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EV batteries give new jolt to old lithium mining in North Carolina

Green Car Reports

One of the biggest challenges for building electric-car batteries has been sourcing enough lithium, which is mostly mined overseas. Though the world has no shortage of lithium, mining and processing operations haven't yet met growing demand for lithium batteries for cars and electronics. Now, a new lithium mine is working to get permits to open. lithium lithium batteries mining

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Tesla Loses Legal Battles To Texas, North Carolina Dealers

Green Car Reports

In North Carolina, a Senate Win some, lose some. Tesla''s had a very good year thus far, but it was recently dealt legislative defeats in two states where it had hoped to sell its electric cars. In Texas, the state legislature declined to make an exception to existing rules that make it illegal for automakers to sell cars to retail buyers.

Duke Energy proposes $76M electric transportation program in North Carolina; Southeast’s largest utility EV initiative yet

Green Car Congress

Duke Energy is proposing a $76-million initiative to spur EV adoption across the state of North Carolina—the largest investment in electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure yet in the Southeast US. In a filing with the North Carolina Utilities Commission (NCUC), Duke Energy outlined its program that will provide incentives to customers. Currently, North Carolina has more than 10,000 plug-in hybrid and all-electric vehicles.

North Carolina To Make Trip-Reduction 'Green' Laws Illegal

Green Car Reports

Oh, North Carolina: Are you cutting off your nose to spite your face? That''s the impression at least some commentators have gained on learning of a state bill that will become law on August 25, with or without the signature of Gov. Pat McCrory. The bill would invalidate Durham County''s Commute Trip Reduction Ordinance, which requires some

Audi of America to pilot shared fleet service in North Carolina before 2017 debut

Green Car Congress

Audi of America is piloting the new service “Audi shared fleet” at a technology incubator in Durham, North Carolina ahead of a national rollout of the corporate car-sharing service in 2017. The test fleet will be housed at American Underground, a 115,000 square-foot technology incubator created on the former American Tobacco Co. complex. Three fully accessorized, 2017 Audi A4 sedans will be available on demand and ready for use.

North Carolina Wants To Make It Illegal For Tesla To E-Mail Customers

Green Car Reports

In North Carolina, a new law passed by the state Senate would apparently make it illegal for Tesla to e-mail its customers. In other words, if you''re a North Carolina resident who has a How far will state car-dealer associations go to prevent Tesla Motors from opening its electric-car showrooms and selling cars over the Internet? A long, long way.

Anti-Tesla Bill Backed By North Carolina Car Dealers Is Dead

Green Car Reports

Tesla Motors has dodged two big bullets fired its way by New York and North Carolina legislatures and auto dealers. And yesterday, the North Last week, the New York State Senate and Assembly adjourned until January without acting on two bills pushed by state auto dealers that would have made it illegal to register a Tesla store in New York state.

Continental to boost production of electronic integrated parking brakes at North Carolina facility

Green Car Congress

Continental plans to invest more than $35 million in its Henderson, North Carolina facility to meet the increased demand for Electronic Integrated Parking Brakes (e-IPB). Due to the increasing demand for brake calipers throughout North America, the Henderson plant produced a record-breaking seven million calipers in 2012.

Li-ion Separator Supplier Celgard Expanding Production in North Carolina

Green Car Congress

and a leading supplier of microporous separators used in lithium-ion batteries, plans to expand capacity at its existing Charlotte, North Carolina facility and build a new manufacturing site in Concord, North Carolina. In the first phase, Celgard will add capacity at its existing Charlotte, North Carolina facility. million in cash incentives and tax credits from the State of North Carolina to support expansion within the state.

Greensboro Transit Authority buying four Proterra electric buses; North Carolina’s first battery-electric public transit bus fleet

Green Car Congress

Greensboro Transit Authority (GTA) is going forward with the purchase of four 40-foot Proterra electric buses this fall, setting in motion the potential to expand its zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) fleet over the next four years. This new procurement represents a joint effort by GTA and Proterra to minimize emissions, reduce traffic congestion and accelerate sustainable infrastructure development throughout the Greensboro community.

Volt cruises into North Carolina and South Carolina

All Cars Electric

General Motors today announced that it is ramping up sales of its plug-in hybrid electric car, the Chevy Volt, in two new states: North Carolina and South Carolina. Like other new electric cars, the Volt is only available in a few states. Before today’s announcement, it was available in New York, New Jersey, Virginia, Connecticut

Could water be the secret to faster electric-car battery technology?

Green Car Reports

Electric vehicles aren't always associated with speed and performance, but researchers at North Carolina State University may have discovered a breakthrough to change those qualities inside their batteries. Batteries research and development North CarolinaOf all things, water may hold the key to faster electric-car battery technology. Researchers compared two materials, a crystalline tungsten.

2017 66

Nissan partners with oil company for electric-car fast charging sites in Charlotte

Green Car Reports

plug-in cars charging BP North Carolina charging infrastructure Fast Charging Charging stations gas stationIt's one of the questions for future electric-car charging infrastructure: what about putting them at gas stations? On the one hand, drivers are used to going to gas stations, which are often conveniently located on both local and long-distance routes. On the other hand, gas-station stops generally take 10 to 15 minutes at most, while even fast.

Here’s How To Save $5,000 On A 2012 Nissan Leaf In North Carolina

Green Car Reports

NASCAR-loving North Carolina may not be the first place you’d think of as being particularly pro-electric car, but for 40-lucky residents the cost of buying a 2012 Nissan Leaf there just dropped by $5,000 thanks to a time-limited scheme being run by Advanced Energy.

Study Finds North Carolina Sea Levels Rising Three Times Faster Than in Previous 500 Years

Green Car Congress

An international team of environmental scientists led by the University of Pennsylvania has shown that sea-level rise, at least in North Carolina, is accelerating. The research team studied two North Carolina salt marshes that form continuous accumulations of organic sediment, a natural archive that provides scientists with an accurate way to reconstruct relative sea levels using radiometric isotopes and stratigraphic age markers.

HCL CleanTech to Establish Pilot Plant in North Carolina for Converting Woody Biomass to Sugars and Fuels

Green Car Congress

HCL CleanTech, a US-Israeli biofuels technology development company focused on full process technology for conversion of woody biomass to fermentable sugars and advanced biofuels, has selected North Carolina as the site for its administrative headquarters and pilot plant. North Carolina, with 17.6 The Biofuels Center of North Carolina has assisted the company and will provide office space in Oxford in its Biofuels Accelerator on North Carolina’s Biofuels Campus.

Plug-in 2011 holds public open night

Green Cars News

It’s the public night tonight at the Plug-in 2011 Conference and Exposition taking place in Raleigh, North Carolina. Electric cars electric hybrid North Carolina plug-in RalieghWith many mainstream car makers now introducing electric, hybrid and plug-in hybrid vehicles onto the market, the public have the chance to find out more and get a first look at the latest plug-in technology innovations. Vehicles [.].

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What happens to electric cars that have been flooded?

Green Car Reports

That's the question many electric car owners may be asking after the 100-year hurricane dropped more than two feet of rain in North Carolina, where a burgeoning electric car movement was springing up. With all the floods from Hurricane Florence, what happens to electric cars?

2018 97

New fast charger is more efficient, smaller, and half the cost

Green Car Reports

Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a 50-kw fast charger that they say costs half as much as conventional DC fast chargers, is more efficient, and only 1/16th the size. Instead of being mounted on concrete slabs, sometimes in two locations, with a transformer behind a fence and a charge station box by a parking space, the. Fast Charging

2018 84

Gas Cars Parked In One Electric-Car Spot Earn Raleigh $27,000 A Year

Green Car Reports

But the problem has proved to be lucrative for Raleigh, North Carolina. The problem of gasoline cars parking in spaces reserved for plug-in electric cars to recharge at is nothing new. It''s known as "ICE-ing," referring to cars with internal combustion engines parking where they shouldn''t. DON''T MISS: Been ICEd? Gas Cars Parking In Electric-Car

Tesla Underground: Texas Franchise Rules Make Model S Owners Skirt The Law

Green Car Reports

In most cases--Massachusetts, New York, and North Carolina, among others--Tesla has managed to stave off the proposed laws, which are Over the last couple of years, Tesla Motors has fought legal and legislative battles in a number of states over proposed or current state laws that try to stymie its unique factory-direct sales and service model.

NSF awarding $81M to 16 sites for new National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure (NNCI)

Green Car Congress

Southeastern Nanotechnology Infrastructure Corridor, Georgia Institute of Technology with partners North Carolina A&T State University and University of North Carolina-Greensboro, PI: Oliver Brand. Midwest Nano Infrastructure Corridor, University of Minnesota Twin Cities with partner North Dakota State University, PI: Stephen Campbell.

2015 79

3 Duke Energy subsidiaries plead guilty to 9 criminal violations of Clean Water Act; $102M settlement

Green Car Congress

Three subsidiaries of North Carolina-based Duke Energy Corporation, the largest utility in the United States, pleaded guilty to nine criminal violations of the Clean Water Act at several of its North Carolina facilities and agreed to pay a $68-million criminal fine and spend $34-million on environmental projects and land conservation to benefit rivers and wetlands in North Carolina and Virginia.

2015 77

Fire Marshal Says NC Garage Fire Started Away From Chevy Volt: Exclusive

Green Car Reports

Preliminary conclusions from the investigation into a Mooresville, North Carolina, house fire that destroyed a Chevrolet Volt indicate the fire did not start in the vehicle, but elsewhere, and progressed to engulf the electric car. Iredell County chief deputy fire marshal Garland Cloer told GreenCarReports in an exclusive interview that, "the

DOE announces $100M for artificial photosynthesis research to two major partnerships

Green Car Congress

The Center for Hybrid Approaches in Solar Energy to Liquid Fuels (CHASE) , led by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, seeks to develop hybrid photoelectrodes for fuel production that combine semiconductors for light absorption with molecular catalysts for conversion and fuel production.

2020 81

Dominion Energy & Duke Energy cancel $8B Atlantic Coast Pipeline due to delays and cost uncertainty

Green Car Congress

The Atlantic Coast Pipeline as planned was a 600-mile underground natural gas transmission line meant to deliver new, lower-cost supplies of natural gas to public utilities in Virginia and North Carolina.

2020 83

Dept of Energy announces $36 million for biofuels and bioproducts development

National Green Transportation

Secretary of Energy Steven Chu today announced up to $36 million to fund six small-scale projects in California, Michigan, North Carolina, Texas, and Wisconsin. Yesterday U.S. The new program is meant to advance technology improvements and

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Plug In Partners

Governor Announces New Energy Program For Plug-in Hybrid Cars RALEIGH, N.C. -- North Carolina State University plans to launch a research hub for the development of plug-in cars, a project that has attracted the interest of both energy and automobile companies.

2008 130

Hurricane Irene Recap: 2 Electric Cars, No Power? No Problem!

Green Car Reports

In other words, we got to watch Hurricane Irene rip its way through North Carolina just before we jumped on an airplane headed home to New We’re just back from vacation in the U.K., where we witnessed third-hand--through the eyes of the British media--the carnage and horrors that were about to befall the east coast of the United States.

US DOE awards EPRI $5.1M for advanced nuclear technology

Green Car Congress

EPRI) of Palo Alto, California and Charlotte, North Carolina to: Develop and establish MIC-EBW capability at a major US fabricator. The US Department of Energy (DOE) is awarding $5.1 million to the Electric Power Research Institute, Inc. EPRI) to develop modular-in-chamber electron beam welding capability for a future domestic advanced reactor demonstration project. This project has a total value of approximately $6.5 million of which DOE will provide approximately $5.1 million.

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Thomas Built Buses electric school bus powered by Proterra receives full CARB and HVIP certifications, CEC funding eligibility

Green Car Congress

The Saf-T-Liner C2 Jouley electric school bus, powered by Proterra electric vehicle technology, will be assembled in High Point, North Carolina, in Thomas Built Buses’ zero-waste-to-landfill facility. Thomas Built Buses Inc. has received full California Air Resources Board (CARB) and Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP) certifications for its Type C electric bus, the Saf-T-Liner C2 Jouley powered by Proterra electric vehicle technology.

2019 98

Honda Aero begins production of HF120 turbofan at new Burlington plant

Green Car Congress

HAI) has begun production of its new HF120 turbofan engine completed at the new facility in Burlington, North Carolina. With this new engine manufacturing facility, Honda will now be building both jets and jet engines in North Carolina. I look forward to a day in the very near future when North Carolina-made HondaJets and GE Honda jet engines will be in the hands of customers around the world. —North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory.

2014 74

Boeing and Kitty Hawk form strategic partnership on electric urban air mobility

Green Car Congress

The company gets its name from the beaches of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina where the Wright Brothers took flight for the first time in 1903. Boeing and start-up Kitty Hawk Corporation have entered a strategic partnership to collaborate on future efforts to advance safe urban air mobility. The strategic partnership will bring together the innovation of Kitty Hawk’s Cora air taxi division with Boeing’s scale and aerospace expertise.

2019 97

Yutong Group partners with StarPower and Cree to deliver its first electric bus in China to use silicon carbide in powertrain

Green Car Congress

In 2022 the company plans to open the world’s largest silicon carbide fabrication facility in New York while at the same time significantly expanding silicon carbide crystal growth capacity at its operations in North Carolina. StarPower Semiconductor and Cree, Inc. announced that Zhengzhou Yutong Group Co.,

2020 64

Should Chevy Volt Owners Worry About Charging Fires? Utility Says Yes, Common Sense Says No 

Green Car Reports

A fire in Mooresille, North Carolina last week involving a 2011 Chevrolet Volt has led Duke Energy to advise its customers against charging the plug-in hybrid at home in case it starts a fire. But is the advice justified, or just another example of what happens when irrational fear of a new technology takes hold? First , the facts According to

Alcoa Building-Exterior Panels 'Eat' Smog From (A Few) Cars

Green Car Reports

Appropriately enough, the new panels are getting one of their first commercial tryouts at a new regional electronics recycling hub in Badin, North Carolina Pittsburgh-based aluminum giant Alcoa has developed a new coating for its aluminum building panels that passively sucks in airborne pollutants and transforms them into harmless substances.

Four major US energy companies form JV for $4.5-$5B natural gas Atlantic Coast pipeline

Green Car Congress

and then south through central North Carolina to Robeson County. It would deliver natural gas supplies to growing markets for additional customers in Virginia and North Carolina. The main pipeline would have a 42-inch diameter in West Virginia and Virginia, reducing to 36 inches in diameter in North Carolina. Four major U.S.

2014 81

President Obama announces new $140M public-private manufacturing innovation institute focused on power electronics

Green Car Congress

President Obama announced the selection of a consortium of businesses and universities, led by North Carolina State University, to lead a manufacturing innovation institute for next-generation power electronics. The Department of Energy is awarding $70 million over five years, matched by at least $70 million in non-federal commitments by the winning team of businesses and universities, along with the state of North Carolina.

2014 84

Duke Energy $1.5M program to increase public EV charging stations in N.C. by 30%

Green Car Congress

According to Advanced Energy, an independent, non-profit organization established by the North Carolina Utilities Commission, there are about 4,700 registered plug-in EVs and about 700 public charging ports spread out around North Carolina. Duke Energy’s “EV Charging Infrastructure Support Project” will provide $1 million to help cities and towns develop public charging stations for residents.

2016 60

GKN Driveline to invest $179M to expand NC manufacturing; all-wheel-drive, eDrive

Green Car Congress

GKN Driveline will invest nearly $179 million to expand manufacturing facilities in Alamance, Catawba, Lee and Person counties in North Carolina. The investment and new jobs have been added to support growing All-Wheel-Drive and eDrive business for several North American automotive manufacturers. North American All-Wheel-Drive system sales are projected to reach more than 3 million units annually in 2020, up from approximately 2.4

2016 69

15 States and the District of Columbia partner to accelerate bus and truck electrification; 100% ZEV by 2050

Green Car Congress

States signing the MOU are: California, Connecticut, Colorado, Hawaii, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington.

Rockwood Lithium opens new lithium production facility in Nevada; announces global price increases for lithium salts

Green Car Congress

Rockwood Lithium has opened its expanded manufacturing facility in Kings Mountain, North Carolina. Rockwood is leveraging a $28.4-million investment from the Recovery Act to expand its North Carolina lithium production facility as well as its production operations in Silver Peak, Nevada.