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SolarCity to enter SF’s plug-in charging market

By Alison Hawkes

SolarCity has announced it will begin installing EV charging stations in San Francisco homes for a starting price of $1,500.
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How much is too much for a gallon of gas?

By Alison Hawkes

Gas prices have fallen, but it's still might pricey to tank up this Fourth of July holiday. How much would you pay for a gallon of gas?
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Bye bye hybrids from car-pool lanes

By Alison Hawkes

On Friday hybrid vehicles owners will lose a special right to drive in car-pool lanes. With so many hybrids on the roads, they are a victim of their own success
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Bay Area aims to be nation’s EV capital

By Joseph Doolen
Bay Area aims to be nation’s EV capital

The Bay Area is charging up. Along with L.A. and New York, San Francisco is one of the largest U.S. markets for plug-in electric vehicles (EVs). The pledge by the mayors of San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose in 2008 to make the metropolis the nation’s EV capital is now bearing fruit. With political...
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California mandates green parking spaces

By Alison Hawkes

Drivers of fuel efficient vehicles are about to get first class parking. California is mandating "green parking spots" and bike racks.
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San Francisco provides free power for electric vehicles

By Victoria Schlesinger

Close to 90 new electric vehicle charging stations will be installed throughout San Francisco by the end of this year, and charging up at them will be free through 2013, Mayor Ed Lee has announced. It’s part of a larger push to outfit the Bay Area with 2,750 new chargers and relieve driver’s “range...
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Is your EV running out of juice? There’s an app for that

By Alison Hawkes

One of the barriers to electric vehicles is finding a charging station when you need one. There’s even a term for it that sounds like a psychological disorder — “range anxiety.” But now there’s an app to cure that problem. PlugShare is a crowd-sourcing feature developed by a Palo Alto start-up that allows drivers...
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Bay Area gets $3.9 million for EV charging stations

By Alison Hawkes

Bay Area air quality managers approved $3.9 million to expand EV charging stations. Thirty new roadside stations will add to the 400 approved last year. And a new rebate system is available for in-home charging to residents who buy a new EV.
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Newsom wants to use lt. gov. post for green agenda

By Alison Hawkes

Ever wonder what a lieutenant governor does, besides appear at photo opps? Former SF mayor Gavin Newsom has a can-do list that includes wave energy generation, an expansion of EV charging stations, and energy efficient state buildings. He’s looking to China for green innovation, where he wants to open a couple offices.
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