Driving has the same feel as current hybrids, but the charging routine can be fiddly.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
President Barack Obama’s goals of reducing foreign oil consumption over the next 10 years is seen as a possible boon for electric vehicle makers.
Nissan North America Inc. delivered its first all-electric Leaf Saturday to a young tech executive in Redwood City.
A fire at a San Carlos warehouse where legendary singer-songwriter Neil Young stored memorabilia started in a vintage car that the singer had converted into a hybrid vehicle in a much publicized project to promote fuel-efficiency.