Panasonic selects Kansas City for what it claims will be largest battery plant in the world

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The battery maker Panasonic Energy has announced plans to build an electric vehicle battery factory in the Kansas City area. And this plant, which will be Panasonic’s first in the U.S. outside of its Tesla partnership, it claims will be the largest battery plant in the world.

Ford to assemble electric E-Transit van in Kansas City; building out $3.2B North American EV manufacturing capability

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Ford Motor Company announced that its Kansas City Assembly Plant will build the all-new E-Transit van, part of a more than $3.2 Ford is investing an additional $100 million in its Kansas City plant and adding approximately 150 full-time permanent jobs to build the E-Transit, a zero-emissions version of Transit, America’s best-selling commercial van.

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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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Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) and Kansas City Southern (KCS) have entered into a merger agreement, under which CP has agreed to acquire KCS in a stock and cash transaction representing an enterprise value of approximately USD$29 billion, which includes the assumption of $3.8

Kansas City Airport 1st in US to deploy battery-electric bus service; 4 BYD 30' buses

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Kansas City International Airport and BYD, North America’s largest electric bus manufacturer, announced delivery of the airport’s four battery-electric 30-ft. BYD customized the buses for Kansas City Airport to include luggage racks for passenger use. Kansas City Council approved the order of four 30 ft. battery-electric transit coaches for use at Kansas City Airport in November 2016.

First 10,000 Ford Pro E-Transit deliveries begin as Ford looks for ways to increase production in Kansas City

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Kansas City Assembly Plant comes on line as second US plant building new Ford F-150

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Ford has begun production of the 2015 F-150 ( earlier post ) at Kansas City Assembly Plant, which joins Dearborn Truck Plant in building the first mass-produced light-duty pickup truck with a high-strength, military-grade, aluminum-alloy body. Combined, Kansas City Assembly and Dearborn Truck facilities will have capacity to produce more than 700,000 Ford F-150 pickups per year for availability in 90 markets globally.

First CNG and propane-capable 2016 Ford F-150 rolls off the line in Kansas City

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The first 2016 Ford F-150 with the ability to run on compressed natural gas has rolled off the assembly line in Kansas City. The 2016 Ford F-150 with 5.0-liter Ti-VCT V8 engine is available with a factory-installed, gaseous-fuel prep package that includes hardened valves, valve seats, pistons and piston rings so it can operate on natural gas, propane or gasoline through separate fuel systems.

Ford to invest $400M in Kansas City Assembly Plant to support production of a new vehicle

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Ford Motor Company will build a new vehicle at its Kansas City Assembly Plant in Missouri after Ford Escape production moves to Ford’s Louisville Assembly Plant and retooling of the Kansas City facility is complete. Ford will invest $400 million in the Kansas City plant to install a new body shop, new tooling and other upgrades. Kansas City Assembly Plant opened in 1951 and has approximately 3,750 employees.

Smith Electric Vehicles secures new strategic investor and battery supplier; production to resume in Kansas City in mid-2014

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Smith Electric will resume production in its Kansas City, Missouri, facility in mid-summer 2014. Smith Electric Vehicles (SEV) has secured a $42-million commitment from Li-ion battery developer and manufacturer Sinopoly Battery Limited for a conditional subscription of Series AA convertible promissory notes, Series E preferred stock and common stock of post-listing of SEV in the amounts of US$2 million, US$10 million and US$30 million, respectively.

Ford to build Transit commercial van at Kansas City Plant; $1.1B investment

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Ford Motor Company confirmed that it will build the full-size Transit van at its Kansas City Assembly Plant when the new product joins its North American lineup in 2013. The current SUV line at the Kansas City facility, which will be idled for re-tooling after the current Escape model is phased out in April, will re-open in 2013.

Toyota Exec Slams Tesla, First 2016 Chevy Volt Ad, Kansas City Charging Sites: Today's Car News

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Today we witness the latest Toyota attack on electric cars, the first television ad for the 2016 Chevrolet Volt, and a new project in Kansas City encompassing 1,000 electric-car charging sites. Kansas City Power & Light will build 1,000 electric-car charging sites in collaboration with ChargePoint and

Ford to take Transit production to Kansas City

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Kansas City,Missouri, will benefit from a new Ford Transit Assembly Plant when the product joins the North American line-up in 2013. Ford Green cars Latest news Ford Assembly Plant Ford Transit Ford Transit production Kansas City MissouriFord has announced that it will invest $1.1billion in a new body shop, new tooling in the Final Assembly area, an upgraded paint shop and an all-new integrated stamping plant. Part of the investment [.].

Smith Electric Vehicles US Selects Kansas City for Electric Truck Assembly Plant; Newton Model to Be First

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Smith Electric Vehicles US Corporation ( SEV US ) has selected Kansas City as the site for its US assembly plant. The new assembly plant will be located at a portion of an airline overhaul base at Kansas City International (KCI) Airport and is expected to create 120 jobs by 2010. The SEV US decision to locate the plant in Kansas City represents an initial investment of $10 million in the metro area. The SEV US Newton. Click to enlarge.

Report: Panasonic anticipates 20% energy density boost for EV batteries by 2030

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The interview preceded the company's announcement to build the largest battery plant in the world in Kansas City. Panasonic expects to achieve a 20% boost in energy density for EV batteries by 2030, the company's CTO said in an interview with Reuters published Wednesday.

Ford Pro begins shipping all-new E-Transit

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Ford Pro has begun shipping the all-new E-Transit from Kansas City Assembly Plant—the company’s first US plant to assemble both batteries and all-electric vehicles in-house.

Could streetlight-based charging help apartment dwellers go electric?

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The Kansas City Metropolitan Energy Center (MEC) will install streetlight-based EV charging stations under a pilot program evaluating curbside charging.

Strong US EV sales, curbside charging, BYD and $25,000 Tesla: Today’s Car News

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A curbside charging project in Kansas City shows what could be done in many U.S. cities. The electric car sales charts aren’t just pointing to a Tesla market anymore. And could the most affordable Tesla for China be powered by cells from another EV maker?

Orange EV unveils 3rd generation electric yard truck: e-TRIEVER

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Orange EV, headquartered in Kansas City, MO, was the nation’s first manufacturer offering 100% electric Class 8 vehicles to be commercially deployed and scaled. Orange EV announced the new e-TRIEVER brand for its Model Year 2022 all-electric terminal trucks.

Electric Truck Maker Smith Vehicles Suspends Operations, Not Shutting Down

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Kansas City-based Smith Electric Vehicles has become the latest electric-vehicle building startup to cease operations--though the company says it isn''t shutting its doors for good. According to Kansas City Business Journal, the The firm builds electrically-powered commercial vehicles both in the U.S. and abroad, but hasn''t yet turned a profit.

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Amazon’s Electric Delivery Vehicles from Rivian Roll Out Across the U.S.

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will begin to see custom electric delivery vehicles from Rivian delivering their Amazon packages, with the electric vehicles hitting the road in Baltimore, Chicago, Dallas, Kansas City, Nashville, Phoenix, San Diego, Seattle, and St. Louis, among other cities.

Amazon begins deploying its Rivian electric delivery vehicles

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Amazon has begun deploying its custom electric delivery vehicles from Rivian for package delivery, with the electric vehicles hitting the road in Baltimore, Chicago, Dallas, Kansas City, Nashville, Phoenix, San Diego, Seattle, and St. Louis, among other cities.

Panasonic Energy advancing plans for $4B gigafactory in Kansas

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a Panasonic Group company, and Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly jointly announced that the state of Kansas has approved an Attracting Powerful Economic Expansion (APEX) state incentive application submitted by Panasonic Energy Co., APEX is an incentive program established by the State of Kansas to attract investment in the state, available to qualified companies within specific industry sectors that agree to invest at least $1.0 Panasonic Energy Co., Ltd.,

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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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Supported by partners, Clean City Coalitions and corporate sponsors, Alliance AutoGas is embarking on a 5300+ mile, 12-city, cross-country road trip—the Alliance AutoGas Coast-to-Coast Clean Air Ride —with its record-setting propane autogas F-150. The event is being hosted by the Metropolitan Energy Center/Kansas City Regional Clean Cities in conjunction with Veolia/Kansas City Transportation Group and Alliance AutoGas.

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Ford Pro now shipping E-Transit electric vans to European customers from Ford Otosan plant in Turkey

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Ford Pro is now shipping the first production units of its all-electric E-Transit van to customers across Europe from the Ford Otosan factory in Kocaeli, Turkey, a milestone that closely follows the start of deliveries to US customers from Kansas City Assembly Plant in February.

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Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport adds two BYD electric buses

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Kansas City International Airport has four 30-foot BYD battery-electric K7s, and BYD’s largest airport customer to date, Los Angeles World Airports, has ordered 20 of BYD’s 60-foot articulated K11Ms.

Electric-Truck Maker Smith Gets $42 Million In New Investment

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The Kansas City-based maker of electric trucks announced that it has secured a $42 million investment commitment from Sinopoly Battery Limited--a producer of lithium-ion batteries and other electric-car components. Smith Electric Vehicles may be rebounding after it suspended operations last month.

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Paseo Biofuels boosting biodiesel capacity by 40%

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Investors in Paseo Biofuels, LLC, the Missouri Soybean Association (MSA) and Cargill announced an expansion to the Paseo biodiesel plant in Kansas City, Mo. It is located near the Paseo Bridge in Kansas City, Mo. that will increase biodiesel production capacity by 40%. Using soybean oil as its primary feedstock, the facility, which opened in 2008, produces 40 million gallons of biodiesel and 30 million pounds of food-grade glycerin annually.

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Electric Monster Truck Crushes Puny Gasoline Cars This Weekend

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If you're at the AutoRama Car Show in Kansas City, Missouri this weekend, you'll be able to see it in action. Remember the world's first all-electric monster truck? We're told it'll be "participating in two car-crush demonstrations per day", which sounds like a polite way of saying it'll be causing total mechanical carnage as it pulverises a

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Electric utility in Kansas leads push to get electric cars on roads

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CHECK OUT: Kansas City Power & Light To Build 1,000 Electric-Car Charging Sites (Jan 2015) A. electric utilities plug-in cars charging Missouri charging infrastructure KansasWhen it comes to promoting electric cars, California is rightfully viewed as the most active. But efforts are not limited to the Golden State. If one electric utility has its way, more electric cars will soon be plying the roads of America's heartland.

Smith Electric Vehicles adding hundreds of jobs to Chicago with new factory

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Kansas City based electric truck manufacturer Smith Electric Vehicles is expanding again with a new electric vehicle manufacturing facility in Chicago, the company announced on Wednesday. The new manufacturing plant is expected to add hundreds of

Ford approaches 1 billion pounds of aluminum recycled; 900M pounds back into Ford products

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Ford’s Rouge complex in Dearborn, Michigan today makes America’s best selling vehicle—the Ford F-150—and started Ford’s industry-leading closed-loop aluminum recycling innovation ( earlier post ), which was then expanded to other F-150 manufacturing facilities including Dearborn Stamping, Kansas City Truck and Buffalo Stamping.

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Ford Pro pairs new E-Transit/F-150 Lightning with VIIZR Salesforce telematics over wine in Sonoma

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Ford’s versatile E-Transit 126-mile electric sprinter/cargo/van platform began production from its Kansas City, Missouri plant. Deliveries begin in a few weeks. I drove it, but drive impressions have to wait.

New Ford F-150 offering full hybrid powertrain option

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The F-150 is assembled at Ford’s Dearborn Truck Plant in Dearborn, Michigan, and Kansas City Assembly Plant in Claycomo, Missouri. Ford has revealed its all-new F-150 pickup.

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Smith Electric Vehicles adding hundreds of jobs to Chicago with new factory

National Green Transportation

Kansas City based electric truck manufacturer Smith Electric Vehicles is expanding again with a new electric vehicle manufacturing facility in Chicago, the company announced on Wednesday. The new manufacturing plant is expected to add hundreds of

New Ford Transit Coming In 2013: Even Big Vans Get Greener

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In 2013, Ford will start building its full-size Transit van in Kansas City, replacing the current Ford E-Series The impact of new gas-mileage rules on passenger cars gets all the attention, but proposed increases apply to commercial vehicles too. That means that automakers will be redesigning their commercial vans for better fuel efficiency too.

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Enova Announces Incremental 100 System Order from Smith Electric Vehicles

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The order for 100 Enova 120kW drive systems will be installed into Smith Newton trucks in Kansas City, MO. Enova Systems, Inc. has received an incremental order to deliver 100 electric drive systems to Smith Electric Vehicles (SEV), manufacturer of the all-electric Smith Newton truck. This recent order follows three previous orders from SEV totaling 220 units for 2010.

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Rivian Amazon delivery vans delivered more than 430k packages during pilot program

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In July 2022, Amazon announced that Rivian EDVs would be deployed in locations across the United States, including Baltimore, Chicago, Dallas, Kansas City, Nashville, Phoenix, San Diego, Seattle, and St.

Ford opens E-Transit Registration site for commercial customers; new pricing

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It will be built alongside the Transit at Ford’s Kansas City Assembly Plant in Claycomo, Missouri. Ford is opening an E-Transit registration site today for commercial customers ahead of order banks opening by July.

NYC's Duane Reade buys electric trucks from Smith Electric Vehicles

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Duane Reade announced yesterday a partnership with Kansas City based electric truck manufacturer, Smith Electric Vehicles. This pilot program makes Duane Reade the first U.S. retail pharmacy to adopt vehicle electrification for delivery vehicles

6.8M gallons in new contracts for Redeem renewable natural gas

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The City of Ontario, Calif. signed a 5-year RNG supply contract for an approximate 3 million gallons of Redeem to reduce fleet emissions in accordance with the City’s sustainability goals. Ontario currently operates 88 CNG-powered vehicles, having recently purchased six new refuse trucks and the City’s first CNG-powered asphalt patch truck. Clean Energy has upgraded an existing CNG station for the City of Redondo Beach, Calif. Clean Energy Fuels Corp.

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Smith Electric Vehicles Orders 50 Enova Drive Systems

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This order follows two from earlier in the year, totaling 120 units year-to-date, and will be installed into Smith Newton trucks manufactured in Kansas City. Smith Electric Vehicles has ordered 50 Enova 120 kW all-electric drive systems for the Smith Newton. Earlier post.) The order puts Enova on track to culminate in a total order of more than 250 by year end.

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Ford’s Cleveland Engine Plant starts 3rd shift to meet demand for EcoBoost V6 engines

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Later this month, Ford will add one shift of F-150 production at its Kansas City Assembly Plant. Ford has added a third shift at Cleveland Engine Plant No. 1 to meet demand for 3.5-liter EcoBoost and 3.7-liter V6 engines. Introduced in 2009 on the Ford Taurus SHO and Lincoln MKS, EcoBoost technology combines direct injection and turbocharging. The EcoBoost solution has been popular with customers, who have purchased 180,000 Cleveland-built 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engines since 2009.

Landi Renzo USA to offer MY 2018 F-150 with CNG; 50,000-mile warranty

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Landi Renzo USA , a division of Landi Renzo Group, a global leader in alternative fuel systems, will offer the Ford F-150 with compressed natural gas (CNG) for model year 2018 with Ford Ship-Thru strategically located adjacent to the Ford assembly plant in Kansas City, Mo.

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