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Exploding air bags: Takata declares nearly 34 million vehicles defective http://lat.ms/1PUEfZs
The Japanese air bag manufacturer Takata has declared nearly 34 million vehicles defective in one of the largest consumer product recalls in U.S. history.
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Google to test self-driving pod car on public roads - LA Times http://lat.ms/1JN6APN
Google will start testing podlike self-driving car prototypes on public roads near its headquarters in Mountain View, Calif., this summer.
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Q&A: Why Tesla is plugging energy storage batteries http://lat.ms/1GMgwbv
Billionaire Elon Musk's Tesla Motors Inc. unveiled a line of inexpensive residential and commercial energy storage systems at a rock concert-like gala Thursday night at the company's design studio in Hawthorne.
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Tesla Motors Chief Executive Elon Musk plans to launch the electric car market into a new product line -- batteries for home and business energy storage.
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Tesla plugs into new markets with batteries for electricity storage. Collects $65 million incentive from Calif. http://lat.ms/1FhsDOU
Tesla Motors is expected to announce next week that it will expand into a new business offering battery-based energy storage for residential and commercial customers.
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Lightning fast Tesla Model S tops Auto Club's Green Cars ranking  http://lat.ms/1O8n4bg
Expect to spend some green if you want to purchase the vehicles at the top of the best Green Cars list AAA published Monday.
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California nears green carpool lane decal limit for Volt, other plug-in hybrids - LA Times http://lat.ms/1L6mLrP
Buyers of plug-in hybrids such as the Chevrolet Volt and the Toyota Prius are about to lose an important perk – a carpool lane permit.
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Five takeaways from Elon Musk's conversation with analysts - LA Times http://lat.ms/1H1YPF6
Apple cars, Tesla Motors ’ fledgling energy business, Model X delays --- here are five takeaways from Tesla CEO Elon Musk ’s conversation with financial analysts Wednesday.
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Elon Musk says Tesla batteries can end global carbon emissions as he launches into energy storage business http://lat.ms/1KyWxys
Having tackled electric cars and solar energy, Billionaire Elon Musk now wants to use technology from both industries to jumpstart the energy storage business.
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Can you believe the cost of driving fell last year? AAA says thank low gas prices, interest rates  http://lat.ms/1Dxas24
The expense of owning and operating a car dipped nearly 2% last year because of falling gas prices and low interest rates, the American Automobile Assn. said in its annual driving cost study Tuesday.
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Joy ride:  Mario Andretti takes me for an IndyCar spin at Long Beach Grand Prix http://lat.ms/1G1uJOZ
Sitting behind Mario Andretti , I felt my stomach flip into my lungs as we lurched onto the racetrack at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.
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Giant Ford and Toyota investments help fuel Mexican auto industry boom - LA Times http://lat.ms/1yAgROc
Investment in the Mexican auto industry is soaring as automakers take advantage of low labor rates, an increasingly sophisticated workforce and a plethora of free trade agreements.
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