Hybrid Cars

Chevrolet Volt

California Carpool Lanes Open To Solo Drivers Of Green Vehicles

A new program is allowing drivers of plug-in vehicles to access California’s carpool lanes solo.

03/01/2012

2011 Nissan Leaf

California Passes Strict New Auto Emission Rules

California air regulators have unanimously passed sweeping auto emission standards that include a mandate to have 1.4 million electric and hybrid vehicles on state roads by 2025.

01/27/2012

Chevy Volt

CPUC Aims To Boost Use Of Electric Cars In California

The California Public Utilities Commission hopes to boost the widespread use of electric vehicles in California by unanimously approving new procedures to set up more charging stations.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–07/14/2011

A California 'clean air vehicle' sticker is seen on the front bumper of a Toyota Prius on May 6, 2011 in San Rafael. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Bay Area Hybrid Drivers Lose Carpool Sticker Perk

Bay Area hybrid drivers may be in for a surprise during their back-to-work commute, now that their gold carpool lane access stickers have expired.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–07/05/2011

A California 'clean air vehicle' sticker is seen on the front bumper of a Toyota Prius on May 6, 2011 in San Rafael. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Bay Area Hybrid Vehicles Owners Bid Farewell To Carpool Lane Perk

Come July 1, drivers can no longer zip solo in a California carpool lane simply by displaying the telltale yellow “clean air vehicle” on their car’s rear bumper.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–06/27/2011

An electrical cord is plugged into a Chevy Volt at the 2010 International Consumer Electronics Show at the Las Vegas Hilton on Jan. 7, 2010 in Las Vegas. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

ConsumerWatch: Electric Cars Moving Into Mainstream Slowly

Big-name electric cars are slowly but steadily making their way from the assembly line onto the streets. Getting one at this point – and for at least another year – will require patience, according to experts.

CBS San Francisco–05/03/2011

A man works on a car engine. Auto mechanic.

Hayward’s Chabot College Trains Mechanics On Cars Of The Future

A new training program at Chabot College in Hayward trains students how to work on hybrid and electric cars.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–04/06/2011

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