Mar 24, 2023 - 11:51 am
LGES Arizona battery factory will be larger than planned
The battery factory that LG Energy Solution (LGES) is planning in Arizona will be significantly larger than previously communicated. The capacity for round cells is now higher, and an additional production facility for pouch cells with LFP cell chemistry is also to be built on the site.
Mar 2, 2023 - 02:00 pm
Kore Power and Siemens cooperate for US cell factory
US battery developer Kore Power plans to partner with Siemens to set up a battery cell factory with an annual capacity of 12 GWh in the US state of Arizona. The ‘KOREPlex’ factory in Buckeye in the Phoenix metropolitan area will produce battery cells for electric vehicles and stationary applications.
Feb 22, 2023 - 04:15 pm
Ecobat builds new Li-ion battery recycling plant in the US
Battery recycler Ecobat is building its third lithium-ion battery recycling facility and the first in North America. The new facility in Casa Grande in the US state of Arizona will initially produce an estimated 10,000 tonnes of recycled material per year.
Jan 17, 2023 - 01:22 pm
Nikola to move Romeo battery production to Arizona
After acquiring battery maker Romeo Power last year, Nikola Motor is now relocating its battery production from Cypress, California, to Nikola’s own plant in Coolidge in the state of Arizona. The move is expected to be completed by mid-2023.
Dec 18, 2022 - 09:17 pm
Plug Power to use 75 Nikola Tre FCEV for H² logistics
The US fuel cell specialist Plug Power announces that it will buy 75 units of the Nikola Tre FCEV H2 truck within three years and supply customers in North America with green hydrogen using these hydrogen trucks. The first vehicles are to be handed over as early as 2023.
Dec 15, 2022 - 05:58 pm
ElectraMeccanica now at home in North America
Canadian EV designer and manufacturer Electra Meccanica held a commissioning ceremony for its nearly-completed manufacturing facility in Mesa, Arizona in the USA. The company says its new plant represents a major step and will serve as the company’s new headquarters.
Sep 14, 2022 - 04:06 pm
Arizona to septuple its number of chargers
Invisible Urban Charging announced that it is partnering with EV Charging of Arizona to roll out 13,980 EV chargers in Arizona, increasing its total number of EV chargers by seven times. The installation will commence in Q1 2023.
Aug 5, 2022 - 12:27 pm
Nikola delivered 48 electric trucks over Q2
The American electric truck builder Nikola Motor built 50 units of the Tre BEV truck in the second quarter and delivered 48 of them to its dealers. The production rate is to be increased significantly by the end of the year.
Mar 28, 2022 - 01:08 pm
Nikola kicks off production of the Tre
Nikola has started series production of its Tre battery-electric truck at its Coolidge plant in Arizona. The first deliveries are scheduled for the second quarter of 2022.
Mar 25, 2022 - 01:57 pm
LGES to build battery plant in Arizona
LG Energy Solution (LGES) has announced another battery factory in North America. The production facility for the manufacture of cylindrical battery cells for use in electric vehicles is to be built in Queen Creek in the US state of Arizona. LG is investing 1.7 trillion won (about 1.3 billion euros) for it.
Nov 16, 2021 - 01:09 pm
Lucid Motors expanding Arizona plant
The US electric car manufacturer Lucid Motors has begun the announced expansion of its plant in Casa Grande in the US state of Arizona. The company, which is now listed on the stock exchange, also presented its first quarterly financial statement.
Oct 12, 2021 - 12:11 pm
Electra Meccanica launches first deliveries of the ‘Solo’
Canadian company Electra Meccanica has commenced the first commercial deliveries of its single-seat Solo electric vehicle as part of an unveiling event held in Los Angeles, California on 4 October. Electra Meccanica will continue to ramp production with investor and manufacturing partner Zongshen Industrial Group.
Sep 29, 2021 - 12:23 pm
Lucid launches production of the ‘Air’ electric sedan
Lucid Motors has officially started production of the first customer vehicles of its Air electric sedan at its plant in Casa Grande in the US state of Arizona. Deliveries are scheduled to begin at the end of October. According to the manufacturer, more than 13,000 reservations have been made so far.
Sep 2, 2021 - 04:43 pm
Nikola is sourcing fuel cells from Bosch
The electric truck manufacturer Nikola has reached a strategic agreement with Bosch for the production of fuel cells. Among other things, Bosch will supply Nikola with key components that will then be assembled into power modules at the truck maker’s US plant.
Jul 19, 2021 - 11:47 am
Nikola announces sales partnerships across the USA
The US battery and fuel cell truck developer Nikola has significantly expanded its sales and service in the US. The cooperation with five new independent dealers adds 51 new locations in Texas, Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, Florida, Delaware, Virginia and Maryland.
Mar 17, 2021 - 03:03 pm
Lucid Motors allowed to expand Casa Grande factory
Lucid Motors has received approval from the Casa Grande City Council to start expanding its electric car plant there. Among other things, the expansion is intended to create the capacity for the announced second series, an electric SUV.
Feb 2, 2021 - 06:05 pm
Atlis to set up pilot battery production in Arizona
Atlis Motor Vehicles, the US startup currently known for working on an electric pick-up truck, has announced plans to develop a battery cell production line and a battery pack production line at its headquarters, in Mesa, Arizona.
Jan 31, 2021 - 03:37 pm
Electrify America launches Electrify Commercial
Volkswagen’s dieselgate subsidiary Electrify America, has launched a new business unit called Electrify Commercial. EC is charged with providing charging equipment and services to business, utilities and government agencies. The latest client is in Arizona.
Jan 8, 2021 - 12:09 pm
Lucid Motors plans EV factory in Saudi Arabia
Lucid Motors is in talks with Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund to build an electric vehicle factory near the Red Sea port city of Jeddah, according to a media report. A second location in the country is also reportedly under consideration.
Dec 2, 2020 - 11:18 am
Lucid Motors completes first phase of US factory
Lucid Motors has completed the first construction phase of its Casa Grande production facility in the US state of Arizona. The commissioning of the production facilities and processes will have already begun since production of Lucid Air is scheduled to start in spring 2021.
Jul 24, 2020 - 12:09 pm
Nikola begins factory construction in Arizona
Nikola Motor has just celebrated the ground-breaking ceremony for its plant in Coolidge in the US state of Arizona, where the Nikola Tre and Nikola Two trucks will initially be produced. Nikola CEO Trevor Milton has also revealed more about the electric pickup Badger.
Jul 21, 2020 - 04:42 pm
VW tests extreme-heat EV charging in Arizona
Volkswagen Group of America (VWGoA) opened a 50-space charging station at its Arizona Proving Grounds to help the company test battery and charging performance in scorching weather. VWGoA says it is “one of the most extensive EV charging stations”.
Jun 18, 2020 - 02:01 pm
Lucid Air to be presented on 9 September
Electric car startup Lucid Motors will present the series version of its electric sedan Air on 9 September online. They say they will reveal the final interior and exterior design plus details of specifications, prices and available configurations.
Mar 4, 2020 - 12:20 pm
Nikola becomes Nikola Corporation via VectoIQ merger
Nikola, the US maker of heavy-duty trucks with batteries and hydrogen fuel cells has become a Nasdaq listed company. The quick entry to the stock market was made possible via a merger with the already listed company VectoIQ Acquisition Corporation.
Dec 3, 2019 - 02:13 pm
Lucid Motors begins building Arizona EV plant
In Casa Grande, Arizona, Lucid Motors has started construction of its electric car plant and says it will invest more than 300 million dollars. The first phase of the factory construction is scheduled for completion by the end of 2020.
Apr 18, 2019 - 05:00 pm
Nikola unveils European fuel cell trucks & ‘Reckless’ EV
Nikola Motor presented its fuel cell trucks Nikola Two for the USA and Nikola Tre for Europe at a customer event. Besides, a jet-ski and an off-road vehicle went on display, but Nikola relies on rechargeable batteries instead of fuel cells for these EVs.