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

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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. The zero-emission buses (ZEBs) support a new route called The Dash, a zero-emission service connecting Downtown Fort Worth with its Cultural District and utilizing Trinity Metro’s first all- electric buses.

Fort Worth approves $68.9M incentive package for Linear Labs for electric motor manufacturing

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The City of Fort Worth, Texas has approved a $68.9-million economic incentive package for electric-motor-manufacturer Linear Labs ( earlier post ) to further solidify the city as the next tech innovation hub.


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Rivian’s $5 billion U.S. plant has Fort Worth, TX as frontrunner


manufacturing facility, which the company intends to spend $5 billion on, will most likely land in Fort Worth, Texas, as of now. Requires $5 billion private investment from Fort Worth. plant has Fort Worth, TX as frontrunner appeared first on TESLARATI.

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


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.

Canoo LDVs Began Deliveries For Walmart InHome In Dallas-Fort Worth


Canoo launched advanced deliveries for Walmart InHome with the goal of finalizing the unique configuration for the retailer's fleet

NRG Energy selects AeroVironment to expand eVgo EV charging ecosystem to Dallas/Fort Worth Area

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Planned Dallas/Fort Worth network. to expand the privately funded, comprehensive eVgo electric vehicle (EV) charging ecosystem launched first in Houston to EV drivers in the Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) market, the fourth-largest metropolitan area by population in the US. Click to enlarge. NRG Energy Inc., has selected AeroVironment, Inc.

Werner piloting Aurora’s autonomous trucks on 600-mile route in Texas

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Starting this week, Aurora Driver-powered trucks are hauling loads between Fort Worth and El Paso on behalf of Werner. Introducing an autonomous route between Fort Worth and El Paso allows Werner to move freight seamlessly and reliably on a subset of one of its most voluminous lanes.

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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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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Aurora releases Aurora Driver Beta 2.0

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New commercial route between Fort Worth and El Paso supported by daily map updates. includes several advances that enhance its ability to operate on long-haul routes such as Fort Worth to El Paso. Aurora Innovation has launched Aurora Driver Beta 2.0,

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

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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. Located on Eagle Parkway near Fort Worth Alliance Airport, TuSimple is the first autonomous trucking company to establish roots in the AllianceTexas Mobility Innovation Zone.

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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.

Rivian will build its next EV manufacturing plant in Georgia


However, Fort Worth, Texas, and an unconfirmed location in Georgia , likely to be East of Atlanta, were mentioned with the most enthusiasm. Rivian Automotive has chosen Georgia as the location for its next United States production plant.

Walmart to buy 4,500 Canoo electric delivery vehicles; option for up to 10,000

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While the LDV is expected to begin hitting the road in 2023, the companies plan to kick-off advanced deliveries to refine and finalize vehicle configuration in the Dallas Fort Worth metroplex in the coming weeks.

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Rivian could get a $440M tax incentive for 2,000-acre Texas facility


Rivian could benefit from a $440 million tax incentive from the City of Fort Worth, Texas if it meets specific requirements. Fort Worth’s City Council was scheduled to vote on an economic development agreement with Rivian this Tuesday, August 17.

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.

HET motor company Linear Labs raises $6M in new funding

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million partnership with the City of Fort Worth, Texas, was announced, which includes an incentive package involving Linear Labs’ plans to develop an advanced manufacturing facility.

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GM expands EV first responder training efforts in US and Canada

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Following successful pilot events that have taken place in southeast Michigan, training and outreach events will expand across Michigan and in Fort Worth, Texas followed by metro New York City and Southern California later this summer.

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GM makes its largest green energy purchase to date; 50 MW wind deal

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General Motors has made its largest renewable energy procurement to date, purchasing enough wind power to equal the electricity needs of 16 of its US facilities, including business offices in Fort Worth and Austin, Texas, a major assembly and stamping complex in Arlington, Texas, and 13 parts warehouses east of the Mississippi River.

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US DOD awards MP Materials $35M heavy rare earth processing contract

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In addition to its mining and processing operation at Mountain Pass, MP Materials is developing a rare earth metal, alloy and magnet manufacturing facility in Fort Worth, Texas. MP Materials Corp. has been awarded a $35-million contract through the US Department of Defense (DoD) Industrial Base Analysis and Sustainment Program to support the construction of a commercial scale processing facility for heavy rare earth elements (HREE) at Mountain Pass.

GM and Glencore enter multi-year cobalt supply agreement

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The company will then expand into magnet manufacturing around 2025 at its new production facility in Fort Worth, Texas. Glencore and General Motors announced a multi-year sourcing agreement in which Glencore will supply GM with cobalt from its Murrin Murrin operation in Australia.

Linear Labs to begin mass production of high-torque M200 e-mobility motor in September

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The announcement comes on the heels of a $68.9-million economic incentive deal with the City of Fort Worth.

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SwRI-led team achieves 20% improvement in vehicle fuel efficiency with connectivity, automation; ARPA-E NEXTCAR

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Calibrated using real-world data from Fort Worth, Texas, the simulator proved critical for evaluating control algorithms and accurately quantifying energy consumption.

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GM and POSCO Chemical to process cathode active material at new $400M joint venture plant in Québec

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The company will then expand into magnet manufacturing around 2025 at its new production facility in Fort Worth, Texas.

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

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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. 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. Dallas—and the state of Texas—have become hot growth markets for LEAF.

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


” “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.

Tesla FSD Beta 10.69.2 gets green light for all testers with v10.12.2


And long-time Early Access software tester Les from Fort Worth, Texas said he rarely experiences phantom braking. . Tesla started rolling out 10.69.2 to some testers Sunday night. Later, Elon Musk announced that 10.69.2 seemed ready for a wide release to all FSD Beta testers.

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GM and MP Materials enter long-term supply agreement to scale rare earth magnet sourcing and production in US

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Rare earth materials sourced from Mountain Pass will be transformed into metal, NdFeB alloy and magnets at a new production facility MP Materials today announced it will build in Fort Worth, Texas, delivering an end-to-end US supply chain.

Los Angeles International Airport nears completion of 1,300 EV chargers


Other large airports , especially hubs like LAX (Atlanta, Dallas/Fort Worth, Chicago, Newark, and more,) will likely be some of the first to introduce more charging. Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is nearing the completion of 1,300 EV charging locations in its parking areas.

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

Rivian’s 2nd plant most likely to land in Georgia, stock responds


Fort Worth, Texas was seemingly the front runner for the facility after the City’s Economic Development Department gave a presentation to City Council members that showed economic advantages to welcoming Rivian to the area.

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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More of us work from home, but for those who do not, commuting time has increased

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in Fort Worth. by Michael Sivak. This analysis examines the recent changes in the percentage of people who work at home and changes in time spent commuting to work in the United States and in the 15 largest US cities. The source of the data is the American Community Survey —an ongoing survey by the US Census Bureau. The analysis uses the estimates for 2012 and 2017. The information is for workers 16 years of age and older.

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New “50 by 50” Commission seeks to halve US transportation energy use by 2050

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The “50 by 50” Commission , chaired by Audi of America President Scott Keogh and National Grid US President Dean Seavers, includes Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto (D) and Fort Worth, Texas, Mayor Betsy Price (R), along with leaders representing vehicle manufacturers, utilities, federal agencies, environmental and consumer groups, infrastructure providers and public transit.

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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

Samsung SDI considers building battery factory near Rivian in Normal, IL


plant has Fort Worth, TX as frontrunner. Samsung SDI has narrowed down the locations for its potential battery manufacturing plant in the United States. One of the candidates left in the running is located in central Illinois near Rivian’s production facility in Normal. “We’re

Would You Pay $4 For 90 Minutes Of Electric Car Charging?

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A few weeks ago we told you that pharmaceuticals giant Walgreens had begun to install Level 2 electric car stations at stores in New York City, Houston, Dallas-Fort Worth and Chicago. While the presence of electric car charging stations -- an estimated 800 at Walgreens stores alone -- are a great way of combating perceived range anxiety in

Would You Pay $4 For a 90-Mintues of Electric Car Charging?

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A few weeks ago we told you that pharmaceuticals giant Walgreens had begun to install Level 2 electric car stations at stores in New York City, Houston, Dallas-Fort Worth and Chicago. While the presence of electric car charging stations -- an estimated 800 at Walgreens stores alone -- are a great way of combating perceived range anxiety in

NREL to lead $5M initiative to reduce energy use and increase energy efficiency of DFW

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The US Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) will lead a team of researchers—in partnership with Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport, one of the busiest airports in the world—to identify new transportation technologies that could dramatically improve energy use, convenience, and affordability.

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UT Arlington licenses technology for portable, modular GTL conversion units; targeting stranded gas

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of Fort Worth for commercialization. a Fort Worth-based, publicly traded company, to aid in commercializing the patent-pending process. The University of Texas at Arlington has licensed technology for converting natural gas to synthetic liquid fuels (GTL) in portable units at a cost lower than current market rates to 1 st Resource Group Inc. UT Arlington engineering and science researchers designed a portable conversion unit utilizing their microreactor and process.

GE Transportation expands locomotive diesel engine remanufacturing facility; demand increasing in part from compliance requirements for EPA Tier 3 standards

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and Fort Worth, Tx. GE Transportation is investing approximately $136 million in new technology, manufacturing improvements and facility upgrades in Erie, and a total of approximately $191 million in establishing two new manufacturing facilities in Fort Worth. GE Transportation, the world’s leading maker of rail, mining and transportation-related products, plans to establish a new production facility in Grove City, Pa.

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ExxonMobil doubles Permian Basin resources to 6B barrels via acquisitions

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Exxon Mobil Corporation will more than double its Permian Basin resource to 6 billion barrels of oil equivalent through the acquisition of companies owned by the Bass family of Fort Worth, Texas, with an estimated resource of 3.4 billion barrels of oil equivalent in New Mexico’s Delaware Basin, a highly prolific, oil-prone section of the Permian Basin. ExxonMobil will make an upfront payment of $5.6

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UPS makes largest purchase of renewable natural gas yet in the US: 170M gallon equivalents over 7 years

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El Paso, Texas; Fort Worth, Texas; Kansas City, Kan.; UPS announced an agreement with Clean Energy Fuels Corp. to purchase 170 million gallon equivalents of renewable natural gas (RNG) through 2026. This is the largest commitment for use of RNG to date by any company in the United States, with a range of 22.5 - 25 million gallon equivalents per year.

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