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VTA hybrid bus

Santa Clara VTA To Debut Amenity-Filled Hybrid Buses

Starting Monday, the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority will begin offering riders a different experience on new diesel-electric hybrid buses.

01/06/2012

Nissan Leaf Electric Car. (Nissan)

Green Decals Allow Zero-Emission Cars Into Bay Area Carpool Lanes

There is one substantial catch with the green decal program – the cars that are eligible are still on the assembly lines, and won’t even be in showrooms for weeks to months.

01/02/2012

Ford logo

Tech Report: Ford Introduces Internet-Driven Concept Car At Germany Trade Show

The world’s largest consumer electronics’ trade shows is about to get underway in Germany. Ford is there to show off Evos, its new concept car.

09/02/2011

U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis steps off of a new Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority hybrid bus after touring the agency's hybrid technology training program on July 21, 2011 in San Jose. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

U.S. Labor Secretary Touts Green Jobs In Silicon Valley

U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis said Wednesday that Silicon Valley is a good example of how a clean energy revolution is helping put Americans back to work.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–07/21/2011

Toyota Prius 2011

Auto Test: The Toyota Plug-in Prius

Driving has the same feel as current hybrids, but the charging routine can be fiddly.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–07/18/2011

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

Nissan Leaf Electric Car. (Nissan)

AAA To Add Electric Car Recharging To California Roadside Assistance

The American Automobile Association has announced plans to deploy electric vehicle mobile charging units in its roadside assistance operations, with California service beginning as early as August.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–06/22/2011

2004 Honda Civic Hybrid Sedan

Berkeley Lot Sees Greater Demand For Used Low-Mileage Vehicles

More car buyers have been turning to low-mileage used cars rather than investing in brand new hybrid or electric models to try and beat high gas prices.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–05/12/2011

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