Zero entrusted us with a 2017 DS 13.0 for a month. Robert and I took it through the paces both around Los Angeles and off road. We argued over which was the ultimate urban warrior — the Zero DS or the Zero FXS. I’ve been riding my FX(S)* every day since 2013, and consider it […]
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When Biker Chicks Drive Cars Fiat cut me loose on the streets of LA in a 2016 500e to see if it could be as fun around town as it is on the track. I’ve driven both manual & automatic 500s, and a broad range of other electric cars. None of them as fun as […]
The internet has been abuzz with Elon Musk’s recent proclamation that he will dig a tunnel under the 405 (the busiest freeway in the US) to ease his brutal commute from Bel Air to Hawthorne. While most writers, even ours, are as knowledgable about boring tunnels as Elon is, there are some folks in LA who know all there […]
This is not sponsored content. This is California Desperation. At a time when the CEO of Exxon is being tapped for Secretary of State and the outgoing President has to ban the destruction Putin & Tillerson are eager to unleash on the Arctic Circle and anywhere else they can, everyone who possibly can should be […]
We’re honored to have been invited to cover this event again, as it’s delightful to peek behind the curtain, and be treated to such a lavish trip. The most exciting news from Ford is that they’re taking IDEO’s advice to prototype early and often. They’re launching a variety of projects (not vehicles) all aimed at making it easier for people to get from point A to B, regardless of who owns the vehicle, or even what type of vehicle it is.
On national drive electric day, September 10th, Zero motorcycles celebrated their 10th anniversary. We’ve been covering their progress since the beginning. In fact, my first article for gas2 was a review of the 2009 Zero S. They’ve certainly come a long way since I first reviewed one here, and I was very excited to celebrate with them.
Next week we’ll be covering Ford’s sixth annual Further with Ford conference, which happens to be scheduled during National Drive Electric Week. Coincidence? We think not. As batteries become cheaper, charging stations more widespread, and cities look toward banning gas-powered cars, it’s clear that the future is not dino-powered.
Zero will be presenting their new models at the AIM Expo in Orlando today, and we got to peek behind the curtain so you could be the first to read about it. On Monday we joined a call with Zero’s Scot Harden to find out what’s coming for 2016. They’ve made a lot of exciting improvements to the lineup and are introducing two customer-designed bikes, the FXS and DSR.
Last week, Move LA invited Mayor Eric Garcetti and many other esteemed guests to discuss the potential for Measure R2, the next step in funding (fixing) Los Angeles’ transportation woes. Measure R is a half percent sales tax approved in 2008, slated to bring in as much as $40 billion over 30 years. Since 2008, it has helped rapidly increase LA’s metro system.
The Hammer Museum at UCLA hosts weekly talks on hot topics. Being a huge fan of turning Los Angeles into a car-free city, I was eager to hear Seleta Reynolds, our new General Manager at the Department of Transportation. Mayor Garcetti stole her from San Francisco after she helped turn that city into a cyclists’ paradise while also shortening car commute times.
Susanna Schick got to ride Harley-Davidson’s LiveWire electric concept bike, getting a firsthand look at Harley’s first electric vehicle. Would you buy it?
Zero Motorcycles presents their 2015 lineup, with Showa suspension, improved quality, Bosch ABS, and 10% more range.