Roy Hill purchases Wabtec’s FLXdrive battery-electric locomotive

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Roy Hill , the largest single iron ore mine in Australia, has purchased Wabtec’s FLXdrive battery-electric locomotive, the world’s first 100% battery-electric, heavy-haul locomotive ( earlier post ) for the region and the mining industry. It is part of Wabtec’s vision for the rail industry to play a key role in building a clean energy economy and will enable the reduction of up to 300 million tons of global carbon emissions.

Considering a VW Kit Car Build

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I have posted here before with a different VW kit car build which was a 72v Wilderness EV kit in a Bentley kit body roadster. Pretty straight forward and easy build. Recently I purchased another VW kit car that has from what I can tell a pretty complete set up. Considering a VW Kit Car Build. All EV Conversions and BuildsAt that time I was using Trojan 12v LA batteries.

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DHL Express purchases 100 Fiat E-Ducato electric vans; 14,000 e-vehicles in delivery fleet across Europe by 2030

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DHL Express announced a partnership with Fiat Professional, purchasing the first 100 units of Fiat’s new E-Ducato, introduced to the public on Earth Day.

Germany providing another €300M to subsidize private charging stations in residential buildings

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The German government is topping up the funding for private charging stations for electric cars in residential buildings by a further €300 million (US$349 million). The purchase and installation of the wall boxes are supported with a grant of €900 (US$1,050). Funding is provided for the purchase and construction of a brand-new, not publicly accessible charging station including the grid connection as well as associated necessary ancillary work.

Maryland school board approves purchase of 326 electric school buses; Thomas Built e-buses powered by Proterra

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Highland will purchase buses manufactured in North Carolina by Thomas Built Buses, which will be supplied and serviced by American Bus.

Rising gas prices influence Tesla and electric car purchases: survey


There are numerous factors to consider when one is looking to purchase an electric car. There’s the specs, the range, and the company that is building the vehicle. Respondents also ranked Tesla as the company that they are most likely to consider when purchasing an electric car.

UPS to purchase ~700 LNG trucks, build 4 refueling stations by end of 2014

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UPS plans to purchase approximately 700 liquefied natural gas (LNG) trucks and to build four refueling stations by the end of 2014. An initial investment of more than $18 million to build fueling stations will be supported by the purchase of the 700 LNG tractors and continued expansion of the natural gas fleet in the US. Once completed, the LNG private fleet will be one of the most extensive in the US.

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Elon Musk’s Boring Company linked to 73-acre purchase in East Texas


Elon Musk’s Boring Company has been linked to a 73-acre land purchase in Bastrop County, Texas. The Boring Company (TBC) already established an office building in Pflugerville. According to Bastrop County property records , Gapped Bass LLC purchased 73 acres of land in May.

Workhorse Group secures $35M in financing from Marathon Asset Management; $1.3M battery purchase by Duke Energy

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The proceeds will be used for current working capital, parts acquisitions to fulfill existing and future customer purchase orders and contracts as well as to satisfy full repayment of the senior secured notes incurred in July 2018. The remaining $25 million will function as a revolving credit facility from which Workhorse may draw down as necessary to meet existing and future purchase orders. Workhorse Group Inc.,

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Plug Power to build green hydrogen plant in Georgia

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Plug Power plans to build a green hydrogen production plant in Camden County, Georgia, to serve customers across the southeastern United States. Plug Power has signed a Purchase Power Agreement with Okefenokee Rural Electric Membership Corporation to source the renewable electricity needed to power the plant.

SGH2 building largest green hydrogen production facility in California; gasification of waste into H2

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California’s largest owners and operators of hydrogen refueling stations (HRS) are in negotiation to purchase the plant’s output to supply current and future HRS to be built in the state over the next ten years.

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Nissan field testing new mobility services as part of building sustainable future community in Japan

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Nissan began a field test of new mobility services as part of a partnership to promote future community building in Japan.

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Tesla Model Y joins a new Police Force, and incentives made it an affordable purchase


In January, the Hastings on Hudson, New York Police Department welcomed a Model Y police cruiser into their fleet, only to receive several points of criticism from the purchase.

Phillips 66 taking 16% stake in synthetic graphite supplier NOVONIX; building US-based battery supply chain

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Under the terms of the agreement, Phillips 66 will subscribe for 77,962,578 ordinary shares of NOVONIX for a total purchase price of US$150 million. This investment is driven by Phillips 66’s Emerging Energy organization, which is tasked with building a lower-carbon business platform. Phillips 66 has entered into an agreement to acquire a 16% stake in NOVONIX Limited, an Australia-based company that develops and supplies synthetic graphite materials for lithium-ion battery anodes.

Blue Marble Biomaterials completes site purchase for large commercial biorefinery

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Blue Marble Biomaterials, a specialty biochemical manufacturer ( earlier post ), has closed on the purchase of the former GTC Oats Inc. The purchase includes 3.81 acres of land, a 19,000 square foot building complex, and parking stalls for more than 100 employees. The building retrofits will include systems that will allow for greater energy efficiency and enable the site to be a showcase for the company’s “zero-waste” focus.

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Rivian purchases more land for factory expansion ahead of R1T deliveries


The EV automaker also purchased acres of land with further expansion in mind for the future. The resolution proposes building expansions and the addition of a charging canopy. One building will cover 45,000 sq.

USDOT awarding $55M to support purchase of Low-No buses; electric buses and infrastructure

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Eligible projects included those that replace, rehabilitate, lease, and purchase buses and related equipment as well as projects to purchase, rehabilitate, construct or lease bus-related facilities, such as buildings for bus storage and maintenance. The Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities will receive funding to purchase battery electric buses, associated charging infrastructure and a back-up generator to maintain bus service in a disaster situation.

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Linde purchases 20 LNG-fueled trucks for North America; 20% of 2012 tractor purchases

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Linde, a global leader in the growing liquefied natural gas fueling market, is purchasing 20 LNG-fueled trucks. The trucks, expected to be on the road later this year, will account for 20% of Linde’s 2012 tractor purchases and will be integrated into Linde’s fleet of 700-plus trucks carrying cryogenic gases to customers throughout North America.

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Kinder Morgan to purchase shale gas assets for $920M and build $220M crude/condensate pipeline

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Additionally, KMP will invest approximately $220 million to build a new crude/condensate pipeline with a capacity of approximately 300,000 barrels per day (bpd) that will initially transport 50,000 bpd of condensate for Petrohawk from its production area in the Eagle Ford to the Houston Ship Channel. KMP’s crude/condensate pipeline will consist of about 61 miles of new-build construction and 109 miles of existing natural gas pipeline that is being converted.

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Mercedes-Benz and NVIDIA to build software-defined computing architecture for automated driving across future fleet

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Customers will be able to purchase and add capabilities, software applications and subscription services through over-the-air software updates during the life of the car.

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Molycorp purchases remaining shares of European rare earth processing company

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has purchased the remaining shares of Molycorp Silmet AS, one of only two rare earth processing companies in Europe. On 1 April 2011, Molycorp purchased a 90.023% stake in AS Silmet in a transaction valued at approximately $89 million. The purchase price for the remaining shares was proportionately the same as the price of the original share acquisition. Molycorp, Inc.

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King County Metro Transit to purchase 120 battery-electric buses by 2020, 73 from Proterra

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As part of this commitment, Metro will purchase up to 73 battery buses from Burlingame, Calif.-based Federal funding often helps pay for Metro’s new bus purchases. We’re committed to expanding our battery bus fleet, and need the industry to accelerate development of standardized battery bus charging systems so they can work flexibly for any bus route, and also build more 60-foot-long articulated buses—which serve as the transit workhorses in King County.

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Wanxiang and GreatPoint Energy close $1.25B deal for 1 Tcf/year coal-to-natural-gas plant in Xinjiang; Sinopec to purchase output, building pipeline to east

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Sinopec), China’s largest company by revenue, has agreed to purchase the natural gas produced from the facility and has already announced plans to construct a pipeline to deliver the gas to the eastern region. Overview of the Bluegas catalytic coal methanation process. Click to enlarge.

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Mercedes-Benz Cars to build battery factory in Jawor, Poland; ninth in its global network

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Mercedes-Benz Cars will build a battery factory at the site in Jawor, Poland, and thus extend its global battery production network to nine factories. In Jawor, approximately 100 km away from the German border, Mercedes-Benz is currently building a state-of-the-art engine factory. It became apparent that building an engine factory in Jawor has been a good decision. Purchasing cells.

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New-build properties to be fitted with electric vehicle (EV) charging points from 2022.

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Earlier this month, the UK’s Transport Minister unveiled plans for electric vehicle (EV) charging points to be installed on all new-build properties in England from 2022.

Harbour Air and magniX partner to build world’s first all-electric airline; seaplanes to ePlanes

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Harbour Air first demonstrated its commitment to sustainability by becoming the first fully carbon-neutral airline in North America in 2007, through the purchase of carbon offsets. Electric aviation technology company magniX and Harbour Air, North America’s largest seaplane airline, announced a partnership to transform Harbour Air seaplanes into an all-electric commercial fleet powered by the magni500, a 560 kW (751 shp) all-electric motor that delivers 2,814 N·m of torque.

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NRC report recommends ways to overcome barriers hindering purchases of PEVs; vehicle cost, battery tech and consumer knowledge among others

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The task of the committee of experts and stakeholders writing the report was (1) to identify market barriers slowing the purchase of PEVs and hindering the deployment of supporting infrastructure in the United States and (2) to recommend ways to mitigate those barriers. The purchase of a new vehicle is typically a lengthy process that often involves substantial research and is strongly affected by consumer perceptions.

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INEOS to build new hand sanitizer plant in UK in 10 days to make 1M bottles per month; to replicate in Germany

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INEOS, a leading chemcial manufacturer, announced it will build a UK factory to produce 1 million bottles of hand sanitizer per month within 10 days and will replicate this in Germany.

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KLM, SkyNRG and SHV Energy announce project to build European plant for sustainable aviation fuel: DSL-1

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KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has committed itself for a 10-year period to the development and purchase of 75,000 tonnes of sustainable aviation fuel a year. SHV Energy, global leader in LPG distribution, will also invest in the facility and will purchase the bioLPG produced. KLM is the first airline in the world to invest in sustainable aviation fuel on this scale.

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Older Tesla Model S builds to lose connectivity features with 3G network phase out


Tesla Model S owners with pre-June 2015 builds of the company’s flagship sedan are set to lose some connectivity features in their vehicle as AT&T is gearing up to shut down its inferior 3G network.

GENCO Purchases 136 Fuel Cell Power Units for Lift Trucks

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In turn, GENCO will provide the units to Wegmans at its distribution facilities for conversion of lift truck fleets in their produce and grocery buildings. The first phase includes a 59 unit fleet conversion of the produce building. GENCO Supply Chain Solutions recently ordered 136 GenDrive fuel cell power units from PLug Power Inc. The order consists of 100 class-3 pallet jack units and 36 class-2 standup reach truck units.

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$9.5M from California Climate Investments will support purchase of 10 battery-electric buses and solar charging stations

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GreenPower will build a manufacturing facility for all-electric buses and batteries, expected to open in 2018. California will award $9.5 million to bring 10 battery-electric buses and supportive infrastructure to serve disadvantaged communities in the south San Joaquin Valley city of Porterville. In addition to the buses, the project will include installation of charging stations and solar panels. Funding is from the California Climate Investments (CCI), the state’s cap-and-trade program.

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FCA joins Responsible Sourcing Blockchain Network to help build a more ethical EV supply chain

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—Carl Smiley, Chief Purchasing and Supply Chain Officer, FCA. RSBN is building an open, industry-wide blockchain platform to trace responsibly produced minerals from source through to end product, with RCS Global assessing each participating entity against responsible sourcing requirements set by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and industry bodies.

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Antelope Valley Transit Authority Growing Battery-Electric Fleet with 10 K11M 60 Foot BYD Articulated Buses &6 K7M 30-Foot Buses.

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5/6/2021) – BYD (Build Your Dreams) announced that Antelope Valley Transit Authority, a longstanding customer and community partner, is growing its battery-electric fleet with the purchase of 10 K11M 60-foot articulated buses and six K7M 30-foot buses. LOS ANGELES, Calif.

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Balqon to build electric buses in China with SAIG

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Under this Agreement, SAIG purchased the Balqon electric drive system for integration into a 22-foot bus chassis. The agreement includes purchase of Balqon’s proven electric drive system, featuring its proprietary ZEVQON Flux Vector AC controller ( earlier post ), and HIQAP high-energy lithium-ion battery packs ( earlier post ).

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Beijing Wont Restrict Auto Purchases to Deal With Growing Congestion

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To deal with increasingly serious traffic congestion, Beijing will take steps such as raising parking fees in urban districts and striving to build more rail transit lines to address the issue, so ordinary residents may rationally select the travel option they prefer. People’s Daily.

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Pacific states and BC agree to align GHG and clean energy policies; targeting 10% new vehicle ZEV purchases by 2016

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Oregon will build on existing programs to set a price on carbon emissions. Over time, the governments of California, British Columbia, Oregon and Washington will work together to build an integrated West Coast market for low-carbon fuels that keeps energy dollars in the region, creates economic development opportunities for regional fuel production, and ensures predictability and consistency in the market.

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Harris Poll: 23% of US car owners say more interested in purchasing a hybrid than one year ago

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Twenty-three percent of US car owners say that their interest in purchasing a hybrid vehicle has increased from a year ago, according to a new Harris Poll. However, even as new car buyers look more deeply into alternative fuel options, traditional combustion engine vehicles still get the nod by more than half (59%) of consumers as a vehicle choice they will consider for their next purchase.

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SpaceX is building launch pad tanks out of Starship parts and that’s a big deal


While a few ground starge tanks may look like a distraction in the scope of a program tasked with building the world’s largest (and fully reusable) rocket, the existence of those tanks is far more significant than it might initially appear.

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HollyFrontier to build $350M renewable diesel unit at Artesia refinery; 125M gallons/year

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HollyFrontier said the investment will provide the opportunity to meet the demand for low-carbon fuels while covering the cost of its annual RIN purchase obligation under current market conditions. HollyFrontier Corporation, an independent petroleum refiner and marketer that produces high value light products such as gasoline, diesel fuel, jet fuel and other specialty products, plans to construct a new renewable diesel unit (RDU) at its Artesia, New Mexico refinery (Navajo Refinery).

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Northern Lights Energy signs LOI to purchase 1,000 AMP electric SUV conversions over 5 years

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Under terms of the letter of intent, subject to various conditions described below, NLE committed to purchase 1,000 all-electric SUVs from AMP over a five-year period. It is the intention of NLE to purchase a variety of all-electric SUVs from AMP for utilization within fleet operations as well as for re-sale within the its market region. AMP Holding Inc.,

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INFINITI to build five new models in China and electrify its portfolio

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Ahead of Beijing International Motor Show, INFINITI announced it will build five new vehicles in China in the next five years, beginning with the all new QX50 SUV, and electrify its portfolio ( earlier post ). The QX50 SUVs built in China will be sold exclusively to the China market and will be available for purchase later this year.

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UPS to purchase 10 million gallon equivalents a year of renewable natural gas from Big Ox Energy; largest RNG commitment to date

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UPS announced an agreement with Big Ox Energy (a wholly owned subsidiary of Environmental Energy Capital LLC) to purchase 10 million gallon equivalents of renewable natural gas (RNG) per year. Natural gas is a proven alternative fuel to gasoline and diesel and is a key building block for our goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in our ground fleet.

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