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Electric vehicle charging stations. (Getty Images)

Silicon Valley Sees Shortage Of Electric Car Charge Stations

An increasing number of electric-vehicle driving employees at Silicon Valley companies are finding it hard to charge their cars at work.

01/20/2014

Gov. Brown Pushes For More Electric Cars At San Francisco Event

Gov. Jerry Brown threw his support behind the proposed expansion of California’s electric vehicle market during an appearance at San Francisco’s Exploratorium on Monday.

09/17/2013

Visitors look at Mitsubishi Motors Corp.'s electric vehicle i-MiEV displayed during the EV JAPAN, part of the Automotive World 2011, at Tokyo Big Sight on January 19, 2011 in Tokyo, Japan. The three-day trade show gathers industry experts to discuss and display the latest in electric vehicles (EVs) and hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) as well as related technologies. (Kiyoshi Ota/Getty Images)

Four Cities Tout Deal To Lease All Electric Compact Cars

Mayors from San Jose, Los Gatos, Campbell and Mill Valley on Thursday announced an agreement to add some all-electric, light-duty compact cars to their municipal fleets to reduce fuel costs and air pollution.

06/28/2013

2013 Tesla Model S (credit: Tesla Motors)

Tesla’s Model S Sedan Receives Record Marks From Consumer Reports

The Model S sedan received a score of 99 out of a possible 100.

05/09/2013

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Nissan Is Latest Car Maker Opens R&D Facility in Sunnyvale

Silicon Valley is welcoming a new tenant: Nissan Motors is opening a research and development center in Sunnyvale this week.

02/19/2013

Tesla's Model S (Tesla)

Tesla’s Model S Wins Car Of The Year Honors

The 2013 Motor Trend Car of the Year has all the features you’d expect from a vehicle that has earned that honor. It has a light body, advanced design, a roomy cabin, and plenty of load capacity. What the Tesla Model S doesn’t have is an internal combustion engine.

11/13/2012

2011 Nissan Leaf and 2011 Chevy Volt, with charging station visible; photo by George Parrott

Mapping Tool Helps Electric Vehicle Drivers Find Charging Stations

One factor that may slow would-be electric car buyers is anxiety over finding a charging station, but a local website can help green vehicle owners map out the closest place to plug-in.

09/20/2012

2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Drive - March 2011

First Responders Get Crash Course On Roadside Emergencies Involving Green Vehicles

It’s no secret that hybrid and electric vehicles have caught on in the Bay Area. But, the eco-friendly auto trend appears to be presenting some challenges for first responders called to the scene of roadside emergencies and accidents.

09/17/2012

Homeowners Modifying Homes for Electric Vehicles

SAN JOSE, Calif. (KCBS) – The first major wave of electric vehicles will be hitting showrooms at the end of this year. In the Bay Area, that has some drivers planning upgrades to their homes.

09/06/2010

More Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Coming to Bay Area

SAN JOSE, Calif. (KCBS) – It’s estimated that over the next two years, there could be tens of thousands of electric of hybrid-electric cars on Bay Area roadways.

08/24/2010