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Fuel-cell ferry for San Francisco: feasible but expensive, U.S. study says

Fuel-cell ferry for San Francisco: feasible but expensive, U.S. study says

California 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... read more

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2015 BMW i3

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

The 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... read more August 10, 2015 by


 
Golden Gate Bridge, connecting San Francisco and Marin County, California

World's Biggest Hydrogen Station Planned For San Francisco: Cars, Ferries To Fuel There

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. But that boat will need... read more August 3, 2015 by


 
Red and White Fleet ferry, San Francisco

Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Ferry For Bay Area, Electric Ferry In Norway

Hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles are beginning to hit California roads in small numbers, and soon one or more will be traversing its waters too. Sandia National Laboratories and... read more July 30, 2015 by


 
Golden Gate Bridge, connecting San Francisco and Marin County, California

Top 10 Cities For Electric Cars: San Francisco Leads, But It's Not All California

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... read more March 10, 2015 by


 
Lyft car with trademark pink mustache (via Wikimedia)

UberPool, Lyft Line Carpool Apps: More People, Same Number Of Cars?

What if you could reduce the number of vehicles on the road by using each one more efficiently? By allowing travelers to rent individual rides, ridesharing services like Uber... read more August 11, 2014 by


 
Smart ForTwo tipped over in San Francisco. Photo by NBC Bay Area.

Smart Tipping Continues: Tiny Cars Upended In San Francisco, Again

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... read more June 9, 2014 by


 
Smart ForTwo tipped over in San Francisco. Photo by NBC Bay Area.

New San Francisco Sport: Smart Tipping (Cows Are So Passe)

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... read more April 7, 2014 by


 
Golden Gate Bridge, connecting San Francisco and Marin County, California

Half Of All Electric Cars Are Sold In 5 Cities; Can You Name Them?

Different vehicles appeal to different markets. More than half of all Chevrolet Suburban extra-long full-size sport utility vehicles, for instance, are sold in the state of... read more August 13, 2013 by 47


 
2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid

One-Third Of All U.S. Hybrids Live In Just 15 City Areas

Prepare to be unsurprised: The U.S. West Coast features the highest proportion of hybrid and electric vehicles across the country--with almost one in ten new vehicles sold in... read more January 4, 2013 by 5


 
Better Place Battery Swap Station

Coda, Better Place Team Up To Make SF Electric Taxi Fleet

Back in 2010, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency was awarded a $7 million regional grant to oversee a fleet of 61 electric taxi cabs, complete with four... read more October 15, 2012 by 1


 
2013 Honda Fit EV drive event, Pasadena, CA, June 2012

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

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... read more September 19, 2012 by 0


 
First 2011 Nissan Leaf delivered to buyer, San Francisco, Dec 2010, photo by Eugene Lee

New Site For SF Bay Area Makes Buying Electric, Plug-In Cars Easy

Researching a new car can be hard work, especially with niche market vehicles like electric cars and plug-in hybrids. With test-drives, news reports and general information... read more September 6, 2012 by 2


 
BMW DriveNow service launches in San Francisco

BMW Launches ActiveE DriveNow Electric Car Sharing In San Francisco

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... read more August 23, 2012 by 3


 
GM CEO Dan Akerson at the Volt battery fires hearing

GM CEO Akerson: We're Staying The Course On The Chevy Volt

If the Chevy Volt is a sales failure, you'd never know it from the guy who runs General Motors. At a meeting of Volt owners in San Francisco yesterday, GM's CEO Dan Akerson... read more March 8, 2012 by 23


 

First Production 2012 Mitsubishi 'i' Delivered In San Francisco

December seems to be the month when new electric-car makers manage to squeak their first deliveries in under the wire. Last year at this time, Nissan delivered its first Leaf... read more December 9, 2011 by 5


 

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