Tag: California

Jul 23, 2020 - 06:18 pm

Southern California Edison sets fleet electrification targets

Southern California Edison announced plans to electrify every passenger car and small-to-midsize SUV in their fleer by 2030. The electric utility company will also electrify 30% of their medium-duty vehicles and pickup trucks, 8% of their heavy-duty trucks and 60% of their forklifts.

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Jul 16, 2020 - 01:02 pm

Tesla to set up “tent” to make more Model Y

Tesla is building another tent structure at the Fremont plant to produce more Model Y. The end of this month will see a major upgrade including a short shutdown of the factory. Meanwhile, there are contradictory data on the number of coronavirus infections at Tesla.

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Jul 12, 2020 - 03:43 pm

California funds 2nd-life project for microgrids

The California Energy Commission has granted funding of around 2.6 million euros to CleanSpark and ReJoule. The companies will use the funds to advance their research into the second-life of batteries, the latter delivered by Ford.

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Jun 27, 2020 - 05:35 pm

California introduces Advanced Clean Trucks scheme

California now requires manufacturers to sell a gradually increasing proportion of electric trucks, vans and pickup trucks from 2024 onwards until 2035. By the year 2045, every new commercial vehicle sold in the US state should have zero-emission propulsion.

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Jun 25, 2020 - 12:13 pm

Tesla expands production facility for Roadrunner project

More details about Tesla’s largely secret Roadrunner project to produce its battery cells have become apparent through a document now published by the city of Fremont. Tesla has applied for permission to build a second floor in its battery production plant Tera.

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Jun 23, 2020 - 05:40 pm

ZeroAvia completes fully-electric maiden flight

ZeroAvia, which specialises in electric aircraft propulsion systems, has now completed the maiden flight of a six-seater battery-electric aircraft at Cranfield Airport as part of the HyFlyer project supported by the British government.

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Jun 22, 2020 - 03:54 pm

Date set for Tesla Battery Day in September

There is now a provisional date for Tesla’s Battery Day when the Californian company will be presenting the details of their cell production and will include the presentation of a “cell production system”.

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Jun 19, 2020 - 12:10 pm

Tesla is getting ready to buy in Texas

Tesla has set its sights on a particular plot of land for its planned next US plant near the Texas capital Austin. US media reports that the electric car manufacturer has already bought land in Travis County were, however, later corrected by Elon Musk on Twitter.

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Jun 15, 2020 - 02:25 pm

Mahindra to discontinue GenZe

GenZe, the US subsidiary of the Indian car manufacturer Mahindra specialises on electric scooters and electric bicycles. GenZe is on the verge of collapse and Mahindra plans to dissolve the subsidiary within the next six months, reabsorbing the intellectual property rights for various other projects.

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May 28, 2020 - 06:41 pm

VTOL startup in California called Archer makes waves

A new startup called Archer has been born in California in the field of electric flight taxis. Archer can count on solvent investors, as well as developers from well-known companies in the race for dominance in the field of electric drones.

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May 28, 2020 - 04:11 pm

Pasadena opens EV fast-charging plaza

The Californian city of Pasadena is opening the Marengo Charging Plaza at 155 E. Green Street. The Plaza is now home to a total of 44 chargers including 24 Superchargers installed by Tesla and 20 fast chargers installed by the City of Pasadena.

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May 19, 2020 - 03:54 pm

Tesla & Panasonic battery cell factory profitable

Tesla and Panasonic’s Gigafactory 1 in Nevada was profitable in Q1/2020, the CFO of Panasonic stated in the announcement of the current business figures. The plant, which the partners had begun building in 2014, was in the black for the second consecutive quarter.

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May 14, 2020 - 02:08 pm

Tesla announces new Fremont production manager

Tesla has found a successor for Jatinder Dhillon. According to reports, Richard Miller now heads production at the Fremont plant. Miller is taking over the job at a difficult time, but there seems to be an “agreement” with Alameda County about reopening the plant.

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May 12, 2020 - 04:40 pm

Tesla boss Elon Musk hurls a few threats

The head of Tesla wants to move his headquarters and future operations to Nevada and Texas because Californian authorities will not yet let Tesla open its Fremont plant. Musk has even openly threatened the state with withdrawal from California altogether.

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Apr 22, 2020 - 01:06 pm

Byton furloughs half their US workforce

Byton furloughed half of their workforce employed at the U.S. headquarters in Santa Clara, California, due to the effects of the pandemic. The production launch of the M-Byte is also apparently at risk.

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Apr 14, 2020 - 05:40 pm

More US states adopt tighter emission standards

Washington State has become the twelfth state to adopt tighter emissions standards in the face of the new laxer laws brought in by the Trump administration, following the example of California. Four more states are about to do the same.

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Mar 27, 2020 - 12:51 pm

Lime is facing tough times due to Covid-19 pandemic

Due to the coronavirus crisis, the electric kick scooter rental company Lime has largely ceased operations, and sales have therefore shrunk sharply. According to a media report, this could even call the future of the company into question.

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Mar 17, 2020 - 02:09 pm

Elon Musk trivialises Corona outbreak on Twitter

Elon Musk among the corona deniers? It appears so if we take the recent statements by the Tesla CEO Elon Musk on Twitter and in an email to employees that seem utterly irresponsible, especially considering the impact that Musk’s words have on many people.

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Mar 6, 2020 - 03:17 pm

Lucid Motors to opt for direct sales model

Lucid Motors, the electric car start-up, has announced details of its sales and service strategy and nine Lucid Studios showroom locations in the USA. The first showroom has already opened at the company’s headquarters in Newark, California.

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Mar 1, 2020 - 01:53 pm

FedEx and Chanje roll out DC charging infrastructure

Fed Ex has just entered the second stage of its DC charging infrastructure project in California. The logistics giant is electrifying 42 FedEx stations through an agreement with Chanje Energy, a California-based and China-backed startup founded in 2015.

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Feb 21, 2020 - 04:20 pm

Los Angeles first electric buses to hit the road in March

The city of Los Angeles will receive the first of a total of 155 electric buses to be delivered over the next two years starting in March. The procurement is part of the Californian city’s plan to fully electrify its bus fleet by the start of the 2028 Summer Olympics.

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Feb 12, 2020 - 12:58 pm

Tesla to set up pilot production line for battery cells

Tesla reportedly wants to set up a pilot production line for its own battery cells at their Fremont factory. In addition, the Californian company recently acquired Hibar – a company specializing in the manufacture of production equipment for battery cells.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2020/08/07/karma-automotive-in-front-of-california-court/
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