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

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Lucid Motors has become the latest startup automaker proposing to build electric cars in the U.S. 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 will begin production of its first electric car by 2018, it said in a statement, and expects to employ more than.

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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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. The partners will work to improve the imagery captured and used to build out mapping and safety features. In addition, Tucson and the University of Arizona will be become the next site for Uber mapping test vehicles.

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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.

2013 185

Bridgestone successfully builds passenger car tires with 100% guayule-derived rubber

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Built at the Bridgestone Technical Center in Japan, the tires were constructed using the company’s guayule natural rubber cultivated by Bridgestone at its Biorubber Process Research Center (BPRC) in Mesa, Arizona. In those tire builds, all of the tire’s major natural rubber components—including the tread, sidewall and bead filler—were replaced with natural rubber extracted from guayule grown and harvested by Bridgestone.

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Lucid is considering an electric-car plant in Saudi Arabia

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

OriginOil and Sustainable Resources to build new Advanced Algae Center in New Mexico to support commercialization

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The state is located between major algae research centers in Texas, Arizona and California, and is home to a number of high-profile algae production facilities, the National Laboratories at Sandia and Los Alamos, and Native American nations with a strong interest in sustainable energy projects. Sustainable Resources, Inc.

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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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Lucid assembly plant, Subaru electric crossover, Hyundai EV platform: Today’s Car News

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Lucid finishes building its Arizona plant and already starts planning for its second model. A Subaru electric vehicle is on the way. And Hyundai reveals its next-generation platform for electric vehicles, and suggests that trucks and SUVs might be better off with fuel cells.

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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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US DOE announces 3 consortia for $125M US-India Joint Clean Energy Research and Development Center; solar, second-generation biofuels and buildings

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Consortia researchers will leverage their expertise and resources in solar technology, advanced biofuels, and building efficiency. In addition, US and Indian consortia members have pledged more than $75 million in matching funds, for a combined funding total of more than $125 million for joint research and development in solar energy, advanced biofuels, and building energy efficiency.

2012 207

Nikola wins DOE fuel-cell development grant

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Startup truckmaker Nikola, which plans to build fuel-cell-powered semi trucks in Arizona, won a $1.7 million grant to research improved techniques to assemble fuel-cell membranes, the company announced on Wednesday. The company will partner with Department of Energy scientists from Carnegie Mellon University, Northeastern University, and Georgia. semis Nikola

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Nikola and Republic Services end collaboration on electric refuse truck; 2,500-unit order cancelled

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The goal of the collaboration was to design and build an industry-first fully integrated refuse truck based on a zero-emissions battery-electric drive platform and body while also integrating multiple new systems into a new state-of-the-art vehicle.

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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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Solar Smackdown in Torrance – Installer Sues City on Behalf of the Sun

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Its wholly interpretive guidelines can be used to approve or disapprove a building, addition or remodel completely on subjective principles. I went down to the Building Dept and they said, “It will be two weeks before we get back to you.” And then the senior gentlemen in the building with the Safety Dept. What’s the level of expertise and experience of the building inspectors and city staff? The building inspectors, limited at best. Just build a bigger system.

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Researchers map CO2 emissions for entire Los Angeles Megacity to help improve environmental policymaking

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A team from Northern Arizona University, Arizona State University, the University of Michigan, the National Institute of Standardized Technology (NIST) and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory have developed a high-resolution, bottom-up emissions map that includes every building and road in the Los Angeles megacity basin for a total of 176 million tons of CO 2 per year. The same is true for buildings.

Xcel Energy, INL to use nuclear energy for clean hydrogen production; HTSE

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It builds on a project launched last year to demonstrate how hydrogen production facilities could be installed at operating nuclear power plants.

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

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The Silicon Valley electric-car maker is headquartered in Palo Alto and builds the Model S in Fremont, about 30 miles away. 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.

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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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Nikola orders enough electrolysis equipment from Nel to produce 40,000 kg of hydrogen per day

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The transaction proceeds are expected to accelerate vehicle production, allow Nikola to break ground on its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Coolidge, Arizona, and continue its hydrogen station infrastructure roll out.

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TuSimple and Hillwood join forces on autonomous trucking initiative at AllianceTexas MIZ

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TuSimple currently ships freight for customers using autonomous trucks, moving from Arizona to Texas, and this new facility will enable the self-driving technology company to add new shipping lanes in 2021. The building will feature technology service bays, in addition to general office space.

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Nikola executes reverse merger with VectoIQ; now to be listed on NASDAQ; BEV and FCEV trucks

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The transaction proceeds will accelerate production, allow Nikola to break ground on its manufacturing facility in Coolidge, Arizona, and begin its hydrogen station infrastructure roll out.

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Lucid Motors selects AZ for EV factory

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Luxury EV startup Lucid Motors has selected Casa Grande, Arizona, as the location for its factory. Rawlinson led the engineering of the Model S from clean-sheet to production readiness while simultaneously building the engineering team. The site selection team evaluated more than 60 potential sites in 13 states throughout the United States. The Lucid factory program will be overseen by Brian Barron, Lucid’s Director of Manufacturing.

2016 179

Yuma hopes to go green with Chrysler

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Stull also admitted that there would be a number of costs associated with the plans including maintaining the vehicles as well as collecting and organising the data and building at least three charging stations. Tags: Chrysler Green cars Latest news Yuma Yuma Arizona The state of Colorado has been a hive of green activity in recent months and now the city of Yuma may follow the green lead set by cities such as Tucson and Denver by participating in a new electric vehicle programme.

Resolution Copper project advances in US permitting; one of largest and deepest copper mines in US

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Rio Tinto’s Resolution Copper project in Arizona has achieved a major permitting milestone with the release of an independently prepared Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the project. This area currently contains two operating mine shafts, a mine administration building, and other mining infrastructure. Resolution Copper proposes to use water either directly from the Central Arizona Project (CAP) canal and/or groundwater pumped from the East Salt River valley.

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USTMA, The Ray & University of Missouri partner to assess knowledge on environmental impact, benefits of rubber-modified asphalt

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Rubber-modified asphalt has been found to be quieter and create better grip and less spray for drivers in wet weather, according to a study by the University of Arizona, and produce half the amount of tire and road wear particles as traditional pavement. This study will allow us to share what we know about the technology and what additional research is needed to build more sustainable roads and infrastructure.

The "Spirit of DC" -- Back in AZ and Team Building with Tucson Clean Cities, Bookmans, starting mid-January 2010.

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New Tucson 'Digs' at Milagro Cohousing.plus a scenic view of PHEV3A Office Cheers EVADC'rs, PHEV'rs, and EVnthusiastics, One & All - After a six week break of sorts, the "Spirit of DC" and EVJerry are able to do some reporting out with narratives about the team-building EVforts underway. in order to take into key team-building resources in Tucson. Or simply, the Plug-in Arizona EVducation Tour, which is to kick off for all 15 AZ counties, once the sunbirds take flight in April.

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GM launches OnStar Insurance

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With advanced technology and data-backed analyses of driving behavior, OnStar Insurance Services plans to build on the learnings of the OnStar Smart Driver feature to provide proactive recommendations for smarter driving habits so customers can drive more safely and potentially earn discounts. GM is launching OnStar Insurance. GM’s new insurance agency, OnStar Insurance Services, will be the exclusive agent for OnStar Insurance.

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FHWA makes BAA awards for Phase 1 Truck Platooning Early Deployment Assessment

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The 9-month Phase 1 project awards will perform detailed planning and team building and develop Phase 2 proposals. Proposed Platooning Location: California; Arizona. The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has made awards under the Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for a Phase 1 Truck Platooning Early Deployment Assessment. This project is being conducted to understand how truck platoons will operate in a realistic, operational environment.

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Fortistar and Paloma Dairy begin construction on RNG facility that will produce 1.6M GGE of fuel annually

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In addition to the significant community environmental benefits and cost savings for the fleets that use the fuel, the project will boost the local economy with 50 construction jobs and six permanent positions in Gila Bend, Arizona. Industrial Services Company (ISC) will lead the building of the system. Fortistar and Paloma Dairy have begun construction on a dairy digester renewable natural gas (RNG) facility, the Sunoma Renewable Biofuel Project. The new facility will produce 1.6

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Kinder Morgan to invest ~$1B on new CO2 system for EOR

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will build and operate a new, 213-mile (343 km), 16-inch diameter pipeline to transport carbon dioxide from the company’s St. Johns source field in Apache County, Arizona, to the Kinder Morgan-operated Cortez Pipeline in Torrance County, NM. The company plans to invest approximately $300 million on the pipeline, and an additional $700 million to drill wells and build field gathering, treatment and compression facilities at the St. Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P.

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Heliae breaks ground on commercial demonstration facility for algae production; sells first barrel of algae-based jet fuel

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Heliae Development, LLC , an Arizona-based algae technology company, broke ground on a commercial demonstration facility that will showcase the scalability and economics of its proprietary algae technology platform. Heliae was formed for the purpose of licensing and developing algal strains developed at Arizona State University for jet fuel. In the next few years, Heliae plans to build several additional facilities across the globe.

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Is aviation the best application yet for hydrogen fuel cells?

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Charged : You’ve done some pilot programs with battery-electric planes, but your long-term idea is to build fuel cell aircraft, correct? The idea from day one was hydrogen fuel cell-based drivetrains, but it’s hydrogen-electric, so you have to build the electric part.

W2 Energy reports progress in development of compressed air rotary engine; deployment inCAES system

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W2 has shipped a SteamRay/AirRocket unit for deployment in the compressed air storage system (CAES) designed by AzRISE (Arizona Research Institute for Solar Energy) at the University of Arizona. W2 has been building the next generation AirRocket to mate with the AESUS (Advanced Energy Storage and Utilization System) at AzRISE. W2 Energy , Inc. reports progress in its development of a commercially viable compressed air engine.

2011 179

NSF awarding $81M to 16 sites for new National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure (NNCI)

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The NNCI framework builds on the National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network (NNIN), which enabled major discoveries, innovations, and contributions to education and commerce for more than 10 years. Nanotechnology Collaborative Infrastructure Southwest, Arizona State University with partners Maricopa County Community College District and Science Foundation Arizona, PI: Trevor Thornton.

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GM to start autonomous vehicle manufacturing and testing in Michigan

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Workers at the Orion Township assembly plant will build test fleet Bolt EVs equipped with fully autonomous technology. The test fleet vehicles will be used by GM engineers for continued testing and validation of GM’s autonomous technology already underway on public roads in San Francisco and Scottsdale, Arizona, as well as part of the Michigan testing fleet.

2016 179

Delphi Technologies invests in innovative capacitor start-up PolyCharge

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The minority equity investment, for an undisclosed sum, builds on an existing long-standing technology partnership between Delphi Technologies and Sigma Technologies , the parent company of PolyCharge. The company’s headquarters, engineering, and product development center are located in Tucson, Arizona. Delphi Technologies PLC, a leader in vehicle propulsion technologies, has invested in PolyCharge America, Inc, a start-up established to commercialize a new capacitor technology.

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US DOE Offers Abengoa Solar a Conditional Commitment for $1.45B Loan Guarantee for Concentrating Solar Power Plant

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The loan will support the construction and start-up of Solana, a 250 net megawatt (MW) concentrating solar power (CSP) plant in Arizona—the largest CSP plant worldwide to-date. The plant will be located 70 miles southwest of Phoenix, near Gila Bend, Arizona. Operating at full capacity Solana produces enough electricity to power 70,000 Arizona homes. President Obama announced in his weekly video address on 3 July that DOE has offered a conditional commitment for a $1.45

2010 170

Waymo adding 500 more Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Minivans to self-driving program; early rider program

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Waymo is building on software and sensor technology developed in Google’s labs since 2009. In addition, extensive testing was carried out at FCA’s Chelsea Proving Grounds in Chelsea, Michigan, and Arizona Proving Grounds in Yucca, Arizona, as well as Waymo test sites in California. Waymo (formerly the Google self-driving car project) will add an additional 500 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans ( earlier post ) to expand its self-driving program.

2017 163

DOE awards $5.5M to apply machine learning to geothermal exploration

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University of Arizona: Building a single web-based platform to allow geothermal researchers and developers access to unique continuously growing scientific and exploration data. noun, adjective) and use these relationships to build structured (e.g., The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced up to $5.5 million for 10 new projects to apply machine learning techniques to geothermal exploration and production.

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