Volkswagen launches new research collaboration with Oak Ridge National Laboratory & University of Tennessee, Knoxville

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Volkswagen Group of America’s Innovation Hub Knoxville, the company’s technology unit for applied materials science, has expanded its research collaboration with Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UT).

Ford to build new EV and battery plants in Tennessee & Kentucky; $11.4B total investment in two mega-sites; 129 GWh/year total

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Ford Motor Company will build two new massive, environmentally and technologically advanced campuses in Tennessee and Kentucky that will produce the next generation of electric F-Series trucks and the batteries to power future electric Ford and Lincoln vehicles. —Tennessee Gov.

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GM confirms $2.3 billion investment with LG in battery cell gigafactory in Tennessee

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billion investment in partnership with LG Energy Solutions to build a new battery cell gigafactory in Tennessee. billion investment with LG in battery cell gigafactory in Tennessee appeared first on Electrek. GM has confirmed a $2.3

Rivian partners with Tennessee to deploy charging stations at all state parks

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Rivian has announced a new partnership with the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) to deploy charging stations at all state parks. more… The post Rivian partners with Tennessee to deploy charging stations at all state parks appeared first on Electrek.

@LATimes Finds Clean Coal In Tennessee #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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Report: GM planning second US battery plant with LG in Tennessee

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battery plant—this one in Tennessee. General Motors is reportedly making plans with the South Korean battery supplier LG Chem for a second joint U.S. According to Reuters, confirming multiple sources familiar with the plans on Wednesday, the $2.3

Rivian partners with Tennessee State Parks for EV Charging Stations

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Rivian is partnering with the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) to install electric vehicle charging stations at Tenessee State Parks. This collaboration will support Tennessee jobs and enhance our already unmatched state parks.” .

Volkswagen will make electric cars in Tennessee, at expanded plant

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Volkswagen today announced that it would use Chattanooga, Tennessee as its North American base for assembling electric cars. The decision to expand its Chattanooga facility means that many, if not all, of the vehicles that will be sold in the U.S. under Volkswagen’s new electric vehicle initiative will also be built in the U.S., not Mexico. Volkswagen ID

Report: Acura EV to be made in Tennessee, alongside Cadillac Lyriq

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General Motors plans to make an upcoming Acura-branded electric vehicle in 2024 at the same Tennessee plant that will assemble the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq, while a more affordable Honda crossover set to be about the same size could be made by GM in Mexico beginning in 2023.

Ford Announces Massive EV Investments In Tennessee And Kentucky

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The company will build its largest auto production complex and a total of three battery gigafactories (with SK Innovation

2023 Cadillac Lyriq electric crossover will be made in Tennessee, GM confirms

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General Motors confirmed Tuesday morning that its Spring Hill, Tennessee, plant, which once served as the launch point for Saturn, will build the upcoming Cadillac Lyriq electric SUV starting late next year.

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Rivian Announces Charging Partnership With Tennessee State Parks

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As promised, Rivian is working with parks to install Rivian Waypoint EV charging stations

Could Tennessee top Michigan in U.S. electric-car production (if not California)?

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Tesla builds its three different electric models in Fremont, California; the new 2018 Nissan Leaf has just gone into production in Smyrna, Tennessee; and the Chevrolet Bolt EV is built at the Orion Assembly Plant in Michigan. Michigan chattanooga California Fremont assembly plug-in cars Tennessee Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) assembly plants SmyrnaToday, battery-electric cars are built in volume at only three locations across the entire United States.

Ford To Lead America’s Shift To Electric Vehicles With New Mega Campus

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Electric Vehicles biomimicry Ford Blue Oval City Kentucky Stanton Tennessee Tennessee electric vehiclesBiomimicry in design. The post Ford To Lead America’s Shift To Electric Vehicles With New Mega Campus appeared first on EV Obsession.

2018 Nissan Leaf electric car now rolling off lines in Tennessee

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That availability came in an announcement that the second-generation electric car officially went into production the same day at Nissan's sprawling assembly plant in Smyrna, Tennessee. plug-in cars Tennessee Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) assembly plants SmyrnaThe 2018 Nissan Leaf electric car will start to appear at Nissan dealers in January, the company said Monday.

University of Tennessee to head $250M advanced composites manufacturing institute; Ford, Honda and Volkswagen members

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The Department of Energy and a consortium of 122 companies, nonprofits, and universities led by the University of Tennessee-Knoxville will invest more than $250 million—$70 million in federal funds and more than $180 million in non-federal funds—to launch a Manufacturing Innovation Institute for Advanced Composites—the fifth institute to be awarded of the eight national institute competitions launched earlier ( earlier post ).

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EPA awards Volkswagen Group of America Chattanooga Tennessee Assembly Plant a first annual Rain Catcher Award

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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded the Volkswagen Group of America the regional 2014 EPA Rain Catcher Award in the Commercial Category for the Chattanooga, Tennessee Assembly Plant. The award was given at an award ceremony during the Environmental Protection Agency, Region 4/International Erosion Control Association Municipal Wet Weather Stormwater Conference, in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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Alcoa breaks ground on $275M Tennessee expansion to meet automotive demand for aluminum

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Alcoa broke ground on a $275-million expansion of its Tennessee Operations to meet growing aluminum demand for auto production. The Tennessee expansion is the second major automotive expansion by Alcoa in North America to meet car makers’ demand; a $300-million expansion of Alcoa’s Davenport, Iowa plant has already begun commissioning and is set to be completed by the end of 2013.

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Genera Energy Breaks Ground on Tennessee’s Biomass Innovation Park

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Genera Energy, a for-profit company wholly owned by the University of Tennessee Research Foundation, broke ground on Tennessee’s Biomass Innovation Park, a campus that integrates and optimizes the entire biomass supply chain. Genera Energy was formed to implement the University of Tennessee’s Biofuels Initiative, a $70.5-million state investment in developing a cellulosic biofuels industry in Tennessee, with a farm field to future fuels approach.

ECOtality installs first DC fast charger in Tennessee

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ECOtality and Cracker Barrel Old Country Store unveiled the first Blink Direct Current (DC) Fast Charger in Tennessee at the Lebanon Cracker Barrel location. The Tennessee Triangle,” a 425-mile stretch of interstate highway connecting Nashville, Knoxville and Chattanooga, is the preferred location for Cracker Barrel’s 12 DC Fast Chargers, which are suited for high-traffic commercial locations and major transportation corridors.

Nissan gets approval to expand Tennessee battery plant

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Nissan has received local government approval to add more than 26,000 square feet of floor space to the Smyrna, Tennessee, plant where it produces batteries used in the Leaf electric car. Smryna's Planning Commission on Wednesday voted 4-0 in favor of Nissan's intention to enlarge the 475,000 square-foot plant, which is operated by Nissan. Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

GM, LG Chem Will Build A $2.3 Billion Battery Plant In Tennessee

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The battery cells will be for the upcoming Cadillac Lyriq

Electric car charging comes to Tennessee

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The state may be famous for Elvis Presley and Dolly Parton, but it’s the arrival of a new fast charger for electric cars that will be music to the ears of Tennessee natives. Electric cars Green cars Latest news Cracker Barrel ECOtality electric car charging electric car charging network Lebanon TennesseeECOtality has teamed up with the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store to unveil the Blink Direct Current Fast Charger at the Lebanon [.].

2013 Nissan Leaf: Driven Through Tennessee Countryside

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After our quick drive of a 2013 Nissan Leaf before the New York Auto Show in late March, we were finally able to spend some extended time with the updated electric car outside Nashville. Our initial impressions remain the same: The Leaf is a perfectly normal, competent compact five-door hatchback that happens to run on a battery-electric

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U Tennessee opens new research facilities at Center for Renewable Carbon

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The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture has opened a comprehensive research facility to accommodate faculty and industry initiatives through the new Center for Renewable Carbon (CRC). This effort involves a well-known collaboration between UT and Genera Energy, the State of Tennessee, and DuPont Danisco Cellulosic Ethanol (DDCE).

Watch A 2013 Nissan Leaf Being Built In Tennessee (Video)

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In recent years we''ve brought you videos of such a process for several electric cars, and now it''s the turn of the 2013 Nissan Leaf at the company''s Smyrna, Tennessee plant. We always love seeing how electric cars are made. There''s something fascinating about watching a car go right from the metal presses to rolling out of the factory.

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Tennessee's Electric Car Rebate Fund Still Healthy

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If you live in Tennessee and you're holding out for more electric cars to hit the market, then you could be in luck. So far, only buyers of the Nissan Leaf have been benefitting from the $2,500 electric car rebate, with no other electric vehicles to choose from. The Tennessean reveals that, of the original $2.5 million fund, there's still $1.93.

Tennessee worried VW's Dieselgate could threaten Passat factory in Chattanooga

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On Monday, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam urged Volkswagen to act quickly to resolve Dieselgate The fallout of the Dieselgate scandal isn't limited to Volkswagen's headquarters in Germany, it affects every locale hosting a VW factory.

Cracker Barrel to install 24 Ecotality EV charging systems in select Tennessee locations; Level 2 and Fast Charge

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at select locations in “The Tennessee Triangle,” the 425-mile stretch of interstate highway that connects Nashville, Knoxville, and Chattanooga. The original Cracker Barrel locations sold gasoline because founder Danny Evins was an oil “jobber” who wanted to sell more gasoline as well as to offer the food and hospitality he grew up on in rural Tennessee.

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Tennessee worried VW's Dieselgate could threaten Passat factory in Chattanooga

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On Monday, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam urged Volkswagen to act quickly to resolve Dieselgate The fallout of the Dieselgate scandal isn't limited to Volkswagen's headquarters in Germany, it affects every locale hosting a VW factory.

ClearFuels to Develop Co-Located Commercial-Scale Biorefinery for Renewable Jet or Diesel Production in Tennessee

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The renewable energy facility will be co-located with Hughes Hardwood’s wood component products manufacturing facility in Collinwood, Tennessee. Biomass-to-liquids company ClearFuels Technology Inc. and Hughes Hardwood International, Inc. have executed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) regarding the development of a commercial scale biorefinery facility for the production of renewable jet or diesel fuel.

Eaton Advances Integrated Solar-Assisted Electric Vehicle Charging Station in Collaboration with Tennessee Valley Authority and EPRI

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Eaton Corporation is collaborating with the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) on a prototype integrated solar-assisted electric vehicle charging station to be erected at EPRI’s research laboratory in Knoxville, Tenn. Tennessee Valley Authority Smart Modal Area Recharge Terminal (SMART) Station Project: Volume 1 - Base Design Report.

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Volkswagen Displays New & Historic Electric Vehicles at Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance

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DuPont Tate Lyle Bio Products Expanding Bio-PDO Production in Tennessee

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DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products, LLC, a joint venture between DuPont and Tate & Lyle, recently announced an expansion to their Loudon, Tenn., facility to increase production of bio-based 1,3 propanediol (Bio-PDO) by 35%. Construction is scheduled to start in June, and the expansion is expected to be complete by second quarter 2011. Formed in 2004, DuPont Tate & Lyle produces Bio-PDO from corn instead of petroleum-based feedstock using a proprietary fermentation process. Earlier post.)

Tennessee Gas Station First To Offer Rapid Electric Car Charging?

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Over the past few months we’ve seen an increase in the number of rapid charging stations getting installed in areas where the 2011 Nissan Leaf is being sold. So far, we’ve seen rapid charging stations get installed everywhere from Walgreens to Cracker Barrel and Washington state’s I-5, nicknamed the “Electric Highway&rdquo

Nissan Breaks Ground on Li-ion Manufacturing Facility for LEAF Packs in Tennessee; Capacity for 200,000 Packs per Year

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Nissan broke ground on the manufacturing facility in Smyrna, Tenn., that will produce the lithium-ion batteries that power the Nissan LEAF zero-emission vehicle. The all-electric Nissan LEAF will be produced at Nissan’s vehicle assembly facility in Smyrna beginning in 2012. The battery plant, one of the largest vehicle battery manufacturing plants in North America at 1.3 million square feet at full capacity, will be capable of producing 200,000 advanced-technology batteries annually.

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US: Volkswagen Sold Almost 17,000 ID.4 In 2021

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This, year local production in Tennessee starts That's not even half of the more than 40,000 reservations.

$2,500 Tax Rebate For Electric Vehicles In Tennessee

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Joining the rebates already available in states like California, Georgia and Oregon, Tennessee has now announced it will offer a $2,500 tax rebate to the first 1,000 EV buyers in the state. The annoucement will be great news for residents with deposits down for the 2011 Nissan Leaf, Tennessee being one of the first states in which Nissan's

Cracker Barrel Installing EV Charge Points At Tennessee Stores

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Cracker Barrel, not exactly the bastion of green technology, has launched a pilot program that will see a number of EV charge points installed at 24 of the restaurant chain’s outlets across the state of Tennessee. The company that prides itself on old-style country stores is taking a very modern approach to the issue of climate change and

VW plans to build electric cars somewhere in N America after 2020

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Manufacturing chattanooga VW mexico VW Group plug-in cars TennesseeAs it works toward moving past its diesel-emissions scandal, the Volkswagen Group is making ambitious plans for electric cars. By 2025, the company hopes to be selling 1 million electric cars per year, and it has said it will launch 30 different electric models across multiple brands in the coming years. Now VW says some of those cars may be built.

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GM's former Saturn plant is already starting to make Cadillac electric SUVs

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The first pre-production 2023 Cadillac Lyriq electric SUV has rolled off the assembly line at General Motors' Spring Hill, Tennessee, factory, GM president Mark Reuss announced Thursday on LinkedIn.

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Official: GM And LG Energy To Build 2nd Ultium Battery Cell Plant

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million-square-foot facility will be built in Spring Hill, Tennessee The 2.8

VW likely to build electric cars in North America by 2020: executive

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Manufacturing chattanooga VW mexico Puebla VW Group plug-in cars TennesseeAs it works to recover from the diesel-emissions cheating scandal, Volkswagen's future plans include quite a number of new electric cars. The company has said it will introduce 30 electric models across multiple brands by 2025, in fact. Now it appears that some of those models will be built in North America, according to Volkswagen Group of.

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