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San Francisco Approves Controversial Google Bus Trial

January 23rd, 2014 | by Christopher DeMorro

Despite passionate protests and serious legal challenges, this week the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Authority approved a controversial trial program that will allow companies like Google to use private shuttles at public bus stops. This program is an embodiment of the class warfare attitude that has become a festering wound in America


San Francisco: Leading The Way In Hybrid Sales

January 11th, 2013 | by Andrew Meggison

In San Francisco 1 out of every 10 vehicles purchased is a hybrid vehicle – the highest rate on the country. Overall the state of California leads the nation in hybrid sales, among other things


Algae Biodiesel Goes On Sale In San Francisco Area

November 19th, 2012 | by Christopher DeMorro

While some people may scoff at the notion of using seaweed and pond scum to power our vehicles, the potential for algae to replace petroleum as a sustainable fuel source is there. Last week four San Francisco Bay-area gas stations began selling a biodiesel blend of 20% algae-sourced fuel at market rates


Using GE WattStations Could Damage Nissan Leaf

July 18th, 2012 | by Christopher DeMorro

The Nissan Leaf is the most popular EV on roads today, but what good is an electric car without somewhere to plug it in? Hence why many companies are trying to get in on the newfound field of public charging stations. Leading the “charge” (heheh) is General Electric, whose Wattstations are popping up everywhere. But Nissan recently told Leaf owners not to use the WattStations due to a charging issue that could leave Leaf EV’s seriously damaged


Tesla Announces Rapid-Charging Corridor Between L.A. and San Francisco

November 9th, 2011 | by Christopher DeMorro

America’s only all-electric automaker, Tesla Motors, hopes to make its first profits sometime in 2013 on the back of the Model S sedan. But even though the top-end Model S has a 300 mile range, that still means the Model S is relatively limited in where it can travel. But Tesla CEO Elon Musk let it slip last week that his team was working to install “SuperChargers” along I-5 between Los Angeles and San Francisco



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