Rising gas prices give a jolt to sales of electric motorcycles: With new models coming out that can go freeway speeds and travel more than 100 miles on a single charge, electric motorcycles could be poised to move beyond novelty status.
Photo: The Zero DS is one of the electric models made by Zero Motorcycles of Scotts Valley, Calif. Credit: Don Kelsen / Los Angeles Times

Rising gas prices give a jolt to sales of electric motorcycles: With new models coming out that can go freeway speeds and travel more than 100 miles on a single charge, electric motorcycles could be poised to move beyond novelty status.

Photo: The Zero DS is one of the electric models made by Zero Motorcycles of Scotts Valley, Calif. Credit: Don Kelsen / Los Angeles Times

Torrance Shell station adds hydrogen fuel pump

More info over at Greenspace, The Times’ environment blog. (Now that you’ve said “love pump,” we can’t get "Spinal Tap" out of our heads.)

reblogged via neighborhoodr-losangeles:

Hydrogen fuel love pump. L.A. wins.

America’s first pipeline-fed, retail hydrogen fueling station opened in Los Angeles county on Tuesday. The station will provide hydrogen for fuel cell and hybrid vehicles in the area.

More: America’s First Pipeline-Fed, Hydrogen Fueling Station Now Open In Los Angeles

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Obama announced his plan to reduce oil imports to the United States by one-third, Neela Banerjee reports. In this photo, Libyan rebel fighters collect the last remaining drops of gasoline from the tanks of a filling station in Ras Lanuf, Libya.
Photo credit: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Obama announced his plan to reduce oil imports to the United States by one-third, Neela Banerjee reports. In this photo, Libyan rebel fighters collect the last remaining drops of gasoline from the tanks of a filling station in Ras Lanuf, Libya.

Photo credit: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

"The price of gas is topping $4 a gallon — again," says Roy Wallack, the author of "Bike for Life: How to ride to 100." "And like 2008, when this last happened, interest in bikes for commuting and shopping is rising fast. With a variety of designs and technologies now available, there is now a practical bike for all types of work, be it urban city transport, long-distance commuting or short-haul shopping and delivery.”
Photo: Steel-framed nine-speed shopping and cargo bike designed to carry heavy loads around town. Credit: Civia Cycles

"The price of gas is topping $4 a gallon — again," says Roy Wallack, the author of "Bike for Life: How to ride to 100." "And like 2008, when this last happened, interest in bikes for commuting and shopping is rising fast. With a variety of designs and technologies now available, there is now a practical bike for all types of work, be it urban city transport, long-distance commuting or short-haul shopping and delivery.”

Photo: Steel-framed nine-speed shopping and cargo bike designed to carry heavy loads around town. Credit: Civia Cycles

"The high cost of oil: We accept instability and even war in the Middle East to maintain our addiction.”

"The high cost of oil: We accept instability and even war in the Middle East to maintain our addiction.”