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AddSmart offers $75 lease deal to Car2go users in San Diego

That's For The Pure Model; The Passion Is A Whopping $99 A Month

If you've been saving money by sharing a car instead of buying your own, then maybe you have enough left over to go lease one. Because if there's anything that sharing a car should teach you, it's to want your own, right? We're confused, too.

1Car2go brings incentives to charging in San Diego

Park Your EV Downtown, Get Free Minutes

Plugging in a vehicle to get power makes sense when that vehicle is owned by one person or family and – like most of the cars on the planet – sits still for most of the day. But when you're trying to share an EV, or a few hundred of them, charging time becomes doubly important. You need those electrons to move but every minute spent charging is time the car can't be shared.

255Law Enforcement Agencies Unable To Return Military Vehicles

Defense Department not interested in warehousing unused equipment

The San Diego Unified School District police received a Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle (MRAP) for free through a Defense Department Program in April. The police agency now wants the equipment, and the PR nightmare that came with it, off their hands.

AddWhen your Tesla Model S gets stolen, fire up the app [w/video]

It's a nightmare for anyone who loves their car: you return to your parking spot, only to find it empty. You flash the lights or honk the horn with your key fob just to make sure you didn't forget where you parked, but nothing happens. What do you do? If you're a Tesla Model S owner, you get out your phone, open your Tesla app and track that baby.

197San Diego Car Dealer Guilty Of Breaking Campaign Finance Law

Funneled $500,000 in foriegn money into local election campaigns

A high-end car dealer in San Diego, Calif. pled guilty in federal court Thursday to eight misdemeanor counts of breaking campaign finance law.

39San Diego cops spike-strip speeding father-to-be

A San Diego man was arrested by police at gunpoint for allegedly leading them on a high-speed chase involving multiple police cars and a helicopter. The chase only ended when the man ran over a spike strip, puncturing one or more of his tires, according to a report from U-T San Diego.

20014 Marines Busted For Stealing Cars, Selling Drugs In Massive Crime Sting

Drugs, weapons and stolen vehicles sold to undercover investigators

An extensive crime ring in San Diego, Calif., involving over 50 people including 7 active duty Marines, 7 retired Marines and a Navy sailor was busted in a sting operation on Thursday.

7Tesla Announces Supercharger Network Expansion, Faster Charge Times

Tesla announced today a large expansion to their Supercharger network. The accelerated rollout is a response to the success of the few Supercharger stations on the east and west coast that allowed an estimated 1 million miles of electric-powered driving since going live in October 2012.

126Woman Unknowingly Transports 30 Pounds of Marijuana Over Border

Drug runners attached pot to vehicle undercarriage

Drug smugglers are always looking for new ways of moving their products across borders.

19Kroger will add 225 ECOtality stations in western US

Kroger, whose supermarket chains include Ralph's and Food 4 Less, will add more than 225 Ecotality charging stations at stores throughout the western US to bring its total to almost 300. Ecotality makes plug-in vehicle charging stations under the Blink brand name, which some EV drivers have had problems with.

7San Diego company adding 19 E85 pumps at California stations

Count Pearson Fuels, and the state of California for that matter, is among proponents of boosting ethanol content in light-duty vehicle fuel. San Diego-based Person received a $1.35-million grant to add pumps that distribute fuel with an 85-percent ethanol mix – i.e. E85 – at 19 new gas stations throughout the Golden State.

55MT attempts no-recharge LA-to-Las Vegas drive in Tesla Model S

Some would say these Motor Trend editors hit the jackpot before and after they hit Vegas.

AddClass-action settlement over Honda Civic Hybrid mileage claims approved

A class-action lawsuit between American Honda Motor Co. and plaintiffs who claimed the Japanese automaker overstated fuel-economy figures on Honda Civic Hybrids has been approved by a San Diego Superior Court Judge.

AddCar2go scoops up 6,000 electric car sharers in San Diego in first 100 days

For some people, buying an electric car is a long-time dream. For others, the excitement comes simply from driving one and not having to worry about the hassles of vehicle ownership. Turns out, there are at least 6,000 such people in San Diego, CA, where Daimler's easy-access car-sharing program, Car2go, reported that many users in the program's first 100 days. Car2go is also happy to note that the 300 Smart Fortwo Electric Drive models that are in use there now means that, "for the first time i

AddCar2go comes to Vienna, electric car sharing starts in San Diego

Daimler's doing its level best to give a lot of people the chance to drive a Smart Fortwo. The ity car is the star of the company's car-sharing program called Car2go, which is expanding into Vienna this December and will, for the first time in the U.S., go all-electric in San Diego, CA this weekend.

46PSA: Rented Chevy Corvette not the best for doing beach donuts [w/video]

A Corvette goes for a swim in San Diego – Click above to watch video after the jump

26Want to test drive a Nissan Leaf? Live in Southern California?

2011 Nissan Leaf – Click above for high-res image gallery

170Video: San Diego 'runaway Prius' has media buzzing

Runaway Prius in San Diego – Click above to watch the video after the jump

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