Saft launches industrial production at Jacksonville Li-ion battery plant

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Saft inaugurated an advanced automated lithium-ion battery factory in Jacksonville, Florida. Saft Jacksonville has an annual sales capacity of $300 million. Saft was presented with incentives from the state of Florida and the city of Jacksonville to build the plant, and construction of the 235,000-square-foot facility was further funded by a $95.5

Saft begins deliveries of first lithium-ion batteries produced by new Jacksonville plant

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Jacksonville, Florida. The first deliveries from Jacksonville have included hundreds of cells for battery assembly for European customers. Starting volume industrial-scale deliveries to customers from the Jacksonville plant opened in September this year confirms the sound foundations we have put in place, both in terms of the advanced production technology we have implemented and the team of people we brought together to run it.


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Saft Confirms Location for Li-ion Battery Factory in Jacksonville, Florida

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Following receipt of a $95 million grant from the US Department of Energy under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and successful negotiations between Saft, the state of Florida, and the city of Jacksonville, construction will soon begin in Jacksonville for a lithium-ion battery factory.

Goodyear develops non-pneumatic tire and wheel assembly for autonomous Olli shuttle

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Goodyear has developed a non-pneumatic (airless) tire (NPT) and wheel assembly to support autonomous vehicle transportation in a city setting for in-field use with the Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA).

Elon Musk receives invites from FL and TX to move Twitter HQ


Governor Greg Abbott from Texas and Mayor Lenny Curry from Jacksonville, Florida, presented their arguments to Elon Musk via Twitter. Another notable figure vying for Twitter’s HQ is Mayor Lenny Curry from Jacksonville, FL.

EPA confirms 249-mile range for Volkswagen ID.4 AWD Pro electric SUV

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Volkswagen of America announced another round of fuel economy figures for the 2021 ID.4 electric SUV. The ID.4 AWD Pro has an EPA-estimated 249 miles of range on a full charge and the AWD Pro S has an EPA-estimated 240 miles of range on a full charge. The ID.4

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Shell Airflow Starship semi truck leaves San Diego on record fuel-economy run

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Truck driver Bob Sliwa hit the road on Thursday night in his carbon-fiber-bodied, diesel-powered semi truck, as he attempts to set a fuel economy record for big rigs by the time he pulls into Jacksonville, Fla., next Wednesday. The endeavor, sponsored by Shell and the North American Council for Freight Efficiency, aims to boost more than miles per

Saft aiming for lithium-ion plant funding

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Depending on market conditions, Saft hopes to raise approximately €120million by way of preferential subscription rights to fund a lithium-ion battery plant in Jacksonville, Florida, a lithium-ion hybrid and electric battery plant in Holland, Michigan, and to reinforce its financial flexibility. Tags: Green cars Latest news Lithium-ion batteries Department of Energy DOE funding Holland Michigan Jacksonville Florida John Searle Johnson Controls Saft Saft

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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Twitter discouraged from building HQ in Florida by Governor DeSantis


Mayor Lenny Curry from Jacksonville, Florida extended an invitation. Mayor Curry argued that Jacksonville was a haven for tech talent.

Raven Transport to deploy 115 additional heavy-duty LNG trucks; Clean Energy expands refueling network

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Jacksonville, Fla.; Raven purchased its expanded natural gas truck fleet from Rush Truck Center – Jacksonville, Fla., Florida-based truckload carrier Raven Transport is expanding its clean-burning natural gas fleet with 115 Peterbilt Model 579s, equipped with sleepers and powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG) to haul goods for a leading consumer packaged goods company. Clean Energy will support this fleet by opening truck-friendly natural gas fueling stations in Atlanta, Ga.;

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Volkswagen Group of America opens new Tradepoint Atlantic vehicle terminal at Port of Baltimore; formerly site of Bethlehem steel

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Tradepoint Atlantic Terminal is VWGoA’s eighth port in the US, which includes locations in Benicia, CA, Davisville, RI, Houston, TX, Jacksonville, FL, Midlothian, TX, San Diego, CA and the Volkswagen Assembly Plant in Chattanooga, TN. Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.

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Shell/AirFlow Starship hyper-fuel efficient Class 8 truck to make cross-country run

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and ending in Jacksonville, Fla. Shell has partnered with the Airflow Truck Company to collaborate on a hyper-aerodynamic, fuel-efficient Class 8 concept truck: Starship. This next-generation concept truck features a custom, aerodynamic design and aims to demonstrate improvements in fuel economy for Class 8 trucks. Starship will undertake a cross-country run, carrying a full cargo of clean reef material, 18-25 May starting in San Diego, Calif.

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Nissan expands “No Charge to Charge” program expands to 10 new US markets

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Jacksonville, Fla. Nissan has expanded its “No Charge to Charge” program to 10 new markets, continuing the push to provide LEAF owners with no-cost public charging. The program offers new LEAF buyers free public charging for the first two years of ownership The 10 new markets are: Charleston, S.C. Charlotte, N.C. Colorado Springs/Pueblo, Colo. Greenville/Spartanburg/Asheville/Anderson, N.C./S.C. Miami. Milwaukee. Palm Springs, Fla. Portland/Auburn, Ore. Tampa/St. Petersburg/Sarasota, Fla.

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General Dynamics NASSCO launches first LNG-powered containership

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Upon delivery in late-2015, the Jones Act-qualified ships will operate between Jacksonville, Florida and San Juan, Puerto Rico. On Saturday 18 April in San Diego, General Dynamics NASSCO launched the 764-foot (233m), 3100 TEU Isla Bella , the first LNG-powered containership. The containership, part of a two-ship contract, was built for TOTE, a leading logistics and transportation company. When delivered, the ships will be the cleanest of their kind and size. Launch ceremony.

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Successful run across the US on 37.6 gallons of 100% NEXBTL renewable diesel; 66.7 mpg w/ average speed 67.7 mph

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The 2,507-mile (4,035 km) journey, which began in Jacksonville, Florida, and finished successfully in Santa Monica, California, took a total driving time of 37 hours 2 minutes (thus average speed = 67.7

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Alliance AutoGas launches 5300-mile, 12-city Coast-to-Coast Clean Air Ride with converted F-150

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The converted F-150 will travel across the country from Kansas City to Seattle, WA, and back through the US, stopping along the way, to complete its journey in Jacksonville, FL, on 18 May, followed by a Homecoming event in Asheville, NC, on 23 May.

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Saft to Raise Approximately 120M to Fund Li-ion Plants in US

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Saft intends , depending on market conditions, to raise approximately €120 million (US$177 million) in equity capital by way of an issue of preferential subscription rights to fund its lithium-ion battery plant in Jacksonville (Florida), the lithium-ion hybrid and electric battery plant of the Johnson-Controls-Saft JV in Holland (Michigan) and to reinforce its financial flexibility. Jacksonville.

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SpaceX’s private Dragon astronauts leave space station five days late


Megan was at the Daytona site but is now steaming towards the primary Jacksonville site. Following extensive weather delays, a SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft has undocked from the International Space Station (ISS) after carrying the first all-private astronaut mission to the orbital outpost.

General Dynamics NASSCO delivers 1st LNG-powered containership; christens first ECO tanker

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The Jones Act-qualified ships will operate between Jacksonville, Florida, and San Juan, Puerto Rico. General Dynamics NASSCO delivered the world’s first liquefied natural gas (LNG) powered containership, the Isla Bella , to TOTE Maritime. The ship was delivered nearly two months ahead of schedule. NASSCO is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics.

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Veolia Transportation converting 300 of its US taxis to propane autogas; launching Baltimore’s first propane autogas taxi fleet

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In addition to the 50 Checker Yellow taxis in Baltimore by the end of 2012, Veolia Transportation will convert more than 250 of the taxis it operates in Pittsburgh, Jacksonville and Denver to run on propane autogas. Veolia Transportation is launching Baltimore’s first propane autogas taxi fleet. The company—the largest private provider of multiple modes of transportation in North America—is converting 300 of its taxis nationwide from gasoline to propane autogas.

5 Steps To Take Immediately After a Truck Accident

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If you or a loved one have suffered injuries in a truck accident, you need to reach out to a team of knowledgeable and aggressive Jacksonville truck accident attorneys. Tips To Safely Navigate the Aftermath of an Accident. This article may contain affiliate links.

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DOE to provide ~$1B in cost-shared funding to FutureGen; oxy-combustion of coal with carbon capture and storage

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The Alliance will also construct and operate visitor, research, and training facilities related to carbon capture and storage in the vicinity of Jacksonville, Illinois. The US Department of Energy (DOE) has decided to provide approximately $1 billion ( earlier post ) of cost-shared funding to the FutureGen Industrial Alliance (the Alliance) for the FutureGen 2.0 Project. Earlier post.) The FutureGen 2.0

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Video Friday: Robotics After Hours

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YouTube ] The Apellix Opus X8 Softwash (SW) system cleaning the University of Florida Shands Hospital building in Jacksonville, Florida. Video Friday is your weekly selection of awesome robotics videos, collected by your friends at IEEE Spectrum robotics.

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

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The Jacksonville Transportation Authority. The Jacksonville Transportation Authority will receive funding to replace diesel buses with 40' battery electric Gillig buses and chargers for an expansion route. The new route will serve a Park-n-Ride and a new Amazon distribution center that employs over 1,500 Jacksonville residents. Because the charging stations will utilize Jacksonville Electric Authority's Solar Smart Power program, the buses will truly have zero emissions.

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US MARAD study finds marine use of natural gas substantially reduces some air pollutants and slightly reduces GHG emissions

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The coastwise OGV was evaluated transiting the East Coast of the United States (US) between the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) and Jacksonville, FL. A recently released total fuel cycle analysis for maritime case studies shows that natural gas fuels reduce some air quality pollutants substantially, and reduce major greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions slightly, when compared to conventional petroleum-based marine fuels (low-sulfur and high-sulfur).

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BOEM releases for comment draft EIS on G&G survey activities to develop energy resources in Mid- and South Atlantic

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Public meetings to receive comments are scheduled in Jacksonville, Fla.; The US Department of Interior’s (DOI) Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has released for public comment the draft Atlantic Geological and Geophysical (G&G) Activities Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS).

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Kenworth Receives Largest Hybrid Tractor and Truck Order Yet

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GVW) will be deployed to Albuquerque, Boston, Cincinnati, Columbus (Ohio), Jacksonville (Fla.), Coca-Cola Enterprises has ordered 150 Kenworth T370 diesel-electric tractors and 35 Kenworth T370 hybrid trucks, all of which will be on the road this year. The Kenworth T370 tractors (rated at 55,000 lb. GCW) are the largest hybrid delivery truck on the road in North America. The CCE order is the largest yet received by Kenworth for hybrid tractors and trucks.

President Obama Outlines Vision and Plan for US High-Speed Passenger Rail System; $13B to Start

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Southeast Corridor (Washington, Richmond, Raleigh, Charlotte, Atlanta, Macon, Columbia, Savannah, Jacksonville). The envisioned high-speed rail corridors. Source: DOT. Click to enlarge. President Barack Obama, along with Vice President Joe Biden and Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, released a strategic vision and plan for a high-speed passenger rail (HSR) system in the US.

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Obama outlines plans for high-speed rail system

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Southeast Corridor (Washington, Richmond, Raleigh, Charlotte, Atlanta, Macon, Columbia, Savannah, Jacksonville). With the promise that he will scrutinise how every dollar is spent as the US bids to stage an economic recovery, President Barack Obama has released a strategic vision for a high-speed passenger rail system in the US.

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President Obama Announces 48 Projects to Receive $2.4B in Grants for Next-Generation of Batteries and Electric Vehicles; To be Combined with $2.4B in Industry Cost-Share

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Jacksonville, FL. President Obama announced 48 new advanced battery and electric drive projects that will receive $2.4 billion in funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. These projects, selected through a highly competitive process by the Department of Energy (DOE), are intended to accelerate the development of US manufacturing capacity for batteries and electric drive components as well as the deployment of electric drive vehicles.

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GM Files Voluntary Chapter 11; Agreements with US Treasury and Canada; New GM Expected in 60-90 Days

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Jacksonville, Fla. General Motors Corp. reached agreements with the US Treasury and the governments of Canada and Ontario for the creation of a smaller, self-sustaining “New GM”. Pending approvals, the New GM is expected to launch in about 60 to 90 days as a separate and independent company from the current GM. The New GM will incorporate only the “best brands” and operations, and benefit from shedding much of the older debt burden and operating cost structure.

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EVs Are Not Only Great For The Environment, They Also Create Jobs


Some great electric vehicle (EV) news has come out of Jacksonville, Florida. According to News4Jax, which cited the U.S. Department of Energy, there were 58,160 electric vehicles registered in Florida as of December 2020.