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Four of the nearly 50 self-driving cars now rolling around the California have gotten into accidents since September, when the state began issuing permits for companies to test them on public roads.

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First Eight Dealerships Announced, All In California

The Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel cell car will launch in the US in October, starting with eight dealerships in San Francisco and Los Angeles, CA.

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A bill currently in committee in the California State Assembly would allow some classic car owners to pay $200 to waive the state's smog check after meeting some other criteria.

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All Told, Incentives Can Leave You With A $14,995 EV

The 2015 Chevy Spark EV gets a lower price, just $25,995, and that's before incentives that can push it to $14,995.

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Report Strengthens Link Between Traffic Pollution, Health Problems

California study finds that kids and low-income people living near traffic have worsening asthma conditions.

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A Swiss photographer captures the quickness of a Ferrari with UV paint.

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Prius C, Plug-In Hybrid Get Biggest Markdowns

Toyota marks down Prius variants in Southern California to spur sales.

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Central Valley Politico Also Proposes Boosting Rebate To $3,500

California state senator proposes $40,000 price cap on rebate-eligible electric vehicles.

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QuantumScape Batteries May Provide More Than 400 Miles Of Range

Volkswagen looks to US-based solid-state battery maker for potential boost in electric-vehicle range.

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Station Helps Automaker Gain California ZEV Credits

Tesla Motors' California battery-swapping station remains under 'pilot-program' status.

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A bill working its way through the California State Assembly wants to spur green car sales by cutting the sales tax on them by more than half. The legislation applies to EVs, hydrogen fuel cells, plug-ins and compressed natural gas models.

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Work Continues By Hyperloop Transportation Technologies

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies intends to build a five-mile circuit next year as the centerpiece of a planned community in California. The short course wouldn't allow for the high speeds that could be possible from a longer design, but it allows the company to work out pod designs.

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The driver of a pickup truck that a Southern California commuter train smashed into at a railroad crossing did "all he could" to free the vehicle from the tracks and then ran for help before the crash that injured dozens, his lawyer said.

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The Toyota Prius narrowly lost its sales crown to the Honda Accord in California in 2014. Both models saw their sales numbers increase in the state for the year, but the Honda had the bigger boost.

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A Subaru dealer in California is being sued by Subaru of America in US District Court, for allegedly falsifying 224 customer satisfaction surveys last year. The scheme wasn't hard to discover because all of the questionnaires were submitted from the IP address of a showroom owned by the same business.

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California Utility Would Wire Primarily Level 2 Stations in Commercial Areas

PG&E looks to build out infrastructure for 25,000 plug-in charging stations across Central and Northern California.

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Ford is getting serious about developing more sophisticated technology for its models, and to make things even better, the automaker is opening the new Research and Innovation Center Palo Alto in Silicon Valley. With a former Apple engineer as the center's technical head, the lab is focusing on five areas: connectivity, mobility, autonomous vehicles, customer experience and big data.

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California adds 15,000 'green' stickers that will let plug-in hybrid vehicle drivers occupy high-occupancy vehicle lanes solo. The first batch of such stickers ran out last year.

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A robust dust devil planted itself among the stands at the Honda Fan Fest outside the Rose Bowl on New Year's Day, then rolled across the lawn, twirling several vendor stands and an inflatable tent around in the air, damaging new cars.

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Tesla just bought the former United Auto Workers union hall located just a stones throw from its factory in Fremont, CA. The UAW was asking $4.26 million for the land, and it included four acres and a 16,470-square-foot building. The company's purpose for the land is still a mystery.

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An enthusiast Christmas story: Salinas, California resident Lynda Alsip bought a 1967 Ford Mustang in 1984 when she was 17 years old, but it was stolen from her two years later. This year, the California Highway Patrol reunited her with her first car after a man tried to register it at the DMV.

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