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.

LG Energy Solution building $1.4B, 11 GWh gigafactory in Arizona

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billion) in Queen Creek, Arizona to build a new cylindrical battery plant with a total capacity of 11 GWh. The Arizona plant will be LGES’ second standalone facility in the US after one in Holland, Michigan. LG Energy Solution will invest 1.7 trillion won (US$1.39 Construction is scheduled to start in the second quarter of this year and mass production is targeted for the second half of 2024.


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Nikola launches serial production of Nikola Tre BEV in Arizona; fuel-cell trucks next year

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Phase 1 of the Coolidge, Arizona manufacturing facility provides Nikola with a production capacity of 2,500 trucks. Nikola Corporation has begun commercial serial truck production of the Nikola Tre BEV (battery-electric vehicle); initial customer shipments have begun.

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 ).

Tesla Insurance goes live in Arizona and Ohio


Tesla Insurance has officially gone live in Arizona and Ohio, becoming the fourth and fifth states to have access to the company’s in-house coverage program. Arizona and Ohio officially join California, Texas, and Illinois as the other states to offer the in-house program.

thyssenkrupp nucera to deliver electrolyzers for Air Products’ hydrogen facility in Arizona; 2nd joint project under strategic partnership

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Air Products has awarded thyssenkrupp nucera a contract for the supply of alkaline water electrolysis technology for a 10 metric ton per day facility to produce green liquid hydrogen in Casa Grande, Arizona.

A Swiss solar company announces a new production facility in Arizona


Swiss solar technology company Meyer Burger announced today that it is opening a production facility for high-performance solar modules in Goodyear, Arizona – its first factory in the US, and its first outside of Europe.

Tesla Insurance expands to Arizona and Ohio, now available in five states


Tesla announced the expansion of its new insurance business to Arizona and Ohio – making it now available in five states. more… The post Tesla Insurance expands to Arizona and Ohio, now available in five states appeared first on Electrek.

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.

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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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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An Arizona utility just lost in appeals court for price gouging rooftop solar customers


A federal appeals court yesterday ruled that Arizona utility Salt River Project, which services most of the Phoenix metropolitan area, can be held liable for violating antitrust laws because it charged customers who own rooftop solar panels higher electricity rates.

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.,

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.

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KORE to build 12 GWh lithium-ion battery factory in Arizona


The post KORE to build 12 GWh lithium-ion battery factory in Arizona appeared first on Electrek. KORE Power is now ready to build the first lithium-ion battery factory wholly owned by a US company.

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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EGEB: Two Arizona companies partner to ramp up EV truck, battery production


In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB): Two Arizona-based companies team up to produce batteries and convert truck fleets to electric. more… The post EGEB: Two Arizona companies partner to ramp up EV truck, battery production appeared first on Electrek.

Tesla battery supplier LG Energy Solutions announces $1.4B battery factory in Arizona


billion battery production facility in Arizona as demand for electric vehicles throughout the United States skyrockets. The Arizona plant will be LGES’s first-ever U.S. battery factory in Arizona appeared first on TESLARATI.

EGEB: KORE to build 12 GWh lithium-ion battery factory in Arizona


more… The post EGEB: KORE to build 12 GWh lithium-ion battery factory in Arizona appeared first on Electrek. In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB): KORE Power will build the first lithium-ion battery factory wholly owned by a US company.

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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Nikola Celebrates The Customer Launch Of Serial Production In Arizona


In 2023, the all-electric Nikola Tre Class 8 semi-truck is expected to be joined by a hydrogen fuel cell version

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.

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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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

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Nikola asks shareholder approval to add 200M common shares to scale Tre production and finish building Arizona plant


The startup plans to use the funds to scale production of its Tre BEV trucks and finish building its US manufacturing facility in Coolidge, Arizona.

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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Lucid Air Production Preview Week Announced At Arizona Plant


Lucid will give journalists, investors, and select customers factory tours and test rides in late September

Arizona Residents Explain Why They Love Their EVs


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Lucid Air Officially Enters Production In Arizona


Customer deliveries will begin next month

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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Lucid Air Production Cars Spotted At The Lucid Plant In Arizona


They appear to be ready for the next batch of deliveries

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

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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.

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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

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.

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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

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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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.

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

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Electric Vehicles Specific Technologies Arizona California Colorado ElectraMeccanica Oregon SOLO WashingtonVANCOUVER, British Columbia, September 15, 2021 – ElectraMeccanica Vehicles Corp.

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 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