October 23, 1991 |
Low-Cost Samurais: Consumer Reports almost killed Suzuki's Samurai sports utility vehicle a few years back with its report--later rejected by the federal government--that the Jeep-like vehicle was prone to roll over when making hard and fast turns. But the Brea-based importer, American Suzuki, keeps bringing Samurais to the United States--and buyers looking for a bargain keep buying them. And now another national magazine is giving the Samurai a boost.
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February 23, 2000 |
If Gerry Wheeler could wave a magic wand, he'd concoct just the right amount of parent involvement in science fair projects. How to help but not do the work for the child is a challenge, said Wheeler, executive director of the National Science Teachers Assn. Teachers and science fair judges offer some tips: * Start early. If there's no time to repeat the experiment, it's hard to tell if the results are a trend or a fluke. * Brainstorm a list of project ideas.
August 13, 2005
AFTER SIGNING THE ENERGY BILL, it must have been a challenge for President Bush to come up with good things to tell the public about it. The package, after all, contains so much good news for industry, but so little for a nation addicted to foreign oil. Cleverly, the president seized on two phrases everybody can love and put them together: "tax credit" and "hybrid vehicle."
September 16, 2007
I don't have the means to buy carbon offsets, like many of the Hollywood and political left ["The Perils of Acting Green," Sept. 2]. Former Vice President Gore's enormous electricity bill is excused because, after all, he buys carbon offsets, whatever that is, and, of course, he can afford the bill!
October 26, 2007 |
A Prius minivan? It could happen, according to a top executive of Toyota Motor Corp., which makes the four-door hatchback, the world's bestselling gasoline-electric hybrid. There are no specific plans to develop other body styles for the Prius, Tokuichi Uranishi, Toyota's head of global marketing, said in an interview Thursday. But it's "something that is desirable from a marketing point of view," he said. "I think we should have a minivan hybrid in the U.S."
June 19, 2013 |
Chevrolet's Volt topped the Sierra Club's list of plug-in hybrids in the environmental organization's annual Electric Vehicle Guide . At a price falling mid-range in the list of six EVs reviewed, the Volt takes drivers 38 electric-only miles before its gasoline engine kicks in. That results in a miles per gallon equivalent (mpge) of 98 on the Environmental Protection Agency's scale. In total, Volt owners get a range of 380 miles at an annual fuel cost of $950. (The estimate uses average $0.12 per kilowatt-hour and $3.61 for regular gas - quite a bit lower than the typical cost of gasoline in California.)