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

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Using automated Mercedes-Benz S-Class vehicles, Bosch and Daimler propose to offer the service to a selected user community in the San Carlos/Stevens Creek corridor between downtown and west San Jose.

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

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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

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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?

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).

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. We had a great time and totally geeked out about the Leaf's

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.

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

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Swedish EV manufacturer NEVS and the autonomous vehicle start-up AutoX have entered into an exclusive strategic partnership to integrate AutoX’s autonomous drive technology in NEVS’ next-generation vehicle architecture.

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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. Early estimates had pegged the price at

Nissan LEAF drivers racing towards one billion kilometres

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To celebrate the landmark figure, Nissan has created a series of animated stories, starting with Roberto San Jose, the first taxi driver in Spain to buy one of the fully ele[.].

Growing EV numbers and limited charging points causing workplace tensions in California

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According to local newspaper, San Jose Mercury News, Silicon Valley firms are increasingly finding that electr[.].

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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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.

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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The ICCT: Nearly half of the world’s EVs are in 25 cities; China leads the way

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Nearly half of the world’s electric vehicles are in 25 cities, according to a new briefing by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT). As of the end of 2017, these 25 cities were home to nearly 1.4 million of the world’s 3.1 million passenger electric vehicles.

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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. We're working on a few items for you, including an

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. Nifty spiff--and an integral part of the Leaf experience.

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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More of us work from home, but for those who do not, commuting time has increased

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in 2017), and for each examined city except for San Jose (which showed a decrease). by Michael Sivak. This analysis examines the recent changes in the percentage of people who work at home and changes in time spent commuting to work in the United States and in the 15 largest US cities.

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AutoX to showcase autonomous grocery delivery technology at CES

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The San Jose-based pilot has afforded the company an opportunity to work with customers and incorporate their feedback to streamline the ordering and delivery processes.

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SAIC demonstrating autonomous electric shuttle at UC Davis; data collection on behavioral response

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San Jose-based Shanghai Automotive Industrial Corporation’s (SAIC) Innovation Center is demonstrating its automated, all-electric shuttle around a defined loop of the solar-panel-lined West Village community as part of an agreement between the auto company and UC Davis.

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

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The California Energy Commission (CEC) has selected 8 awardees for a total of $8,875,457 in funding to install Direct Current (DC) fast charging stations on Interstate 5 (I-5), State Route 99 (SR 99), and along United States Highway 101 (US-101) from San Jose traveling South in California.

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Bay Area – 11/4 Opening Weekend Events

Revenge of the Electric Car

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. JOIN US for our premiere events this weekend, including Q&A's with Director Chris Paine and Greg "Gadget" Abbott at the theater along with appearances by Tesla executives and much more!

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

National Green Transportation

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

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

All Cars Electric

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 A few hours after Chevrolet announced its pricing structure for the 2011 Chevrolet Volt, Nissan have responded with details of the warranty it will offer on its 2011 all-electric Leaf.

Chip Yates (SWIGZ.COM Racing) unveils electric superbike motorcycle

National Green Transportation

This week battery component makers from around the world are meeting in San Jose at The Battery Show. Among boths from companies that make Anodes and Cathodes is a highly advanced electric superbike motorcycle made by Chip Yates and his SWIGZ.COM Racing team.

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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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.

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Mercedes-Benz, NVIDIA to develop new AI architecture for Mercedes vehicles; centralizing and unifying compute in the car

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In July, the two companies, along with Bosch, announced a joint effort to operate a robotaxi service in San Jose, starting in this year’s second half. Mercedes-Benz has selected NVIDIA to help realize its vision for next-generation vehicles. The partnership builds on a longstanding collaboration between the two companies.

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DOE awarding >$24M to 77 projects through Technology Commercialization Fund

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San Jose, Calif. Quanex Building Products Corporation, Houston, Texas SCP SYS LLC, San Francisco, Calif. Sunrun, San Francisco, Calif. San Jose, Calif. Institute for Building Technology and Safety (IBTS), San Jose, Calif. SunPower, San Jose, Calif. Sunrun, San Francisco, Calif. San Diego, Calif.

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Meet Your Next Car At Plug-In 2009

Creative Greenius

Greetings From Plugged In San Jose. Last year’s Plug-In 2008 gave attendees an insider’s advantage on the Plug-In technology that will quickly replace today’s obsolete, planet-killing fossil fuel centric cars. Creative Greenius readers were right there with me as I live blogged from the event: Top Ten Things I Learned At Plug In 2008. Day 3 At Plug In 2008. Electrifying Day At Plug-In 2008. Welcome To Plug In 2008.

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