A shortage of skilled labor in Berkeley, the East Bay and across the country could derail efforts to “electrify everything.”
Berkeley’s yellow school buses are going green
A fleet of eight electric school buses is picking up Berkeley students for the first time this fall.
Curbside electric car charging stations arrive in Berkeley
Berkeley is one of the first cities in the nation to allow private curbside charging for electric vehicles.
Berkeley rolling out electric vehicle charging stations
Two new electric vehicle charging stations like these ones have opened for Whole Foods customers at Telegraph and Ashby. Photo: Business Wire Berkeley’s Whole Foods market unveiled two new, powerful charging stations for electric vehicles yesterday at its store at the intersection of Telegraph at Ashby. The move brings the total number of public stations […]
Op-ed: Berkeley should allow curbside electric vehicle charging
Public solar-powered electric vehicle charging station in Novato, where the author left his Nissan Leaf for about an hour while I getting a snack at a Mexican restaurant. Photo: Alan Gould More and more people are buying electric vehicles (EVs). For good reason. They have no tailpipes (zero emissions) and very low maintenance costs because […]
Berkeley ‘near-fanatic’ gets charge from first Chevy Volt
When South Berkeley resident Patrick Wang first saw the Chevy Volt in 2007, he was convinced that the world had changed. “It was the first electric car that didn’t look like a science project and that would actually work,” Wang recalled. “I thought this was the first real material move forward that any car manufacturer […]
Electric car bores people in Berkeley
Wired reporter Chuck Squatriglia got the use of a futuristic-looking electric car from Mitsubishi and took it out for a spin on the streets of Berkeley. He was amazed at the reaction he got: total indifference. It seems Berkeleyans were so busy whizzing around in their hybrid Priuses that they barely noticed the bright blue […]