Touts the operation as the first greenfield electric-vehicle site in the United States, Lucid Motors is currently building its 720,000-square-foot, electric-vehicle factory. If all goes as planned, a luxurious new battery-electric sedan will roll off its production line by year’s end.
Arizona is fortunate to have an outstanding combination of a pro-technology government, regulations promoting growth and innovation, a low cost of living, a better quality of life and great research universities compared to other traditional tech hubs. These factors make our state a wonderful place to launch a startup, test new technology and grow a business. The influx of innovation is surging, and the nation’s technology industry is paying attention.
You might say we’re making headway on the freeway leading toward our future. The biggest imprint left by technology in Arizona this year were players of the new passenger economy. We’re all sharing this great ride as our entire economy is expected to continue its upward trajectory, thanks to technology.
An innovative all-electric approach to keep truck drivers comfortable when they are parked and resting at the company’s Phoenix facility. Not only does this approach make the air cleaner and more breathable by eliminating the need to idle semi-truck engines, but it also saves the company money.
The Arizona Technology Council’s annual Smart City Summit recently convened the brightest minds in technology and other business and government thought leaders to explore the landscape of smart city strategies, discuss emerging best practices and examine the specific strategies needed to bring a smart city vision to reality.
The Arizona Technology Council in partnership with the Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) present the third annual Smart City + IoT Conference on Thursday, September 12, 2019, where attendees will discover how technology can be harnessed for more successful and sustainable cities.
Autonomous vehicles, electric vehicles, ride sharing, mass transit. With the future of transportation evolving quickly, these words and those still unknown could play into the ways Peoria residents get around in the years to come.
As Arizona continues to foster innovation and grows into a world-class technology hub, approving a new electric vehicle policy such as this is critical for our state to lead our renewable energy transition. It’s imperative the Corporation Commission continues to move us forward, and the utility companies should play a significant role in enabling the growth of Arizona’s transportation electrification market and electric vehicle charging infrastructure.