State Senator Looking Into Skyrocketing PG&E BillsAccording to State Sen. Jerry Hill’s office, customers in the Bay Area, as well as the Sacramento Valley, have said that their gas and electric bills were raised significantly during the past winter months.
New NHTSA Rule Requires Hybrid, Electric Cars To Make Noise At Low SpeedsNew hybrid and electric cars are required to make noise when traveling at low speeds so that pedestrians will hear them coming.
25,000 Miles Of U.S. Highways Designated As Electric Vehicle Charging CorridorsThe Obama administration is designating roughly 25,000 miles of U.S. highways as “electric vehicle charging corridors” where drivers will never be more than 50 miles from the closest charging station.
Luxury Plug-In Hybrid Karma Revero Going On Sale In US, CanadaLook out Tesla. There's a new luxury plug-in whirring down the block.
NASA's Electric Aircraft Could Revolutionize Your Work CommutePlanes could soon be ditching the jet fuel for electricity.
Gov. Brown Speeds Up California’s Climate Change Response With New Executive OrderGovernor Jerry Brown wants California to slash its carbon footprint even more quickly than is already called for in the continent's most ambitious climate change law.
California Regulator Asks If PG&E Is 'Too Big' To Operate Safely Before Voting On $1.6 Billion PenaltyPacific Gas & Electric Co., California's largest power utility, is too large and has too much money to be held accountable. That's expected to be the message Thursday as the state's top utility regulator prepares to vote on a penalty for the deadly San Bruno pipeline explosion.
Camouflaged Tesla Model X Spotted Cruising Near Palo AltoA person captured what appears to be Tesla's pure electric SUV cruising a Bay Area freeway for a test drive.
Bay Area Startup Faces Competition For Electric Car Charging StationsA Bay Area startup betting on the future may have a new place for you to plug in, but competition isn't far behind.
Prius No Longer The Darling Of Bay Area Hybrid Car Lovers, But A Facelift Might HelpOnce upon a time, you had to get on a waiting list just to test drive a Prius at the Toyota dealer, in Berkeley. Not so, anymore. If sales are the bottom line, it looks like the darling of the Bay Area’s hybrid crowd has lost its luster.
Harley Davidson Adds Futuristic Jet Sounds To New Electric Motorcycle To Lure Younger RidersHarley Davidson is touring the country with a stop in San Jose this week to gauge interest in a prototype electric bike called LiveWire, which is designed to look like a tank and sound like a jet.
New Ultra-Responsive Lighting System At UC Berkeley Can Sniff Out, Fix Stinky College Dorm RoomsGreasy pizza boxes, layers of shower scum and several weeks worth of dirty laundry evoke classic scenes from a college dorm room. But now with a new technology being installed at Cal this week, those smells could be left out.