Tesla Model 3 has been selected as new police vehicle by Dallas County

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Dallas County has authorized the purchase of three Tesla Model 3 vehicles to be used by the local police. The post Tesla Model 3 has been selected as new police vehicle by Dallas County appeared first on Electrek.

EGEB: Texas gets a new 250 MW solar farm near Dallas-Fort Worth

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more… The post EGEB: Texas gets a new 250 MW solar farm near Dallas-Fort Worth appeared first on Electrek. In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB): Duke Energy Sustainable Solutions breaks ground on its largest solar project to date, in Texas.

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Tech Salaries Jump in San Diego, Plunge in Dallas

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New York City tech salaries slipped slight as well, but the biggest drops came in Dallas and Atlanta. The large salary dips seen in Dallas and Atlanta may have been due to tech workers accepting regional salary adjustments, Pisano speculated.

FedEx Freight debuts new LNG-only tractors in Dallas

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Domiciled at the FedEx Freight service center in Dallas, Texas, the tractors will be used as part of the carrier’s regular linehaul operations and are expected to log nearly 1,000 miles per day. FedEx Freight has begun beta testing two new Kenworth T660 tractors powered by Cummins Westport ISX12 G liquefied natural gas (LNG)-only engines. Earlier post.)

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UT Dallas researchers use 2D MoS2 as protective layer for Li-metal anodes in Li-S batteries; extended cycle life

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Researchers at The University of Texas at Dallas have used two-dimensional (2D) MoS 2 (molybdenum disulfide) as a protective layer for Li-metal anodes, greatly improving the performances of Li–S batteries. In a paper in the journal Nature Nanotechnology , the researchers report that such a use of MoS 2 results in stable Li electrodeposition and the suppression of dendrite nucleation sites.

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Sentry Mode Footage Clears Tesla Model Y Of Blame For Dallas Fire

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Videos recovered from salvage Model Y's flash drive reveals that the March fire started in the house

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Portland, Dallas Have Most Electric Car Charging Stations Per Head

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According to PlugShare (via good.is), however, Portland, Oregon and Dallas, Texas top the list. Ask most Americans to name the cities with the most public charging stations for electric cars per head of population, and they’ll likely mention Los Angeles and perhaps San Francisco. PlugShare, the social network devoted to finding and sharing

DOE Awards $1M to UT Dallas to Develop New Filtration Membranes for H2 and CO2 Separations

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The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy has awarded researchers at UT Dallas $1 million over three years to develop a new class of filtration membranes to separate hydrogen and greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide from coal plant flue gas.

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Aurora releases first commercial beta of Aurora Driver autonomous driving system

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Aurora Driver Beta is currently hauling loads between Dallas and Houston, TX, in a commercial pilot of Aurora Horizon, a suite of subscription services for carriers and fleet owners.

Shark-funded REGENT ‘seaglider’ concept will be made in the US

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With funding from Dallas Mavericks owner and Shark Tank investor Mark Cuban and Fitbit founder James Park, REGENT has announced that it’s moving forward with a “proof of concept” model for its revolutionary 180-mph “float, foil, fly” electric seaglider.

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Frito-Lay debuts pilot for upcoming electric fleet in Carrollton, TX

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Frito-Lay announced a new electric fleet that will serve the Dallas Fort Worth area, specifically Carrollton. The first pilot Ford eTransit truck has arrived just in time for Earth Day, with 40 arriving later this summer. The trucks will deliver locally and reduce Frito-Lay’s annual greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

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Texan Of The Year Finalist, Elon Musk, Has Been Quietly Helping People In Need

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The Dallas Morning News has reported that Elon Musk is a finalist for the Texan of the Year award and shared some of his philanthropic work in Texas since moving there.

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Aurora unveils ride-hailing test fleet based on Toyota Sienna; testing in Texas

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The riders were picked up at Toyota’s Headquarters and then driven autonomously on a portion of the route that would normally be taken to the Dallas Fort Worth International Airport.

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Tesla Model 3 fleet chosen as new law enforcement vehicle in Texas county

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A fleet of Tesla Model 3s will now be the patrol vehicles for Dallas County, Texas, law enforcement officers. The Dallas County Commissioners Court approved the purchase of three Model 3 all-electric sedans yesterday.

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Prototype PNNL, UW webapp predicts parking space availability for delivery drivers

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—Giacomo Dalla Chiara, a postdoctoral scholar from the Urban Freight Lab. Dalla Chiara said freight carriers have expressed enthusiasm for the webapp, but the research team also hopes to extend it to additional carriers and drivers. Dalla Chiara, Giacomo and Cheah, Lynette and Azevedo, Carlos Lima and Ben-Akiva, Moshe E.

Texas reinstates incentives for electric and alternative fuel cars

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1 can get a $2,500 rebate from the state, according to a report in the Dallas Morning News, in addition to the $7,500 tax credit from the federal government. After a three-year hiatus, Texas has reinstated purchase rebates for plug-in electric and other alternative-fuel vehicles. Texans who buy electric cars after Sept. Buyers of fuel-cell cars

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LEAF sales hit 50K mark in US, almost 115K worldwide

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Cumulative Nissan LEAF sales in the US hit the 50,000 mark this month, with the delivery of a black LEAF SL in Dallas, Texas. So far in 2014, LEAF sales in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex have grown by about 50% over the previous year, with that growth set to accelerate faster thanks in part to the introduction of a new state tax rebate of up to $2,500 on the purchase or lease of a new Nissan LEAF.

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The Boring Company in talks with North Central TX Council of Gov’ts for potential projects

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” “We have had initial conversations with The Boring Company, which has expressed interest in partnering with entities in the Dallas-Fort Worth area on projects of mutual benefit,” Wilson told the Dallas Business Journal.

Wallbox enters first phase of build-out for US EV charger plant; 500k units/year by 2025

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Wallbox, a leading provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging and energy management solutions worldwide, has begun construction at its Arlington, Texas manufacturing facility, the company’s first US-based EV charger manufacturing facility.

BMW i Ventures invests in Kodiak Robotics; autonomous long-haul trucking technology

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Kodiak delivers freight daily for its customers between Dallas-Fort Worth and Houston, operating autonomously on the highway portion of the route. BMW i Ventures invested in Kodiak Robotics , Inc., a developer of self-driving long-haul trucking technology.

Mach-E Delivers Everything but the Mustang

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Sam Pack’s Five Star Ford in Dallas, Texas was the dealership, and the vehicle was a California Route 1 Mach-E in white. The first Mach-E delivery took place yesterday, according to macheclub.com.

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Tesla cameras absolve Model Y from previous Texas “explosion” claims

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The news spread in social media quickly, with Dallas Texas TV even noting that the blaze, which “everybody saw all over Dallas,” was caused by a Tesla “basically exploding.”

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PACCAR, Aurora and FedEx launch autonomous linehaul truck commercial pilot

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PACCAR’s autonomously enabled trucks configured with the Aurora autonomous Driver are hauling FedEx loads between Dallas and Houston, a 500-mile round trip, along the I-45 corridor.

Fort Worth buying four New Flyer electric buses for new zero-emission route

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Trinity Metro is a regional transportation system providing public transportation in Fort Worth, Texas, and other cities in Tarrant County, part of the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area. The Fort Worth Transportation Authority (Trinity Metro) has awarded New Flyer a contract for four heavy-duty, thirty-five-foot Xcelsior CHARGE battery-electric buses.

Automated Bus Consortium issues RFP to procure up to 70 full-size Level 4 automated buses

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Participants in this program include founding member agencies Dallas Area Rapid Transit, Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority, Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, MetroLINK, Michigan Department of Transportation/Office of Future Mobility and Electrification, Capital Area Transportation Authority, Michigan State University, and Huron Transit Corporation.

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Reservations Open: Promises Kept – Canoo Pricing For Lifestyle Vehicle Is Accessible For Everyone

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Preorders for all vehicles open with a $100 reservation DALLAS, TX (May 17, 2021) – Canoo Inc.?(Nasdaq: Nasdaq: GOEV), a company developing breakthrough electric vehicles (EVs) has opened its reservations and is taking preorders.

ALYI Expects To Begin Generating EV Rideshare Revenue This Year Entering $16 Billion Motorcycle Taxi Market

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DALLAS, Aug. 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Alternet Systems, Inc. USOTC: ALYI) (“ALYI”) today confirmed that it expects revenue from its Electric Vehicle (EV) Rideshare Business to start before the end of 2021.

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First Private Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Open In Texas

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NRG Energy has opened its first eVgo direct-current electric vehicle charging station in Dallas, Texas, as part of a privately funded 70-station network in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, the company announced. The chargers are designed to be “fast-chargers,” which use a 480-volt direct electrical current to charge an electric vehicle

Aurora shows modified Toyota Sienna hybrid built for ride-hailing and powered by the Aurora Driver

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Over the next six months, Aurora will test and mature this initial development fleet in Pittsburgh, Dallas, the Bay Area, and additional locations.

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Gardner Capital’s GCRE Impact Fund to Provide Funding for EV Charging Stations at Affordable Housing Development in Colorado

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DALLAS, July 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ –– Gardner Capital, a private equity firm specializing in multifamily housing and renewable energy development and investment, announced today that it has secured funding from the GCRE Impact Fund to encourage electric vehicle (EV) adoption for residents at Alameda View Apartments.

Houston METRO launches Proterra electric bus demo; Catalyst FC into revenue service for 90 days

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Texas agencies include Dallas Area Rapid Transit, San Antonio VIA, and Port Arthur Transit. The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (METRO) will deploy a 40-foot Proterra Catalyst FC battery-electric bus for 90 days beginning on December 4, demonstrating the benefits that battery-electric transit technology can bring to the region’s communities.

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Study links air pollution to increased emergency department visits for heart and lung disease

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cities including Atlanta, GA; Birmingham, AL; Dallas, TX; Pittsburgh, PA; St. While most past studies were conducted on a single-city level, this study looked at pollution across five cities: Atlanta, Birmingham, Dallas, Pittsburgh, and St. New research by George Mason University found that exposure to certain air pollutants is linked to increased emergency department (ED) visits for respiratory and cardiovascular diseases.

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2017 Toyota Prius Prime real-world gas mileage, electric range review

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I hopped into a Titanium Glow (think beige) 2017 Prius Prime for a three-day visit to Dallas for the State Fair of Texas. The 2017 Toyota Prius Prime is an automotive enigma. It proudly flaunts its eco-friendly credentials, yet its factory-rated 25 miles of electric range simply pales in comparison to the 53 miles advertised by the Chevrolet Volt. toyota prius prime

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USDOT launches online tracking tool for data on automated driving systems on-road testing

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Currently, the tool has data on on-road testing activities in 17 cities across the country, including Austin, Columbus (Ohio), Dallas, Denver, Jacksonville, Orlando, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C.

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More than 1,000 fuel stations offering E15 in US

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Many of these are in major metropolitan areas including: Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio. Growth Energy announced that more than 1,000 fuel stations around the US are offering E15—a fuel with 15% ethanol—more than doubling the number of stations from the same time last year. E15 is cleaner and cooler burning fuel that works well for cars model 2001 and newer and typically saves up to 10 cents per gallon.

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Researchers demonstrate effective silicon-based thermoelectric generators

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A University of Texas at Dallas physicist has teamed with Texas Instruments Inc. He turned to Lee and UT Dallas to further study what the devices could do. Lee’s research is supported by the National Science Foundation through the Grant Opportunities for Academic Liaison with Industry (GOALI) program, and the work at UT Dallas was performed in the Texas Analog Center of Excellence (TxACE) laboratory.

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

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The MIZ will also allow TuSimple to add new autonomous trucking operations within the “Texas Triangle,” and support freight movements between Dallas, Houston, San Antonio and Austin. Commercial real estate developer Hillwood announced that TuSimple, a self-driving technology company with a focus on heavy-duty trucks ( earlier post ), has secured property in AllianceTexas’ Mobility Innovation Zone (MIZ) in north Fort Worth.

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COP26 declaration on accelerating the transition to 100% zero emission cars and vans

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Canadian Pacific and Kansas City Southern to combine to create first US-Mexico-Canada rail network; $29B enterprise value

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In the Dallas to Chicago corridor alone, the synergies created by this combination are expected to result in meaningful reduction in truck traffic on publicly funded highways.

Walgreens Installs DC Rapid Electric Car Chargers ?Where Practical?

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You may already know that pharmaceuticals giant Walgreens is installing as many as 800 electric car charging stations at its branches throughout New York City, Houston, Dallas Fort-Worth and Chicago. While we all reeled in horror to the news that it could cost Walgreens customers as much as $4 for a 90 minute recharge -- we assumed that the

Ford and Newlab announce startups to pilot new EV tech in mobility innovation program

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Currently is operating in Dallas, Los Angeles and San Francisco, with plans to expand to several more cities soon. Ford Motor Company and Newlab announced the five startups that will participate in the inaugural cohort of the Mobility Studio—a new program focused on supporting the advancement of technologies, product collaborations and business models that drive a cleaner transportation future.

Transit and transportation agencies form national Automated Bus Consortium; initial purchase of 75-100 automated buses

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An association of transit and transportation agencies has formed the Automated Bus Consortium (Consortium), a collaboration designed to investigate the feasibility of implementing pilot automated bus projects across the United States. Created by AECOM, a fully integrated infrastructure firm, the Consortium intends to accelerate the deployment of automated transit technologies and will combine the purchasing power and collaborative decision-making of these founding transit agencies nationwide.

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Clean Energy expands CNG fueling agreements with new and existing USPS contract-carrier fleets

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They will fuel 20 new CNG trucks out of Clean Energy’s Dallas-Fort Worth Station. Clean Energy Fuels Corp. has signed multiple fueling agreements with United States Postal Service (USPS) contract-carriers in Florida, New York, Oklahoma, and Texas, increasing the total number of USPS carriers fueling with Clean Energy now to 15. Signing new deals with Clean Energy is C. Blackburn Trucking Associates, who will fuel four of their Class-8 heavy-duty trucks at Clean Energy’s John F.

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