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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".

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.

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.

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

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 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

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

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.

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

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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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.

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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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

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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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

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: 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.

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.

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.

Test Pays BMW i3 Electic-Car Owners To Let Utility Delay Charging

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California san francisco electric utilities plug-in cars charging charging infrastructure GRIDThe rise of modern electric cars has brought concerns that their cumulative charging needs could have an increasing impact on electric power grids. Too many cars charging at once might simply overwhelm the ability of the infrastructure to handle it, electric-car critics say. While most studies and utility executives discount much of this fear, BMW.

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Missed Charge Station Opportunity in San Francisco

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Seventeen Avcons eligible for replacement are located at San Francisco city-owned parking lots. chargepoint america public charging infrastructure coulomb technologies san francisco clippercreek california energy commission

Chrysler to present City of San Francisco with 14 PHEVs as part of a 3-year demo project

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Tomorrow, Chrysler Group LLC will present 14 plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) to the City of San Francisco as part of a three-year evaluation program. The city will evaluate the vehicles in real-world driving conditions and report regularly to Chrysler Group LLC all driving and charging experiences with the demonstration vehicles.

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

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.

Chrysler brings plug-in hybrids to California

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Chrysler Green cars Hybrid cars Latest news plug-in hybrid vehicles plug-in hybrids San FranciscoThe city ofSan FranciscoinCaliforniais to benefit from 14 plug-in hybrid electric vehicles from Chrysler. They will be introduced as part of a three-year evaluation programme with the aim being to assess how they work in real world conditions with reports being given to Chrysler on all driving and charging experiences. It is just part of [.].

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.

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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.

ZipCar Adds 2013 Honda Fit EV To San Francisco Car-Share Fleet

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If you live in a busy city and don’t use a car on a daily basis, making use of a car-sharing service like ZipCar is certainly one of the greener ways to get behind the wheel of a car when you need to. It’s no surprise then, that ZipCar’s fleet already includes some of the greenest cars on the market today, including the 2012

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.

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.

Lucid Air electric car video show luxury sedan on the road

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Lucid has now rectified that by releasing a video that shows its luxury sedan driving around the San Francisco Bay Area. Lucid Motors, the California automotive startup formerly known as Atieva, unveiled its Air electric car in December 2016.

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First 2017 Chevy Bolt EV electric cars sold today, in California

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Just 23 months after GM CEO Mary Barra unveiled the Chevrolet Bolt concept at the Detroit Auto Show, the very first production versions of Chevy's 238-mile electric car to be sold were delivered this morning to eager San Francisco Bay Area buyers. And now it's real.

First Standalone BMW Electric-Car Sales Facility Opens--In CA, Of Course

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Electric cars are increasingly popular there, and they're becoming positively commonplace in Silicon Valley, south of San Francisco. Electric cars are still a rarity in most of North America, and for that matter most of the world. But California, which has led automotive trends pretty much since the Second War, is different. DON'T MISS. dealers California Dealership plug-in cars Silicon Valley BMW i

West Coast Mayors Form EV Consortium, Pledge Carbon Reductions

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As world leaders met this past week in Paris to discuss carbon reductions on a global scale, mayors of four large West Coast cities—Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, and Portland—met in Portland for a two-day summit and united to reduce carbon emissions on a regional level.

Tesla Battery-Swap Pilot Program To Launch Next Week In California

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The swapping site will be located at a facility across the street from the Tesla Supercharger site in Harris Ranch, California--184 miles south of San Francisco and about 200 Tesla Motors will shortly announce that it is launching a pilot program next week to test the long-promised battery-pack swapping technology for its Model S electric sedan.

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.

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Tesla Model X Caught On Video In Acceleration, Cornering Tests

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Thank heavens for the Interwebs, which have now surfaced a video of a Tesla Model X electric SUV being tested in the San Francisco Bay Area. There''s just over 60 seconds of footage of what''s clearly a Model X, with camouflage patterns covering the details of its bodywork.

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.

Renault Twizy low-speed electric car comes to Canada

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To date, the only way to experience a Twizy has been to rent one from San Francisco's Scoot Network, which is offering. The Renault Twizy has always been an unusual vehicle, the sole low-speed electric vehicle to carry the brand of a major global automaker. Sold in a number of European countries, it's been tested here and there in North America. Renault Canada neighborhood electric vehicles (NEVs) plug-in cars Quebec 2012 Renault Twizy

Nissan And Renault Together Pass 200,000 Electric-Car Sales

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A little less than four years ago, the first 2011 Nissan Leaf electric car was delivered to eager buyer Olivier Chalouhi in San Francisco. Earlier this month, Nissan and its partner the French carmaker Renault delivered their 200,000th electric car. DON''T MISS: Three Years With The First Nissan Leaf Electric Car Sold In The U.S. Oct 2013