Electric Cars

A potential hybrid car buyer test drives a Toyota Prius in San Francisco. (Photo by David Paul Morris/Getty Images)

California Rebates For Hybrid, Electric Cars Restricted After Plan Criticized As Taxpayer Handout To The Wealthy

State lawmakers and air quality officials are restricting rebates on hybrid and electric cars because they have been claimed by hundreds of Californians who make $500,000 or more.

08/24/2015

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CA Lawmakers Considering First Gas Tax Hike In Decades

California lawmakers are considering a hike in the gas tax. It would be the first increase in 20 years.

08/18/2015

The Tesla Model X is introduced at the 2013 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan, January 15, 2013. (STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Tesla Gears Up For Model X SUV Launch, Net Loss Triples In 2nd Quarter

Tesla’s net loss nearly tripled to $184 million in the April-June period as it invested in tooling and factory capacity for the new SUV, which is scheduled to go on sale next month.

08/05/2015

The Tesla Model X is introduced at the 2013 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan, January 15, 2013. (STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Elon Musk Says Tesla Model X SUV Will Be Delivered In 3-4 Months

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk says the company expects to start deliveries of its new SUV, the Model X, in three or four months.

06/09/2015

A welcome message is displayed on the dashboard of a 2010 Toyota Prius.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Study Finds Growing Number Of Hybrid Drivers Trading In Fuel-Sipping Cars For SUVs

Lower gas prices could be leading to drivers of hybrid and electric vehicles to trade in their cars for conventional vehicles, including SUVs, according to an analysis from auto research website Edmunds.com.

04/22/2015

2013 Tesla Model S (credit: Tesla Motors)

Tesla Addresses ‘Range Anxiety’ Of Its Electric Cars With Software Update

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors, unveiled his plans to alleviate so-called “range anxiety” in his company’s Model S electric vehicles by updating the cars’ software over-the-air.

03/19/2015

Hack the Hood

Weekend Magazine: Hack The Hood, Hell & Good Company, And The Powerhouse

You can listen to the broadcast of Weekend Magazine with KCBS Public Affairs Director Liz Saint John every Sunday morning from 3:00am-4:00am and again from 5:00am-6:00am on KCBS All News 740 AM and 106.9 FM. […]

02/25/2015

2015 Nissan Leaf (Nissan)

PG&E Looks To Build 25,000 Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Over 5 Years

PG&E filed an application with the California Public Utilities Commission on Monday to build roughly 25,000 new electric vehicle charging stations across Northern and Central California over a five-year period.

02/10/2015

Wrightspeed electric truck. (CBS)

Tesla Of The Truck World? Silicon Valley Company Turns Commercial Vehicles Into Electric Green Machines

A Silicon Valley company could become the Tesla of the commercial truck world. The company called Wrightspeed is converting dirty trucks into clean, electric machines.

01/30/2015

gas pump, gasoline

Falling Gas Tax Revenue Has California Lawmakers Considering Mileage Tax Plan

Falling gas prices have been a welcome relief for Bay Area drivers, but they pose a serious problem for state coffers.

01/25/2015

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