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Santa Monica proposes tougher rules for Bird and other scooter rental companies

Published: 
Tue, 06/12/2018 - 2:32pm

When the electric scooters descended on Santa Monica in September, the city wasn’t prepared.

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What happened to the 'affordable' $35,000 Tesla Model 3?

Published: 
Wed, 05/23/2018 - 6:51pm

It's March 2016. Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk is on stage for the dramatic unveiling of the Tesla Model 3.

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JetSuite strikes a deal for hybrid electric planes with start-up Zunum Aero

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Wed, 05/23/2018 - 6:49pm

Irvine charter jet operator JetSuite will add hybrid electric planes to its fleet starting in 2022. It is the first substantial commercial order of an aircraft technology that could cut fuel costs and emissions, and make flights quieter.

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Stalls, stops and breakdowns: Problems plague push for electric buses

Published: 
Wed, 05/23/2018 - 1:00pm

When Chinese battery maker BYD Ltd. approached Southern California officials in 2008 touting ambitious plans to build electric cars, local politicians jumped at the promise of thousands of jobs and cleaner air.

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Taking a green rental bike through DTLA? A tipsheet for first-timers

Published: 
Wed, 04/11/2018 - 6:41pm

A bike tour of downtown Los Angeles — or DTLA — is a breezy way to skirt congestion and see city sights up close. The affordable green Metro bikes can be found in racks every few blocks, and are placed at such hot spots as Union Station and Grand Central Market. Zig-zag your way through the booming Arts District or pedal to the museums up the hill. The weather is usually good, and the midday traffic is relatively light. Beware of buses and car doors and always wear a helmet.