Hyundai plans to build Santa Fe Hybrid, fully electric Genesis GV70 in Alabama

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The Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid and an all-electric version of the Genesis GV70 will be built in Alabama, Hyundai confirmed last week.

Toyota Alabama sole producer of hybrid-electric twin-turbo V6 and twin-turbo V6 for new Tundra

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Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Alabama (TMMAL) held an event to mark the first of Toyota’s latest engine products for the all-new 2022 Tundra ( earlier post ) to come off the production line. Toyota Alabama’s total cumulative investment is $1.2

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Report: Genesis GV70 EV headed for Alabama production

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Hyundai’s Genesis luxury brand is planning to make a fully electric version of its new GV70 crossover in the U.S. starting early next year, according to a report from Business Korea, citing plans revealed to the labor union at a home-market plant.

Alabama, Mississippi to assess oil sands resources in their states

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Alabama and Mississippi are forming a partnership to further study the oil sands resources in the two states, Alabama Governor Robert Bentley and Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant announced on Saturday while speaking to the Southern States Energy Board. The State of Alabama has the third largest oil sands resource in the United States, which may extend into the State of Mississippi. Areal extent of the Hartselle Sandstone in Alabama.

Mercedes-Benz confirms two electric SUVs for Alabama production in 2022

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Mercedes-Benz on Monday confirmed plans to build two electric SUVs at its Tuscaloosa, Alabama, factory as part of the revised rollout of electric models under its EQ sub-brand.

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Mercedes to invest $1 billion to build electric SUVs, batteries in Alabama: report

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Daimler, the parent company of Mercedes-Benz, is expected to announce that it will invest up to $1 billion to build electric SUVs and batteries in and around its Alabama assembly plant. Manufacturing Future Cars Daimler battery pack Alabama plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) assembly plantsThe plans, first reported reported Thursday in The Wall Street Journal (paywalled), represent a major expansion of electric-car manufacturing in the U.S. So far.

Mercedes will make electric EQS SUV in Alabama, with battery cells from Georgia

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On its way to establishing production for its EQS SUV in the U.S., Mercedes-Benz has confirmed a partnership with battery supplier Envision AESC that will result in a battery facility in Bibb County, Georgia.

Mazda, Toyota select Alabama for $1.6B new US auto manufacturing plant

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Mazda and Toyota have selected Huntsville, Alabama as the site of their new joint-venture manufacturing plant. The site for the new plant is in Huntsville, located approximately 14 miles from Toyota’s Alabama plant (Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Alabama, Inc.). With more than 150 Tier 1 and 2 automotive suppliers in the state as well as automakers, there are approximately 57,000 automotive manufacturing jobs in Alabama.

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Bolt EV production, grid-connected Leaf batteries, Genesis EV in Alabama, infrastructure bill: Today’s Car News

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The infrastructure bill brings some significant spending on charging infrastructure. GM is building Bolt EV and EUV models again, amid battery replacements. Nissan Leaf battery packs help stabilize the grid in California. Tesla has fixed another braking problem over the air.

Mercedes-Benz to set up EV production in US, battery plant; $1B investment in Alabama

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The company plans to produce EQ-branded SUV models at MBUSI (Mercedes-Benz US International), its Tuscaloosa, Alabama facility. Final details of the plans are still being worked on in partnership with the State of Alabama. Dignitaries attending the event included Alabama Governor Kay Ellen Ivey as well as other local and state officials. Mercedes-Benz will set up electric vehicle production in the United States.

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Mercedes-Benz cuts ribbon on new Alabama battery plant ahead of EQ production in the US, shares interior images of seven-seat EQS SUV

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Mercedes-Benz delivered multiple press releases this morning, sharing details of its new battery manufacturing facility in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, as well as interior images of its upcoming EQS SUV , one of the German automaker’s EVs that will soon begin production on US soil.

Toyota to increase V6 engine production in Alabama

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The expansion will allow Toyota Motor Manufacturing Alabama, Inc. Toyota will invest approximately $80 million its Huntsville, Ala. engine facility to increase North American production of V6 engines. The investment will bring total plant investment to more than $700 million. TMMAL) to build an additional 216,000 engines each year, boosting total V6 annual capacity to 362,000. A new 300,000 sq. building will be constructed. The increased production will begin in March 2014.

Alabama Graphite reports high-performance Si-enhanced coated spherical purified graphite (Si-CSPG) for LIBs

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Alabama Graphite Corp. AGC) reported positive electrochemical results from downstream lithium-ion battery tests recently performed on its silicon-oxide-enhanced coated spherical purified graphite ("Si-CSPG") produced from the AGC’s ultra-high-purity 99.999 wt% C natural flake graphite. Based on the addition of a 4 wt % silicon oxide (SiOx) to its CSPG, AGC was able to achieve a reversible capacity of 405.03 mAh/g and an irreversible capacity of 439.49 mAh/g. This compared to 347.2

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Aventine sends first unit-train shipment of ethanol from Nebraska to Alabama

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The unit train pulled out of Aurora heading to Birmingham, Alabama where the ethanol will be blended in gasoline to enhance octane. Aventine Renewable Energy Inc., a leading producer, marketer and supplier of ethanol, announced its first BNSF unit-train shipment of ethanol produced at its two ethanol facilities in Aurora, Nebraska. A BNSF ethanol unit train may consist of 96 ethanol tank cars, 2 buffer cars (62' in length) and 4 BNSF locomotives (75' in length).

Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Alabama marks start of 4-cylinder engine production

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Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Alabama, Inc. TMMAL), an engine-production subsidiary of Japan-based Toyota Motor. Corporation (TMC), held a line-off ceremony to mark the beginning of. four-cylinder engine production. The 10-year old plant now has the capacity to produce approximately 216,000 4-cylinder engines, 146,000 V6 engines, and 144,000 V8 engines per year. TMMAL-produced 2.5-liter and 2.7-liter four-cylinder engines will go into the all-new. 2012 Camry, Highlander, Sienna and Venza.

Mercedes-Benz Opens First US Battery Plant In Bibb County, Alabama

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The battery assembly facility will supply the vehicle manufacturing plant in Tuscaloosa with batteries for the EQS SUV and EQE SUV

Alabama Project Testing Potential for Combining CO2 Storage with Enhanced Methane Recovery

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Field testing the potential for combining geologic carbon dioxide storage with enhanced methane recovery is underway at a site in Alabama by a US Department of Energy (DOE) team of regional partners. Southern Company, El Paso Exploration & Production, the Geological Survey of Alabama, and the University of Alabama are all participating in the field test, known as the Black Warrior CO 2 Storage Project.

Alabama Injection Project Aimed at Enhanced Oil Recovery, Testing Important Geologic CO2 Storage

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Carbon dioxide injection—an important part of carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology—is underway as part of a pilot study of CO 2 enhanced oil recovery (EOR) in the Citronelle Field of Mobile County, Alabama. A project team led by the University of Alabama at Birmingham is conducting the injection. Project performers include the University of Alabama at Birmingham (Birmingham, Ala); Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University (Normal, Ala.);

Southeast gasoline drivers to get range anxiety after pipeline rupture?

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A pipeline rupture in Alabama has led to fuel shortages. Fuel Gasoline oil Alabama gas stationThe term "range anxiety" is commonly associated with electric cars because of relatively short ranges for many of them, along with a lack of charging infrastructure in many regions. But at the moment, many drivers of gasoline cars in the southern U.S. may begin feeling exactly the same thing.

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Toyota investing $383M in US engine production

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Toyota will invest $383 million in four of its US manufacturing plants—in Alabama, Kentucky, Missouri and Tennessee—to support the production of four-cylinder engines, including options for hybrid electric vehicles. Toyota Alabama: Huntsville, Ala., $222

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Genesis GV70 EV To Be Produced In The US From Early 2022

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Hyundai has decided to build the electric version of the GV70 at its Alabama plant

Alabama will be ‘first to mass produce green cars’ says HK Motors

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Los Angeles-based start-up, Hybrid Kinetic Motors (HK Motors) has announced plans to construct a new green-vehicle manufacturing plant in Baldwin County, Alabama in the US. HK Motors Chairman, Yung Benjamin Yeung cited the strength of Alabama’s economy and the quality of its workforce as the main reasons for the board’s decision to locate its primary manufacturing operations in Alabama. Tags: Green credentials Alabama green hybrid kinetic motors

Hyundai Confirms Genesis Electrified GV70 Will Be Built In The US

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The first electrified vehicle made at Hyundai's US plant in Montgomery, Alabama, will be the Santa Fe Hybrid starting in October 2022

Mercedes-Benz opens Bibb County battery plant, ready for production of EQ vehicles in US; partnership with Envision AESC

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Mercedes-Benz has opened its new battery plant in Bibb County, Alabama, a few months ahead of the start of production of all-electric Mercedes-EQ vehicles in the United States. The opening of our new battery plant in Alabama is a major milestone on our way to going all-electric.

Mercedes breaks ground on US battery factory (Updated)

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—right next door to its SUV factory in Alabama. The move is an indication that the company plans to build its upcoming all-electric EQC electric SUV in Alabama. Mercedes-Benz broke ground Friday on a new battery factory in the U.S.—right The EQC is expected to go on sale in the U.S. as a 2021 model. Mercedes exports many of the SUVs it produces in

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DOE awards $2.4M to 3 projects for next-generation grid energy storage

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Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and partners will perform a pre-front end engineering design (pre-FEED) study on the integration of a 10 MWhe (megawatt-hour electricity) SandTES pilot system into Alabama Power’s Ernest C. Gaston Electric Generating Plant in Wilsonville, Alabama. The US Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management (FECM) recently awarded $2.4

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Hyundai to begin EV manufacturing in the US with hopes subsidy bill passes

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The electrified GV70 will be produced at Hyundai’s Alabama plant, and will mark the first EV manufactured in the US by the Korean automotive umbrella. Hyundai Motor Group recently shared plans to begin manufacturing its Genesis GV70 EV in the US beginning in 2022.

Nuclear reactor components 3D printed by ORNL now installed at TVA Browns Ferry nuclear plant

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Four first-of-a-kind 3D-printed fuel assembly brackets, produced at the Department of Energy’s Manufacturing Demonstration Facility at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, have been installed and are now under routine operating conditions at the Tennessee Valley Authority’s Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant Unit 2 in Athens, Alabama.

Mustang Mach-E review, Subaru EV, Mercedes’ electric SUVs, diesel truck sunset: Today’s Car News

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Mercedes-Benz will make electric SUVs in Alabama. European truckmakers target early retirement for diesel. Subaru edges ahead with its first electric vehicle. And we take our first drive in the Ford Mustang Mach-E electric SUV. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

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Nissan ramps up partnership with Mercedes-Benz

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Green cars Latest news Mercedes Nissan Alabama four-cylinder engines Mercedes-Benz Renault Twingo Renault-Nissan Alliance smart TennesseeThe Renault-Nissan Alliance has furthered its alliance with German carmaker Daimler after agreeing to manufacture Mercedes-Benz four-cylinder petrol engines at its Decherd, Tennessee, assembly plant. Its engines will be used for both Infiniti and Mercedes-Benz models with production to start in 2014.

DOE, GM, Mathworks launch EcoCAR Electric Vehicle Challenge; 15 universities selected

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University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa, AL). The US Department of Energy (DOE), in coordination with General Motors (GM) and MathWorks, announced the launch of the EcoCAR Electric Vehicle (EV) Challenge , a collegiate research and experimental learning competition that challenges hundreds of students to engineer novel technologies for battery electric vehicles through a combined $6-million investment.

AirCapture, OCOchem and partners win $2.93M DOE grant for direct air capture of CO2 and conversion to formic acid

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Additional partners participating in the project include the Benton Public Utility District, and the University of Alabama, Sacre-Davey Engineering, and TRI-DEC (Tri-Cities Development Council).

Chinese tycoon to launch clean-tech car venture in US

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It will be a case of ’sweet home Alabama’ for Yang Rong, a Chinese automobile tycoon who is preparing to launch a plan to make clean-tech cars in the United States. Yang is likely to co-operate with the Alabama state government on the project which is expected to create thousands of jobs in its initial phase, according to the source. There has been no comment from Alabama economic development officials.

PHEV "No Kidding" Day. Wednesday, 1 April 2009. From CHATTZ to a Return to Georgia Stayover en route to Birmingham, then Montgomery, Alabama.

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Spacing to be filled in. when time permits. However, one can "No Kidding" April Fool's Day do a GOOGLE on the following: Jerry Asher Plug-ins. and be amazed as EVJerry was! Way beyond expectation! Next time I'll endeavor to listen more closely to PHEV3A Co-Chair, Joe Lado. More to follow. Spirit" & EVJerry

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All New Flyer facilities now capable of manufacturing Xcelsior CHARGE battery-electric buses

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NFI Group), the largest transit bus and motor coach manufacturer and parts distributor in North America, announced that its Anniston, Alabama facility has successfully completed its first full build of an Xcelsior CHARGE battery-electric heavy-duty transit bus. New Flyer currently employs 610 people in Alabama, and is expected to add approximately 60 people to the Anniston team in 2018. New Flyer of America Inc., the US subsidiary of New Flyer Industries Inc.

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Auburn University building new autonomous vehicle research facility

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Bevly’s group has also conducted demonstrations for legislators and the Alabama Department of Transportation.

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Mercedes-Benz launches new battery plant ahead of 2030 all-EV commitment

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Mercedes-Benz has announced the launch of a new battery production plant in Bibb County, Alabama, as the German automaker prepares for a commitment to make all of its vehicles electric by 2030. More than $7 billion has been invested by Mercedes-Benz in Alabama since the 1990s. $1

EGEB: Minnesota wins by compromising over a wind and solar farm and a historic site

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Ørsted completes a 227 MW solar farm in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, for Facebook. In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB): A big clean energy project will go forward in Minnesota without impacting an ancient site.

Daikin to begin producing Li-ion electrolytes

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will soon start producing electrolytes for lithium-ion batteries, initially at its Daikin America plant in Alabama, and begin selling them in January. The Alabama plant will have an annual production capacity of around 2,000 tons. Nikkei. Japan-based Daikin Industries Ltd. Daikin says its product can be charged at higher voltages than conventional electrolytes, helping to lift battery capacity by 20%.

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NASA and Virgin Orbit 3D print, test rocket combustion chamber

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The company partnered with NASA experts in combustion and additive manufacturing (3D printing) at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama; Glenn Research Center in Cleveland; and Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, California. A 3D-printed rocket engine combustion chamber awaiting hot-fire testing at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama.

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Report: Nippon Steel, ArcelorMittal to buy US auto steel plant for $1.95B

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The Nikkei reports that Nippon Steel and ArcelorMittal will jointly acquire a ThyssenKrupp automotive steel sheet plant in Alabama for approximately ¥200 billion (US$1.95 ThyssenKrupp invested US$5 billion in its Calvert, Alabama complex: $3.6 By acquiring the state-of-the-art Alabama facility, at a relatively low price, Nippon Steel and ArcelorMittal will boost overall US capacity to 4.2

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Auburn University establishes Transportation Research Institute

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Auburn University is forming the Auburn University Transportation Research Institute.

DOT and DOE announce nearly $5B over 5 years for new national EV charging network; $615M in FY2022

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Alabama. The US Departments of Transportation and Energy announced nearly $5 billion that will be made available under the new National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program to build out a national electric vehicle charging network. The program will provide nearly $5 billion over five years to help states create a network of EV charging stations along designated Alternative Fuel Corridors, particularly along the Interstate Highway System.