It’s been more than a decade since Paul Elio founded Elio Motors on the promise of transforming transportation and in that time, Elio’s company has collected about $27 million in nonrefundable reservation fees for a vehicle that has yet to be delivered.
Jim Maury may not be as famous as Elon Musk, but the two do have something in common: They both run electric vehicle companies.
Zero Electric Vehicles, a company that builds car electrification kits, has unveiled plans to build out a new head office and production center in Gilbert.
Nikola Corporation (NASDAQ: NKLA), a leading designer and manufacturer of heavy-duty commercial battery-electric vehicles (BEV), fuel-cell electric vehicles (FCEV) and energy infrastructure solutions, today announced agreements with the Bosch Group of companies for Nikola Class 7 and 8 fuel-cell electric vehicles (FCEV) which will enable Nikola to build the Bosch fuel-cell power modules at its Coolidge, Arizona facility.
Nikola Corporation (NASDAQ: NKLA), a leading designer and manufacturer of heavy-duty commercial battery-electric vehicles (BEV), fuel-cell electric vehicles (FCEV) and energy infrastructure solutions, announced today the continued expansion of its Class 8 truck sales and service coverage with the addition of Quinn Company, a leading provider of on-highway truck service and construction equipment in the Central and Southern California regions. The addition of Quinn Company to the Nikola dealer network will include sales and service facilities across 15 counties.
Houston-based Green Mountain Energy applies to enter Arizona’s electricity market; Nikola Corporation awarded nearly $2M U.S. Department of Energy grant; the city of Phoenix comes in at No. 7 for being the best-prepared metro area for electric cars; Social-media giant Facebook announces its new $800M solar-powered data center in Mesa; regional airline Mesa Air Group is looking to make more electric aircraft investments; NextEra Energy Resources plans 3,000-acre solar energy project in Buckeye; and more.
More than 30 large organizations, including major businesses and energy consumers in Arizona, called on the state’s utility regulators to finalize and implement new Clean Energy Rules that will require Arizona Public Service Company and Tucson Electric Power to generate 100% carbon-free electricity and expand programs to eliminate energy waste.
As leader of a group that counts hundreds of member companies across the state and beyond, it’s no surprise that their interests are as varied as the people reading this column right now. Getting these companies to agree on one subject has been nearly impossible.
We are in the middle of one of the biggest revolutions in motoring, with electric vehicles rapidly gaining significant ground. And for good reason too.
Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego today joined business leaders to call for modernizing the transportation sector by investing in advanced vehicles and transportation infrastructure, as well as expanding electric vehicle (EV) tax incentives.