"We do big things," President Obama declared in a State of the Union address filled with star-spangled bon mots and sounding at times like a patriotic pep-talk.
"We need to outinnovate, outeducate and outbuild the rest of the world," Obama said, spurring his first standing ovation of the night. Read More
When you see bipartisan agreement on energy and transportation policy, it means one thing: truckloads of subsidies for well-connected big businesses touting some unproven high-tech "green" solution. Most green subsidies are mostly harmless (if also useless) -- such as solar and wind subsidies. Read More
Electric vehicle charging stations will be installed across the Bay Area with the help of millions of dollars in grants from air regulators.
A lack of charging stations is seen as a barrier to the adoption of electric cars, with would-be owners fearful of being stranded without access to a charger. Read More
All-electric car manufacturers from Atlanta are using the Bay Area as a hub to sell their two-seater vehicles, which can reach 35 mph, plug in like a refrigerator and cost about $19,000.
Wheego signed a contract with family-owned dealer Ellis Brooks — located at 1395 Van Ness Ave. in The City — and will offer test drives from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. Read More
Imagine San Francisco with no gas stations, with nearly all its residents driving electric cars, plug-in hybrids or riding public transit. Imagine thousands of charging stations lining The City’s streets like parking meters — just plug in, pay, and your car is fully powered by morning. Read More