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2014 LA Auto Show: Tech madness; Youthful colors rock

The Lime Green 2015 Chevy Spark wasn't even the brightest color at the LA Auto Show.

As the first major international automotive industry gathering of the year, the LA Auto Show annually attracts a full spectrum of carmakers and automotive enthusiasts. The 2014 LA Auto Show, which recently ended at the Los Angeles Convention Center, offered the usual collection of entry level cars from Ford, Chevrolet, Mitsubishi and the like. And ... Read More »

The Family of Prius, hybrid cars still dominate

Wild exterior color for Toyota Prius concept car.

The Toyota Prius wasn’t the first hybrid vehicle in the United States. That honor belongs to the Honda Insight. But the Prius, which debuted a few months later, has been the most successful alternative fuel car in the United States — by a substantial margin — since its unveiling in 2000. In the past 15 ... Read More »

Elio Motors: To reserve or not? Nearly 12,000 say yes

Overhead views of the Elio Motors concept vehicle.

Interest in the yet-unnamed Elio Motors’ $6,800 three-wheel vehicle, scheduled for delivery in 2015, continues to steadily increase. According the the company’s website, nearly 12,000 prospective buyers have paid deposits from $100 to $1,000 and with refundable and non-refundable options. A non-refundable reservation provides customers with an additional discount worth 50 percent of the initial ... Read More »

Will the $6,800, 84 mpg Elio change the auto industry?

The Elio three-wheel vehicle will be introduced in 2015.

Paul Elio, founder of Elio Motors, has stressed his soon-to-be manufactured three-wheel Elio priced at $6,800, will change how consumers think about their daily commutes. Speaking at the Valley of the Sun Clean Cities Coalition Legislative Breakfast in Phoenix where he lives, Elio said his company will create more than 1,500 American jobs and help ... Read More »