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.

Plugs and Cars

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

Tesla Roadster 3.0 Update: San Jose To LA Without Recharging

Green Car Reports

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.

In San Jose area? Come join us next week!

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.

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. The three-month research project (mid-May to mid-August) will help scientists learn if ozone entering the state from the Pacific has an effect on air quality at the surface in the San Joaquin Valley.

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

Green Cars News

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.

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

National Green Transportation

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?

Green Car Reports

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.

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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Latest Tesla Model X Prototype Shown At Palo Alto Store Opening

Green Car Reports

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)

Green Car Reports

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).

Electrify America opening first California EV fast charging station in Torrance; targeting 9 in California by year-end

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Through its Cycle 1 California ZEV Investment Plan, Electrify America is developing a network of electric vehicle charging stations along highly traveled highways and in six California metropolitan areas which include Fresno, Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco and San Jose. Livermore-San Francisco Premium Outlets, 2774 Livermore Outlets Dr., Livermore, CA.

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

All Cars Electric

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

Nissan LEAF drivers racing towards one billion kilometres

Green Cars News

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[.].

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.

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

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

Green Cars News

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

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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2011 Nissan Leaf: Live Photos

All Cars Electric

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

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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VIDEO: 2011 Nissan Leaf EV Navigation System Demo

All Cars Electric

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.

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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Civil Maps joins Renovo AWare Ecosystem to provide interoperability for HD mapping and localization

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Renovo is expanding its own AWare-powered fleet of highly automated vehicles that operate in the San Jose, CA area to double digit numbers by the end of 2018.

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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.

NextEV issued autonomous vehicle testing permit in California

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founder Xiang Li; 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.. NextEV, a China-based designer and developer of high-performance electric vehicles ( earlier post ), has been issued an Autonomous Vehicle Testing Permit by the California DMV.

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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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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). These cities tend to be smaller, but Oakland and San Jose are also within the high electric vehicle uptake cities.

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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.

Hertz adds 2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid to rental fleet

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The Sonata Hybrid is available to rent at airports including Los Angeles, Orange County, San Francisco, Atlanta, Dulles International and Chicago, as well as cities such as San Jose, San Diego and Long Beach in California; Portland, Oregon; and Denver.

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GM Announcing Volt Pricing and Ordering Tomorrow; Video Web Chat with Volt Team at 4pm ET

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Joel Ewanick, GM vice president of US marketing will announce pricing and ordering details for the 2011 Chevrolet Volt tomorrow (27 July) at the Plug-In 2010 conference in San Jose, Calif today at 12:00 PM ET. Following the announcement, GM is hosting a live video webchat with Volt marketing director Tony DiSalle and Volt vehicle line director Tony Posawatz to answer questions about pricing tomorrow at 1 p.m. Pacific and 4 p.m. Eastern from Plug-In 2010.

NIO unveils production electric SUV for China market; NIO ES8 to launch end of this year

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NIO is a global start-up; NIO has more than 2,000 employees in San Jose, Shanghai, Munich, London and eight other locations. China-based electric vehicle startup NIO unveiled the NIO ES8, an electric SUV planned for serial production for the China market later this year.

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Nissan Leaf Could Get 2013 Refresh

All Cars Electric

With yesterday's big news on the 2011 Chevrolet Volt price and the year-long nationwide sales launch of the 2011 Nissan Leaf, you'd think the news from Plug-In 2010 in San Jose would be over. But we're charged with looking farther into the distance so you don't have to--and that's why earlier this week, we asked about the future of the Leaf and

Velodyne cuts price of VLP-16 Puck LiDAR sensor in half

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Established earlier this year, Velodyne’s San Jose Megafactory today leverages advanced and streamlined manufacturing techniques to build a range of Velodyne LiDAR sensors, including the Ultra Puck VLP-32C and the recently announced VLS-128. Velodyne LiDAR is now offering its most popular LiDAR sensor, the VLP-16, to customers around the world for up to a 50% cost reduction. Demand for our VLP-16s grew tremendously in 2017.

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Ryder begins taking delivery of 125 Chanje electric vans

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Ryder also plans to equip its maintenance facilities in the San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Sacramento, and San Jose, Calif.

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Savari and SAIC Motors partner on V2X technology for China

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SAIC Innovation Center, the San Jose based SAIC Motor’s advanced technology center, is focusing on integrating emerging technologies into vehicles. V2X company Savari Inc.

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