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Tesla Adds Nevada Land; Will Gigafactory Be Planet's Biggest Building?

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Faraday's Future bumpy; Nevada nervous, first car 'no Tesla'

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Green Faraday Future Startups incentives nevada plug-in carsCompany startups are, by their nature, secretive and turbulent places. And, more often than not (as history shows us).

Faraday Future Chooses Nevada For Electric-Car Plant

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Last month, Faraday Future announced that it was considering sites in California, Georgia, Louisiana, and Nevada for a $1 billion electric-car plant. Now, it appears Nevada is the preferred location for the plant, which will build the electric car Faraday plans to launch in 2017.

Faraday puts up $75 million bond to reassure Nevada on factory

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Following its successful bid for the Tesla lithium-ion battery "Gigafactory," Nevada landed a second electric-manufacturing project as well. But Nevada lawmakers have since expressed concern over Faraday's ability to meet the financial requirements of a deal meant to enable the.

Colorado, Nevada, Utah to collaborate on electric-car charging network

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plug-in cars state laws nevada charging infrastructure Fast Charging UtahMuch of the U.S. innovation in electric-car incentives and infrastructure has come not from the federal government but from one or more states, especially California.

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Tesla, Panasonic Sign Gigafactory Pact; Nevada Site Work Already Underway?

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Now it''s official: Panasonic and Tesla Motors will build the "gigafactory," a huge lithium-ion cell fabrication and battery-pack production facility in the western United States. Today Tesla will report its second-quarter earnings after the market closes, and CEO Elon Musk was bound to face questions about the progress of the massive plant. Right

Feds Should Boost Electric-Car Incentives: Harry Reid, Nevada Senator

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Today, most plug-in electric car buyers qualify for a Federal income-tax credit of $2,500 to $7,500--but Senator Harry Reid thinks those incentives should be expanded. He proposes to overcome one challenge with that incentive: Buyers must wait up to 15 months to realize the benefit, which they don''t earn until they file their annual income taxes

Nevada Governor Signs Tesla Tax Break Bill For Battery Gigafactory

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billion by Nevada lawmakers. Tesla Motors'' battery Gigafactory took another step toward construction with the approval of incentives worth up to $1.3 Governor Brian Sandoval signed the package of four bills into law one week after announcing that the Silver State would host the first of what could be multiple factories that will produce

Elon Musk vs Warren Buffett: how two titans see carbon-free electricity

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There's an energy battle brewing in Nevada. Elon Musk energy policy electric utilities Warren Buffet solar nevada energy Solar CityThe Silver State is witnessing a fight between two energy companies promoting different visions of energy policy, led by two very public features.

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Tesla Gigafactory Going To Nevada, Apparently (First One, Anyhow)

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The answer appears to be Nevada. A press conference to be held this afternoon may answer one of the major questions for the future of electric-car maker Tesla Motors: Where will it locate its gigafactory? The office of state governor Brian Sandoval said he would make a "major economic development announcement" in Carson City this afternoon

Faraday Future Plans $1 Billion Electric-Car Factory, Site TBD

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The company has not selected a site, but said it is considering locations in California, Georgia, Louisiana, and Nevada. Nevada has now apparently replaced Texas in the contest. Manufacturing California Louisiana Georgia plug-in cars nevada Faraday Futuresfactory, which will begin producing cars within two years. The Lone.

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Tesla Gigafactory Jobs, Investments Fell Short Of Projections Last Year

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Tesla's decision to build its massive lithium-ion battery-cell "Gigafactory" at a site near Reno, Nevada, was made in part because of generous incentives offered by the state government. But thus far, Nevada may. Green Batteries Tesla Motors gigafactory jobs nevada plug-in carsState lawmakers promised Tesla a total of $1.25

Nevada approves driverless cars

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The US state of Nevada has become the first to approve the use of driverless cars, like the sort being tested by Google at the moment. The state has passed new legislation which requires the Nevada Department of Transportation to prepare for the presence of driverless cars on its roads with rules governing safety standards, [.].

Tesla: 8,763 Cars Built, 7,579 Sold, 'Potential' Nevada Gigafactory Ground Broken: Q2 Earnings Report

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Tesla Motors built 8,763 Model S electric cars and delivered 7,579 of them to customers during the second quarter, according to just-released second-quarter results. It expects to build about 9,000 cars this quarter, and deliver 7,800, largely due to a two-week production shutdown for retooling at its factory in Fremont, California--which cost it

Tesla Battery Gigafactory 'Slightly Ahead Of Schedule': State Officials

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Batteries lithium-ion Tesla Motors plug-in cars nevada gigafactoryTesla is currently juggling several major projects, leading to speculation about when each will be completed. It plans to launch its much-delayed Model X electric SUV later this year, and unveil a concept version of the Model 3 sedan next year.

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Test Tracks For Elon Musk's Hyperloop: Now There Are Three!

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Elon Musk California mass transit nevada Public transport HyperloopElon Musk may not have much interest in making his futuristic "Hyperloop" transportation system a reality, but there are plenty of others who do.

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Faraday Future imperils electric-car factory, misses payment to contractor

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To achieve that goal, the company is building a new factory in North Las Vegas, Nevada, at a stated cost of $1 billion. Manufacturing plug-in cars nevada Faraday FutureThe Faraday Future company has said it aims to put its first electric car into production within two years. Now, it may have halted.

Tesla Gigafactory To Nevada, 2014 MINI Cooper Driven, 2015 Chevy Colorado MPG: Today's Car News

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We start today with a report that Nevada will be the site for Tesla Motors'' first gigafactory. On the internal-combustion front, we''ve also got the first fuel-economy ratings for the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon mid-size pickup trucks, and a drive report of the 2014 MINI Cooper three-cylinder.

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Nevada enacts law authorizing autonomous (driverless) vehicles

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The Nevada legislature passed AB 511 , authorizing the use of autonomous (i.e., The new law charges the Nevada Department of Transportation (DOT) with setting safety and performance standards and requires it to designate areas where driverless cars may be tested. Brief

Tax credits for Tesla Gigafactory will cost Nevada up to $1.1 billion

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On Thursday, Tesla Motors made a long-awaited announcement, revealing that the Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center had been chosen to host the Gigafactory.

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Faraday Future halts factory work, hopes to resume early 2017

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Before the Chinese-backed startup can begin production, it needs to complete a new factory in North Las Vegas, Nevada, which has a stated cost of $1 billion. Manufacturing China plug-in cars nevada Startups Faraday FutureLast month, lead contractor AECOM warned Faraday that it was late on a.

Nevada deploys first US commercial, grid-connected enhanced geothermal system

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) recognized the nation’s first commercial enhanced geothermal system (EGS) project to supply electricity to the grid.

Opinon: Lithium Market Set To Explode; All Eyes Are On Nevada

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While other commodities are floundering or completely collapsing in this market, lithium—the critical mineral in the emerging battery gigafactory war—is poised to explode, and going forward Nevada is emerging as the front line in this pending American lithium boom. by James Stafford of Albemarle Corp.

Latest drone footage of Tesla Gigafactory shows progress

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Videos lithium-ion battery pack Tesla Motors nevada gigafactory Tesla Model 3Last night's Tesla Model 3 electric car unveiling is getting all the attention today, with at least 135,000 reservations booked for the car. And that's where the massive gigafactory outside Reno.

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Tesla Gigafactory tour: local Reno paper gets to go inside

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Tesla Motors isn't known for being particularly open to the media, especially when it comes to major projects like the lithium-ion battery cell "Gigafactory" taking shape just outside Reno, Nevada. Manufacturing lithium-ion battery pack Tesla Motors plug-in cars nevada gigafactoryElon Musk likes his secrets.

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Faraday Future vs Nevada treasurer: electric cars vs taxpayer protection

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China incentives plug-in cars nevada Startups Faraday FutureSelf-made millionaires often possess an innate belief that they can create products and companies where none existed before. But with companies come factories, and with factories come tax breaks, and with tax breaks come inconvenient questions from government officials.

DuPont selects Murex as marketing partner for cellulosic ethanol from Nevada, Iowa plant

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DuPont Industrial Biosciences (DuPont) has selected Murex LLC to market the cellulosic ethanol produced from its 30-million-gallon-per-year plant in Nevada, Iowa. DuPont has made substantial investments in renewable fuels and has committed more than $200 million to the Nevada biorefinery, which will utilize corn stover. Earlier post.)

Hyundai Ioniq lineup, Geneva's green debuts, Leaf 2G update, nervous Nevada: The Week In Reverse

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Which startup company is making the state of Nevada nervous right about now? And, what vehicle did we consider to be the most important new entry at this week's Geneva Motor Show? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse--right here at Green Car Reports--for the week ending on Friday, March 4, 2016. The Week In Reverse

Outlander Plug-In, Downsized Pickups, Tesla Chooses Nevada: The Week In Reverse

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We drive Mitsubishi’s plug-in SUV, and wonder if downsized pickups really are a bigger thing than automakers project.

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Nevada grants Audi first automaker permit to operate autonomous vehicles on public roads

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The State of Nevada issued to Audi a license allowing the testing of autonomous vehicles on the state’s public roads. This makes Audi the first automotive original equipment manufacturer to obtain this special permit. Earlier post.). Audi defines autonomous driving capabilities in terms of piloted parking and piloted driving. Brief

Inside Tesla's Fremont Electric-Car Plant: How Model S, Model X Are Built (Video)

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The company has built the Model S sedan in Fremont since 2012, and is now building the Model X crossover there as well. And as it.

Tesla battery gigafactory opens as pace ramps up to ludicrous

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If it's built out to the full size in the original plans, the Tesla gigafactory outside Reno, Nevada, will cover 10 million square feet.

Tesla to provide batteries for energy storage farm in Kauai, Hawaii

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Today, the still-incomplete "gigafactory" in Nevada is assembling standalone battery packs for the company's Tesla Energy stationary energy-storage division. While its electric-car manufacturing continues to get the most attention, Tesla quietly continues to build up its energy-storage business as well.

Panasonic Commits $1.6 Billion For Tesla Battery Gigafactory

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Throughout its project to build a massive battery "Gigafactory" near Reno, Nevada, Tesla has had assistance from its current battery supplier, Panasonic. The Japanese electronics company has agreed to help fund the project, and will use its technical resources to help set up and run the factory.

Tesla Motors Has More Than 1,600 Jobs Open, Many For Engineers

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The carmaker has several large projects in the works, including its Nevada battery "Gigafactory," the 200-mile Model 3 $35,000 electric car, and continued development of its Autopilot autonomous-driving technology. As it works to increase sales volumes, Tesla has some ambitious plans for the next few years.

Rockwood Lithium opens new lithium production facility in Nevada; announces global price increases for lithium salts

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Rockwood is leveraging a $28.4-million investment from the Recovery Act to expand its North Carolina lithium production facility as well as its production operations in Silver Peak, Nevada. Rockwood Lithium has opened its expanded manufacturing facility in Kings Mountain, North Carolina. Earlier post.). Brief

Tesla And Panasonic: Partners In Electric Cars, Foes In Home Energy Storage

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It's also helping to fund Tesla's massive Nevada "Gigafactory," and will oversee cell-fabrication operations once the factory is. Tesla and Panasonic work closely together on battery-cell production for the carmaker's high-end electric cars. Batteries Tesla Motors plug-in cars Panasonic gigafactory

Tesla Gigafactory Spending: So Far, $50 Million-Plus--And Much More To Come

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Just outside Reno, Nevada, work on Tesla Motors'' massive lithium-ion cell "Gigafactory" continues. The plant meant to supply large quantities of battery cells for future electric cars is expected to cost around $5 billion, and now Tesla has started to spend tens of millions of dollars toward that total.

Tesla Gigafactory For Electric-Car Batteries: Site Work Continues (Photos)

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Last September, Nevada governor Brian Sandoval signed a bill granting various tax breaks and incentives to Tesla Motors for construction of its massive battery "gigafactory" outside Reno. Now, photos taken yesterday show that work on the site--empty desert land less than a year ago--is well underway.

The Tesla Gigafactory Is Big; Really, Really Big--This Big, In Fact

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So it''s hard to tell from photographs just how large the lithium-ion cell gigafactory in Nevada that''s being built by electric car-maker Tesla Motors will really be. Photos can be deceptive, as any online-dating aficionado will tell you.