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


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

Green Car Congress

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.

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

Green Car Congress

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

Green Car Congress

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

Green Car Congress

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

Green Car Congress

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.

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

Green Car Reports

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

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.

Building materials recycler switches fleet to Neste renewable diesel

Green Car Congress

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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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.

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.

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

Green Car Congress

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. Most immediately, Lucid will open Studios and service centers in the following locations: Silicon Valley Studio: Located at Lucid’s Global Headquarters in Newark, CA.

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

Green Car Congress

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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Five additional hydrogen stations proposed for California

Green Car Congress

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

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

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? It''s not often you''re offered a free car though, even when buying a house.

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

Green Car Congress

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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Chevy Volt Price Announced

Green Car Reports

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

Velodyne LiDAR opens “Megafactory” for 3D LiDAR sensors; 1M sensors in 2018

Green Car Congress

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.

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

Green Car Congress

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. A2D2 will have the flexibility to develop new software quickly and to collaborate with nearby startups for production-intent applications.

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Rockwell Automation opens new EV innovation center in Silicon Valley

Green Car Congress

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

Green Car Congress

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

Green Car Congress

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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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

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.

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[.]. Owners of Nissan’s first fully electric car – the famous LEAF – are fast approaching the one billion kilometres driven mark. Electric cars Nissan

SF Bay Area local governments roll out 90 EVs into their fleets

Green Car Congress

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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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[.]. We knew it would be an issue sooner or later, but in the Silicon Valley where electric car uptake is far advanced, the thorny issue of charging etiquette is already rearing its ugly head. Electric cars

Neste opens four new renewable diesel filling stations in California

Green Car Congress

The four new fueling stations join existing Neste-branded fuel stations in San Leandro, San Jose, Keyes and Ripon. Neste, the world’s leading producer of renewable diesel, has opened four new fueling stations in northern and central California, providing greater accessibility to 100% renewable diesel. The fueling stations are open 24/7 and provide a seamless and quick customer experience.

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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.

Velodyne LiDAR more than quadruples production for autonomous vehicle surge

Green Car Congress

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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DOE to award more than $27M to 12 plastics recycling R&D projects

Green Car Congress

University of California, San Diego (La Jolla, CA) - Production of high-performance biodegradable polyurethane products made from algae precursors – DOE Funding: $2,000,000. The following projects were selected under Topic 1b: Novel Plastics: Designing Highly Recyclable or Biodegradable Plastics: University of California, San Diego (La Jolla, CA) - Degradable Biocomposite Thermoplastic Polyurethanes – DOE Funding: $2,088,114.

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

Green Car Congress

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%). Location technology specialist, TomTom (TOM2), released the latest results of the TomTom Traffic Index , a report detailing the traffic situation in 416 cities in 57 countries.

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

Green Car Congress

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

Green Car Congress

In the report, the ICCT team focused on 25 metropolitan areas which each have seen more than 20,000 electric vehicle sales through 2017: Beijing, Changsha, Chongqing, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Qingdao, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Tianjin, Wuhan, and Zhengzhou, China; London, England; Paris, France; Tokyo and Kyoto, Japan; Amsterdam, the Netherlands; Bergen and Oslo, Norway; Stockholm, Sweden; and Los Angeles, New York, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, and Seattle, United States.

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Four Bay Area local governments deploying 50 i-MiEVs

Green Car Congress

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.

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

Green Car Congress

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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