Toyota investing additional $391M in San Antonio truck assembly plant

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Toyota is investing an additional $391 million at its San Antonio truck assembly plant. This is Toyota’s third investment at its San Antonio truck plant which assembles the full-size Tundra and mid-size Tacoma pickup trucks; the facility directly employs more than 3,200 team members. As part of Toyota’s commitment to help San Antonio’s workforce and education, Alamo Promise will receive a $500,000 donation from Toyota Texas over a five-year period.

The Boring Company proposes tunnels in Austin and San Antonio

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Elon Musk’s The Boring Company (TBC) has started discussing potential tunneling projects in Austin and San Antonio with city officials. While in San Bernardino County, TBC’s Ontario Loop will also connect to the Ontario International Airport.

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Great Rainy Ole Day OFF in San Antonio, Happy Friday the 13th Greetings from the "Spirit" plus Info on Saturday Meet-up

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Cheers PHEV3A'rs, EVADC'rs, and EVnthusiasts, One & All - The "Spirit of DC" is cooling her tires in Downtown, drought-stricken San Antonio, TX on a Happy Friday the 13th Great Rainy Ole DAY OFF. ! and grabbing an opportunity charge at Alamo City EAA VP, Gary Krysztopik's Hanger "EV Conversion" Shop at San Geronimo Airpark Info.ZWheelZ@gmail.com (210) 722-2977. Location: 2nd Hanger at 15474 FM Road 471, Outer Loop 1604, six miles on West side of San Antonio.

The Boring Company prepares Prufrock 2 for test run in Texas

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TBC reportedly started discussing a projects in Austin and San Antonio. Meanwhile, in San Antonio, The Boring Company is talking with Greater: SATX—a private-public non-profit seeing to economically grow the San Antonio, Texas region. .

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Nova Bus receives order for 425 CNG buses

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Nova Bus has received an order for 425 40-foot CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) buses from VIA Metropolitan Transit in San Antonio, Texas. The buses will be manufactured in Plattsburgh, New York. In addition, Nova Bus has received an order for 80 Nova LFS model buses, and 20 LFS Artic model articulated buses from the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (METRO) in Houston, Texas.).

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Port of Corpus Christi, Howard announce to convert Javelina refinery services facility to blue hydrogen production

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San Antonio-based Howard Midstream Energy Partners, LLC d/b/a Howard Energy Partners is an independent midstream energy company, owning and operating natural gas and crude oil gathering and transportation pipelines, natural gas processing plants, liquid storage terminals, deep-water dock and terminal facilities, rail, terminal and transloading facilities and other related midstream assets in Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania and Mexico.

Clean Energy and UPS sign multi-year LNG fuel agreements to support LNG truck deployment in North America

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Under a separate agreement with UPS, Clean Energy will open three of its America’s Natural Gas Highway (ANGH) stations located in Amarillo, Mesquite and San Antonio, Texas, to support UPS’ over-the-road fleet. Clean Energy Fuels Corp. announced a multi-year bulk fueling agreement to supply liquefied natural gas (LNG) to two private UPS stations located in Mesquite and Houston, Texas.

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Houston METRO launches Proterra electric bus demo; Catalyst FC into revenue service for 90 days

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Texas agencies include Dallas Area Rapid Transit, San Antonio VIA, and Port Arthur Transit. The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (METRO) will deploy a 40-foot Proterra Catalyst FC battery-electric bus for 90 days beginning on December 4, demonstrating the benefits that battery-electric transit technology can bring to the region’s communities.

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Diamond Green Diesel to boost renewable diesel capacity to 1.2B gallons/year; $1.45B expansion project

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Valero is a Fortune 50 company based in San Antonio, Texas, and it operates 15 petroleum refineries with a combined throughput capacity of approximately 3.2

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Texans Still Love Trucks, But Hybrid Sales Are Growing

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My San Antonio Texans really like their trucks. It's one of life's constants--the sun will always rise, politicians will always lie, Texans will always buy trucks. That doesn't mean Texan car buyers aren't open to new ideas though, and though it may come as a surprise, hybrid sales are actually increasing at quite a rate in the Lone Star State.

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Tesla supplier developing dry electrode tech to establish facility in Texas

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Reported Tesla supplier Saueressig Engineering plans to establish a facility in San Antonio’s East Side—about 80 miles away from Gigafactory Texas.

The Boring Company starts hiring ramp in TX and Vegas to beat Gary the Snail

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Meanwhile in Texas, The Boring Company proposed tunnels in Austin and San Antonio to city officials back in August. The Boring Company has a few other potential projects in other cities as well, including the Las Olas Loop in Fort Lauderdale and the Ontario Loop in San Bernardino. .

More than 1,000 fuel stations offering E15 in US

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Many of these are in major metropolitan areas including: Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio. Growth Energy announced that more than 1,000 fuel stations around the US are offering E15—a fuel with 15% ethanol—more than doubling the number of stations from the same time last year. E15 is cleaner and cooler burning fuel that works well for cars model 2001 and newer and typically saves up to 10 cents per gallon.

2017 150

SwRI forms joint industry program to investigate safety, longevity of grid-connected energy storage systems

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This new JIP will utilize SwRI’s grid-connected energy storage facilities at its San Antonio location. Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) has launched a new Joint Industry Program (JIP) to investigate energy storage systems for the grid. JIP efforts will include developing new test cycles for batteries employed in grid applications, estimating the life span of batteries and their potential for failure, and reducing likelihood of battery fires.

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TuSimple and Hillwood join forces on autonomous trucking initiative at AllianceTexas MIZ

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The MIZ will also allow TuSimple to add new autonomous trucking operations within the “Texas Triangle,” and support freight movements between Dallas, Houston, San Antonio and Austin. Commercial real estate developer Hillwood announced that TuSimple, a self-driving technology company with a focus on heavy-duty trucks ( earlier post ), has secured property in AllianceTexas’ Mobility Innovation Zone (MIZ) in north Fort Worth.

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The Boring Company’s work on Prufrock 2 continues as it opens more jobs in TX

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Prufrock will likely be instrumental in TBC’s following tunnels in Fort Lauderdale City , San Bernardino County, and Texas. Prufrock will likely help TBC bore tunnels in Austin and San Antonio if each city’s officials approve the company’s proposals.

SwRI to launch 2nd phase of Advanced Combustion Catalyst and Aftertreatment Technologies consortium

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at SwRI’s headquarters in San Antonio and is open to interested automotive industry manufacturers. The completion of the first four-year consortium AC 2 AT PAC meeting is scheduled for 14 November at SwRI in San Antonio, TX. Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) is launching the Advanced Combustion Catalyst and Aftertreatment Technologies II (AC 2 AT-II) consortium focusing on engine emissions solutions and innovative catalyst technologies.

2018 174

Tesla’s move to Texas labeled ‘betrayal’ of California, a way to escape paying taxes

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A recent article from the San Antonio Express-News indicates that Musk and Tesla have betrayed its California workers who have built the electric automaker from a longshot success story to the most highly-valued car company on Earth.

UQM Technologies and Proterra complete new 3-year electric propulsion system supply agreement for electric buses

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Proterra buses have been, or soon will, be in operation in the following cities: Pomona, CA; San Antonio, TX; Tallahassee, FL; Seneca, SC; Reno, NV; Worcester, MA and Stockton, CA. UQM Technologies, Inc. and Proterra, Inc. have reached a long-term supply agreement that continues the role of UQM as the exclusive supplier of electric propulsion systems to the maker of battery-electric buses.

2013 190

SwRI, UTSA partner on biofuel project

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Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) and The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) Office of the Vice President for Research have selected a new biofuel project to receive $125,000 through the Connecting through Research Partnerships (Connect) Program.

2015 223

Proterra to provide three battery-electric transit buses to Worcester Regional Transit Authority as part of clean fuels grant

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San Antonio, Texas; Tallahassee, Fla. The Worcester (Mass.) Regional Transit Authority (WRTA) was recently awarded a $4.4-million Federal Transit Authority Clean Fuels grant to purchase buses from Proterra Inc. The transit authority will use the grant money to replace three of its twelve old diesel buses with Proterra’s all-electric BE-35 35-foot transit buses. Earlier post.).

2012 195

SwRI and USTA researchers to develop a novel catalyst for low-temperature SCR

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Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) and The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) announced funding for a new joint research projects to advance clean emission technologies. Funding through the organizations’ Connecting through Research Partnerships (“Connect”) program has been granted for $125,000 for this project. One of the main groups of pollutants resulting from fuel combustion is the oxides of nitrogen, or NO x.

2014 241

Texas Automated Vehicle Proving Ground Partnership forms; applying for national designation

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Proving grounds offer controlled environments on research campuses where the complete life-cycle development of AVs can be assessed and include the Texas A&M University System RELLIS Campus, which includes Texas A&M’s Proving Grounds, University of Texas at Austin Campus, and the SwRI Campus in San Antonio. San Antonio Area — Fredericksburg Road/Medical Drive corridor and bus rapid transit system.

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EV bus manufacturer Proterra reaches 1,000,000th mile in revenue service

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VIA Metropolitan Transit (San Antonio, Texas), San Joaquin RTD (Stockton, Calif.), EV bus manufacturer Proterra Inc. congratulated its customers on logging one million miles in revenue service. The company celebrated this achievement with an event at its plant in Greenville, S.C. honoring its transit agency partners for their leadership as EV pioneers.

2015 190

Proterra introduces 2nd generation electric bus

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San Antonio, Texas; Tallahassee, Fla.; Proterra Inc. launched its second-generation all-electric bus, The Proterra Solution, at the American Public Transportation Association Bus and Paratransit Conference. The Proterra Solution, the company’s first 40-foot model, weighs less than any other transit bus available today and offers the highest fuel efficiency on the market.

2014 204

Hino Motors signs as participant in Scuderi Split-Cycle Consortium

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The Consortium work is planned to be conducted primarily at Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio, Texas, a long-time provider of numerous simulation studies for Scuderi (e.g., Hino Motors, Ltd., a Toyota Group company focused on diesel trucks and buses, has signed on as a participant in the Scuderi Group’s Scuderi Split-Cycle (SSC) Engine Consortium.

2014 256

CSIRO joins US sCO2-based power generation project STEP demo

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The pilot plant has been designed, building construction has been completed, and equipment installation is underway on the SwRI campus in San Antonio, TX. The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia’s national science research agency, has 2 -based-power-generation-project/">joined the Joint Industry Partnership (JIP) of the Supercritical Transformational Electric Power (STEP) project known as STEP Demo.

2020 163

Azure Dynamics signs HEV/EV sales/service agreements with 76 additional dealerships

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Azure previously announced dealerships in major markets including Boston, Los Angeles, Edmonton, Miami, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, San Antonio and Toronto. Azure Dynamics Corporation has signed agreements with 76 additional dealerships to represent Azure’s products including the Transit Connect Electric and the Balance Hybrid Electric in key markets across North America. The new agreements bring the total number of dealerships in the Azure program to 103.

2011 174

First natural gas GM half-ton pickups with 5.3L DI engines delivered in Texas

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The 2015 model vehicles were purchased by local Houston company NewTex Plumbing and San Antonio-based Pioneer Energy Services. Nat G CNG Solutions has delivered the first natural gas half-ton pickup trucks with General Motors’ 5.3-liter direct injection engine. GMC Sierra and Chevy Silverado trucks for each fleet were upgraded to run on either natural gas or gasoline using the new DuraDrive DI natural gas system, supplied by Utah-based AGA Systems.

2014 223

Biofuels Industries Form Global Renewable Fuels Alliance

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Announcing the GRFA at the National Ethanol Conference in San Antonio, Spokesperson Bliss Baker said that the Alliance was calling on the World Bank to make investments in developing countries’ biofuels infrastructure a top priority Companies and organizations from 29 countries representing more than 60% of global biofuels production have formed the Global Renewable Fuels Alliance (GRFA).

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UPS makes largest purchase of renewable natural gas yet in the US: 170M gallon equivalents over 7 years

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Salt Lake City, Utah; San Antonio, Texas; Shreveport, La.; UPS announced an agreement with Clean Energy Fuels Corp. to purchase 170 million gallon equivalents of renewable natural gas (RNG) through 2026. This is the largest commitment for use of RNG to date by any company in the United States, with a range of 22.5 - 25 million gallon equivalents per year.

2019 214

DOE awards $20M to 10 hydrogen production and delivery technologies projects

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Southwest Research Institute of San Antonio, Texas will receive $1.8 The US Department of Energy (DOE) will award $20 million to ten new research and development projects that will advance hydrogen production and delivery technologies: six on hydrogen production and four on hydrogen delivery.

2014 219

Electrify America, Walmart complete >120 ultra-fast charging stations at Walmart Stores

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Examples of routes include Houston to Chicago via I-45, I-35 and I-44, San Antonio to St Louis via I-35 and I-44 and Washington DC to Savannah, GA via I-95. Electrify America and Walmart announced that more than 120 plus ultra-fast electric vehicle (EV) charging stations are now operational and open to the public at Walmart stores across the US. Electrify America chargers at Walmart stores feature 150 kilowatt (kW) and 350kW DC Fast Chargers.

2019 207

Valeo Cruise4U car sets off on 13,000-mile partially automated drive across US

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Valeo’s Cruise4U partially automated car, previously demonstrated at CES in Las Vegas in January 2016, set off from San Francisco on a 13,000-mile road trip around the US that is scheduled to conclude back in San Francisco on 15 September. In partially automated driving mode, the trip will include stops in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Seattle, Chicago, Detroit, Boston, New York, Miami, San Antonio and San Diego.

2016 163

Arconic announces multi-year aluminum deal with Toyota

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Arconic is a partner to the high-growth automotive industry with operations in Davenport, Iowa, and Alcoa, Tennessee and with technologies such as the Arconic Micromill in San Antonio, Texas.

2017 150

Nuvera to Deliver Fuel Cell Power Systems and Hydrogen Refueling Station to H-E-B

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Nuvera Fuel Cells has sold 14 PowerEdge fuel cell systems, along with a complete PowerTap Hydrogen Generator and Hydrogen Station, to H-E-B in San Antonio, Texas. The units will be placed in service at the San Antonio Perishables Distribution Center (PDC), and will enable H-E-B to validate lifecycle cost projections, productivity gains, and environmental benefits of the Total Power Solution.

2009 150

Basic transportation, EV style

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Members of the new University of Texas San Antonio EAA chapter ready for go-kart competition. Two years later, the family moved to San Antonio to open a second Johnny Rockets.

UTSA researchers review security risks for e-scooters and riders

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Researchers at the University of Texas San Antonio have published a review of the security and privacy risks posed by e-scooters and their related software services and applications.

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Coulomb Technologies ships more than 2,400 public and commercial charging stations in ChargePoint America Program

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Coulomb’s ChargePoint America program provides approximately 4,500 charging stations to program participants in ten regions in the United States: Austin/San Antonio, Texas, Boston, Los Angeles, New York, Orlando/Tampa, Sacramento, Calif., San Jose/San Francisco Bay Area, Redmond/Bellevue, Wash., Coulomb Technologies has shipped more than 2,400 public and commercial charging stations for electric vehicles through its $37-million ChargePoint America program.

2012 195

Eaton says testing and use show its cylinder-deactivation technology can help commercial vehicle OEMs meet coming emissions regulations

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Extensive testing of Eaton’s CDA technology conducted on heavy-duty diesel engines by the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) in San Antonio, Texas, resulted in an up to 86% NO x reduction and a 3-8% CO 2 reduction, depending on the test cycle. Eaton says it has shown in regulatory test cycles and real-world use that its cylinder-deactivation (CDA) technology can play a key role in helping commercial vehicle manufacturers meet or exceed 2024 and 2027 US emissions regulations.

2019 174

UPS to invest $100M more in compressed natural gas, CNG vehicles and related infrastructure

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San Antonio, Texas; Tifton, Ga.; UPS plans to build an additional 12 compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations and add 380 new CNG tractors to its growing alternative fuel and advanced technology fleet. The CNG fueling stations and vehicle purchases totaling $100 million are part of UPS’ ongoing commitment to diversify its fuel sources and reduce its environmental impact.

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Proterra to deliver 3 electric transit buses and charging station to StarMetro in Florida

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is already operating three EcoRide buses and VIA San Antonio Transit will be deploying its EcoRide buses later this year. Proterra has signed an agreement with StarMetro, the transit provider in Tallahassee, Fla., to deliver three new EcoRide zero-emission transit buses and a charging station. Earlier post.) The contract stems from a Federal Transit Administration (FTA) grant received by StarMetro to pursue fast-charge, electric transit buses and charging stations.

Azure Dynamics announces 45 Transit Connect Electric sales

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Azure Dynamics Corporation announced 45 new Ford Transit Connect Electric sales, including 20 units in Europe and 25 units in North America, which includes six initial units through the General Services Administration (GSA) via Northside Ford in San Antonio, TX, a four-unit order from Verizon and a four-unit order from an internet company.