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
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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.
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Novelist Susan Straight talks about California’s gas rationing in 1979.
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