Judge sides with Tesla, slams dealer association in Missouri

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On Tuesday, Tesla scored a decisive victory when the Missouri Court of Appeals reversed a lower court's ruling that would have left Tesla without a state dealer license. Politics dealers Tesla Motors plug-in cars dealerships Missouri Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) state lawsSince Tesla began selling electric cars directly to customers throughout the U.S., the electric-vehicle maker has had to play franchise-law whack-a-mole in multiple state courts.

Are Missouri electric-car charging stations like pay phones? Why that's important

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The Missouri Public Service Commission (PSC) believes it can apply the legal framework used to oversee phone booths to public electric-car. electric utilities plug-in cars charging Missouri charging infrastructureIn an age of cell phones, the public phone booth no longer has much utility as a tool for communication. But could pay phones at least provide a useful model for regulating electric-car charging infrastructure?

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Tesla can no longer sell cars in Missouri stores; dealer lobby lauds victory

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Tesla's license to sell cars through its Missouri showrooms expired Saturday, following a circuit-court judge's decision that prevented renewal. Politics dealers Tesla Motors New car sales plug-in cars dealerships Missouri state lawsJust as the new year began, Tesla was dealt a fresh setback in its campaign to make its electric cars directly available to customers throughout the U.S.

ZAF Energy Systems opens NiZn battery manufacturing production plant in Missouri

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ZAF ) has opened a new production facility in Joplin, Missouri, dedicated to manufacturing its initial line of rechargeable nickel zinc (NiZn) batteries. ZAF Energy Systems Inc. (

Missouri S&T small modular reactor consortium funds two initiatives

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Missouri’s multi-university Small Modular Reactor (SMR) Research and Education Consortium , led by Missouri University of Science and Technology, has selected its first two research initiatives for funding. as founding members, is supported by a $250,000-grant from the Missouri Technology Corp. In collaboration with the University of Missouri-Columbia, S&T conducts research through the consortium that will benefit the nuclear energy industry.

Westinghouse and Ameren Missouri partner in pursuit of DOE funds to develop and license small modular reactor technology

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Westinghouse Electric Company and utility Ameren Missouri have entered into an agreement to respond collaboratively to the United States Department of Energy (DOE) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for developing and licensing the Westinghouse Small Modular Reactor (SMR). Under the terms of the agreement, Ameren Missouri will become part of and. The alliance with all of our Missouri partners represents an unprecedentedly powerful case for SMR investment funding.

Rare Surviving GM EV1 Waits For Savior At Missouri University

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The late and much lamented GM EV1 electric car is by now a mythical creature. It''s been the subject of a much-discussed documentary, and is still cause for blind loathing of General Motors in some quarters. Designed, engineered, and offered for lease in California and a few other locations from 1998 to 2003, the two-seat EV1 was likely the most

Westinghouse and Ameren Missouri form NexStart SMR Alliance for rapid licensing and deployment of Westinghouse Small Modular Reactor technology; targeting operation in 2022

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Westinghouse Electric Company and the Missouri Electric Alliance led by Ameren Missouri have formed a utility participation group called the NexStart SMR Alliance to advance deployment of the Westinghouse Small Modular Reactor (SMR). Association of Missouri Electric Cooperatives, Inc.;

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

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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. CHECK OUT: Kansas City Power & Light To Build 1,000 Electric-Car Charging Sites (Jan 2015) A.

Solar roads coming to Route 66 via photovoltaic pavers

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Missouri's state transportation department hopes to add photovoltaic pavers to a section of the famous Route 66 by the end of this year. Infrastructure energy infrastructure Missouri renewable energy solarOne of America's oldest and most historic highways may soon become the first to get embedded solar panels. There is no indication of how long the stretch of solar-paved road will be, though, or how much power it.

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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 [.].

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I live in Poplar Bluff, Missouri and my son is 16 and have his license and he wants to get a job. We have a lot of black top rural roads and a highway

A Well Earned, Guilt Free #YearOfJoe

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When I spoke out against the home-porting of the battleship Missouri with its nuclear tomahawk cruise missile arsenal, the folks at the Alliance for Survival called and asked me, “Do you just talk about stuff or do you DO anything too?”

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Driving a Chevy Bolt EV electric car halfway across the U.S.: what it takes

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Louis, Missouri, did to become the proud owner of a new 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car. How badly do you want a new, affordable, long-range electric car? Badly enough to drive it more than 800 miles without a unified fast-charging infrastructure? That's exactly what Bill Massmann, a professional land surveyor in St. DON'T MISS: Chevy Bolt EV. road trips Chevy plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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

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Additionally, G&P Trucking, based out of Springfield, Missouri, will fuel at Clean Energy’s compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station at the Will Roger’s Airport in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Increasing the number of their trucks that use natural gas is Thunder Ridge Transport, a 150-truck carrier servicing 13 states that is based in Springfield, Missouri. Clean Energy Fuels Corp.

MSU-led regional team awarded $6M NSF grant to research biofuel, carbon capture technologies

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A regional interdisciplinary team led by Montana State University has received $6 million from the National Science Foundation to address questions about whether biofuels and carbon capture technologies can be sustainably introduced into the Upper Missouri River Basin. The Upper Missouri River Basin refers to the Missouri River and all its tributaries upstream of Sioux City, Iowa.

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VW diesel settlement, 100-mile electric cars, Route 66 goes solar: Today's Car News

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Today, we have details on the proposed final Volkswagen diesel settlement, the state of 100-mile electric cars from Nissan, BMW, and Volkswagen, and Missouri's plan to pave a section of Route 66 with solar panels. All this and more on Green Car Reports. With the Chevrolet Bolt EV and Tesla Model 3 on the way, are 100-mile electric cars from. Today in Car News

Gearing up for the month of Earth Day, 2012

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We keep adding new dates to our theatrical screenings , including a special Midwest tour on April 9th and 12th in a dozen theatres in the Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, and Missouri areas.

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Next Nissan Leaf, Tesla MO update, IN electric-car fee: Today's Car News

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Today, the next-generation Nissan Leaf will have a range of 200 miles or more, Tesla is allowed to re-open its three Missouri stores, and Indiana considers an annual fee for electric cars. All this and more on Green Car Reports. At CES, Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn confirmed that the next-generation Leaf will have a range of at least 200 miles, and. Today in Car News

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. Paseo started out of an effort in 2006 with an equity drive in which more than 650 agricultural producers in Missouri purchased shares in Paseo Biofuels, LLC, which formed a joint venture with Cargill to help realize the facility. Ludwig, Executive Director/CEO Missouri Soybean Association.

Kansas City Power & Light To Build 1,000 Electric-Car Charging Sites

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Kansas City, Missouri, will become the latest municipality to gain an electric-car charging infrastructure this year. A local utility company is leading the effort to build a comprehensive network of charging sites for drivers of plug-in vehicles. DON''T MISS: BMW, VW, And ChargePoint To Build 100 CCS Fast-Charging Sites For Electric Cars Over the

First sales of isobutanol-blended gasoline at marina pumps

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announced that Harbor Marina at Lake Pomme de Terre in Missouri is the first US marina to sell gasoline blended with Gevo’s renewable isobutanol at the pump. Oil and Octane Shop of Springfield, Missouri enabled testing of Gevo’s isobutanol by supplying test blends to major marine engine manufacturers, such as Mercury Marine. Gevo, Inc.

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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

Lockheed Martin autonomous driving system tops 55,000 miles in extended Army testing

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Lockheed Martin’s Autonomous Mobility Applique System ( AMAS ) logged more than 55,000 testing miles during the US Army Extended Warfighter Experiment (EWE) at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, and Fort Bliss, Texas. AMAS is an applique kit comprising sensors, actuators and controls that can be installed on virtually any military tactical wheeled vehicle.

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2012 Nissan Leaf Limo Stretches Electric Car Reality

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Last year we told you about a Missouri coachbuilder with the grand plan: turn a humble 2012 Nissan Leaf into a stretch limousine. Now, some ten months after we first brought you the story, we can bring you evidence that the Imperial Coach Builders of Springfield, MO made good its promise with what it claims is the world’s first electric

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Researchers demonstrate new nickel selenide catalyst for more efficient water splitting

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A team of researchers from Missouri University of Science and Technology and National and Kapodistrian University of Athens in Greece have developed a highly efficient transition metal selenide-based coordination complex, [Ni{(SePiPr 2 ) 2 N} 2 ] for oxygen evolution and hydrogen evolution reactions (OER and HER, respectively) in alkaline solution.

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New Illinois law raises speed limit to 70 mph on rural highways

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36 other states have speed limits of 70 mph or higher on some portion of their roadways, including other large states such as California, Florida, Texas and Ohio, and neighboring states such as Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, Iowa and Michigan. Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed a new law to increase the speed limit from 65 to 70 mph (105 to 113 km/h) on rural four-lane highways, and to lower the limit by five mph for excessive speeding.

BMW and Nissan partner to deploy dual fast chargers across the US

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The fast chargers are available in California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, North and South Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia and Wisconsin. BMW and Nissan are partnering to offer public DC Fast charging at 120 locations across 19 states in an effort to support Nissan LEAF and BMW i3 customers and to promote increased adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) nationwide.

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DOE awards $13.4M to 5 projects focused on energy efficient mobility systems

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million to accelerate the deployment of alternative fuel vehicles, as well as supporting infrastructure, through community-based partnerships throughout Missouri, Kansas, and Colorado. The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced $13.4

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Toyota to begin hybrid powertrain production in US; $374M investment in 5 plants

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Toyota is expanding the production of its hybrid powertrains to the US. Toyota will invest $373.8 million in five US manufacturing plants to support production of its first US-made hybrid powertrain and to implement Toyota’s New Global Architecture (TNGA) at its Alabama plant.

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President Obama Backs EV Charge With Volt Battery Factory Visit

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Having recently visited Smith Electric Vehiclesin Kansas City, Missouri, president Barack Obama is now on his way to the Compact Power battery plant located in Holland, Michigan. The specialized plant will be supplying the upcoming Chevrolet Volt range-extended vehicle with its lithium-ion battery cells and was a recent recipient of government

Gas Prices Fall To $3.50 As Economic Stall Slams Crude-Oil Costs

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Gasoline has now fallen below $3 a gallon in a handful of areas, including parts of Texas, Missouri, and Michigan. Remember $4 gasoline? It was just last May that gasoline soared to an average price of $4 per gallon across all U.S. markets, with even the cheapest pumps showing prices of $3.50 or more. What a difference a few months makes. And the

Genetically improving sorghum for production of biofuel

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The work was conducted by researchers from the University of Florida in Gainesville, Washington State University in Pullman, the USDA-ARS in Lincoln, Nebraska, and the University of Missouri, Columbia. Sorghum is a promising feedstock for environmentally friendly fuels and chemicals that offer alternatives to petroleum-based products. Sorghum can potentially yield more energy per area of land than other crops while requiring much less input in terms of fertilizer or chemicals.

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COMO Connect adds 3 BYD electric buses to fleet

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COMO Connect—a public bus system owned by the City of Columbia, Missouri, is expanding its fleet with three 30-ft, low-floor, all-electric transit buses from BYD. The buses have a range of 144 miles (232 km) per charge and can be recharged in only two to three hours. COMO estimates that the emissions benefits of operating one all-electric bus is roughly equivalent to removing at least 70 passenger vehicles from the road daily.

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USDA: $210M to be invested in renewable fuel pump infrastructure through the Biofuel Infrastructure Partnership

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The 21 states participating in the BIP include Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.

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Valence and EaglePicher enter into Li-ion strategic alliance

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The agreement accelerates EaglePicher’s expanding Lithium-Ion based portfolio of products and applications that will be developed at its Lithium-Ion Center of Excellence in Joplin, Missouri. Valence Technology and EaglePicher Technologies have entered into a strategic alliance including a technology license agreement for certain Valence Lithium-Ion technology and future supply considerations.

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AT&T deploys 8,000th CNG vehicle; one of the largest corporate CNG fleets in US

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Louis, Missouri, and will be used to provide entertainment and communications services in the St.

BMW and Nissan again partner to add 174 more DC fast chargers in US with EVgo

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Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin. BMW and Nissan have again joined forces—this time with EVgo, the nation’s largest public DC Fast charging network—to increase public access to DC Fast charging stations across the US.

GE researchers developing at-home chilled natural gas refueling station for NG vehicles

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GE researchers, in partnership with Chart Industries—a global manufacturer of standard and custom-engineered products and systems for cryogenic and heat transfer applications—and scientists at the University of Missouri, have been awarded $1.8 The research team from GE, Chart Industries and the University of Missouri will design a system that chills, densifies and transfers compressed natural gas more efficiently. Sketch of the targeted at-home unit. Click to enlarge.

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Johnson Controls providing AGM batteries for Start-Stop F-150

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Joseph, Missouri; Toledo, Ohio; Changxing, China; Gumi, South Korea and Hannover, Germany. Johnson Controls is providing its advanced Absorbent Glass Mat (AGM) battery technology to the all-new 2015 Ford F-150; this is Ford Motor Company’s first truck with Auto Start-Stop. AGM batteries used in a Start-Stop system help reduce fuel consumption as the engine shuts off when the vehicle comes to a stop in traffic or at a red light.

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