Canada-based ElectraMeccanica to build SOLO EVs in Arizona

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ElectraMeccanica Vehicles Corp. , a Canada-based designer and manufacturer of electric vehicles, has selected Mesa, AZ, for its US assembly facility and engineering technical center. Phoenix ranks as the fifth-largest city in the US according to 2020 census data, with nearly 1.8 million residents.

Forest Service releases Final Environmental Impact Statement for Resolution Copper mine in Arizona

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The US Forest Service has published the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for Rio Tinto’s and BHP’s Resolution Copper mine project in Arizona ( earlier post ).


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Electrify Commercial collaborating with Arizona Public Service to provide statewide ultra-fast charging stations

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Electrify Commercial will provide its charging equipment, networking, and customized services to support Arizona Public Service Company (APS) with its Take Charge AZ investment in electric vehicle (EV) fast charging.

Nikola breaks ground on Arizona fuel-cell electric truck plant

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Nikola Motors announced Thursday that it had broken ground on a factory for hydrogen fuel-cell semi trucks in Coolidge, Arizona. The 1 million-square-foot, $600 million, factory will be built in phases, according to a Nikola press release.

VW built a proving ground for fast-charging in the Arizona heat

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Volkswagen built its Arizona Proving Grounds for hot-weather testing of new cars. Now the automaker is subjecting charging stations to the Arizona heat as well. A 50-space charging site was recently added to the Maricopa, Arizona, facility, VW said in a press release Wednesday.

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Li-Cycle to build new Li-ion battery recycling facility in Arizona; third commercial spoke

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the largest lithium-ion battery recycler in North America, will build its third commercial lithium-ion battery recycling facility, to be located in Gilbert, Arizona, within the Phoenix metropolitan area. Our Arizona Spoke will have two 5,000 tonne processing lines, effectively doubling our total recycling capacity in North America. Li-Cycle Corp.,

Volkswagen Group of America opens next-gen charging station at Arizona global test center

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This next-generation charging station at its Arizona Proving Grounds will be used to help VWGoA evaluate battery and charging performance under extreme hot-weather conditions.

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Arizona plant for Lucid Air electric sedan is complete, as company plans expansion for 2023 SUV

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Lucid Motors on Tuesday announced completion of construction on its factory in Casa Grande, Arizona. Pending further equipment installations, the factory is scheduled to start building the Lucid Air electric car in spring 2021.

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LANL, U Arizona study finds vampire algae killer’s genetic diversity poses threat to biofuels

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New DNA analysis by a team from Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and the University of Arizona has revealed surprising genetic diversity in a bacterium that poses a persistent threat to the algae biofuels industry. Brown, Plant Sciences, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ. The two samples collected one year apart came from an outdoor algae cultivation system in the Sonoran Desert of Arizona run by University of Arizona collaborators Seth Steichen and Judith Brown.

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Lucid (nee Atieva) to build luxury electric cars in Arizona factory

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The company—formerly known as Atieva—says it plans to break ground next year on a new factory in Casa Grande, Arizona. Manufacturing plug-in cars Arizona Startups Atieva Lucid MotorsLucid Motors has become the latest startup automaker proposing to build electric cars in the U.S. Lucid will begin production of its first electric car by 2018, it said in a statement, and expects to employ more than.

Lucid readies site of Arizona factory for Air electric sedan

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The Lucid Air moved one step closer to production last week, as Lucid announced Wednesday via Twitter that preliminary work is underway in the construction of its assembly plant in Casa Grande, Arizona. The EV startup, which is far more reserved about its ambitions compared to other startups, has also begun accepting employment applications for

Chevron taps retirees to oppose EV charging in Arizona

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A new report in the Arizona Republic tells us that support for electric cars still hasn't moved us past that. Astroturf lobbying organizations have been a fixture of the EV opposition and anti-climate-action movement—indeed of American politics—for a long time. Chevron is tapping its retirees to mount a letter-writing campaign in. Charging stations

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Arizona now permits sale of isobutanol-blended gasoline for on-road vehicles

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Arizona Governor Doug Ducey recently signed bill HB2368 , enabling the retail sale of isobutanol-blended gasoline for on-road vehicles. The bill permits isobutanol to be used as an oxygenate in gasoline for on-road vehicles in Arizona. Isobutanol produced by Gevo is already being sold in Arizona for off-road applications such as boating, ATVs, motorcycles and landscape equipment.

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Uber partners with U Arizona on optics for mapping and safety

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Uber has signed a partnership with the University of Arizona focused on research and development in the optics space for mapping and safety. In addition, Tucson and the University of Arizona will be become the next site for Uber mapping test vehicles. The partners will work to improve the imagery captured and used to build out mapping and safety features. As part of this partnership, Uber is donating to U of A’s College of Optical Sciences.

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Tesla Vs Franchised Car Dealers In Texas, Arizona: Battles Continue

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Both Texas and Arizona have seen skirmishes before between Tesla and groups representing franchised car dealers. The battle between Tesla Motors and car-dealer groups has flared up again on two familiar fronts. Franchised dealers, who have long enjoyed a state-mandated monopoly on retail car sales, appear to feel threatened by the automaker''s

Lucid teases dynamic testing for Air sedan, updates on Arizona factory

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Lucid has just teased something that’s utterly essential in a luxury sedan with 1,000 horsepower on tap: finesse. In a video released today, Lucid presents a short tease of the Lucid Air’s dynamic cold-weather testing, conducted several months ago in Northern Minnesota.

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Arizona Considers Charging Electric Cars Tax At 1.43¢ Per Mile

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For many years, Arizona was considered an electric-car friendly state, thanks to California-style tailpipe emissions and mandates which required automakers to sell a certain percentage of zero-emissions cars in order to sell in the state. But less than a month after the Arizona Governor’s Regulatory Review Council voted to repeal the

Nissan Buys Back Leaf Electric Cars Under Arizona Lemon Law

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Yesterday, a local news station in Phoenix, Arizona, confirmed that Nissan has agreed to buy back wilting Leaf electric cars from their owners under the state’s Lemon Law. The news comes less than a week after Mark Perry, Nissan North America’s product planning and advanced technology director, blamed the premature range loss suffered

California ARB posts new LCFS fuel pathway for LNG from Arizona

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California Air Resources Board (ARB) staff has posted a new fuel pathway application under the California Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) Method 2 pathway approval process for the production of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in Arizona. ANGF) operates an LNG plant in Topock, Arizona, with the capacity to produce 90,000 gallons.

Nissan's Mark Perry: We're Investigating Arizona's Wilting Leafs

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More than two months after a few Nissan Leafs in Arizona began to lose capacity bars in the extreme heat and suffer premature battery aging, Nissan has started formal investigations into the issue. While being interviewed over the telephone by Arizona’s KPHO 5 station in Phoenix, Mark Perry, Nissan North America’s product planning and

Electrovaya delivers 1.5 MWh Li-ion battery Energy Storage System to Arizona Public Service Company

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has delivered a 1.5MWh capacity Lithium Ion SuperPolymer Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) to Arizona Public Service Company, that state’s largest electric utility. Electrovaya Inc. The BESS will be providing energy storage for a pilot program to study ways to optimize the integration of renewable energy sources to the grid. Electrovaya has partnered with ABB to provide the power conditioning and conversion equipment for the battery energy storage system.

New Arizona Governor May Scuttle Vehicle CO2 Rules

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Arizona Governor Jan Brewer, who replaced then-Governor Janet Napolitano when she moved to become Secretary of Homeland Security in the Obama Administration, may rescind Arizona’s Clean Cars rule that adopts the California standards before they come into effect. Senseman said Brewer specifically wants to know if state lawmakers believe Arizona should have its own rules.

Sandia and Arizona State University to partner on renewable energy; solar and algal fuels among areas of focus

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Sandia National Laboratories and Arizona State University have signed a formal partnership agreement on renewable energy challenges. The goals of the memorandum of understanding are to encourage collaborative research, build educational and workforce development programs and inform policy endeavors.

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Arizona Dumps Stricter CA Emissions Standards Over Electric-Car Rules

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California has always led the nation in mandating reduction of tailpipe emissions and development of low- and zero-emission vehicles. For several years now, states have had the option of adopting stricter California vehicle-emissions regulations or sticking with the national standards. Roughly a dozen states have voted to adhere to the California

VW e-Golf Drive Report, Tesla In Arizona, Used Honda Insight Guide: Today's Car News

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Today on Green CarReports: We drive VW''s first electric car to be sold in the U.S., run down what you need to know if you want to buy an early Honda Insight, and dig deeper into GM''s new and more fuel-efficient engines. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Last week, we drove the Volkswagen e-Golf for two hours in Berlin--and now we''ve written

Now You Can Ride An All-Electric Raft Down The Colorado River

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Colorado River Discovery--which offers raft tours on portions of the river in Arizona--says its first all-electric. zero emissions Arizona tourism BoatsHighways and parking lots aren't the only places where you'll find electric vehicles these days. In fact, if you're planning to take a trip down the scenic Colorado River this summer, you may very well traverse it on electric power.

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Arizona State researchers engineer fatty-acid secreting cyanobacteria for biofuel production; Green Recovery method for fatty acid recovery from cyanobacterial biomass

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In two open-access papers published in the Proceedings of the National Academies (PNAS), a team from Arizona State University describes the genetic modification of cynanobacteria to produce and secrete fatty acids for renewable biofuel production, as well as a Green Recovery strategy to convert cyanobacterial membrane lipids into fatty acids. Secreted FFAs (white deposit) from a culture.

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Carbon-Negative Replacement For Cement Traps CO2 During Manufacturing

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Carbon Footprint road emissions Infrastructure Carbon materials Arizona You may be aware of your car''s carbon footprint, but what about the emissions related to the concrete structures it drives over? The Portland cement that acts as the glue in concrete is actually a major source of carbon emissions, due to the intense heat required to manufacture it. Wouldn''t it be great if it could be replaced with a material that.

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2011 Nissan Leaf Spied Testing on Arizona Roads

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As far as we know, no one has yet done a road test on the 2011 Nissan Leaf, which will go on sale in certain markets this December. We've driven the Leaf powertrain mounted in a Cube mule, and our colleague Bengt Halvorson has driven it in a Versa mule--but never the completed car. Still, we know there are Leafs out there that do run. Our writer

When Lucid Air electric sedan production starts, quality will be a priority

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Production of the Lucid Air electric car will soon be underway in the second half of the year, and to show the level of preparation that's going into it the company is highlighting the quality-control measures at its Casa Grande, Arizona factory.

Route 66 Electric Vehicle Museum

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The Historic Route 66 Electric Vehicle Museum in Kingman, Arizona adds to its collection

Lucid is considering an electric-car plant in Saudi Arabia

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This would be Lucid's second factory, alongside the Arizona plant that is scheduled to start churning out Air luxury sedans this spring. Lucid Motors is in talks to build an electric-car factory near Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Bloomberg first reported Thursday.

Day Off - Standing on a Corner in Winslow, Arizona

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More recent additions to the City of Winslow are The Standin' on the Corner Park, which has become an interesting draw for music fans who remember the line "standin on the corner in Winslow Arizona, such a fine sight to see" from the #1 hit Take It Easy, sung by the Eagles. Cheers PHEV3A'rs, EVADC'rs, and EVnthusiasts, One & All - After a night's charging at Motel 10 and one of rest, the "Spirit" and EVJerry took to a day of rest and relaxation. And sightseeing.

"Spirit of DC" takes in Legislative Breakfast & Awards in Phoenix at Arizona State Capitol on Tuesday, 16 February 2010

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"Spirit of DC" setting up in front of the Arizona State Capitol Above "Spirit" joined by two more white PHEVs-- Todd Barlow's Green Motors' with 4kW PbA pack, above and right. Also note with Arizona's Clean Cities Coalition tent in background. The EVent was honoring Arizona's military bases and civic leaders who have promoted clean fuels.

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Lucid CEO confirms SUV, considers pickup, says “absolutely not” to contract manufacturing

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It’s nearly finished building its factory in Casa Grande, Arizona, and it’s installing a pilot production line there later this month. Since last year the California-based electric vehicle maker Lucid has been going full-speed ahead.

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Crowdfunded electric-truck hopeful Atlis has a super-size vision, dollar-menu budget

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With the Arizona-based electric-truck company he founded, Hanchett says his goal is partly to surpass what his diesel truck can do today, but with a whole line of vehicles offering a “seamless, clean. Atlis Motors CEO Mark Hanchett drives a 3/4-ton diesel pickup. He also owns a Tesla Model 3. But he admits he likes driving the pickup more.

Rainy Monday in Arizona. Yet the "Spirit" is Game for Parker, La Paz County. and What's Unfolding There and Maybe en route on Blue Highways?/!

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Cheers EVADC'rs, PHEV'rs, and EVnthusiasts, One & All - It's a rainy day in Arizona! EVer a'Plug'n Arizona, "Spirit" & EVJerryFrom Luke AFB, after a night of charging up, the "Spirit" is now game to truck on blue highwasy to Parker, La Paz County, and. to see what's unfolding there. Stay tuned!

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Nikola Badger electric pickup debut event canceled, as GM deal hangs

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The event, dubbed Nikola World, was to be held in Arizona in December. With a potential deal with General Motors hanging in limbo, Nikola Motors announced Wednesday that it had canceled the reveal event for its Badger electric pickup truck.

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Lordstown electric van, Faraday Future revival, Lucid assembly plant: Today’s Car News

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Lucid Motors is planning for going big in the future with its Arizona plant. An electric van is in the works from Lordstown Motors. And Faraday Future gets yet another chance. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

PNNL IntelliVent system reduces risk of explosions in outdoor battery cabinets

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Recent fires at battery storage facilities in Surprise, Arizona, and Liverpool, England, highlighted the dangers these kinds of fires can present. The April 2019 incident in Arizona at an energy storage facility left four firefighters injured, two seriously.

Nikola factory, Audi bi-directional charging, Mitsubishi plug-in hybrid update: Today’s Car News

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Nikola Motors starts building a factory in Arizona. Mitsubishi is upgrading its best-selling plug-in hybrid under the hood, before a redesigned version arrives. And Audi agrees that bi-directional charging tech is a good idea. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

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Lucid Motors completes first phase of construction of EV factory

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We broke ground on the 590-acre Lucid AMP-1 site in Casa Grande, Arizona, on December 2, 2019, and slightly less than a year later we have completed the first purpose-built EV factory in North America.

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