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Four West Coast Cities Seek to Purchase up to 24,000 EVs

San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler, and Seattle Mayor Ed Murray are seeking feedback from OEMs and upfitters regarding electrified transportation and port equipment.

San Francisco's Renewable Diesel Detailed

Neste's NEXBTL renewable diesel is produced from renewable raw materials including vegetable oils and animal waste and offers a chemical composition comparable to fossil fuel, according to the company.

San Francisco to Offer Free EV Charging

SAN FRANCISCO – San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee has directed the city to offer free electric vehicle (EV) charging at all city-owned charging stations located on publicly accessible city properties through 2013.

Oakland Plant to Launch Biodiesel Retail Sales

OAKLAND, CA – Sirona Fuels, which owns a commercial-scale biodiesel production facility in the San Francisco Bay Area, announced that its biodiesel fuel will be available for purchase at the Blue Sky Bio-Fuels facility in Oakland beginning on Earth Day, April 22.

San Francisco Falls Short of Biodiesel Fleet Goals

SAN FRANCISCO - The city of San Francisco has fallen well short of its 2007 stated mandate to switch its 1,500 diesel-powered vehicles to a 20-percent biodiesel blend, according to the San Francisco Examiner newspaper. Tighter storage tank regulations have hindered the effort.

Car Washing Idea Saves San Francisco $75K

SAN FRANCISCO - David Ebarle, a manager at San Francisco's 911 center who also oversees the Department of Emergency Management's vehicle fleet, was recently honored for coming up with a more-cost effective way to wash city vehicles.