Austin’s Capital Metro to buy 26 Proterra electric buses, with option for 126 more

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Capital Metro in Austin, Texas has approved a plan to purchase 26 40-foot Proterra ZX5 Max electric transit buses, featuring a total of more than 17 megawatt hours of battery storage capacity.

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Austin’s CapMetro contracts with New Flyer for up to 171 electric buses and 427 chargers

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Austin, Texas transit operator Capital Metro Transportation Authority has awarded NFI subsidiary New Flyer of America Inc. CapMetro is Austin’s public transportation provider, delivering more than 20 million annual trips through bus, paratransit, and commuter rail services. a contract for 26 battery-electric Xcelsior CHARGE NG forty-foot heavy-duty transit buses and four battery-electric Xcelsior CHARGE NG sixty-foot heavy-duty transit buses (34 equivalent units or EUs).

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Tesla formally moves headquarters to Austin, TX

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Elon Musk announced that Austin, Texas has formally become the site of the company’s main headquarters. “I’m excited to announce that we’ll be moving our headquarters to Austin, Texas,” Elon Musk said to much applause at the latest Annual Shareholders Meeting.

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REE automotive to open US headquarters in Austin, Texas

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Zero-emission technology company REE Automotive has named Austin, Texas, the new home to its US headquarters. more… The post REE automotive to open US headquarters in Austin, Texas appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla has already created 5,000 new jobs in Austin in 2021, the most of any company

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Tesla has already created 5,000 new jobs in Austin, Texas, so far in 2021, according to a report from the Austin Chamber of Commerce. The data shows that Tesla is the company to pledge and create the most jobs in 2021 in Austin.

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Elon Musk is linked to a massive land grab next to Tesla Gigafactory Austin

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Elon Musk is personally linked to a new massive land grab that happens to be next to Tesla Gigafactory Austin, though it might not be for Tesla itself. more… The post Elon Musk is linked to a massive land grab next to Tesla Gigafactory Austin appeared first on Electrek.

The Boring Company proposes tunnels in Austin and San Antonio

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Elon Musk’s The Boring Company (TBC) has started discussing potential tunneling projects in Austin and San Antonio with city officials. The post The Boring Company proposes tunnels in Austin and San Antonio appeared first on TESLARATI.

Neuralink posts more jobs based in Austin, Texas

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Elon Musk’s Neuralink posted five jobs based in Austin, Texas on its website. The jobs posts located in Austin supports rumors that Elon Musk plans to build Neuralink facilities in the state, similar to his other companies.

Report: Tesla Giga Austin To Start Production Next Week

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Will it beat Giga Berlin

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Austin Adds 171 EVs & 427 New Flyer Chargers, Tesla Megastructure,  Electric F-150 Lightning Reservations, Volvo Lifecycle Analysis, Electric Trucks

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Electric Buses, Trucks, Vans Austin’s CapMetro selects NFI for Nation’s largest electric vehicle procurement with up to 171 EVs and 427 chargers from New Flyer Citroën launches New ë-Berlingo Electric in the UK Volvo Cars’ sales up 12.6

Report: Tesla homing in on Austin for Cybertruck Terafactory

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Tesla is leaning toward Austin, Texas, as the site for its second United States car factory, according to a Bloomberg report published Tuesday. Tesla is asking Austin officials for a tax deal

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Elon Musk highlights Austin’s need for more housing after cryptic tweet

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk recently highlighted the need for more residential projects in the greater Austin, Texas area. The Tesla CEO initially posted a cryptic tweet that read “Austin++” on his Twitter page. Urgent need to build more housing in greater Austin area!

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Maven deploying its first all-electric shared-use fleet in Austin; 20 Chevy Bolts

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Maven is now offering its first all-electric fleet of cars for use in the gig economy; 20 Chevrolet Bolt EVs are available for freelance drivers in Austin, Texas to earn money on their own schedules. Maven is working with Austin Energy, the Austin Transportation Department, and Rocky Mountain Institute to create infrastructure solutions leading to an all-electric future.

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Tesla’s solar neighborhood in Austin could help TX learn if renewables are viable

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Last week, Elon Musk announced Tesla’s first involvement in a major housing development project in Austin, Texas. Easton Park is a 2,400-acre community southwest of Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, as per the Austin Business Journal.

UT Austin team proposes novel approach to suppress polysulfide shuttle in Li-S batteries

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Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin are proposing a novel approach to suppress the “polysulfide shuttle” in Li-S batteries—a freestanding, three-dimensional graphene/1T MoS 2 (3DG/TM) heterostructure with highly efficient electrocatalysis for lithium polysulfides (LiPSs).

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Tesla Receives Large 4680 Battery Production Shipment In Austin

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A drone operator captured footage of a truck delivering crates marked Cathode Line 1 and Anode Line 1 production equipment

Tesla Is Now Officially Headquartered In Austin, Texas

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As of December 1, 2021, Tesla's new corporate headquarters is located on the massive Gigafactory Texas site

Tesla Giga Austin Is Packed And Buzzing: Best Drone Footage Yet

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The video shows plenty of activity in the 4680 battery area, as well as some Model Y crossovers being assembled

UT Austin researcher awarded $15M for switchgrass traits studies

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A researcher at The University of Texas at Austin will receive two grants totaling $15 million to study switchgrass ( Panicum virgatum ), with a focus on how it can become a sustainable source of bioenergy. Tom Juenger, a professor of integrative biology, will lead scientists from multiple institutions—including federal agencies, universities and the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology—on two projects researching switchgrass.

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When Will Tesla's Giga Austin Open? New Filings Suggest Soon

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Tesla is on the brink of opening two huge new factories. Here's what recent filings in Texas reveal

Austin Heally EV Conversion

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My son and I have decided after two overhauls to our Austin Heally 3000 MKIII to convert it to an EV. The car is dismantled and ready for a conversion

See Batch Of Brand New Tesla Model Y Spotted At Giga Austin

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Are those Tesla Model Ys powered by 4680 batteries

Tesla to expand START training program to Austin, funneling talent for Giga Texas

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Tesla is expanding its START Training Program to Austin Community College in Texas. based Gigafactory in Austin, more commonly known as Giga Texas. The post Tesla to expand START training program to Austin, funneling talent for Giga Texas appeared first on TESLARATI.

Musk: Tesla Investing $10B In Giga Austin, Will Create 20,000 Jobs

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CEO also says the factory will lead to the creation of 100,000 indirect jobs

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Is Tesla Officially Moving Its Headquarters To Austin, Texas?

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It seems Tesla has already unofficially made the switch from California to Texas

Tesla's Giga Austin May Begin Model Y Production In A Week Or So

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Wedbush analyst Dan Ives says paperwork is now clearing for production to start in seven to 10 days

Austin study teases out changes in behavior in wake of suspension of Uber and Lyft service

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Researchers at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute, Texas A&M Transportation Institute and Columbia University surveyed more than 1,200 people in Austin, Texas, to examine how their habits changed after Uber and Lyft pulled drivers out of the city due to a local law change. In May 2016, Austin voters blocked a ballot measure that would have allowed the companies to keep using their own background-check systems.

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car2go Reaches 10,000 Registered Members in Austin

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Daimler’s car2go mobility program has reached 10,000 registered members in its first North American city, Austin, Texas, after just more than four months since its public launch on 21 May 2010. Since the start of the car2go operations, more than 80,000 rentals have been completed throughout the greater downtown Austin area with average usage between 30 and 60 minutes per rental.

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Tesla Targeting First Giga Austin Model Y Deliveries By End Of Q1

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The first Texas-built Model Ys could reach customer hands by the end of this quarter

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Tesla Owners Club of Austin’s Gail Alfar Shares Her Experience Driving Plaid Model S For The 1st Time?

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The other night, my friend Gail from Tesla Owners Club of Austin, who owns a Tesla Model X, called me and we got into an awesome conversation about Tesla, among other things. The post Tesla Owners Club of Austin’s Gail Alfar Shares Her Experience Driving Plaid Model S For The 1st Time?

Ford Partners with Austin Energy and Centerpoint Energy to Prepare Austin and Houston Areas for EVs

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Ford announced two partnerships with utilities in Texas— Austin Energy in Austin and Centerpoint Energy in Houston—to prepare those two regions for electric vehicles. Ford will work with Austin Energy and Centerpoint Energy to develop consumer outreach and education programs on electric vehicles as well as share information on charging needs and requirements to ensure the electrical grid can support the necessary demand.

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Will Tesla's Giga Berlin Start Production Before Giga Austin?

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Tesla's German factory is smaller, and construction started sooner, but there's much more red tape

UT Austin team identifies promising new cathode material for sodium-ion batteries: eldfellite

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Professor John Goodenough, the inventor of the lithium-ion battery, and his team at the University of Texas at Austin have identified a new cathode material made of the nontoxic and inexpensive mineral eldfellite (NaFe(SO 4 ) 2 ), presenting a significant advancement in the quest for a commercially viable sodium-ion battery. The UT Austin cathode achieved a specific capacity that is only about two-thirds of that of commercial lithium-ion batteries.

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Giga Austin: Is This Tesla Model Y Body For A Structural Pack?

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It was seen on December 27 at the site

UT Austin to lead $58M study of methane hydrate in Gulf of Mexico; $41M from DOE

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A research team led by The University of Texas at Austin has been awarded approximately $58 million to analyze methane hydrate deposits under the Gulf of Mexico. In addition to UT Austin’s Institute for Geophysics (UTIG) at the Jackson School of Geosciences, the Gulf of Mexico study includes researchers from The Ohio State University, Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, the Consortium for Ocean Leadership and the US Geological Survey.

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See Tesla Giga Austin After A Year Of Construction Work

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The project was announced on July 23, 2020, but started on July 17

Tesla Completes First Model Y Megacasting At Giga Austin

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It's official, and there's an image to prove it

Tesla's Giga Austin: IDRA Shipment, New Giga Press Has Arrived

InsideEVs

It seems Tesla is about to set up yet another Giga Press for upcoming Model Y production in Texas

UT Austin team uses polypyrrole-MnO2 coaxial nanotubes as sulfur host to improve performance of Li?sulfur battery

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Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin have developed a novel electrode for lithium-sulfur batteries that improves cyclic stability and rate capability significantly. In a paper published in the ACS journal Nano Letters , they report using polypyrrole-MnO 2 coaxial nanotubes to encapsulate sulfur. MnO 2 restrains the shuttle effect of polysulfides greatly through chemisorption and the polypyrrole serves as conductive frameworks.

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Tesla Giga Texas Is Blossoming Like A Spring Flower $tsla

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The Tesla Owners Club of Austin is keeping everyone updated with the progress of Tesla’s newest manufacturing site in Texas, Giga Texas. EV Companies Tesla Giga Austin Tesla Giga Texas Tesla Gigafactories Tesla Owners Club of Austin The Quad Squad

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Tesla Giga Austin Gets 'Manufacturing Project of the Year' Award

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Tesla has already proven it can build a factory and get it up and running incredibly quickly

REE Automotive Will Open its U.S. Headquarters & First Integration Center in Austin, Texas, as it Prepares for Production in 2023

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HQ to capitalize on growing market demand for EVs in North America REE Austin is expected to generate more than 150 jobs in the region in the next few years Expected annual capacity of U.S. REE U.S.

Report: Tesla Planning New 'Bobcat Project' At Giga Austin

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The new facility could cover up to 97 acres, but we have no idea what it will be used for