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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

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

Prius No Longer The Darling Of Bay Area Hybrid Car Lovers, But A Facelift Might Help

Once 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.

01/17/2015

San Francisco, Golden Gate Bridge, and Bay shot from airplane at takeoff (credit: NASA/Northrop Grumman)

NASA Testing One of Several Futuristic Hybrid Aircraft

Get a glimpse of NASA’s new futuristic and environmentally conscious project…

12/08/2014

Blink electric car charger by Ecotality. (CBS)

Gov. Brown Signs Legislation To Boost Clean-Air Vehicle Use

Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law several bills designed to boost use of clean-air vehicles in California.

09/21/2014

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Bay Area Government Agencies Make Largest Electric-Car Purchase In U.S.

More electric cars are coming to the Bay Area after the Metropolitan Transportation Commission made one of the largest purchases of electric cars in the nation.

07/09/2014

Second generation Microsoft Surface tablet. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Tech Report: Microsoft Surface 3 Tablet, A Hefty-Priced Hybrid

Microsoft’s much talked about Surface Pro 3 tablet is out, but our technology analyst says it could be priced kind of high considering that $899 doesn’t get you the optional keyboard attachment.

06/23/2014

The Watson family's 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid. (CBS)

Ford Probes Fusion Hybrid Stalling Reports After Bay Area Family Car Failures Lead To Freeway Crash

Ford Motor Company is facing questions about potential catastrophic failures in 2010 Fusion Hybrids after an East Bay family’s Fusion stalled not once, but twice, leading to a freeway crash.

05/19/2014

C-MAX Solar Energi Concept Car (Image credit: Ford Motor Company)

Ford To Unveil Solar Hybrid Concept Car At CES

Ford plans to unveil at this month’s International CES (Consumer Electronics Show) a solar-powered concept car.

01/02/2014

A wild African serval. (CBS)

Wild Cat Hybrid Fad In California Concerning To Pet Experts

An exotic hybrid is the result of crossbreeding a domestic cat with an exotic “wild” cat, like a wild African serval or an Asian leopard cat. You can’t privately own wild cats like a serval in California, but you can take home the next best thing.

11/05/2013

"Cronut" A croissant-doughnut hybrid (credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Bay Area Residents Take A Bite Into The Popular ‘Cronot’

The Cronut craze has hit the Bay Area with San Francisco bakeries selling out recently as many locals order the hyped-up hybrid croissant-meets-doughnut pastry by the dozen…

08/15/2013

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