SF Startup Could Revolutionize Electric Vehicle Charging With Battery Swaps In Just 10 Minutes

By John Ramos : cbslocal – excerpt

SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX) — A San Francisco startup is offering a way to recharge electric vehicles in just 10 minutes which it says could revolutionize the market for EVs.

There’s a lot of talk about electric vehicles but Americans have been reluctant to accept them. In the last 10 years, less than one percent of cars sold in the U.S. were electric. So, it is an industry very much in its infancy and how EV’s operate may change drastically in the coming years…(more)

A community built for cars of the future

By Katie Burke : autonews – excerpt

Bosch teams up with developer on San Francisco connected neighborhood

SAN FRANCISCO — In the tech industry’s backyard, the neighborhood of the future is growing without the local industry.

Real estate developer FivePoint is working with German supplier Robert Bosch to build a residential and commercial neighborhood that has connected infrastructure for autonomous and electric vehicles on land formerly occupied by the San Francisco Shipyard naval base and Candlestick Park stadium.

FivePoint said it chose Bosch after local tech companies would not agree to a mutually beneficial partnership…

As part of the joint venture, Bosch supplies technology, including connected parking sensors and home appliances. It also acts as a go-between, gathering specifications from its affiliates developing products for the project to make sure the infrastructure is built with their needs in mind…

The companies plan to run an autonomous shuttle from the edge of the neighborhood inward, and eventually operate a self-driving vehicle on a bridge between the shipyard and Candlestick areas, which are separated by a small waterway… (more)