Piedmont Lithium increases North Carolina lithium resources by 40%

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Piedmont Lithium Limited released an updated Global Mineral Resource estimate (MRE) for its flagship Piedmont Lithium Project in North Carolina. Increasing the scale of our North Carolina mineral resource to 39.2

Toyota says North Carolina battery plant will pave the way for US-built EVs

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A Toyota battery plant in North Carolina will make cells starting in 2025, bound for American-built hybrid and electric vehicles, the company confirmed on Monday. billion plant in Randolph County, North Carolina, will provide 1,750 jobs and builds on a commitment to U.S.-built

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Toyota to build battery factory for electric vehicles in North Carolina

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Toyota is planning to build a battery factory to support electric vehicle production in North Carolina. more… The post Toyota to build battery factory for electric vehicles in North Carolina appeared first on Electrek.

Arrival to build high-voltage battery plant in North Carolina capable of 350k modules a year

Electrek

million High Voltage Battery Module (HVBM) assembly plant in Charlotte, North Carolina. more… The post Arrival to build high-voltage battery plant in North Carolina capable of 350k modules a year appeared first on Electrek.

EGEB: North Carolina sets first-ever targets for offshore wind

Electrek

In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB): North Carolina’s governor issued an executive order that sets the state’s first-ever offshore wind targets. more… The post EGEB: North Carolina sets first-ever targets for offshore wind appeared first on Electrek.

Toyota selects North Carolina Greensboro-Randolph Site for new US automotive battery plant; 1.2M electrified vehicles/year

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Toyota Motor North America has selected Greensboro-Randolph Megasite as the location for Toyota’s new $1.29-billion automotive battery manufacturing plant, to be named Toyota Battery Manufacturing, North Carolina (TBMNC). When it comes online in 2025, TBMNC will have four production lines, each capable of delivering enough lithium-ion batteries for 200,000 vehicles—with the intention to expand to at least six production lines for a combined total of up to 1.2

Tesla’s lithium supply delayed as North Carolina project falls behind schedule

Electrek

Tesla is seeing a delay in its lithium supply for next year as a North Carolina mining project from a new supplier is falling behind schedule. more… The post Tesla’s lithium supply delayed as North Carolina project falls behind schedule appeared first on Electrek.

Rumor: Toyota Might Build Batttery Gigafactory In North Carolina

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It would be a joint venture project with Panasonic

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

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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.

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

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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.

Biofuels Center of North Carolina to close due to state’s elimination of its funding

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The Biofuels Center of North Carolina has begun to shut down operations over a 90-day period and will close its doors by Thursday, 31 October 2013, due to the North Carolina General Assembly’s elimination of its funding in the state budget signed recently by Gov. Following the audit, all unspent monies will be returned to the state through the North Carolina Department of Commerce.

The Only Thing Rising Again In The South Is Fatal Flood Waters #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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Toyota to build battery factory for electric vehicles creates 1,750 jobs 

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Toyota announced that it is planning to build a battery factory to support electric vehicles production in North Carolina. billion electric vehicle battery plant near Greensboro, North Carolina that will create around 1,750 job opportunities for the people.

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.

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

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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.

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

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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

Li-ion Separator Supplier Celgard Expanding Production in North Carolina

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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

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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.

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

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

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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.

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

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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

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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.

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

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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.

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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

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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.

Volt cruises into North Carolina and South Carolina

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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

Multi-unit dwellings could avoid EV-charging sticker shock with peak-demand systems

Green Car Reports

North Carolina-based Atom Power is launching a new EV charging station that could make managing electricity costs easier at apartments and condos.

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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Beneficial Electrification League launches rural electric school bus initiative

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North Carolina’s Electric Cooperatives (representing 26 electric cooperatives). Roanoke Electric Cooperative (representing North Carolina co-op consumer-members).

USDA invests $26 million in biofuel infrastructure to expand availability of higher-blend renewable fuels in 23 states

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The announcement includes investments in California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, Texas and Wisconsin. In North Carolina, Zenith Energy Terminals Holdings LLC will use a $614,930 grant to install a truck rack biodiesel blending system at a fuel distribution facility.

F-150 Lightning demand, Toyota hybrid battery plan, EV6 and Ioniq 5 top 300 miles: Today’s Car News

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Toyota on Monday announced a North Carolina battery plant. Demand is surging for the F-150 Lightning, as Ford looks to go even bigger with future electric trucks. The newest EVs from Hyundai and Kia top 300 miles of range.

Siemens to expand EV charging manufacturing in US to support rapid market growth

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The plant will serve as a counterpart to Siemens’ existing operations in Wendell, North Carolina, where the company manufactures charging solutions for buses, trucks and heavy-duty electric vehicles. The Wendell location also works with local educational institutions including North Carolina State University and Wake Tech Community College for training and workforce development.

QM Power and University of Kentucky demonstrate 50 kW/liter electric motor; DOE 2025 power density goal

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The announcement was made at the 2021 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Expo (ECCE) by the joint team of researchers including Dr. Madhav Manjrekar, SMIEEE, of QM Power, who also holds a tenured faculty position at University of North Carolina, Charlotte, and Dr. Dan M.

EGEB: Ireland launches its first offshore wind auction

Electrek

North Carolina’s governor is about to sign a major clean energy bill. In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB): Ireland opens a consultation of its first offshore wind auction. Here are 3 standouts.

EGEB: Scotland’s largest whisky producer to install 4 MW solar farm

Electrek

The Kitty Hawk offshore wind project off North Carolina moves another step forward. In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB): Drinks giant Diageo has submitted a planning application for an onsite, 4 MW solar farm in Scotland.

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

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NASA selects four university teams for aviation projects; eliminating emissions and autonomy research

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Team members include Georgia Tech, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, North Carolina A&T State University, University of Nevada at Reno, Lockheed Martin, and Sierra Nevada Corporation.

Mack LR Electric Class 8 refuse truck now in serial production

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LVO is where all Class 8 Mack vehicles for North America and export are assembled. The second LR Electric demonstration model was delivered in October 2020 to Republic Services and is being tested in a residential application in Hickory, North Carolina.

Mack Trucks delivers Mack LR Electric model to Republic Services to begin real-world trials

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Mack and Republic made the announcement during a virtual press event at Mack World Headquarters in Greensboro, North Carolina. Republic will test the LR Electric model in Hickory, North Carolina on one of its residential recycling collection routes.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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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? The answer is: It depends. READ MORE: Tesla expands Supercharging access. Hurricane youtube flood

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