SRP announces wind farm to be developed north of Flagstaff; Nikola gets key California incentive approval as it lines up more buyers; global supply chain expert Seema Phull joins KORE Power as chief operating officer to support rapid growth of KORE’s U.S. lithium-ion battery manufacturing; new electric car chargers in downtown Tucson meet growing need; MotorTrend names Arizona-based Lucid Air its Car of the Year; Silicon Valley Bank pledges $5B for cleantech investments, says it will be carbon neutral by 2025; Go Solar, Titan Solar Power team up to expand installations nationally; Amazon becomes the largest corporate buyer of renewable energy globally; here’s what you need to know about the Phoenix Climate Action Plan; here’s why the Build Back Better Plan can help deliver the ‘Sustainable Valley’; Phoenix buses may go electric; Peoria tries autonomous shuttle as batteries improve; clean-energy giant Enphase acquires Scottsdale software company; and Meyer Burger to establish solar module manufacturing facility in Goodyear.
Phoenix-based zero-emissions maker Nikola Corp. has won a key approval from the state of California, making its battery-powered semitruck eligible for a state voucher incentive.
Electric vehicle drivers will have more options to recharge while in downtown Tucson, thanks to a new bank of chargers installed by Hotel Congress that is seen as a model for other businesses.
Nikola Corporation, a global leader in zero-emissions transportation and energy infrastructure solutions, announced that its Nikola Tre battery-electric vehicle (BEV) has been deemed eligible for the Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (“HVIP”) program by the California Air Resources Board (“CARB”).
Nikola Corporation (Nasdaq: NKLA), a global leader in zero-emissions transportation and energy infrastructure solutions, today announced a collaboration with Saia LTL Freight (Saia), a less-than-truckload (LTL) company, to accelerate the implementation of heavy-duty electric transportation trucks.
MotorTrend’s 2022 “car of the year” is a sedan made right here in Arizona. It’s the Lucid Air, manufactured by Lucid Motors in Casa Grande. Mike Boike, Senior Director of Manufacturing at Lucid Motors, told us more about this award-winning car.
Locals are familiar with extended days of extreme heat in the summer – but they might not realize the average temperature in Phoenix has increased 4.3 degrees Fahrenheit since the 1970s, according to Climate Central. The rising heat, along with the ongoing megadrought and persistently poor air quality, are driving issues behind how the country’s fifth-largest city plans to address climate change.
The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act is good for Arizona, but the Build Back Better Act is better. The BBBA would multiply the number of good-paying jobs created in our state’s leading electric vehicle, solar, and other clean energy industries.
Phoenix is considering switching to battery electric public buses as technology improves and as running the buses in hot weather becomes more feasible. It will be a long and initially costly process, since Phoenix has hundreds of city buses and electric buses are more expensive, but the Phoenix City Council believes it’s worth it as they try to put the city on a path to meeting a new long-term carbon neutral goal.
The State Route 85 and MC 85 area of the West Valley, which is being envisioned as a clean energy corridor, has started to see activity in recent months on the heels of the announcement of KORE Power’s battery manufacturing facility in Buckeye.