to the mass market.

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 |  May 07 2014, 12:02 PM

California Mileage Tax

California motorists that spend a lot of time on the road could be in for a shock. The state’s legislature is considering a bill that would explore a tax based on vehicle miles traveled or VMT for short.

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 |  May 02 2014, 8:55 AM

Ford in California

Ford has agreed to pay nearly $3 million in fines for violating air-quality laws. According to the California Air Resources Board (CARB) this penalty relates to the sale of vehicles in the Golden State with non-compliant on-board diagnostics (OBD) systems .

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 |  Apr 07 2014, 11:20 AM

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Tesla will be feeling a financial squeeze this year thanks to new rules from the California government. 

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 |  Mar 20 2014, 9:53 AM

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General Motors is being sued in a California court for allegedly concealing widespread defects in its vehicles that led to fatal accidents.

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 |  Mar 04 2014, 8:55 AM

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The folks at Ferrari are really upping their game with the brand-new California T, like they needed to get any crazier… The car just made its glorious debut at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show.

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 |  Feb 28 2014, 2:31 PM

mobile-navigation

California was one of the first states in the U.S. to prohibit using a smartphone while driving, and now it has ruled that it is legal to use mobile devices to check maps.

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 |  Feb 12 2014, 8:32 AM

2014 Ferrari California T

The 2014 Ferrari California T has been officially revealed ahead of its debut at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show.

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 |  Feb 03 2014, 2:02 PM

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Ferrari is teasing what could be the latest version of its “entry-level” hardtop convertible: the California.

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 |  Jan 27 2014, 6:32 PM

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Tesla Model S owners can now drive from New York to Los Angeles without paying to charge their car as long as they’re happy to follow a meandering route. 

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 |  Dec 18 2013, 8:32 AM

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Last year, a Ferrari California mule was spotted testing with a turbocharged engine and it appears that the powerplant will make its way to the next-generation model.

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 |  Nov 21 2013, 1:36 PM

Accord Green Car

Honda’s mid-size sedan was just named the 2014 Green Car of the Year here at the 2013 L.A. Auto Show.

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 |  Nov 20 2013, 5:24 PM

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If being green is the new black, and hydrogen is the future of being green, will there be any color puns left to make?

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 |  Oct 16 2013, 7:45 AM

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The largest of four Porsche Experience Centers is set to open in L.A. next year.

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