The Arizona Department of Transportation is releasing more of the "clean air -- blue skies" license plates, which allow drivers to be in the HOV lane solo at any time.When the plates first rolled out in 2007, pretty much any vehicle using an alternative energy source could get the plate, including b ... More >>
You can't buy a Tesla in Arizona, but you can get it charged here.Despite Arizona's law preventing Tesla from using its sales model in the state, the company is opening its latest "supercharger" tomorrow in Flagstaff.
All nine U.S. Representatives from Arizona signed on to a letter to Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk, asking that the company open its new factory in Arizona.Telsa plans on opening its "Gigafactory" to mass-produce batteries for its electric vehicles, and Arizona's one of four states the company's conside ... More >>
A national highway-safety group says Arizona's road-safety laws are not very good.Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety says Arizona is one of 11 states with "a dangerous lack of basic safety laws."
Electric-car manufacturer Tesla Motors has a dinky presence in Arizona.There's no dealership here, and although the company operates a "gallery" in the Scottsdale Fashion Square mall, the company technically doesn't sell any cars in Arizona. However, that's only due to state law, and there's a propo ... More >>
Every so often, you'll see stories from around the country about wannabe car thieves who don't make off with their new ride because they don't know how to operate a manual transmission.However, police say a woman who tried to steal a car in Phoenix got stumped by an automatic transmission.
If you watch Fox News, you may have been led to believe that drugs known as "bath salts" are causing people in Arizona to get naked and steal cars, like in the case of John Brigham's alleged carjacking/car-crashing spree last week.If you're trusting the cops on this one, it was PCP streaming through ... More >>
The band and I had the chance to spend another day with the Dain Griffin's very hospitable and friendly family. We also got to walk around the neighborhood for a bit and enjoy some nice (78 degree) sunny weather.
Image: www.gonatgas.comNatural gas exec Murry Gerber and his wife are taking a cross-country trip in a natural-gas-powered Hummer H2 to tout the fuel - and rip on electric and compact cars along the way. A Pittsburgh natural-gas exec and his wife will donate $2,500 to a central Phoenix s ... More >>
www.climateprogress.orgDespite this past Wednesday being "National Fuck Prius Day," former New Times scribe and Democratic Senate hopeful, John Dougherty, announced today that he will be arriving at tonight's debate in a "motorcade of electric cars."It probably won't be the coolest-looking ... More >>
Two stellar auto shows hit Phoenix in one day
krmg.comRemember the gimmicky "Click it or ticket" program, compliments of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration? Apparently there wasn't enough clicking, or police departments across the country needed a reason to ask for more money, because the program is now new an ... More >>
A north Phoenix church has reached an agreement with city officials that will allow the church to continue serving meals to the homeless, after neighbors in the area complained about homeless people littering. The city's researching whether or not the church is violating a zone ordinance...Many V ... More >>
Image: Wikimedia CommonsJar of biodiesel fuel The city of Phoenix announced today it will receive $830,000 in federal stimulus funds to "reduce diesel emissions by retrofitting and replacing city-owned equipment." Forgive us if we don't stand up and cheer. This money, half of which the feds are b ... More >>
Tricked-out racers burn legal rubber at SpeedWorld
By Ray Stern Within a few short years, accidents like the one that happened to Ashley Mortensen last night will be less common. Just as breakaway steering columns, safety glass and even rear-view mirrors were once seen as optional safety measures, backup-safety technology is poised to become standa ... More >>
By Ray Stern The small ad by something called "AZ Green Dining" in the Cafe section of this week's New Times couldn't help but catch my eye (after a co-worker pointed it out, that is): "The New Times 4-17-08 edition printed lies about biodiesel." I had written the article in question about alte ... More >>
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