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Tesla Roadster 3.0 Update: San Jose To LA Without Recharging

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Back in December, we first received confirmation of the "3.0" update for the Tesla Roadster, the electric-car maker''s very first product, sold in the U.S. from 2008 through 2011. Tesla claimed the update would boost the Roadster''s range 40 to 50 percent, and said a real-world demonstration was forthcoming. MORE: Tesla Roadster 3.0: 70-kWh Batter

CARB, NOAA, NASA and San Jose State University scientists team up to study ozone transported across Pacific

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Current ozone levels in the San Joaquin Valley are predominantly caused by local emissions, but as air quality standards become lower, any contribution from global ozone levels needs to be understood. An ozonesonde is a balloon which measures ozone from the surface to more than 10 kilometers above the ground. Emissions Regulations

San Jose/Tesla deal announcement Wed.

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The NY Times is reporting that Wednesday morning will see the announcement of a deal that will see Tesla's second electric car, the sedan, built in San Jose. On Wednesday morning, the company will announce a deal to lease 89 acres of land in San Jose, Calif.

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Revenge of the Electric Car

The conference goes from July 26-29th in San Jose, CA, and Public Night will open the doors to the exhibit hall of the San Jose Convention Center to the public from 5:30-7:30pm, where you can check out upcoming EV models such as the Nissan LEAF, Ford Escape Hybrid, Chevrolet Volt, and more.

SF Bay Area gets largest yet electric car deployment to municipal fleets

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took place when Mitsubishi Motors deployed 50 i-MiEV's to four Bay Area local government fleets – San Jose, Los Gatos, Campbell and Mill

BAE Systems’ HybriDrive HDS300 technology to power new articulated buses in San Jose

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New Flyer Industries has selected BAE Systems’ HybriDrive HDS300 propulsion system to power a fleet of new 60-foot, low-floor rapid transit buses for the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) in San Jose, California. The simple design of the MTS reduces the cost of maintenance as well as the overall life cycle cost.

GKN Driveline develops new lightweight propshaft for Audi Q5; more compact, lighter, more efficient; MLB Evo

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GKN Driveline created a new lightweight, high-speed propshaft joint for the all-new Audi Q5. Refinement of the driveline has also improved.

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PG&E, Calif. Energy Commission launch 4MW sodium-sulfur grid storage pilot in San Jose

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Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) and the California Energy Commission today unveiled a utility-scale sodium-sulfur battery energy storage system ( earlier post ) pilot project to better balance power needs of the electric grid. The system has a 4 megawatt capacity, and can store more than six hours of energy. Brief

Coulomb Technologies Unveils First ChargePoint America EV Charging Stations in San Jose

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Coulomb Technologies has installed its first Networked Charging Station for electric vehicles in San Jose, California from its $37 million ChargePoint America program ( earlier post ). the San Jose/San Francisco Bay Area, Bellevue/Redmond, Wash., Sacramento, Calif.,

Does Nissan Leaf Supplant The Prius As Loathing Target For CA Drivers?

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If you''ve never lived in the San Francisco Bay Area, you may not have heard of "Mr. Roadshow," the nickname of San Jose Mercury News reporter Gary Richards.

Nissan LEAF drivers racing towards one billion kilometres

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Owners of Nissan’s first fully electric car – the famous LEAF – are fast approaching the one billion kilometres driven mark. Electric cars Nissan

Buy A House (For $1.3 Million), Get A Tesla Model S (Lease)

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That''s exactly what one San Jose seller is doing, the 1959 house he Everyone loves a great deal.

Samsung calls for united front in building 5G ecosystem

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Samsung Electronics hosted the first Silicon Valley 5G Summit , held at Samsung Research America in San Jose, California. The summit addressed the current status, challenges and requirements for creating business opportunities for 5G technologies. Brief

Arcimoto's Pulse, the electric motorcycle for those who want to drive a space ship

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Arcimoto attended the recent CleanTech and PlugIn 2010 conferences in San Jose, showing their 3rd prototype, where this writer was able to talk with them. The Arcimoto is an electric three wheeled electric motorcycle sporting an enclosed cabin reminding some of space ships. I found my spaceship! It's real and I'm getting it!"

Ford makes electric vehicle predictions

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According to the company’s director of global electrification Nancy Gioia, speaking at Plug-in 2010 in San Jose, California, Ford expects hybrids, plug-in hybrids and battery electric vehicles to [.]. Just how much of an impact will electric vehicles have on the fleet of one of the world’s leading car manufacturers?

Electric taxis heading to San Francisco

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An electric taxi programme will be launched in San Francisco and San Jose after Better Place committed to bringing its switchable battery station to the Bay Area. Tags: Electric cars Green cars Latest news battery swap stations Better Place electric taxis green taxis San Francisco San Jose

ICCT paper assesses leading regional EV markets in US and policies behind them

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Four of the areas—Portland, San Jose, San Francisco, and Santa Cruz—have 20 or more actions in place. Resources.

SF Bay Area local governments roll out 90 EVs into their fleets

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The public agencies receiving vehicles are: Alameda County, Sonoma County, San Francisco, Concord, Santa Rosa, San Jose, Oakland, Fremont, the Marin Municipal Water District, and Sonoma County Water Agency. The Transportation Authority of Marin also participated with additional support for the Marin Municipal Water District.

California Energy Commission approves $46.6M for hydrogen refueling and $2.8M for EV charging projects

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Linde LLC was awarded $4,250,000 to install two hydrogen refueling stations located in San Ramon and Oakland. International Association of Nanotechnology will receive $500,000 to install 10 electric vehicle fast chargers along the I-5 and Highway 99 corridor at 10 locations between Stockton and San Diego. ITM Power Inc.

U-Michigan, IBM collaborate on data-centric high performance computing system

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The collaboration was announced this week in San Jose at the second annual OpenPOWER Summit 2016. The system is designed to enable high performance computing applications for physics to interact, in real time, with big data in order to improve scientists’ ability to make quantitative predictions. Earlier post.).

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Coulomb Technologies ships more than 2,400 public and commercial charging stations in ChargePoint America Program

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Coulomb’s ChargePoint America program provides approximately 4,500 charging stations to program participants in ten regions in the United States: Austin/San Antonio, Texas, Boston, Los Angeles, New York, Orlando/Tampa, Sacramento, Calif., San Jose/San Francisco Bay Area, Redmond/Bellevue, Wash., Brief

Caltrain's long history makes it deeply interwoven into the SF Peninsula's life

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Its existence dates back to the early 1850's, to connect San Francisco with San Jose (which was, at the time, the Capital of California). Do you like this story? Caltrain is the second oldest passenger rail line in the Western U.S. Today the rail line travels through

NextEV Launches NIO Brand; NIO EP9 fastest electric car on the Nürburgring Nordschliefe

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It has more than 2,000 employees in San Jose, Shanghai, Munich, London and eight other locations. mph) in 7.1 Resources. Fluid Mech.

Velodyne LiDAR opens “Megafactory” for 3D LiDAR sensors; 1M sensors in 2018

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Located in San Jose, CA, the facility not only has enough space for high-volume manufacturing and for the precise distance and ranging alignment process for LiDAR sensors as they come off the assembly line. In addition to the San Jose Megafactory, Velodyne LiDAR has also opened a new research and development facility in Alameda, CA.

Aeromexico flying commercial route with 15% blend of Honeywell Green Jet Fuel

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Aeromexico is using a 15% blend of Honeywell Green Jet Fuel, produced from camelina using process technology from Honeywell’s UOP, on flights on its Mexico City to San Jose, Costa Rica route, marking one of the first uses of renewable fuels in everyday airplane passenger service. Brief

Successful consumer trial of Soladiesel algae-based biodiesel at Propel Fuels locations

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The pilot program, which marked the first commercial availability of algal derived fuels, offered SoladieselBD in a B20 blend to consumers through Propel’s Clean Fuel Points in Redwood City, San Jose, Berkeley, and Oakland, California. Propel Fuels, a retailer of renewable fuels and clean mobility solutions, and. Solazyme, Inc. Brief

Federal Realty partners with Car Charging Group to install EV charging stations at retail sites nationwide

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During the first phase of the program, EV charging stations will be installed at the following Federal Realty Investment Trust properties: Santana Row in San Jose, California. Federal Realty Investment Trust is partnering with Car Charging Group, Inc., —Michael D. Farkas, CEO of Car Charging Group. Brief

APTA reports record public transportation usage in US in 2013; growth outpacing population and VMT growth

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Growth in public transit ridership since 1995 has outpaced population and VMT growth. Data: APTA. Click to enlarge. In 2013, Americans took 10.7

California governor signs 6 bills to advance state’s electric vehicle market; HOT and HOV benefits

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Clean air vehicles must pay full fare to use the toll roads in Orange County but enjoy discounted rates to cross the San Francisco Bay Area bridges and to use the State Route 91 Express Lanes in Orange and Riverside Counties. million zero-emission vehicles on the road in California by 2025 and a number of other long-term goals.

California Energy Commission to award $8.9M for completion of California DC fast charge North-South corridors

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US-101: San Jose to Buellton. I-5: San Clemente to Oceanside. Corridor Categories. Primary. Secondary.

CA Energy Commission awarding Wrightspeed $5.789M grant for retrofit range-extended electric powertrain for medium-duty commercial vehicles

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Wrightspeed’s Geared Traction Drive integrates an electric motor, a two-speed gear box and an inverter. Source: Wrightspeed. Click to enlarge. million.

NextEV issued autonomous vehicle testing permit in California

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founder Xiang Li;JD.com founder Richard Liu,and investment institutions including Hillhouse Capital;Sequoia Capital and JOY Capital.NextEV is headquartered in Shanghai,with design,research and development offices in San Jose,Munich,Beijing,Hong Kong,and London.. —US CEO of NextEV Padmasree Warrior. Brief

ICCT analysis of California top EV cities finds link between EV uptake and many underlying factors

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These vehicle markets range greatly in size, from hundreds of electric vehicle sales up to approximately 4,000 (San Jose). Resources.

Bay Area – 11/4 Opening Weekend Events

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Come out this weekend in San Francisco, Berkeley, Palo Alto, San Rafael and San Jose: Landmark Embarcadero - San Francisco. Smith Rafael Center - San Rafael, CA. Camera 3 - San Jose. Daily Showtimes: 12:15 2:50 5:10 7:30 9:45. 11/4 at 5:10 pm, 7:30 pm screenings. 11/5 at 7:30 pm screenings.

2011 Nissan Leaf Drive Review: A Real Electric Car for Real People

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Earlier this week, Nissan gave us some time behind the wheel of the Leaf in San Jose, California. Just days after Nissan announced its 8 year, 100,000 mile warranty option for the 2011 Leaf, we've had a chance to do our second test-drive of the week in Nissan's $33,750 electric baby.

2011 Nissan Leaf Matches Volt: 8 Year, 100,000 Mile Warranty

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At the Plugin 2010 Conference in San Jose, California, Carlos Tavares, Nissan's executive vice president and head of operations in America, told a packed audience

Chevy Volt Price Announced

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GM announced the price for the 2011 Volt at Plug-In 2010, a conference being held this week in San Jose. The 2011 Chevrolet Volt has been in gestation so long, we've wondered if it ever would become a reality. Now the reality is here. The Volt's MSRP will be $41,000, which includes a $720 destination fee.

VIDEO: 2011 Nissan Leaf EV Navigation System Demo

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High Gear Media took a quick drive in a 2011 Leaf prototype today in San Jose, while Nissan prepares for some big announcements tomorrow on When the 2011 Nissan Leaf goes on sale later this year, each copy of the first mass-market electric car on earth will come with a navigation system.

2011 Nissan Leaf: Live Photos

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Today, High Gear Media took the Leaf for a first drive around San Jose, California, before the Plug-In 2010 Conference and before a very big announcement from Nissan on future Leaf sales. The 2011 Nissan Leaf is in the final stages of development before it rolls into showrooms late this year.

Pike Research forecasts US plug-in vehicle penetration rates to be highest in smaller states

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San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA. San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA. Relative to population, the firm anticipates that PEV penetration rates will be the highest in several smaller MSAs including Raleigh-Cary, NC; San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA; and Sacramento-Arden Arcade-Roseville, CA. FPL Group (Florida).

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