Toyota’s San Antonio plant begins production of 2023 all-hybrid Sequoia

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Toyota’s total investment in San Antonio has grown to more than $3.1 Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Texas (Toyota Texas, TMMTX) has started production for the all-new, all-hybrid 2023 Toyota Sequoia. Earlier post.)

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The Boring Company offers additional $15M to finance San Antonio Loop 

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The Alamo Regional Mobility Authority (RMA) shared that Elon Musk’s The Boring Company (TBC) offered an additional $15 million to finance the San Antonio Loop. The Boring Company initially offered $27 million to $45 million to support the San Antonio Loop project financially.

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The Boring Company starts negotiations for San Antonio, Texas Loop

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The Boring Company was one of two finalists for the San Antonio transportation project. TBC’s proposal called for twin underground tunnels that Tesla vehicles could pass through, transporting riders between the San Antonio International Airport and downtown.

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The Boring Company San Antonio Loop’s net revenue expected to be $25M per year, fares to start at $10

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On Wednesday, May 18, The Alamo Regional Mobility Authority (RMA) board was briefed on more details about The Boring Company’s (TBC) proposed tunnel from the San Antonio International Airport to downtown. News Featured San Antonio Tesla The Boring Company

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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.

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Boring Company San Antonio project gets some competition

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The Boring Company’s (TBC) potential San Antonio project has some competition. The Alamo Regional Mobility Authority (RMA)received four proposals from other contractors to transport people between San Antonio International Airport and downtown.

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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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The Boring Co. becomes finalist for San Antonio, Texas transport project

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The Boring Company (TBC) is one of the finalists vying for a tunneling project in San Antonio, Texas. The project will run between the San Antonio International Airport and downtown. Rumors of a Boring Company tunnel in San Antonio spread last year.

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The Boring Company’s San Antonio project not a high priority: “I don’t know what it accomplishes”

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San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg doesn’t see the need for a Boring Company tunnel in his city. I don’t know what it accomplishes,” Mayor Nirenberg told the San Antonio Business Journal. . TBC estimated the San Antonio Loop project would cost upwards of $250 million.

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Ford F-150 Lightning first drive: This is BIG

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Ford flew us down to San Antonio, Texas, and took us around town and out to a lovely country winery to test the Ford F-150 Lightning in its natural habitat.

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Facilitating advanced nuclear reactor technology through fuel innovation

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Elizabeth Sooby PhD, Assistant Professor at The University of Texas at San Antonio, discusses the need for fuel innovation and discovery to enable advanced nuclear reactor technology.

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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.

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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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UTSA, SwRI collaborate to make more efficient storage materials for hydrogen

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The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) and Southwest Research Institute are collaborating to improve storage materials for hydrogen fuels with a hybrid metal-carbon microstructure that combines both chemical and physical hydrogen storage mechanisms.

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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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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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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Elon Musk will not build personal airport near Austin

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A report from My San Antonio said the airport hadn’t been developed at any capacity and the “conceptual plans are circulating now and there is no estimated timetable for construction on the airport.”

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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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SwRI, UTSA seek to combine reverse water-gas shift and Fischer Tropsch synthesis in single reactor to produce low-carbon hydrocarbon fuels

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Southwest Research Institute and The University of Texas at San Antonio (USTA) are collaborating to combine two catalytic processes into a single reactor, with the overall goal of recycling carbon from COCO 2 2 to produce low-cost hydrocarbon fuels.

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DeLorean executives sued by Karma for pursuing venture during EV development

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de Vries and Yuan had their contracts slightly tweaked in January 2021, according to San Antonio Express-News , which allowed the two executives to “pursue investors outside Karma Automotive” and “set up a new business structure as needed.”.

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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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The Boring Company in talks with North Central TX Council of Gov’ts for potential projects

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In August 2021, there were reports that TBC proposed tunnels in Austin and San Antonio. The North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) revealed that it held early discussions with The Boring Company (TBC) for a potential tunnel project in the area.

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Tesla welcomes Airbnb co-founder Joe Gebbia to Board of Directors

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Since the 2007 inception in his San Francisco living room, Airbnb has enabled mutual trust for over 4M hosts to share their homes.” He also recently acquired a minority stake in the NBA team the San Antonio Spurs.

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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.

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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.

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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.).

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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.

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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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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.

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Tesla to rollout temperature adjustments for auto cabin overheat protection

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According to the National Weather Service (NWS), there is currently a heat advisory in effect in Austin/San Antonio, Texas, until 7 pm CDT on Tuesday, July 12.

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Rivian and XPEL to offer factory direct paint protection film to R1 customers

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XPEL is based in San Antonio, Texas, and specializes in paint protection film, automotive wind tint, architectural flat glass film, anti-microbial film, and more. Rivian chose XPEL, Inc. as an exclusive supplier for its new paint protection film (PPF) factory direct program.

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New DeLorean EV brings Green Power Back to the Future

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Production will begin in DMC’s new San Antonio, TX facility in the next few years. DeLorean Motor Company has officially revealed its upcoming EV, the Alpha5.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. .

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