Downtown South San Francisco electrified

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Four electric vehicle charging stations were unveiled today at a new parking structure in downtown South San Francisco. Miller Avenue was blocked off as dignitaries gathered to celebrate the delayed opening of this large project for this small city in the shadow of San Francisco.

Missed Charge Station Opportunity in San Francisco

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Fuel-cell ferry for San Francisco: feasible but expensive, U.S. study says

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California hydrogen san francisco hydrogen fuel cell BoatsCalifornia is currently the only U.S. state where hydrogen fuel-cell cars are available for purchase. If various interested parties have their way, it could also be the only state to boast fuel-cell ferries. Last year, Sandia National Laboratories and the Red and White Fleet ferry company announced plans to design and build a "high-speed".

World's Biggest Hydrogen Station Planned For San Francisco: Cars, Ferries To Fuel There

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San Francisco may soon get its own high-speed hydrogen fuel-cell ferry boat as part of a demonstration project backed by public and private interests. Infrastructure California hydrogen san francisco hydrogen fuel cell BoatsBut that boat will need a place to refuel--as will hundreds and then thousands of hydrogen fuel-cell cars from Toyota, Honda, and Hyundai over the next five years. So as well as designing a new.

Top 10 Cities For Electric Cars: San Francisco Leads, But It's Not All California

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Green California ChargePoint Network plug-in cars san francisco After more than four years of modern electric-car sales, it''s clear that some areas are more favorable for plug-ins than others. Whether it''s local incentives, available charging infrastructure, or just a cultural climate more attuned to green-car ownership, some parts of the U.S. have embraced electric cars more than others. RELATED: Half Of All.

Tesla opens new electric-car store in San Francisco, to serve as flagship

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Located in San Francisco, the store is the largest one Tesla has opened in. sales dealers California Tesla Motors san francisco plug-in cars dealershipsCalifornia is not just the home state of Tesla Motors, it's also the biggest single U.S. market for electric cars. So perhaps it's not surprising that Tesla recently opened a huge new store in the Golden State that will serve as the flagship for its entire retail network.

San Francisco commits to all-electric bus fleet By 2035; MUNI Board approves pilot program

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San Francisco Mayor Mark Farrell and the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA), which operates MUNI (the city’s public transit), announced San Francisco’s commitment to have an all-electric bus fleet by 2035.

GM Maven Gig expands to San Francisco

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GM’s Maven Gig ( earlier post ) is expanding its initial offering in San Diego to now include San Francisco. Maven has been operating on-demand ridesharing rentals in San Francisco since August 2016; more than 20 million miles have been driven in San Francisco and nearly 1 million rides have been given. Maven Gig launched in San Diego in May and is fully subscribed. Maven Gig Bolt EVs have driven nearly 20,000 miles in San Diego.

New San Francisco Sport: Smart Tipping (Cows Are So Passe)

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There aren''t many cows in San Francisco, so cow-tipping is rare. But a few creative citizens seem to have found a substitute. Flipping over Smart cars has apparently emerged as a new sport in the city, according to NBC Bay Area. The station found three Smart ForTwo minicars tipped onto their noses or tails between Sunday night and this morning

2016 Toyota Prius Spy Video: New Hybrid In San Francisco Testing

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A San Francisco driver captured video of what appears to be a camouflaged Prius prototype on one of the city's typically hilly streets. We've tracked down another video of the upcoming, all-new 2016 Toyota Prius testing on public roads.

Uber launches self-driving pilot in San Francisco with Volvo Cars

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Uber is expanding its self-driving pilot to San Francisco, California, using specially-converted self-driving Volvo XC90 premium SUVs. Starting today, riders who request an uberX in San Francisco will be matched with a Self-Driving Uber if one is available.

GM expands Maven carsharing to Denver, LA and San Francisco

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Maven, General Motors’ personal mobility brand, is expanding to the western United States, adding the Denver, Los Angeles and San Francisco markets. In 10 months, Maven has launched three products and has grown to 13 US cities: Ann Arbor, Michigan; Baltimore; Boston; Chicago; Denver; Detroit; Los Angeles; Jersey City, New Jersey; New York City; Orlando, Florida; San Diego; San Francisco; and Washington, D.C.

Ryder San Francisco fueling facility offers 100% renewable diesel

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Ryder System, a leader in commercial fleet management, dedicated transportation, and supply chain solutions, has begun to offer 100% renewable diesel (RD) fuel at its San Francisco fueling facility. San Francisco led the nation in 2015 by switching our entire municipal fleet to renewable diesel, and we’ve been engaging private and public sector fleets, including Ryder, on the benefits of renewable diesel since.

Tesla now 'driving force' behind San Francisco area manufacturing

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Electric-car maker Tesla Motors has had many interesting and unexpected effects in its decade of existence. It's launched a series of electric cars with 200 miles or more of range, which remain—eight years after its first Roadster—the only such cars sold today that can make that claim. Perhaps one of its more unexpected impacts has. Manufacturing California NUMMI Fremont Tesla Motors Silicon Valley assembly plants

San Francisco switches city fleet to Neste NEXBTL renewable diesel

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Neste’s NEXBTL renewable diesel is now being used by the City and County of San Francisco, California. San Francisco announced December 11, 2015 that the City and County of San Francisco has completely ended its use of petroleum diesel in the City’s fleet and replaced it with renewable diesel. The City of San Francisco is now the largest city in North America to use renewable diesel.

Show Off Your Car At the Exploratorium in San Francisco

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Hello DIY'ers, The Exploratorium in the San Francisco is looking for someone who'd like to show off their DIY Electric Car for one night on October 7th as part of our monthly After Dark series. As a part of our October After Dark event we are seeking a DIY electric car and builder who hails from the San Francisco Bay Area to display and discuss their work that evening in our Museum. San Francisco, CA 94123.

San Francisco announces electric vehicle council

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The San Francisco Bay Area has launched a new Electric Vehicle Strategic Council with an additional $5million in funding. Its aim is to make the San Francisco Bay Area the electric vehicle capital of the USA by developing the [.]. Electric cars Green cars Latest news Bay Area California Energy Commission electric vehicle council electric vehicles San Francisco

San Francisco Will Juice Your Electric Car For Free

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The city of San Francisco, California, will install electric vehicle charging stations in publicly-owned garages and at San Francisco International Airport by the end of the year that drivers can use for free until 2013. The plan involves dropping around 90 charging stations across the city in the hopes that it will encourage more residents to

Toyota Prius V Sales Incentive Soars In San Francisco, Other Hybrid Discounts Too

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In the San Francisco area, the Prius V is getting a regional discount of $4,000. Over the past few months, the Toyota Prius range of hybrid cars has received significant discounts to keep sales up as the lineup ages and gas prices remain low. That's once again the case in August, particularly for the Toyota Prius V tall wagon model. DON'T MISS. sales incentives discounts

DoE Secretary Chu brings Sputnik Moment message to San Francisco

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David Herron On Saturday (April 9) Energy Secretary Stephen Chu brought the "sputnik moment" message to the 7th Berkeley-Stanford Cleantech Conference in San Francisco, saying "The countries that lead the 21st century clean energy economy will.

Smart Tipping Continues: Tiny Cars Upended In San Francisco, Again

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Some trends are harmless: think hula hoops. Some trends don''t hold up well in the harsh glare of history: think acid-washed jeans. And some trends constitute felony vandalim: think Smart tipping. After an outbreak in early April in which three Smart cars were turned over, another pair of Smart ForTwos was reported by NBC Bay Area to have been

Lyft begins testing scheduled ride-sharing in San Francisco

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Testing for scheduled rides begins shortly in San Francisco, and we look forward to making the feature available to more passengers this summer. Ride-sharing company Lyft is beginning to test a new feature that allows passengers to schedule rides up to 24 hours in advance. The ability to schedule a ride addresses user needs such as an early-morning flight or a make-or-break business meeting cross-town.

San Francisco to LA on one charge? Lightning Motorcycles to give it a go

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Lightning Motorcycles is known for pushing the boundaries of electric motorcycles. In 2013, it set the record for the fastest production electric motorcycle, at an adrenaline-pumping 218 mph. Now Lightning CEO Richard Hatfield has plans to make a prototype bike that can travel 400 miles on a single charge, which would be a remarkable feat for an. road trips electric motorcycles

City of San Francisco replacing petroleum diesel with renewable diesel by the end of the year

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San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Switching to renewable diesel will accelerate the progress San Francisco has made in cleaning its diesel fleet, slashing greenhouse gas emissions from diesel vehicles by more than 60%. San Francisco started on the path of transitioning away from petroleum diesel and using cleaner forms of diesel fuel a half-dozen years ago by transitioning to a blend of biodiesel. —San Francisco Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White.

First Production 2012 Mitsubishi 'i' Delivered In San Francisco

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Last year at this time, Nissan delivered its first Leaf electric car in San Francisco on December 12, with the first Chevrolet Volt following on December 18. December seems to be the month when new electric-car makers manage to squeak their first deliveries in under the wire. This year, it's the 2012 Mitsubishi 'i' electric minicar, of which the

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 As taxis drive continuously they need instant charge to maintain quality service – which means that waiting three-four hours for standard charging is not viable.

San Francisco orders 175 light rail cars from Siemens for $648M; option for 85 more

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San Francisco’s Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) has awarded Siemens a contract to deliver an initial 175 light rail cars for its Muni transit system at a value of US$648 million. Siemens, which beat CAF for the contract, will deliver a newly-developed light rail car based on its Model S200 for the San Francisco order.

San Francisco approves purchase of 45 new hybrid electric buses

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The Board of Directors of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA), which oversees all transportation in the city, including the Municipal Railway (Muni), recently approved the purchase of 45 new hybrid electric 40-foot buses from New Flyer Industries. The vehicles specified under the Minnesota contract were updated to include features necessary for San Francisco’s unique operating environment and high passenger loads.

San Francisco Gives Electric Car Love, Starts “EV Council”

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are better known for their love of the electric car than others, but San Francisco wants to go one better with a bid to become the electric car capital of the entire U.S. It’s a known fact that certain areas of the U.S. In order to achieve this, elected official and local business leaders in the bay area have joined together to launch the EV

BMW Launches ActiveE DriveNow Electric Car Sharing In San Francisco

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Now, thanks to BMW's car sharing service DriveNow, residents in San Franciso will also get to enjoy the ActiveE's charms. We quite like the BMW ActiveE. It's a good-looking, comfortable, quick electric car, and its existence will help develop BMW's first true electric production car, the 2014 BMW i3. The service was initially launched in June, but

DOE awarding ~$4.75M to San Francisco and Strategic Analysis for hydrogen fuel cell vehicle and infrastructure projects

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) has selected the city of San Francisco for funding as the first Climate Action Champion to pursue hydrogen and fuel cell technologies for local transportation. With the new funding, the San Francisco Department of the Environment will also conduct comprehensive training and educational activities for hydrogen and fuel cell stakeholders throughout the Bay Area.

Nissan to start EV project in San Francisco

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With electric vehicle projects already under way in major cities around the world, Nissan can now add San Francisco to its EV mobility checklist. Tags: Electric cars Green cars Latest news Nissan Bay Area EV Corridor charging infrastructure electric vehicle infrastructure electric vehicles Nissan LEAF San Francisco

Is An Electric Scoot Quad (Nee Renault Twizy) Car-Sharing's Urban Future?

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In San Francisco, driving a bight-red tandem two-seat electric Renault Twizy gets you noticed--by everyone from sweet little old ladies to skate punks. Car Sharing neighborhood electric vehicles (NEVs) san francisco plug-in cars Startups 2012 Renault TwizyEven on Castro Street. On Halloween. We spent a weekend with the low-speed electric vehicle, which is just being added to the Scoot Networks fleet of electric scooters on a test basis. DON'T MISS.

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Hertz, Marriott Bring Electric Cars And Hotels Together In San Francisco

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Popular airport rental car firm Hertz has been working alongside Hotel chain Marriott for 30 years to unite weary travelers with a set of wheels while they’re away from home -- but now visitors to San Francisco can opt to rent an electric car from the San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront any time of the day or night.

Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Ferry For Bay Area, Electric Ferry In Norway

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Sandia National Laboratories and the Red and White Fleet ferry company plan to operate a "high-speed" hydrogen fuel-cell ferry boat in the San Francisco Bay Area. California hydrogen san francisco hydrogen fuel cell BoatsHydrogen fuel-cell vehicles are beginning to hit California roads in small numbers, and soon one or more will be traversing its waters too.

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MyCityWay integrated with BMW’S DriveNow EV sharing fleet in San Francisco

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At the Content and Apps for Automotive Conference hosted by Telematics Update in San Diego, MyCityWay CEO Puneet Mehta announced a partnership with BMW’s DriveNow car sharing program ( earlier post ) that will integrate MyCityWay’s location-based, situationally-aware mobile platform into BMW’s fleet of 70 DriveNow BMW ActiveE electric vehicles in San Francisco. DriveNow is a premium car sharing service launched by BMW is San Francisco last summer.

San Francisco: Twice As Many Taxis Burn Half As Much Gas; Here's How

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In the past 15 years, the city of San Francisco has doubled the numbers of taxi cabs on its streets, up from 750 vehicles in 1997 to 1,500 this year. But thanks to incentives designed to get taxi operators behind the wheel of greener cars, 92 percent of San Francisco’s taxi fleet are either hybrids or cars run on compressed natural gas.

What Cities Have Most Electric Cars In The U.S.?

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California Study san francisco plug-in carsIn the U.S., government entities on the Federal, state, and local levels are pushing for greater electric-car adoption in different ways. While different regions in the country are working towards the same goal, the policies enacted to reach it--and the degree to which they're implemented--can vary significantly. Consequently, the distribution of.

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UberX Service Offers Hybrid Cars, Lower Fares In NY, San Francisco

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Uber is the San Francisco-based startup that makes mobile applications for requesting A car service, not for the rich, but for the rest of us. It’s a novel idea, and its time has come, thanks to on-demand car service startup Uber, which will soon start offering patrons a hybrid vehicle option for more affordable come-and-fetch-me rides.

Four large West Coast cities unite to buy 24,000 electric cars

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Los Angeles California portland san francisco fleet sales plug-in cars Seattle cities fleet Washington State OregonWhen it comes to policy efforts aimed at promoting electric cars, the focus is usually on private passenger vehicles. But to cut carbon emissions in a meaningful way, policymakers will have to look at other types of vehicles as well. That includes the thousands of cars and light trucks in the municipal fleets of large cities. DON'T MISS: BYD.

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San Francisco Bay Area leaders announce formation of “EV Strategic Council” and $5M+ for EV infrastructure

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San Francisco Bay Area elected and business leaders launched a CEO-level “EV Strategic Council”, along with more than $5 million in new funding, to ensure that the Bay Area becomes the “EV Capital of the US”. 700,000 from the US Department of Energy, the California Energy Commission and the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) to complete regional EV Strategic Plans encompassing 12 counties in the San Francisco Bay and Monterey Bay regions.

Nissan and City of San Francisco Collaborate on EV Charging Network

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Nissan and the City of San Francisco, on behalf of the Bay Area EV Corridor program, are working to advance zero-emission mobility by promoting the development of an electric vehicle (EV) charging network in the nine-county region. The cities of Oakland and San Jose, county governments in the Bay Area and other public and private stakeholders are participants in the regional EV Corridor program.

Zipcar Launches Pilot PHEV Program in San Francisco

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Zipcar, the world’s largest provider of cars-on-demand by the hour or day, launched a pilot program for plug-in hybrid vehicles in its Bay Area fleet through a partnership with the city of San Francisco. The plug-in hybrid for the San Francisco Zipcar fleet is a Toyota Prius converted with the Hymotion L5 Plug-In Conversion Module (PCM) provided by A123Systems.