The City of Phoenix launched its permanent Shared Micromobility Program by hosting a special event in downtown with vendors Lime and Spin. The vendors showcased their inventory of e-scooters, e-bikes, traditional pedal bikes and adaptive bikes to downtown stakeholders and the media.
Mesa-based graphite processing company Urbix Inc. says it’s closer to establishing a $280 million production facility now that it has signed a joint development agreement with South Korea-based global electric vehicle battery maker SK On (SKO) Co. Ltd. to develop materials for advanced lithium-ion batteries. Under the deal, Urbix will work with SKO on industrialized anode materials that will supply the battery maker’s American gigafactories.
Atlis Motor Vehicles (Nasdaq: AMV), a vertically integrated electric vehicle technology ecosystem company, and the first battery manufacturer to be fully owned and operated in the US, announced today that Victor Atlasman, Director of Engineering, Charging Ecosystems and Energy Storage Solutions, will present Strategies to Build and Expand Charging Infrastructure at EV Charging Infrastructure Conference and Exhibition 2023 in Long Beach, CA on February 20, 2023.
Atlis Motor Vehicles (Nasdaq: AMV), a vertically integrated electric vehicle technology ecosystem company, and the first battery manufacturer to be fully owned and operated in the US, today announced it has reached a milestone of two gigawatt-hours’ worth of battery capacity demand in the form of non-binding Letters of Intent, Memoranda of Understanding, and Purchase Orders from multiple customers in the automotive, heavy equipment, and solar industries.
Julie Ibara started with ElectraMeccanica in May 2021. At the time, the company’s assembly and technical center on Loop 202 and Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport was just a piece of dirt. Ibara remembers a groundbreaking about a week after she started. In the summer of 2022, she got the keys to the 235,000-square-foot facility where she currently oversees 14 employees. In the short term, that number is expected to grow to 40-50 people who will assemble ElectraMeccanica vehicles. Her team has a goal of building ElectraMeccanica’s 2023 model of the Solo in the U.S., which is a single-seat, three-wheel electric vehicle.
Nikola Corporation (Nasdaq: NKLA), a global leader in zero-emissions transportation and energy supply and infrastructure solutions, and Plug Power (Nasdaq: PLUG), a leading provider of turnkey hydrogen solutions for the global green hydrogen economy, today announced a strategic relationship focused on moving the hydrogen economy forward. The Nikola Tre fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) is an industry leading, hydrogen-powered cabover for longer or continuous metro-regional applications and is expected to have a range of up to 500 miles.
Panasonic Energy Co., Ltd., a Panasonic Group company, and Lucid Group, Inc. announced they have entered into multi-year agreements to supply batteries for Lucid’s award-winning luxury electric vehicle, Lucid Air, the fastest-charging, longest-range EV on the market, and Lucid’s upcoming Gravity SUV. The agreement marks another milestone in Panasonic’s plans to expand production of lithium-ion EV batteries beyond Japan and into the U.S. with production coming from both a facility in Japan, as well as expected future production from its recently announced battery production facility in De Soto, Kansas.
It was once planned to be just the future manufacturer of its single-seat, three-wheel Solo model, but ElectraMeccanica (Nasdaq: SOLO) announced it would make the new 235,000-square-foot Mesa assembly and technical facility its new corporate headquarters. ElectraMeccanica Chief Revenue Officer Kim Brink said the decision to relocate the company’s headquarters from British Columbia, Canada to Mesa was made earlier this month. She said the decision was one of the first Susan Docherty made as CEO. ElectraMeccanica announced Docherty as CEO on Dec. 5.
This three-wheeler could hardly be called a family car, but it’s sure to turn heads whenever it hits the road. The ElectraMeccanica Solo is a single-seat electric vehicle that’s billed as thrifty, fun and practical. They have been imported from China, though the ElectraMeccanica Vehicles Corp. (Nasdaq: SOLO) opened an assembly and technical center in Mesa with the goal of building the 2023 model in the U.S.
An Arizona company developing a new kind of lithium battery for electric vehicles said that an expansion of its current Tucson manufacturing operation will add more than 150 jobs when it is finished in 2026. Sion Power Corp. says it is scaling up development of its proprietary Licerion hybrid lithium-metal unit, which it describes as an ultra-high energy next-generation lithium metal battery for electric vehicles, or EVs. The company said the battery uses special anode technology that is capable of delivering up to 500 watt hours per kilogram — an energy density measurement that is nearly double that of many standard batteries today.