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108Bay Area Governments Make Big Electric-Vehicle Buy

Six cities, two counties and two water agencies have united to buy 90 electric vehicles

A group of San Francisco Bay Area cities, counties and water agencies has joined forces for what is being billed as one of the largest single government purchases of all-electric vehicles in the country.

4Atlanta, DC are two EV hotspots in patchwork quilt of green car demand

To put a spin on the old Civil War story, Atlanta indeed is burning. But in this case, it's a good thing because the heat is a reference to the city's demand for electric vehicles. Atlanta is where EV demand is growing faster in that city than any other in the US, according to ChargePoint.

3Tesla Model S headed to Vukee carsharing in San Francisco

The San Francisco bay area continues to expand as a carsharing hub, and the latest addition is going to attract some attention. Vukee, a Palo Alto, CA-based company, is introducing the Tesla Model S to carsharers in that market as a way to stand out from larger carsharing providers like Zipcar and City CarShare.

4SF Bay Area will get more quick-charging stations for Nissan Leafs

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.

148Bay area residents could soon be taxed per mile driven

As cars get more fuel efficient, they become a less profitable source of tax dollars. So what's a city to do? Raising gas taxes is certain political death. For San Francisco Bay officials, creativity is the key.

88Bay Area studying taxing the miles we drive: good idea or worst idea?

In some ways, taxing people for the miles they drive makes sense. After all, we need money to keep roads in good shape and it already happens today, indirectly, through gasoline taxes. But when anyone talks about taxing the miles directly – i.e., through a mileage or "vehicle miles traveled" tax – hackles get raised.

AddSan Francisco Bay Area will get e-bike sharing program

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.

AddNissan and San Francisco team up on EV charging in Bay Area

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AddVenture capitalists ready to throw money at green energy technology firms

What ideas are worth buying into? It’s buried down a bit in the text, but this San Francisco Chronicle article makes it clear that technology companies that have bold ideas for green juice are getting funding out of venture capitalists. The paper reports that 172 companies in the Bay Area received $1.9 billion in the first three months of 2006. Some of those new companies mentioned in the article include GreenFuel Technologies (which recycles smokestack emissions), Southwest Windpower (the

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