San Jose State University, CalCharge launch new “Battery University” program

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CalCharge, an energy storage innovation accelerator, and San Jose State University are teaming up to launch a “battery university”. Battery university courses will be offered through SJSU’s professional education program&. Classes are expected to start this summer in partnership with SJSU’s engineering college. CalCharge is a partnership of CalCEF and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Bosch and Daimler: San Jose to become pilot city for automated on-demand ride-hailing service; SAE Level 4/5

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Bosch and Daimler announced that San Jose, the third biggest city in California, is planned to be the pilot city for trials, targeted to begin during the second half of 2019, of the highly and fully automated driving (SAE Level 4/5) on-demand ride-hailing service recently announced by the two companies. Moreover, San Jose wants to prepare itself for a future in which autonomous cars hit the streets.


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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 Battery

NIO Leases Bigger San Jose Office Building For US HQ, R&D Center


Is NIO working hard towards an expansion into the US? All the signs point to it, but the company remains silent

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. The Yerba Buena Battery Energy Storage System Pilot Project charges batteries when demand is low and then sends reserved power to the grid when demand grows.

Scary Tesla FSD Beta 10.2 Stress Test: Downtown San Jose, CA


Some say Tesla's FSD Beta is improving, but this video reveals many shortfalls that are downright scary

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. New Flyer Industries will provide up to 29 articulated hybrid buses for the transit agency, with an option for up to 20 additional buses at a later date.

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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.

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. to build a company headquarters and a 600,000-square-foot plant to produce the battery-powered Model S sedan

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 ). ChargePoint America will offer hundreds of free stations for public and home charging to individuals and businesses throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, including San Jose, for use by individual vehicle owners and by fleets.

Daimler and Bosch Will Launch a Pilot Robotaxi Program in San Jose in 2019

Cars That Think

I don't know the way in San Jose, my car has a brain and won't go wrong and lose its way. transportation transportation/self-driving

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.

These cute electric robots may soon deliver your dinner


Yesterday, the company announced its official expansion into San Jose, Miami-Dade County, Pittsburgh, and Detroit. Kiwibot is a last-mile delivery service that has completed over 150,000 food deliveries using electric semi-autonomous robots.

Tesla Model 3 most popular luxury car model (LendingTree study)


The Tesla Model 3 is the most popular luxury car model according to an analysis by LendingTree, which noted that San Jose, California has the most luxury vehicles. San Jose, CA ranked as the city with the most luxury vehicles with almost 4 out of 10 (39.5)

NIO expands US headquarters as North American launch begins to feel more and more likely


The US branch of Chinese automaker NIO continues to make interesting moves in North America, as the company signed a ten year lease on a building in San Jose, CA.

Stellantis-LG Energy Solution battery joint venture named NextStar Energy; 45 GWh plant in Windsor

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He was responsible for US market sales and was based in San Jose, California, from 2015 to 2018. Stellantis and LG Energy Solution announced NextStar Energy Inc. as the official name of its battery joint-venture company. Earlier post.) Danies Lee has been appointed chief executive officer (CEO) of the new company. NextStar Energy will be Canada’s first large-scale lithium-ion battery production plant.

QuantumScape and Volkswagen to select location for solid-state battery JV pilot-line facility; 1GWh to start

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In its Q1 Shareholder Letter, QuantumScape highlighted progress on that front as well, securing a facility in San Jose to house the QS-0 line. Solid-state battery developer QuantumScape Corporation ( earlier post ) has entered into an agreement with Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. to select the location of their joint-venture solid-state battery pilot-line facility by the end of 2021. The companies currently contemplate Salzgitter, Germany for the location.

QuantumScape expands to Asia-Pacific region with new R&D enter in Japan

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Headquartered in San Jose, California, QuantumScape has worked with automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and tools and materials suppliers across the Asia-Pacific region for several years. QuantumScape Corporation, a leading developer of next-generation solid-state lithium-metal batteries for use in electric vehicles ( earlier post ), is expanding into the Asia-Pacific region with an office in Kyoto, Japan.

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Lyten Launches Lithium-Sulfur Battery Platform

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Lucid Motors opening 20 sales and service locations in N America through 2021

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San Jose Studio: Located at Westfield Valley Fair in San Jose, CA. Luxury EV maker Lucid Motors plans to open 20 retail locations—known as Lucid Studios—and service centers throughout North America by the end of 2021.

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Tesla Model S catches fire–twice–after flat tire in California

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The owner told local news crews that he was driving on Highway 17, which runs from San Jose to Santa Cruz, California when the low tire pressure warning suddenly. A day after Tesla claimed it found a bullet hole, shot from inside the car, in the battery of a Tesla that caught fire in 2014, another brand new Tesla Model S caught fire in California.

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QuantumScape & Volkswagen Sign Agreement to Select Location for Joint Venture Pilot-Line Facility

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SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS –(BUSINESS WIRE)– QuantumScape Corporation, (NYSE: QS, or “QuantumScape”) today announced that it has entered into an agreement with Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.

Five additional hydrogen stations proposed for California

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San Jose (Shell). The California Energy Commission has issued a “ Revised Notice of Proposed Awards ” that recommends five additional hydrogen fueling stations previously recommended for funding by Energy Commission staff. The newly awarded stations are: Beverly Hills (FirstElement Fuel). Studio City (FirstElement Fuel). Redwood City (FirstElement Fuel). Mission Hills (FirstElement Fuel).

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Building materials recycler switches fleet to Neste renewable diesel

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Since forming in 2013, Argent Materials, a San Francisco Bay Area recycler of concrete and asphalt, and supplier of aggregate such as crushed rock, entry, cutback, sand, backfill and base rock for construction projects, has diverted more than a billion pounds of waste from local landfills.

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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 On Thursday, the largest municipal fleet deployment of electric cars in the U.S.

NVIDIA to acquire DeepMap, enhancing mapping solutions for AVs

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A DeepMap map in San Jose, Calif., The team, primarily located in the San Francisco Bay Area, has many decades of collective experience in mapping technology and developed a solution that considers autonomous vehicles both map creators and map consumers.

All-electric BMW iX and i4 first BMWs with 5G support

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The feature is being piloted in three cities in California: Los Angeles, San Francisco, and San Jose. The all-electric BMW iX and i4 are the first BMWs with available 5G support via Personal eSIM.

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. Nor will you know how important his columns are, covering traffic, congestion, freeways, law enforcement, cars, and all the other topics associated with the region''s crowded roads.

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BAE Systems, QinetiQ to integrate hybrid electric drive into tracked combat vehicle

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The engineering activities of the HED system will primarily occur at the BAE Systems’ Sterling Heights, Michigan, and San Jose, California, facilities.

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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. Velodyne LiDAR is opening a “Megafactory” to ramp up production of the latest 3D LiDAR sensors to meet high global demand.

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Audi opens Automated Driving Development R&D office in Silicon Valley; ADAS specifically for North America

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Audi has opened its new Audi Automated Driving Development (A2D2) R&D office in San Jose to create Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) specifically for the North American market.

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Latest Tesla Model X Prototype Shown At Palo Alto Store Opening

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Reaction, says the San Jose Hundreds of owners and fans alike turned up for the opening of a new Tesla Store in Palo Alto, California, this past Saturday. They weren''t all there just to see the store, though. Many focused on the store''s centerpiece--the latest prototype of the Tesla Model X crossover, the next car in Tesla Motors'' product plans.

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Nio buys 12% stake in lithium mining company


Additionally, Nio will receive a call option to buy between 20% and 40% of the issued capital of Andes Litio which holds the rights over the San Jorge Lithium Project. Greenwing plans to use 80% of the funds from Nio’s purchase for its San Jorge Lithium Project in Argentina.

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 number of vehicles being acquired by each agency is as follows: Alameda County: 26, Concord: 10, Fremont: 2, Marin Municipal Water District: 1, Oakland: 3, San Francisco: 14, San Jose: 3, Santa Rosa: 4, Sonoma County: 22, and Sonoma County Water Agency: 5.

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Rockwell Automation opens new EV innovation center in Silicon Valley

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Rockwell Automation, a leading solutions and services provider to the automotive industry, opened a new 8,000 square-foot electric vehicle (EV) Innovation Center at 111 North Market Street in San Jose, California, within its Information Solutions development facility.

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NIO updates Level 2 advanced driving assistant system NIO Pilot

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The company has more than 9,000 employees working in research and development, design and manufacturing centers in Shanghai, Beijing, San Jose, Munich, London and seven other locations. NIO has updated the NIO Pilot advanced driving assistant system (ADAS), adding seven features. At the same time, the company announced the NIO OS smart operating system was upgraded to NIO OS 2.0, and unveiled a new user experience (UX) vehicle interaction and user interface (UI) design.

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NEVS and AutoX to collaborate on large-scale RoboTaxi deployment in Europe

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For AutoX, the partnership follows an important milestone of becoming the second company to be permitted by the California Public Utilities Commission to operate a RoboTaxi pilot program and launching their service xTaxi immediately thereafter (in the 95054 and 95134 areas of north San Jose/Santa Clara).

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TomTom: Global traffic congestion up; Bengaluru world’s most traffic-congested city

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In the US, the top five most congested cities are Los Angeles (42%), New York (37%), San Francisco (36%), San Jose (33%) and Seattle (31%).

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Study finds stabilizing warming at 1.5 ?C would result in economic hit through 2100; benefits accrue by 2300

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A new study by a team from San Jose State University and Stanford University has found that—even under heightened damage estimates—the additional mitigation costs of limiting global warming to 1.5 °C

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Volkswagen committing $7.1B to boost product line-up, R&D, manufacturing in North America; targeting 55% BEV sales by 2030

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The CoE closely collaborates with technology partners Quantumscape (San Jose, CA) which is driving solid-state battery technology, and 24M (Cambridge, MA), which is re-imagining the design of battery cells. Volkswagen will commit $7.1

Velodyne LiDAR more than quadruples production for autonomous vehicle surge

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These employees operate across three facilities in California, including the company’s new Megafactory in San Jose, its long-standing manufacturing facility in Morgan Hill, and the Velodyne Labs research center in Alameda. Velodyne LiDAR has more than quadrupled production for its high-performance LiDAR sensors to meet strong global demand.

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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. Just how many times have you bought an extra bottle of soda because it''s on a "buy one, get another free" offer? Or shopped ''til you dropped in an "everything must go" sale? It''s not often you''re offered a free car though, even when buying a house.

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Four Bay Area local governments deploying 50 i-MiEVs

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Four San Francisco Bay Area local government fleets—San Jose, Los Gatos, Campbell and Mill Valley—are deploying a total of 50 Mitsubishi i-MiEV EVs, representing the largest municipal fleet deployment of light-duty all-electric vehicles (EVs) in the US to date.

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