Tesla Leases Huge Future Warehouse In Illinois, Near St. Louis, MO


It appears Tesla may have plans to open a parts distribution facility near the Illinois and Missouri state lines

Tesla has secured a massive new building in Illinois


Tesla has secured a long-term lease on a massive new building located in Pontoon Beach, Illinois, near St. Louis. It’s not clear what the building will be used for, but it’s likely going to be a giant parts distribution center. more….


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Anheuser-Busch completes first zero-emission beer delivery; BYD and Nikola

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Anheuser-Busch, in partnership with Nikola Motor Company and BYD Motors LLC, completed its first Zero-Emission Beer Delivery in its hometown of St. Louis. Lohr Distributors then delivered the beer to the Enterprise Center, home of the St. Louis Blues, on a BYD electric truck. To further highlight the power of partnership, Anheuser-Busch is hosting more than 100 strategic suppliers and partners in St.

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Amazon Announces Expansion, New Milestones for Electric Delivery Vehicle Program

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Hundreds of the vehicles rolled out this summer in more than a dozen cities, including Baltimore, Chicago, Dallas, Kansas City, Nashville, Phoenix, San Diego, Seattle, and St. Louis.

Light-truck sales declined less during the current pandemic than car sales

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The raw data were annualized, seasonally adjusted sale values, published by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. by Michael Sivak, Sivak Applied Research.

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Anheuser-Busch transitioning 30% of dedicated fleet to renewable natural gas

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In 2014 and 2015, Anheuser-Busch converted 160 diesel-fueled trucks in Houston and St. Louis to fleets powered by Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) engines.

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Berkeley study finds clean vehicle rebates have predominantly benefited wealthy, white Californians

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Researchers Dana Rubin and Evelyne St-Louis, two recent graduates of the University of California, Berkeley’s master’s program in city and regional planning, analyzed 98,901 rebates issued to Californians buying or leasing low-emission vehicles from the inception of the Clean Vehicle Rebate Project in 2010 through March 2015. —Rubin and St-Louis (2016). —Evelyne St-Louis. —Rubin and St-Louis (2016).

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Amazon’s Electric Delivery Vehicles from Rivian Roll Out Across the U.S.

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will begin to see custom electric delivery vehicles from Rivian delivering their Amazon packages, with the electric vehicles hitting the road in Baltimore, Chicago, Dallas, Kansas City, Nashville, Phoenix, San Diego, Seattle, and St. Louis, among other cities.

Production of 100th GILLIG battery-electric bus

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The milestone bus will be delivered to Metro Transit in St. Louis, Missouri this month. Cummins and GILLIG announced the production of the 100 th GILLIG battery-electric bus built since the two companies began partnering on the heavy-duty transit vehicle. Earlier post.)

WUSL team develops bifunctional catalyst for unitized regenerative fuel cells

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A team at Washington University in St. Louis (WUSL) has developed a bifunctional catalyst for the oxygen electrode in a unitized regenerative fuel cell (URFC). A paper on their work is published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).

States May Try to Control Interstate Travel to Stop People From Seeking Out-of-State Abortions

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Lori Lamprich, volunteer driver with Midwest Access Coalition (MAC), drives her car from St. Louis, Missouri, over the state border to Illinois, on June 25, 2022. – Abortion is now. Read more.

Monthly changes in key transportation indexes

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Sources of the underlying data: Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis (sales of cars and light trucks). Developed and updated by Michael Sivak, Sivak Applied Research. Last updated on September 23, 2020. The changes are in percent relative to the corresponding month in 2019.

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HEI study links fossil fuel combustion with more than 1 million deaths globally

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The study team, led by Dr. Erin McDuffie and Dr. Randall Martin of Washington University in St.

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Driving a Chevy Bolt EV electric car halfway across the U.S.: what it takes

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That's exactly what Bill Massmann, a professional land surveyor in St. Louis, Missouri, did to become the proud owner of a new 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car. How badly do you want a new, affordable, long-range electric car? Badly enough to drive it more than 800 miles without a unified fast-charging infrastructure? DON'T MISS: Chevy Bolt EV. road trips Chevy plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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Study links air pollution to increased emergency department visits for heart and lung disease

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cities including Atlanta, GA; Birmingham, AL; Dallas, TX; Pittsburgh, PA; St. Louis, MO. While most past studies were conducted on a single-city level, this study looked at pollution across five cities: Atlanta, Birmingham, Dallas, Pittsburgh, and St. Louis. New research by George Mason University found that exposure to certain air pollutants is linked to increased emergency department (ED) visits for respiratory and cardiovascular diseases.

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Relationship between driving and GDP during the pandemic

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The sources of the raw data were the Federal Highway Administration and the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis , respectively. by Michael Sivak, Sivak Applied Research. As shown in my ongoing monitoring of monthly changes in key transportation indexes , the amount of driving (adjusted for population) during the pandemic decreased substantially. This brief post examines the relationship between driving and GDP during the pandemic.

NASA Helps Map Impact of COVID-19 Lockdowns on Harmful Air Pollution

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Article courtesy of NASA By Brandie Jefferson Washington University in St. Louis Early in the pandemic, it was expected that satellite imagery around the world would show cleaner air as a result of COVID-19 lockdowns.

Onto Orders 1,050 Renault Zoe E-Tech, EV Subscription Interest Soars, Study Reveals the USA is the 6th Worst Country for Commuting

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EVs Onto orders 1,050 Renault Zoe E-Tech as EV subscription interest soars Demand surges for Electric Vehicle information from Autovia media sites ahead of COP26 climate talks St.

AT&T deploys 8,000th CNG vehicle; one of the largest corporate CNG fleets in US

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The 8,000 th CNG vehicle—a 2014 Chevy Express van manufactured in Wentzville, Missouri—was delivered to a work center in St. Louis, Missouri, and will be used to provide entertainment and communications services in the St. Louis metropolitan area.

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Coltura: Federal & state EV policy & incentives must target gasoline superusers to achieve carbon emissions goals

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Louisiana, Wyoming, and Mississippi are the states with the highest concentration of superusers, while Houston, Detroit, St. Louis have the highest concentration of superusers among US metro areas.

Volvo Trucks Customer QCD orders 30 more VNR Electric trucks for Southern California fleet

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Located in the St. Louis area, Gateway is in the process of becoming a Volvo Trucks Certified Electric Vehicle (EV) Dealer so that its team can support customers throughout its Missouri and Illinois service territory with their electromobility goals.

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Ocean View School District selects The Mobility House for smart charging for electric bus fleet; SoCal Edison and CEC

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Ocean View School District is the latest project in The Mobility House’s list of optimized electric bus fleets, including projects for Metro Transit in the St. Louis region and the Schiphol airport in Amsterdam, two of the largest electric bus fleets in the US and EU respectively.

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WUSTL researchers demonstrate solar-panel-powered microbial electrosynthesis to produce n-butanol from light, CO2 and power

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Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis have discovered a new way to train microbes to make n -butanol. A team of biologists and engineers modified Rhodopseudomonas palustris TIE-1 (TIE-1) so that it can produce a biofuel using only three renewable and naturally abundant source ingredients: carbon dioxide, solar panel-generated electricity and light. The resulting biofuel, n -butanol, is a carbon-neutral fuel alternative that can be used in blends with diesel or gasoline.

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Differential effects of the current pandemic on the sales of light-duty vehicles and heavy trucks

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The raw data for the calculations—annualized, seasonally adjusted vehicle sales—came from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. by Michael Sivak, Sivak Applied Research. Light-duty vehicles (cars and light trucks) are being purchased primarily by individuals, while heavy trucks by companies.

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WUSTL team develops high-power direct borohydride fuel cells; double the voltage of conventional H2 fuel cells

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Engineers at the McKelvey School of Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL) have developed high-power direct borohydride fuel cells (DBFC) that operate at double the voltage of conventional PEM hydrogen fuel cells.

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California gas vehicle ban faces pushback from 17 states


According to the St. 17 States have filed a lawsuit with the Federal Court of Appeals, suing to prevent California from banning new ICE vehicle sales after 2035.

PNNL-led team designs highly active cobalt-based PGM-free catalyst for fuel cells

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Along with PNNL, researchers from Washington University in St.

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DOE awarding $1.16B to 9 battery component manufacturing projects as part of $2.8B funding

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The plant will be an expansion of its existing facility in St. Louis, MO. The US Department of Energy (DOE) is awarding a combined $2.8

DARPA awards WUSTL researcher $860,000 to engineer E. coli to produce gasoline-range molecules

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The Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) of the US Department of Defense has awarded Dr. Fuzhong Zhang, assistant professor of energy, environmental & chemical engineering at Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL) a Young Faculty Award worth $860,000 to engineer the bacterium Escherichia coli to produce gasoline-range molecules. Zhang is the first faculty member at Washington University in St. Before taking his faculty position at Washington University in St.

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DOE awarding $1.16B to 9 battery component manufacturing projects as part of $2.8B funding

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The plant will be an expansion of its existing facility in St. Louis, MO. The US Department of Energy (DOE) is awarding a combined $2.8

Modeling study suggests 1.8M excess deaths attributable to urban air pollution in 2019

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It was conducted by researchers from George Washington University, the University of British Columbia, Washington University in St. Louis, the University of Washington, Dalhousie University, and the University of California.

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NSF awards UIC $1.44M to discover new 2D materials for better batteries

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During the four year grant cycle, Salehi-Khojin and Klie will be assisted by researchers at Washington University of St. Louis and Argonne National Laboratory, as well as doctoral and undergraduate minority students through UIC’s Minority Engineering Recruitment and Retention Program (MERRP) and select high school students.

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Rivian Amazon delivery vans delivered more than 430k packages during pilot program


In July 2022, Amazon announced that Rivian EDVs would be deployed in locations across the United States, including Baltimore, Chicago, Dallas, Kansas City, Nashville, Phoenix, San Diego, Seattle, and St. Louis.

Joule says it has improved the photosynthetic efficiency of its engineered cyanobacteria by nearly 100%

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At the 2014 Society for Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology (SIMB) Annual Meeting in St. Louis, Missouri, Joule reported that its has improved the overall photosynthetic efficiency of its engineered cyanobacteria by nearly 100%, and estimates a maximum 14% energy conversion efficiency in its biomass-to-fuels process.

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DEED sets records

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Members of the Gateway Electric Vehicle Association at the St. Louis DEED event. From established events to first-timers Gateway Electric Vehicle Association ’s (GEVA), participation in the St. More than 200 Drive Electric Earth Day events draw big numbers.

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UPS enters into RNG supply agreements with Kinetrex and TruStar; up to 80M gallon equivalents

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The RNG will be used to fuel UPS’s LNG-powered trucks in Chicago, Columbus, Indianapolis, St. Louis and Toledo. UPS has entered into multi-year renewable natural gas (RNG) agreements with Kinetrex Energy and TruStar Energy. Together, these two contracts will supply UPS with up to 80 million gallon equivalents (GEs) of RNG over the terms of the agreements.

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Study links PM2.5 pollution to increased risk of diabetes; even low levels pose risk

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A study by a team from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the Veterans Affairs (VA) St. Louis Health Care System links PM 2.5 pollution—even at levels deemed safe—to an increased risk of diabetes globally.

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Ford introduces 2014 Transit Connect Taxi with CNG/LPG capability

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Ford unveiled the redesigned 2014 Transit Connect Taxi at the 2013 International Association of Transportation Regulators Conference in St. Louis. The 2014 Ford Transit Connect Taxi comes with a new powertrain—the 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine paired with a new, fuel-efficient six-speed automatic transmission—providing drivers with quick response as well as durability, low-rpm cruising and an expected best-in-class highway fuel economy rating. 2014 Transit Connect Taxi.

Nissan LEAF passes 25,000 sales mark in US

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We’re seeing the adoption curve for EVs accelerate, and there is tremendous interest not only on the West Coast but in a number of new strongholds like Atlanta, Raleigh, Denver, Dallas, Chicago, St. Louis and many more. The Nissan LEAF has sold more than 25,000 units in the US. The battery-electric car posted its best US sales month yet in March, and a 423.5% year-over-year sales increase in April. Nissan has sold more than 62,000 units worldwide.

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EV gateway

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Louis chapter spreads the message locally. Caravan of GEVA EVs leave the Saint Louis Science Center McDonnell Planetarium. The Gateway Electric Vehicle Association (GEVA) has forged partnerships in the St. Louis area that have proved successful in expanding outreach.

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Genencor Launches New, More Efficient Enzyme for Corn Ethanol Production

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Genencor, a division of Danisco A/S, launched SPEZYME Robust Starch Liquefaction (RSL) at the 2010 Fuel Ethanol Workshop and Expo (FEW) in St. Louis, Mo. The latest in the company’s liquefaction product line, the enzyme more efficiently liquefies dry ground corn or milo, reducing costs and increasing yields for ethanol producers.

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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.

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Aventine sends first unit-train shipment of ethanol from Nebraska to Alabama

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With unit-train capacity, Beemer noted, Aventine is looking to open other new 100-car unit train markets, including Watson, California; Chicago and East St. Louis, Illinois; and Dallas, Houston, Deer Park, Fort Worth, Beaumont and Texas City, Texas. Aventine Renewable Energy Inc., a leading producer, marketer and supplier of ethanol, announced its first BNSF unit-train shipment of ethanol produced at its two ethanol facilities in Aurora, Nebraska.