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3Daimler's Car2go carsharing service expands to Los Angeles

The Beach Boys typified the Southern California lifestyle by famously singing about hot rods, drag races and convertibles (not to mention surfer girls). So we never would've guessed that their hometown would help host a carsharing service featuring squat two-seaters. But times have changed.

26Spy Shots: Hyundai Veloster spotted on West Coast?

Spy Shots: Hyundai Veloster – Click above for high-res image gallery

AddElectric Power Research Institute joins Escape PHEV test program

Ford's test program for the Escape plug-in hybrid is expanding beyond the original partnership with Southern California Edison (SCE). The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) will join the program, setting up a group of utilities in the New York-New Jersey area that will also participate in the test program of the twenty PHEV Escapes that Ford is building. The Escapes will initially be tested in California by SCE after which the fleet will be shared with the EPRI group.

6Supercar Sunday at VCR: Tank Car storms SoCal meet

Click above for a high-res gallery of images of the Tank Car and others

53Car piercing: You've got to be kidding

Well, well, well, we thought we had seen it all. Apparently, though, there's an endless supply of reasons to ask, what the? These crazy kids with their tats and piercings and X-treme lifestyles are taking over the world. So it shouldn't come as too big a surprise that they would share their expressions of individuality with their favorite vehicular companions. And we're not talking about spinners and struts, or neon and cantaloupe launchers, we mean taking their rides to the extreme, just as the

AddChildren who spend time near roads more likely to develop asthma

As the good Rev. Lovejoy's wife often pleads, won't someone think of the children? Turns out, green car enthusiasts look out for children's health every day. Biodiesel, as we mentioned last week, has lower emissions than regular diesel. And this helps the children.

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