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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Tesla formally moves headquarters to Austin, TX


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


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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REE automotive to open US headquarters in Austin, Texas


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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The Boring Company proposes tunnels in Austin and San Antonio


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


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.

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Advent Technologies to collaborate with Los Alamos, UT Austin, RPI, UNM and Toyota in the development of next-generation HT-PEM fuel cell technology

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


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.

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


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.

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


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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Is Tesla Officially Moving Its Headquarters To Austin, Texas?


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

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


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

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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

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?

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


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

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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See Tesla Giga Austin After A Year Of Construction Work


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

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 Giga Austin Gets 'Manufacturing Project of the Year' Award


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

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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Tesla Completes First Model Y Megacasting At Giga Austin


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

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


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

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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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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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: First Pre-Production Tesla Model Y Seen At Giga Austin


Is series production near

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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Watch Tesla Cybertruck Get Dirty With Elon Musk In Austin, Texas


It seems there was a small event this week at Giga Texas, and CEO Elon Musk addressed the crowd

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UT Austin team develops new family of high-capacity anode materials: Interdigitated Eutectic Alloys

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Researchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin have developed a new family of anode materials that can double the charge capacity of lithium-ion battery anodes. The new family of anode materials, which the researchers dubbed the Interdigitated Eutectic Alloy (IdEA) anode, also saves time and materials by producing an anode using only two simple steps instead of the multiple steps traditionally required to mass-produce lithium-ion battery anodes.

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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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car2go completes pilot program, enters new agreement with the City of Austin’s Car-Share Austin Program; more than 21,000 registered members

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car2go, the largest carsharing network in Austin, Texas, has completed its two-year car2go North America Pilot Program with the City of Austin. Under a newly signed agreement with the City of Austin’s Car-Share program, car2go will continue operations in Austin. car2go, developed by Daimler as the world’s first free-floating carsharing network, launched its first North American Pilot Program with the City of Austin and its employees in November 2009.

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Report: Tesla Model Y First Test Casting Completed At Giga Austin


Perhaps the Model Y will continue to be the only Tesla vehicle that doesn't experience production delays

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U Texas at Austin researchers rewire yeast for high lipid generation; 60x improvement over parent strains

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Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin’s Cockrell School of Engineering have rewired the native metabolism of the yeast Yarrowia lipolytica for superior production of lipids (lipogenesis). The research has resulted in a technology for which UT Austin has applied for a patent. However, these alternative platforms do not always produce lipids directly from sugar as the UT Austin technology does.

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Peer-to-peer car sharing service Getaround launches in Austin, Texas

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Peer-to-peer car sharing company Getaround announced its official launch in Austin, Texas. Getaround will join the local “collaborative consumption” space in Austin. This announcement closely follows the company’s February launch in the greater Portland metropolitan area with a $1.7 million federal grant and expands its reach to four major cities.

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Tesla Giga Austin Showing Signs Of Production, Model Y Body Spied


Exactly when do you expect Tesla's Texas Gigafactory to start producing cars

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E Classic vs Mk 5 Austin Mini

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Is electrifying a Mini sacrilege or future-proofing? And is it any better to drive than a standard petrol version

AMD installs three Coulomb Technologies charging stations at Austin campus

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AMD has installed three Coulomb-manufactured ChargePoint electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at its Austin “Lone Star” campus for employees, and plans to install additional stations at its Sunnyvale campus in spring 2011. The Austin ChargePoint stations were supplied and installed by Verdek, the exclusive distributor for Coulomb Technologies in the Southern States.

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UT Austin team devises new strategy for safe, low-cost, all-solid-state rechargeable Na or Li batteries suited for EVs

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Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin, including Prof. John Goodenough, known around the world for his pioneering work that led to the invention of the rechargeable lithium-ion battery, have devised a new strategy for a safe, low-cost, all-solid-state rechargeable sodium or lithium battery cell that has the required energy density and cycle life for a battery that powers an all-electric road vehicle.

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Tesla Giga Austin Shuts Down Activity For A While: May 30, 2021


Memorial Day weekend and heavy rains are good reasons to take a rest

UT Austin team demonstrates new approach to lithium sulfide cathodes for Li-S batteries

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Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin, led by Professor Arumugam Manthiram, have demonstrated that lithiated graphite can serve as a lithium donor in lithium-deficient cathodes used, for example, in high energy density lithium-sulfur chemistry batteries. Schematic showing the chemical reduction reaction of one Li 2 S 6 molecule by lithium to form six Li 2 S molecules, involving the diffusion/driving of lithium out of the graphene layers in the graphite. Credit: ACS, Fu et al.

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