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39Renovo Coupe electric supercar offers 500 HP for just $529,000 [w/video]

Entering Limited Production In 2015

What you're looking at there, a Shelby Daytona decked out in classic glorious blue with white racing stripes, is the just-revealed, all-electric 2015 Renovo Coupe. Renovo calls it, "America's First All-Electric Supercar." We call it dope.

2Recharge Wrap-up: EVs poll well in Portland, Tesla seeks office space

San Francisco Mayor's Chevy Volt Is Ticket Magnet

In a poll of drivers in Portland, more than 80 percent said they would be driving an EV in the next 10 years if they weren't already. The poll was small and not scientific, with just 218 votes cast, but it does reflect a slice of a certain population with changing attitudes toward electric mobility, and 80 percent is an impressive figure. Additionally, 43 percent of respondents planned to have an EV in the next five years, and only 18 percent said they prefer gasoline-powered vehicles. With EVs

2Tango EV is an excellent little sight gag in Silicon Valley [w/video]

I haven't been watching HBO's new nerd comedy Silicon Valley, but I should have known that anything from the brain of Mike Judge (Beavis and Butt-head, Idiocracy) is likely to be pretty funny. People sure seem to like it, and if a sight gag from the pilot episode is any indication, the producers know how to find the humor in electric vehicles.

70Silicon Valley workplaces rage when there are more EVs than charging stations

Silicon Valley has become a hub of workplace charging. In fact, if one of these San Francisco bay area technology companies doesn't offer that particular perk, they're likely to lose talented staff to competitors. Reports from the Valley say that there's a new kind of problem growing for employers – there are far more electric vehicles in parking lots than available chargers, and it's leading to "charge rage."

AddBetter Place swaps US, Australia operations for a focus on Israel, Denmark

Better Place, the electric-vehicle battery-swapping technology developer, is swapping out its US and Australia operations to save cash and will focus its efforts on Denmark and Israel.

28California Coda dealer drops all-electric Sedan price to $25,000

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.

AddIn Detail: BMW e-Mobility Lab, ActiveE 1-Series EV

BMW's Tech Office in Silicon Valley reflects the startup culture that pervades the region. While BMW provides funding for the space and human costs, the Tech Office's team of engineers and researchers are encouraged to work on big picture projects, even if the results might not have any near-term effect on current production vehicles.

AddHands-On With Tesla's Massive Model S Touchscreen [VIDEO]

The Model S is one of this year's most anticipated cars, representing the latest in engineering--both hardware and software--from the brightest minds in Silicon Valley. Today, Tesla will begin handing over keys to their first customers at an event in the Bay Area. We got a chance to meet up with the chief UI designer, Brennan Boblett, for the vehicle's massive interface and we can confidently say that this Tesla has the most advanced infotainment of any car in the industry.

1Ford SYNC Earns High Praise From Silicon Valley

Connective technology on permanent exhibit at Computer History Museum

At four years old, the original Ford SYNC is already a relic in the rapidly changing subculture of automotive connectivity. And it's being recognized as such.

AddFord powers up Silicon Valley Lab

Ford has officially opened the doors on the company's new facility in California. The Silicon Valley Lab in Palo Alto will serve as a hub for technology innovation where the manufacturer's engineers and designers can focus on independent projects designed to make vehicles safer and more convenient. Ford has similar facilities all over the world, but this is the first of its kind in the States. The company is hoping the location, smack in the middle of America's technology capitol, will help draw

23Ford to open new Silicon Valley research lab

Ford has announced that it will set up a new research facility in Palo Alto, California. While the manufacturer has similar labs in locations from Germany to China and Israel, the new location will be the first on the West Coast. Specifically, engineers and designers will focus on independent technology projects as well as finding new research directions and potential partners. While Ford is currently recruiting some staff locally, others are expected to be pulled from the company's global workf

4Renault-Nissan to open advanced engineering and research lab in Silicon Valley

As part of its drive to focus on sustainable technologies, advanced engineering and the zero-emissions vehicles of the future, the Renault-Nissan Alliance is opening a research lab in Silicon Valley, CA, right across the street from Google's headquarters. We suppose it doesn't hurt that Google recently put Leafs into its RechargeIT Gfleet.

17Wi-Drive: Luxury commuter buses popping up in California

Lots of things about commuting are aggravating. High on that list is the productivity that gets smothered while you're snarled in traffic. You can only bang along on the steering wheel to Clyde Stubblefield for so long before you start getting antsy to convert the stop-and-go into some forward momentum on a project. Now, what if the whole commute could be as comfortable as the leather seats in an Infiniti G37 while you spent the entire ride with your nose buried in your laptop?

AddMagnetic Air Car "does not violate the laws of energy conservation or the basic principles of thermodynamics"

When a news article about a new car starts with this line – "Vehicle currently in development requires no fuel, no external charging" – it makes us worry. We're not exactly big fans of vaporware made of unobtanium. So, it is with skepticism that we read about a new compressed air car being developed by the team at Club Auto Sport in Silicon Valley.

AddWill Indianapolis or San Francisco be the electric car capital of the US?

Photo of downtown Indianapolis by Serge Melki. Licensed under CC license 2.0.

AddIs Silicon Valley the Detroit of electric cars?

San Jose Mercury News asked an interesting question in a recent article: "Silicon Valley is already the capital of the world's high-tech industry. Is it also becoming the Detroit of the electric car industry?" The San Jose Mercury News article includes an interview with Shai Agassi of Project Better Place (based in San Carlos, California) who is known for calling his battery exchange start up Google-like. "In the valley, we know how to do technology disruption. We know how to do business models,

AddAll our energy problems solved courtesy of Silicon Valley?

Have we been looking in all the wrong places for a solution to our energy crisis? Writer Stan Beer writes a short history of Tesla Motors and the Tesla Roadster (which should be familiar to readers of this site), and sees the benefit the Silicon Valley crowd can give to all of us who drive. Even though the energy industry has been looking for new energy sources using scientific methods for decades, it's Silicon Valley engineers who might be leading the way to a greener future, he says. "Forget g

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