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Innovative Arizona Utility Program Rents Your Roof For Solar Power

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Now, a new initiative in Arizona shows that it's possible for utilities and individual home solar. electric utilities Arizona renewable energy solarThe proliferation of home solar power systems has some utilities worried about potential damage to their business models. And charging an electric car with renewable energy from solar panels remains the low-carbon ideal for many green-car buyers.

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.

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

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 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

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

Electric Volt proves it can take the heat

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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

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.

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.

Good News For Tesla: AZ Bill Would Legalize Direct Sales As State Angles For Gigafactory

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That may be what''s happening in Arizona, where a new bill in the state legislature would legalize the direct-sales model of electric-car maker Tesla Motors--to the intense dismay of state car dealers who want it made

Where Should Tesla Put Its Battery Gigafactory? Reader Poll

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They are Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, and Texas, all of which are shown as candidate locations in the presentation Tesla put online When electric-car maker Tesla Motors released more information about its planned "gigafactory" to produce lithium-ion battery cells in the U.S., it revealed the four states it''s considering as plant locations.

Strange Bedfellows: Consumer Groups, Koch Brothers Unite To Back Tesla Stores

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DON''T MISS: Tesla Vs Franchised Car Dealers In Texas, Arizona: Battles Continue So Charles War makes strange bedfellows. Over the past decade, the Koch Brothers have become a major political force, funneling money from their family company into organizations that support conservative politicians and causes--including the denial of climate change.

Nissan engineers create new LEAF pick-up

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At least that’s engineers at the carmaker’s Technical Center in Stanfield, Arizona do. Ah to be a Nissan engineer. What fun. You can play with the firm’s existing range and create your own vehicles to suit your needs.

Testing Hydrogen Vs Electric Cars, Infiniti QX30 Concept Teased, Audi Buys Fuel-Cell Patents: Today's Car News

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The battle between Tesla Motors and franchised car dealers heats up again in Arizona Today we look at a way to test battery-electric cars against hydrogen fuel-cell cars, a teaser for an Infiniti Geneva Motor Show concept, and Audi''s purchase of patents for fuel-cell technology from Ballard Power Systems. All this and more on Green Car Reports.

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. Azstarnet.com.

Nissan Leaf Battery Capacity Lawsuit: Court Approves Settlement

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The suit was filed in California in 2012 on behalf of all Leaf owners in that state and in Arizona. Nissan appears to have reached a final settlement with plaintiffs in a class-action lawsuit over Nissan Leaf electric-car batteries that now goes back almost three years. Nissan was accused of not accurately describing the Leaf's real-world range in. Green Batteries Warranty lawsuit plug-in cars

Lucid Motors factory, Euro fast-charging network, Mazda electric car: Today's Car News

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Today, Lucid Motors selects Arizona as the location for the factory that will build its luxury electric car, four automakers collaborate on a DC fast-charging network for Europe, and Mazda executives indicate the Japanese automaker will launch an electric car in 2019.

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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.

Actress Anne Hathaway Is NOT The First 2014 BMW i3 Owner In The U.S.

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The story, which appeared in multiple outlets--including Arizona Sometimes the media don''t quite know what they''re talking about.

Tesla Gigafactory: CA Could Waive Environmental Rules To Get It: Report

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But it chose Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, and Texas as the finalists for the Gigafactory site When Tesla Motors announced the short list of possible locations for its lithium-ion cell "Gigafactory," California wasn''t on it. The Silicon Valley electric-car maker is headquartered in Palo Alto and builds the Model S in Fremont, about 30 miles away.

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.

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.

Research: Hybrid car is safe for cardiac implant patients

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Your electric or hybrid car is safe to drive even if you have a implanted cardiac device such as a pacemaker, suggests new research from the Mayo Clinic in Arizona.

GM and SAE International select 8 NA universities for new autonomous vehicle competition; Bolt EV the platform

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The Year 1 final competition will be hosted at GM’s Desert Proving Ground in Yuma, Arizona. At WCX 17: SAE World Congress Experience, SAE International and General Motors announced the eight North American universities which will compete in the upcoming AutoDrive Challenge. This new autonomous vehicle design competition is a three-year challenge to develop and demonstrate a fully autonomous passenger vehicle.

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Leaf Owners Send Science In To Tackle Wilting Nissan Leafs

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So when Nissan executive vice president Andy Palmer described the recent reports of battery capacity loss in its Leaf electric car as nothing more than a ‘faulty battery level display’ earlier this month, a group of Leaf owners in Phoenix, Arizona There’s nothing better than a scientific test to prove or disprove a theory.

Penske Automotive Signs To Become 2012 Fisker Karma Dealer

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But Fisker’s 80th dealer, Fisker of Scottsdale, Arizona, isn’t owned by a local independent dealer chain. Yesterday, Fisker Automotive, makers of the super-sexy 2012 Karma plug-in hybrid sports car, announced that it had just signed its 80th independent dealer. It’s owned by Penske Automotive. One of the largest and best known

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

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.

2011 Nissan Leaf: One Year On, How Healthy Is The Battery Pack?

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It’s now been well over a year since the first 2011 Nissan Leafs were delivered to customers in California, Oregon, Washington and Arizona. But after one year, how are early Nissan Leafs performing? Are their battery packs still healthy, or have they started to show signs of wear already? According to anecdotal evidence from popular Nissan

Lucid Motors and Samsung SDI in strategic partnership on next-gen lithium-ion cells

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Lucid also recently announced it had selected Casa Grande, Arizona, as the location for its factory. Samsung SDI and luxury EV startup Lucid Motors have entered a strategic partnership for battery cell supply.

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DOE awards up to $10M to 6 projects for non-food biomass and algal biofuels and biochemicals

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The projects selected include the following: Arizona State University. Arizona State University. The US Department of Energy is awarding up to $10 million in funding for six projects that will support the Bioenergy Technologies Office’s (BETO) work to develop renewable and cost-competitive biofuels and biochemicals from non-food biomass feedstocks by reducing the technical risk associated with potentially breakthrough approaches and technologies for investors.

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Opinion: Why Buffett Bet A Billion On Solar: Miles Per Acre Per Year

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This is still roughly two orders of magnitude less output per acre than Warren Buffett’s Agua Caliente array in Arizona. Agua Caliente PV Plant: Yuma Arizona. An acre of desert in Arizona, Nevada and many other places on earth sees on the order of 3,000 hours of direct sun per year.

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Michigan Jumps On The 'Tax Electric Cars' Bandwagon, Too

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Similar initiatives have been discussed in states both red and blue, including Arizona, Oregon, Texas, Virginia, and Washington. Elected officials in yet another state have proposed levying taxes on electric cars. And just to make things interesting, this time the debate is happening in Michigan. Why tax hybrids and electric cars? Because they

"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.

GE WattStation Vindicated, Leaf Blamed In Charging Station Woes

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Then there’s the matter of Leafs in hot states like Arizona exhibiting premature battery capacity loss to attend to. It isn’t a good time to be Nissan right now. For a start, its first all-electric car, the 2012 Leaf, is suffering from poor sales. Then, over the weekend, more bad news came Nissan’s way: that the Leaf’s

More Nissan Leaf Battery Loss, Nissan Doesn’t Blink

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Last week, Nissan gave an official response to the handful of Arizona drivers of its 2011 Leaf electric car that had experienced the first signs of battery capacity loss. A week on, with more reports from owners claiming a lost battery capacity bar and in two instances, two capacity bars, Nissan continues to stand by its statement. We first became

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!

Fast-Charging Adds Appeal To Electric Cars—Especially In Portland

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The same goes for a handful of places including San Francisco, Los Angeles, and certain corridors in Tennessee, Arizona, and Texas—as well as, perhaps, the Chicago and Detroit areas. If you plan to get a Nissan Leaf or Mitsubishi i (or already have one), and you live in Portland, Oregon, consider yourself fortunate.

Epilogue - Sunday, 26 April 2009. from Phoenix, Arizona. en route to Home Sweet Bisbee

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Sonn en route from Phoenix to Home, Sweet Bisbe, Arizona. Cheers PHEV3A'rs, EVADC'rs, and EVnthusiasts, One & All - EPILOGUE: What's next? What's next beside going back and doing LOTS of webblogging. in order to make a baseline of sorts for the bestseller Classic-in-the-Making, entitled: Plug'in Around America: With the "Spirit". and on the Cheap!

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