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

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 vandalism: think Smart tipping. After an outbreak in early April in which three Smart cars were turned over, another pair of Smart... read more

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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 


 
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


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

San Francisco Gives Electric Car Love, Starts “EV Council”

It’s a known fact that certain areas of the U.S. are better known for their love of the electric car than others, but San Francisco wants to go one better with a bid to... read more November 15, 2011 by  2


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt using Level 2 240-Volt charging station in Vacaville, California

San Francisco Will Juice Your Electric Car For Free

The city of San Francisco, California, will install electric vehicle charging stations in publicly-owned garages and at San Francisco International Airport by the end of the... read more May 10, 2011 by  7


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

First 2011 Nissan Leaf Delivery, To Northern Californian Buyer

The first page of a new chapter in green-car history was written yesterday, as Nissan formally handed over a 2011 Leaf electric car to Olivier Chalouhi of Redwood City... read more December 12, 2010 by  13


 
Better Place Battery Switching Test, Yokohama Japan

Want to Hail An Electric Taxi Cab? Head for San Francisco

Urban taxi service may be the equal of any proving-ground torture test. Taxis are driven hard, up to 20 hours a day, and must handle both bad roads and bad drivers. Those... read more October 29, 2010 by  7


 
Prototype Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid being recharged at curbside station

SF Bay Area Soon To Be Home To 5,050 More EV Charging Stations

Infrastructure for electric transportation is heating up. Companies like Coulomb Technologies and Ecotality are already deploying electric vehicle charging stations region by... read more August 12, 2010 by  4


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt

Electric-Car Dealerships Struggle, But Why Such Surprise?

A recent article in the Oakland Tribune highlights the high failure rate of independent car dealerships selling only electric vehicles. Frankly, we're not at all surprised... read more March 1, 2010 by  5


 
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