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Amprius Technologies selects Colorado for gigafactory site

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Amprius Technologies, a developer of silicon anode Li-ion battery cells with its Si-Nanowire platform, has signed a letter of intent for a 775,000 square foot facility in Brighton, Colorado. Amprius selected Colorado for its high-volume manufacturing facility following an extensive evaluation of key criteria across three states.

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Colorado releases new electric vehicle plan

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The Colorado Energy Office (CEO), a non-regulatory department within the Governor’s Office focused on reducing greenhouse gas emissions by advancing clean energy, energy efficiency and zero emission vehicles, has released the Colorado Electric Vehicle Plan 2020. BEVs and PHEVs currently on the road in Colorado.

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Microchip to invest $880M to expand its SiC and Si capacity in Colorado

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Microchip Technology, a provider of smart, connected and secure embedded control solutions, plans to invest $880 million to expand its silicon carbide (SiC) and silicon (Si) production capacity at its Colorado Springs, Colo. The Colorado Springs campus currently employs more than 850 people and produces products from 6-inch wafers.

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Study finds Colorado River Basin’s worst known megadrought was 1,800 years ago

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The ongoing severe drought in the Colorado River Basin has led to the river flowing at 84% of its historic average flow. It reveals a greater range of natural hydroclimatic variability in the Colorado River than previously recognized, highlighting a need for water managers to adjust expectations and prepare for even more intense drought.

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Trailer with Cybertrucks and other Teslas involved in accident in Colorado

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A semi-truck and trailer hauling Cybertrucks and other Tesla vehicles has been involved in an accident in Colorado. The user who posted the photo said the accident took place on I-25 south of Colorado Springs, and a separate report from Southern Colorado outlet KKTV 11 said the accident took place around 7:00 p.m.

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Colorado Teardrops developing EV-specific teardrop trailer: The Boulder

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Trailer-maker Colorado Teardrops is developing an EV adventure camper trailer that can extend the towing range of an EV. The Boulder has a 75 kWh battery pack built into the trailer frame to recharge the EV’s batteries. As a comparison, the company’s conventional Mt.

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Colorado approves goal to make 82% of car sales electric by 2032

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Colorado has voted to approve a new standard on the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs), with an additional goal set for 2032 and new guidance for increasing EV sales beginning in 2027. In 2019, Colorado also joined nine other states in adopting standards to accelerate the rollout of EVs in their regions. Tesla wants the U.S.