May 17, 2013
The quiet operation of an electric car seems like the perfect complement to the majestic stillness of the Muir Woods in Marin County. And after the unveiling of two public EV chargers on Thursday (May 16) at the Muir Woods National Monument, that combination of technology and trees has become a reality.
May 14, 2013
Sales of pure electric vehicles are showing steady growth, writes Jonathan Marshall in his NEXT100 blog. That’s good for the future of clean transportation.
April 2, 2013
PG&E partnered with Mitsubishi Motors, Eaton Corporation and the city of Vacaville on the installation of the new 50-kilowatt Quick Charger at the Bella Vista Road Park & Ride lot. As this video story shows, a recent event drew electric vehicle owners from Sacramento and San Francisco who lined up to get a chance to charge their vehicles.
March 21, 2013
Flanked by an innovative utility truck that can run on electricity and provide job-site power, PG&E’s Tony Earley spoke today on how the nation’s gas and electric companies are electrifying their fleets. Earley, PG&E’s CEO, chairman and president, moderated a panel at “Powering the People,” an event held in Washington that was sponsored by IEE.
March 13, 2013
As Next100′s Jonathan Marshall reports, despite California’s relatively high unemployment rate, the Golden State remains the nation’s most prodigious generator of new green jobs.
February 26, 2013
Building lightweight cars could hold the key to increasing fuel economy, writes Jonathan Marshall in his NEXT100 blog.
February 12, 2013
A nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing and eliminating oil consumption is recognizing PG&E for its innovative electric work bucket trucks manufactured by Altec.
January 15, 2013
High-mileage hybrids, diesels, and plug-in vehicles are making steady progress in the American market, pointing to a promising future of cleaner air, less reliance on foreign oil and slower climate change. U.S. sales of these vehicles reached an all-time high in 2012, writes Jonathan Marshall in his NEXT100 blog.
January 14, 2013
PG&E and VIA Motors showcased the first extended-range electric sport-utility vehicles and cargo vans for utilities today at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.And Thomas Edison was there to lend a hand.
November 28, 2012
Car-sharing services give people a chance to test drive an electric vehicle, such as a Ford Focus, Nissan Leaf or Mitsubishi i, without having to plunk down the purchase price. As NEXT100′s Jonathan Marshall writes, this is a great way to get a feel for this new-tech mode of transportation.
October 23, 2012
John Hwang and Jeff Tarn created PEV4me.com after Hwang tried to figure out the costs associated with the new electric car he was buying. That led to a nationwide “Apps for Energy” contest. And that caught the attention of PG&E.
October 19, 2012
PG&E customers can drive electric vehicles (EVs) with the greenest of consciences, knowing that the power they draw comes from some of the cleanest sources in the nation. But, as NEXT100′s Jonathan Marshall writes, residents of much of the rest of the country face a much more ambiguous choice when it comes to selecting a clean vehicle.
October 11, 2012
New technology often brings with it new challenges for social etiquette—from texting under the table in business meetings to deciding which acquaintances to exclude from your “friends” list in Facebook. Now, just in time for buyers of new electric vehicles, Ford Motor Co. has released a handy set of social rules for charging your car without making a nuisance of yourself.
September 24, 2012
PG&E’s extended-range electric truck was on display this past weekend in San Francisco, San Rafael and Cupertino—among the 60 U.S. cities taking part in National Plug-In Day to promote the benefits of electric vehicles.
September 18, 2012
Today’s electric vehicles are peppy, attractive, efficient, quiet, and clean. And judging by the dozens of EVs now on display at San Francisco’s Electric Vehicle Week, there’s no shortage of models to choose from. But before EVs can seriously challenge traditional gasoline-powered vehicles in the marketplace, they need a bigger, cheaper “fuel tank.”