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. This will allow for charging electric cars in temperatures up to 120. charging

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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.

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

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

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.

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. A small building in the center of the charging station will allow engineers and test drivers to safely evaluate all testing data without enduring the extreme heat of the Arizona desert.

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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

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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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

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. The Air is seen on a circle track, getting into both sustained. youtube

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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'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

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.

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.

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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. Azstarnet.com.

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

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

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

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

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.

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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"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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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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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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Saturday, 5 Dec 09. "Spirit's" a'waiting what the Fiesta of Lights Parade in Phoenix will bring per Sidetrip on "Plug-in Arizona Educational Tour"

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Note: This is the second intended visit to a county seat of government location for the "Plug-in Arizona Educational Tour." Cheers EVADC'rs, PHEV'rs, and EVnthusiasts, One & All - A'Waiting to see what the APS Phoenix Fiesta of Lights with the Phoenix Electric Auto Association will bring out "shining a'brightly" in and for the "Spirit" on a "Plug-in Arizona Educational Tour" sidetrip this Saturday, 5 December 2009.

27 November 2009 - In First "Plug-in Arizona" Outing to Nogales, AZ, " the "Spirit" Made the News with Nogales International

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Cheers EVADC'rs, PHEV'rs, and EVnthusiasts, One & All - After a Thanksgiving, fully stuffed and more, it was most gratifying to see that on her first "Plug-in Arizona" outing to Nogales, AZ, that the "Spirit" made the news on the front page of the Nogales International as follows. Major Jerry Asher wheels around Arizona in a Toyota Prius hybrid, packing an extra battery and preaching a message to “kick gas” in favor of electric power.

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The "Spirit of DC's" Back on the Road Again! Yahoo, Yahoo! Coming out of Winter Quarters, Bisbee, Arizona

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Cheers PHEV'rs, EVADC'rs, & EVnthusiasts, One & All, The "Spirit" is definitely back on the road -- coming out of Winter Quarters - Bisbee, Arizona. Second Run was to University of Arizona in Tucson. No longer does the "Spirit" have itchy tires! En route to Santa Monica, the "Spirit" did a few towns: First Run was to Sierra Vista. EVJerry's follow-on session with 1LT Paul Anthony, Primary Health Car Provider at th Medical Health Facility at Ft Huachuca.

Thursday - 1 October 2009. Reporting Out on the Tour de AZ; "Spirit of DC" Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle All Around ARIZONA -- a new PHEV3A

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Cheers PHEV3A'rs, EVANC'rs, EVnthusiasts, One & All - Here's a re-worked in part email sent to Michelle in Public Affairs at AAA of Arizona: Cheers Michelle, AAA Public Relations - Above you can see frontpiece to the www.SpiritofDC.com website, and a July 2009 picture of the All American "Spirit" as the advance scout vehicle for the successful Tesla EVenture - the pure electric Tesla on a Sportscar run from New York to California. The general theme (and purpose) is: Plug-in Arizona!

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The "Spirit of DC" - Bound for Nogales High School in Santa Cruz County, AZ on Tuesday, 24 November 2009. Launching for Renamed "Plug-In Arizona"

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Cheers EVADC'rs, PHEV3A'rs, and EVnthusiasts, One & All - Per Friday, 21 November timely call, the suggestion of Nogales International Reporter, Denise Halley DHalley@NogalesInternational.com (520) 375-5772, is energizing the pilot EVfort for a re-named "Plug-in Arizona" Tour and its launching in Nogales, AZ. Subject: Supporting "Plug-in Arizona Tour - Spirit of DC Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle All Around Arizona" (re-titled).

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"Spirit" Shines in the Sunny & Bright of Arizona at the Bisbee Farmers Market While Rubbing Shoulders with Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.

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Cheers PHEV3A'rs, EVADC'rs and EVnthusiasts, One & All - After an enjoyable night's rest, while EVJerry did his civic Bisbee duty on HalloweeniEV, the "Spirit" got to shine in the sunny & bright warmth of an Arizona morn this "All Saints" Saturday, 1 November 2008.

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"Plug-in Arizona Educational Tour" Update -- "Spirit of DC's" Visit to Nogales High School with Nogales International Reporter, Tuesday, 24 Nov 2009

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It initiated the start of the "Plug-in Arizona Educational Tour" for educating one AZ County at a time! Plug-ins can be moving the USA to regain its energy independence with good ole homegrown American, if not Arizona solar, electrons! Denise DHolley @NogalesInternational.com > noted her "Plug-in Arizona" news story will be out with picture(s) on Friday, 27 November 2009. Next, upcoming EVents for "Plug-in Arizona Educational Tour" within the next two weeks (fingers crossed!)

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Slowly, But Ever Slowly. Moving Towards Launching "Tour de AZ - Spirit of DC Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle All Around Arizona".

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However, slowly but ever so slowly yet, with a bit of steadyfastness, the "Tour de AZ - Spirit of DC Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle All Around Arizona" moves! Cheers EVADC'rs, PHEV3A'rs, and EVnthusiasts, One & All, The "Spirit of DC" along with EVJerry has unfortunately experienced a series of delays on various fronts. EVer so sorry for delays in webblogging for last couple weeks!

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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1 November 2009 - Tour de AZ - Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle All Around Arizona (PHEV3). On Hold

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Cheers EVADC'rs, PHEV'rs and EVnthusiastist, One & All - Space holder here for more after more reporting out after "Kick Gas Festival" reporting with the "Spirit of DC

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Run from Canada to Arizona. with EAA Chapters and Hybrid Fest Green Drive Visits In-Between - September

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5 phase SRM motors

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When the internal temperature of the motor is more than hot enough to boil water, it doesn't matter much if the ambient temperature is typical of Alaska or Arizona. Quote: Originally Posted by brian_. I don't think the ambient temperature matters much, because all modern EV motors run high enough power density that they need active (normally liquid, often oil) cooling; their internal operating temperature can get pretty high, even in a temperate climate.

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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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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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