Report: Panasonic considering Oklahoma or Kansas for US battery plant

Green Car Reports

The battery supplier is shopping for land for the “mega factory” either in Oklahoma or Kansas, according to the report, with a planned investment of several. Panasonic is shopping for a plant location for its own U.S.

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Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Arkansas partner for regional hydrogen hub to compete for IIJA funding

Green Car Congress

The US states of Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Arkansas have entered into a bipartisan three-state partnership to establish a regional hub for development, production, and use of clean hydrogen as fuel and manufacturing feedstock. In late 2021, a hydrogen-from-natural-gas project with carbon capture and sequestration was announced in Louisiana and a large electrolytic production hub was announced in Oklahoma.

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The single-largest wind farm in North America comes online in Oklahoma

Electrek

Columbus, Ohio, headquartered American Electric Power ’s 998-megawatt (MW) Traverse Wind Energy Center in Oklahoma is now online. The post The single-largest wind farm in North America comes online in Oklahoma appeared first on Electrek.

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Canoo shares renderings of manufacturing campus concept in Oklahoma

Electrek

In a tweet today, EV manufacturer Canoo unveiled a one-minute video showing computer-generated renderings of what its future manufacturing campus may look like in Oklahoma. more… The post Canoo shares renderings of manufacturing campus concept in Oklahoma appeared first on Electrek.

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ENVIA suspends operations at Oklahoma City GTL plant

Green Car Congress

The Board of ENVIA Energy (ENVIA) has decided to suspend operations at the Oklahoma City gas-to-liquids plant ( earlier post ) and to undertake a review of strategic alternatives in order to preserve the value inherent in the facility. The ENVIA plant uses Velocys Fischer-Tropsch technology to produce premium wax, diesel and naphtha. The decision was driven by financial circumstances following a leak at the plant, as announced on 15 May 2018.

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Oklahoma Senate passes SB 1541, allowing autonomous vehicles to operate on public roads

Teslarati

The Oklahoma State Senate passed State Bill 1541 by a 44-1 vote on Monday evening. Rosino says Oklahoma’s position as the only state along the I-40 corridor to not allow autonomous vehicles on its roads.

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Tesla Service Centers in Oklahoma in jeopardy after HB3994 heads to House

Teslarati

Tesla Service Centers in Oklahoma are in jeopardy following the unanimously passed HB3994 that aims to make manufacturers unable to service or sell cars directly to consumers in the State. HB3994 is a House bill that could end Tesla Service Center locations in Oklahoma as we know it.

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Tesla fears having to shut down service centers in Oklahoma as new bill passes committee

Electrek

Tesla fears having to shut down its stores and service centers in Oklahoma as a new bill banning direct sales and service from automaker has passed a House committee unanimously, and it’s heading to a vote.

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Tesla and Panasonic are rumored to be behind a multibillion-dollar battery factory project with $700M in incentives on the line in Oklahoma

Electrek

Tesla and Panasonic are rumored to be behind a new multibillion-dollar battery factory project in Oklahoma as the state pushes to approve $700 million in incentives to move the project forward.

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Oklahoma claim: first state with natural-gas fueling on highways

Green Car Reports

But Oklahoma may be the only state that can claim a comprehensive network of natural-gas. emissions Infrastructure natural gas CNG natural gas vehicle OklahomaSeveral states have made concerted efforts to create adequate charging infrastructure for electric cars. And California now boasts a handful of hydrogen fueling stations, making it the only state with any public infrastructure that supports fuel-cell vehicles.

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Tesla is facing second assault on its right to sell and service its electric cars in Oklahoma

Electrek

Tesla is facing a second assault on its right to sell and service its cars directly in the state of Oklahoma as legislators moved anti-direct sale language to a new bill.

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Tesla battery partner Panasonic looking to build new factory in Oklahoma or Kansas: report

Teslarati

Panasonic is reportedly looking at factory sites in either Oklahoma or Kansas. The post Tesla battery partner Panasonic looking to build new factory in Oklahoma or Kansas: report appeared first on TESLARATI.

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Tesla asks fans in Oklahoma and Mississippi to fight new bills to ban direct sales of electric cars

Electrek

Tesla is using its community platform to ask fans in Oklahoma and Mississippi to help defeat new bills that could be used to ban direct sales of electric cars.

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Oklahoma Supreme Court rules state's electric-car tax unconstitutional

Green Car Reports

When the Oklahoma Legislature passed a bill earlier this year that imposed new fees on owners of hybrid and electric cars only, it was swiftly sued by the Sierra Club. Now the Oklahoma Supreme Court has rendered its verdict in that suit, filed in August. In a 6-3 decision, the state's highest court struck down the bill as an unconstitutional tax. tax lawsuit United States plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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Quirky Canoo EVs set for Oklahoma production in 2022, subscription model played down

Green Car Reports

California-based Canoo announced on Thursday that it plans to use Netherlands’ VDL Nedcar as its contract manufacturing partner.

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FedEx Freight adds 100 Class 8 CNG tractors, CNG fueling station in Oklahoma City

Green Car Congress

Less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier FedEx Freight has purchased more than 100 Class 8 CNG tractors from Paccar units Kenworth and Peterbilt, and has installed a CNG fueling station to serve the new CNG fleet at its Oklahoma City Service Center. The CNG fueling station in Oklahoma City also provides efficiency for fueling the fleet through two different methods.

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Rivian Electric Van Begins Delivering Amazon Packages In Oklahoma

InsideEVs

Tulsa is the third American city where the Rivian van is seeing active duty

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First product at ENVIA Energy’s small-scale GTL plant in Oklahoma City; Velocys technology

Green Car Congress

The first Fischer-Tropsch product has been successfully produced at ENVIA Energy’s GTL plant in Oklahoma City. The ENVIA plant uses Velocys technology for small-scale GTL. These products are fractionated on site to produce premium wax, diesel and naphtha. The fuels produced at the plant are expected to qualify under the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) and generate tradeable credits in the form of Renewable Identification Numbers (RINs).

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Oklahoma Adds Fee For Homes To Connect Solar, Wind Power To Grid

Green Car Reports

Renewable-energy advocates have cranked up the outrage machine at a surcharge imposed by Oklahoma on homes that connect rooftop solar panels or wind-turbine generators to the grid. Ten days ago, the Oklahoma House passed S.B. 1455 without debate, and Governor Mary Fallin is expected to sign it. The bill provides that by the end of next year

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JV greenlights commercial small-scale GTL plant in Oklahoma using Velocys technology; commercial reference site

Green Car Congress

The plant, which is designed to be profitable on a standalone basis, will be located at Waste Management’s East Oak landfill site in Oklahoma, US. Velocys plc announced that the final investment decision (FID) has been made to proceed with construction of a commercial small-scale GTL plant using its technology.

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Oklahoma approves rebate program for vehicle CNG conversions, purchases and home fueling stations

Green Car Congress

The Oklahoma Corporation Commission (OCC) approved a rebate program that enables Oklahomans to receive rebates for the purchase of a. While the rebate program will be offered through Oklahoma Natural Gas (ONG), all Oklahomans are eligible for the rebates. The OCC is a regulatory agency for the State of Oklahoma with emphasis on the fuel, oil and gas, public utilities, and transportation industries.

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GE to invest $110M in new Oil & Gas Global Research Center in Oklahoma

Green Car Congress

General Electric will build a new Global Research Center in Oklahoma dedicated to driving innovation and technological advancements in the oil and gas sector and bringing products to market faster. Oklahoma City is also home to GE Oil & Gas’s Artificial Lift business, which is a recognized leader in electric submersible pump (ESP) manufacturing and services.

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Oklahoma and Colorado governors pitch CNG vehicle initiative to US auto manufacturers

Green Car Congress

Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper, Oklahoma Secretary of Energy Michael Ming, and Oklahoma Secretary of Commerce Dave Lopez met with US auto manufacturers in Detroit to pitch a multi-state, bi-partisan compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicle initiative. Participating states include: Oklahoma, Colorado, Wyoming, Pennsylvania, Utah, Maine, New Mexico, West Virginia, Kentucky, Texas, Ohio, Mississippi and Louisiana.

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Automakers meet Oklahoma Governor and state procurement experts to explore RFP for CNG vehicles for state fleets

Green Car Congress

Representatives from automakers are meeting with Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin and procurement experts to ask questions surrounding a recently issued multi-state request for proposal (RFP) for affordable and functional compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles for use in state automobile fleets.

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Univ. of Oklahoma study suggests that biocorrosion associated with ULSD not related to level of sulfur in the fuel

Green Car Congress

Findings from a study by a team at the University of Oklahoma suggest that the stability of diesel fuel—i.e., either the biodegradation of diesel hydrocarbons or, by inference, the degree of biocorrosion—is independent of the concentration of organosulfur species in the fuel. In other words, accelerated biocorrosion associated with the use of ultra-low sulfur diesel (ULSD) likely does not result from the lower level of sulfur in the fuel.

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Rivian R1T Customer Cars Are Coming

InsideEVs

Two, possibly customer cars, were seen recently in Oklahoma

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VW diesel buybacks, Tesla Autopilot crash, 'sobering' fuel-cell future, Oklahoma natural gas: The Week in Reverse

Green Car Reports

Why did one man involved in developing hydrogen fuel-cell powertrains call their prospects 'sobering'? And, how much do you get from Volkswagen if you bought a TDI diesel car after the emission scandal broke last September? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending on Friday, July. The Week In Reverse

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Panasonic Said To Scout US Sites For New 4680 Battery Cell Factory

InsideEVs

The company is reportedly in talks over several sites for the plant that could open as early as 2024, including Oklahoma and Kansas

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Exploring the pros and cons of nuclear energy

Innovation News Network

Researchers at the University of Oklahoma’s Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis discuss evolving public perspectives on the future of nuclear energy in the US.

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DOE awards $8.4M for accessing geothermal potential from abandoned oil and gas wells

Green Car Congress

University of Oklahoma (Norman, OK). University of Oklahoma will produce heat from an Oklahoma oilfield for use in Tuttle Elementary and Middle Schools in Tuttle, Oklahoma. The US Department of Energy (DOE) selected four new projects to receive up to $8.4 million to establish new geothermal energy and heat production from abandoned oil and gas wells.

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Tesla calls for support in OK to battle a bill that may force closure of existing locations

Teslarati

Tesla is using its Engage platform to call for community support in fighting against Oklahoma’s House Bill 3994. HB 3994 is currently being considered by the Oklahoma House Business and Commerce Committee. The following is Tesla’s rationale for its HB 3994 initiative for Oklahoma.

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Grant could bolster electric vehicle batteries

Green Cars News

A $500,000 grant awarded from the Oklahoma Centre for the Advancement of Science and Technology could improve the life cycle of electric vehicle batteries. The funding has been awarded to SouthWest NanoTechnologies, a manufacturer of single-wall and specialty multi-wall carbon nanotubes, as well as to the University of Oklahoma.

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Honda plans to buy more renewable energy than any other automaker

Green Car Reports

Honda has completed two virtual power purchase agreements (VPPAs) for renewable power to be produced in Texas and Oklahoma. In 2020, Honda will purchase 530,000 Mwh per year from a wind farm in Oklahoma and then, in the fall of. These new agreements will help the company offset carbon from the energy it consumes at its manufacturing facilities. Manufacturing

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Voluntary Green Power to the Rescue?

Energy Institute at HAAS

Twenty-eight US states had heat advisories last week, temperatures topped 115 degrees in Texas and Oklahoma, and record heat waves … Continue Reading Voluntary Green Power to the Rescue? Can the private sector lead on climate while Washington dithers?

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Natural-Gas Honda Civic To Oklahoma As U.S. Lags in NGVs

Green Car Reports

The U.S. buys more hybrids than any place else in the world except Japan. We have a handful of clean diesels, with sales slowly increasing. But the "other alt-fuel" for automobiles--natural gas--is barely a blip on the U.S. market. Nonetheless, Honda is plugging away (ahem) with its 2010 Honda Civic GX, the only natural-gas vehicle (NGV) now

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DOE: half of all states now have at least 1,000 non-residential EV charging units

Green Car Congress

Oklahoma had the highest share of DC fast chargers, accounting for 64% of the 1,044 non-residential chargers in the state.

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Kia electric pickup, Panasonic US plant, Sony and Honda, F-150 Lightning cold testing: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

Panasonic is reportedly considering either Oklahoma or Kansas for a U.S. Kia plans an electric pickup. Sony and Honda might be in the EV business together. Ford shows the F-150 Lightning testing in Alaska cold. And Panasonic looks for a new U.S. plant site.

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GE lands ‘largest combined onshore wind project’ in its history

Electrek

gigawatt North Central Wind Energy Facilities in Oklahoma. GE Renewable Energy has made an agreement with Chicago-based Invenergy, a global clean energy developer and operator, to provide wind turbines for the 1.48

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Audi E-Tron tows GM EV1 500 miles: Reality check about EV range

Green Car Reports

An E-tron towed a trailer containing a General Motors EV1—the first modern electric car—from Tulsa Tech in Tulsa, Oklahoma, to the Fully Charged Live electric-car event at Circuit of the The Audi E-tron is one of a handful electric cars currently rated for towing.

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As OK’s anti-Tesla bill moves forward, its author believes a compromise is possible

Teslarati

The electric vehicle community in the United States took a collective gasp earlier this month when a proposed House Bill in Oklahoma unanimously passed a committee vote. This may result in Oklahoma-based Tesla owners being required to travel out of state just to have their vehicles serviced.

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Report: Tesla homing in on Austin for Cybertruck Terafactory

Green Car Reports

Both Austin and Tulsa, Oklahoma, are considered finalists for the massive "Terafactory", which will build the Cybertruck pickup truck and Model Y crossover.

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Holcim orders 10 Hyliion Hypertruck ERX Class 8 trucks

Green Car Congress

The trucks will replace existing diesel fuel vehicles supporting cement and concrete operations in Texas and Oklahoma, as well as for the transport of roofing materials. Hyliion Holdings Corp.

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ATC Drivetrain launches remanufacturing solutions for electric vehicles in North America and Asia

Green Car Congress

ATC will launch remanufacture of both NiMH and LiON batteries and electric drive units in the 3 rd quarter of 2021 in Oklahoma City and 4 th quarter of 2021 in Zhangjiang, China.

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