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    Study: Do urban walking and making money go hand-in-hand?
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    Missing Persons famously sang that Nobody Walks In LA all the way back in 1982. But, according to one report, the times they are a changing. More people will soon be walking in that car-centric city than they do now, the theory goes. Just like they will in Boston, Miami, Atlanta and Detroit. A ...

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    Official: BMW adds on-street parking to DriveNow carsharing in SF
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    BMW is putting a new spin on the concept of the San Francisco treat. The German automaker cut a deal to clear out 80 street-parking spaces for its DriveNow car-sharing program in the notoriously parking-constrained City by the Bay. Bimmer is also more than doubling its all-electric ActiveE ...

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    Report: BMW wants to expand DriveNow carsharing program to 25 new cities
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    Daimler's Car2go car-sharing service just announced that it will debut in Rome, its 26th global city. Now, BMW says it wants to expand its own carsharing program to, wait for it, 25 more cities. Coincidence? We think not. BMW is looking to bring its DriveNow carsharing program, with its Mini ...

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    Report: The illogic of not supporting Level 1 EV charging in California
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    A slow charge is better than no charge, but the state of California and some of its largest cities don't seem to understand that concept. That's the crux of an argument from Plugs and Cars' Marc Geller (a former contributor to AutoblogGreen), who cites the case of a Nissan Leaf-owning San ...

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    Report: Over half of all EVs in America are in these five cities
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    If someone were to tell you that electric vehicles are popular in Los Angeles, there's no reason to be surprised. Same thing with San Francisco and New York City. But if someone were to tell you she had collected a list of the top five EV cities in the US, which would round out the list? The ...

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    Report: Via Motors VTRUX plug-in hybrid truck stands ready to power your block
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    Via Motors says its extended-range plug-in trucks can provide power generation for something a little more essential than a tailgate party or a camping trip. The company, which notably has former General Motors executive Bob Lutz as a pitchman, showed off one of its VTRUX pickups at San ...

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    Report: Fleet of Ford Fusion Energi plug-ins take over charging stations, ruffle feathers
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    Conjuring up the always entertaining image of a couple of Bay Area treehuggers going medieval on each other, the debate about whether battery-electric vehicles have priority over plug-in hybrids at publicly accessible charging stations went wide this week. The incident was kicked off when a group ...

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    Official: Drive a Tesla Model S for just $20 an hour
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    Combine a really fast electric vehicle, a really high per-hour rental charge and visions of Steve McQueen or Ken Block of Gymkhana fame racing through the City by the Bay, and you have a really bad combination. Or a really good one. San Francisco-based car-sharing startup Getaround recently ...

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    Report: California Coda dealer drops all-electric Sedan price to $25,000
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    Retail experts have long said that the best time to get discounts is right after Christmas. That's apparently the case for prospective Coda Sedan electric vehicle buyers in the San Francisco Bay Area. Coda Silicon Valley, which is located in Santa Clara, CA, was recently offering the EVs for a ...

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    Report: SF Bay Area will get more quick-charging stations for Nissan Leafs
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    Northern California Nissan Leaf owners may be in for their own San Francisco Treat of sorts, as the automaker said it's planning to deploy more quick-charging stations that will be accessible to the electric vehicles, Plug In Car reports. Nissan spokesman Tim Gallagher, speaking with the San ...

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    Report: Better Place's battery-swapping Coda taxis coming to California in 2014
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    San Francisco will get a treat of a different kind in 2014 when battery-swapping network builder Better Place starts serving a fleet of electric-powered taxis in the Bay Area, Forbes reports. Using funds from a $3 million grant from the California Energy Commission, Better Place will launch the ...

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    Ride sharing expands car sharing services, competes with taxis
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    There's a new niche emerging for car sharers like Zipcar and peer-to-peer entities: ride sharing. The way ride sharing works is that a car owner, perhaps for additional income, offers a ridealong to those willing to pay. Those interested can schedule a ride share through their smart phone. The ...

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    Report: City CarShare rents electric vehicles for exposure, not profit
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    It's always refreshing when a non-profit's really not for profit. City CarShare, the non-profit car sharing service, has about 20 electric vehicles (EVs) in its fleet of 400 cars but it doesn't expect to make money on them, Fast Company says, citing an interview with City CarShare CEO Rick ...

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    Official: Zipcar will start carsharing Honda Fit EVs in San Francisco
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    The newest San Francisco treat just might be the Honda Fit EV, which car-sharing service Zipcar says will be available to its customers there starting this month. Zipcar will station Fit EVs at City Hall as well as the InterContinental and Parc 55 hotels. The car-sharing company, which says the ...

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    Official: BMW introduces DriveNow carsharing, ParkNow service to San Francisco
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    A little over a year ago, BMW announced its DriveNow partnership with Sixt. That car-sharing service – which is active in three cities in Germany: Berlin, Munich and Dusseldorf – made its U.S. debut in San Francisco in June. Today, BMW gave more details on the San Francisco service ...

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    Two Wheels: SF Bay Area e-scooter sharing service starts beta tests
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    A San Francisco-based electric-scooter-sharing service has started beta testing, with plans to launch its service to the public next year, GigaOm reports. ScootNetworks will let subscribers rent battery-electric scooters out by the minute our hour by "unlocking" them with their iPhone devices. ...

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    Official: City CarShare's electric vehicle program grows, with glitches
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    Oops. San Francisco's City CarShare service, which is adding plug-in vehicles to its fleet as a way to boost demand, must contend with the occasional glitch involving drivers unfamiliar with the technology. For example, one driver recently ran out of juice while driving a Nissan Leaf ...

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    Official: GM CEO: Don't worry, Chevy Volt still has a future
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    General Motors CEO Dan Akerson told San Francisco-area Chevrolet Volt owners that the automaker will continue to invest in and expand production of the extended-range plug-in vehicle, according to Green Car Reports. Akerson, who met with about 30 Volt owners, said his company's decision to stop ...

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    Report: San Francisco Bay Area will get e-bike sharing program
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    For anyone looking to find out if an electric-powered bike can make it up Telegraph Hill's Filbert Street in San Francisco, you'll soon get your chance. The San Francisco Bay Area will be the site of an electric-bike sharing program designed to replace car trips in and around San Francisco and ...

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    Official: Plug In America plans educational webinar for prospective EV owners
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    San Francisco-based electric vehicle advocacy group Plug In America is planning a one-hour webinar later this month that the group says will answer many questions both electric-drive car owners and novices have about plug-in vehicles. Plug In America will cover subjects such as vehicle ...

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