San Francisco Stories July 16, 2019

San Francisco is aiming for 100% emission-free transportation within city limits by 2040, as it introduced a plan today that looks to embrace the “opportunity” in electric vehicles.

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San Francisco Stories April 24, 2019

San Francisco has unveiled a plan that would require its largest private commercial buildings to run on 100% renewable electricity, a first in the US.

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San Francisco Stories May 2, 2016


While Tesla has now several stores and service centers along the Bay Area (see below), the electric automaker has yet to open a location in the heart of San Francisco, but that’s about to change. Tesla is about to open a new flagship retail location on Van Ness Ave in San Francisco later this summer. expand full story

San Francisco Stories March 23, 2016

The Tesla Model 3 is seeing the most interest in these cities

Tesla will start taking reservations worldwide for the Model 3 in the morning of March 31st and the closer we get to the event, the more it looks like it will be an iPhone launch-like pandemonium. Coincidentally, Apple is also releasing its new iPhone SE on the same day, and a lot like it’s a less expensive version of its flagship phone, Tesla is also launching a less expensive product built on the knowledge it accumulated while developing its luxury sedan and SUV.

San Francisco Stories February 8, 2016

tesla fremont factory

It isn’t often that you get a look at the inside of Tesla’s Fremont factory, especially outside the roped off tourist factory tour area. However, San Francisco’s CBS affiliate took some Super Bowl weekend time to put together a short video, below:

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San Francisco Stories October 6, 2015

BMW pulls the plug on its electric car-sharing program in San Francisco

BMW’s DriveNow program, which gives users access to a fleet of BMW i3’s to rent by the minute, is shutting down in San Francisco indefinitely because the automaker and city officials can’t come to an understanding over parking permit regulations according to Auto News.

San Francisco was the only U.S. city in which the program was in place. DriveNow is more active in Europe. BMW recently delivered 400 i3’s in Copenhagen to expand the car-sharing program in Denmark.

San Francisco Stories September 28, 2015

Toyota’s i-Road electric vehicle project is not dead

Toyota has very few electric vehicle projects in the works. The company is focusing its zero-emission effort on hydrogen-powered vehicles over battery-powered ones, but the i-Road concept is an exception.

The three-wheel electric vehicle is what I call “too concept” to ever be a production product. The futuristic design and independently moving front wheels are something that would appear to always be of the future, but the Japan-based auto giant seems to be pushing for a commercial release.

San Francisco Stories June 29, 2015



Tesla was among many Tech companies participating in last weekend’s Pride festivities in San Francisco and one Reddit user took the opportunity to catch the pace car for the Tesla group which I find way better than the 2014 edition below.

Some comments from the thread:

  • Never thought I’d say this — that is a sexy looking rainbow coloured car.
  • Quite possibly the most left-wing car ever to greet the earth.
  • That’s actually way better than I expected.
  • Frederic Lambert: “showing off what their new paint shop can do?”


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San Francisco Stories October 30, 2013

Pictures above via Ryan! Tweets below chronicle the journey: expand full story

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