Arizona Public Service Company (APS) partners with Electrify Commercial to expand fast-charging across the state; Wilmot Energy Center, Tucson Electric Power’s biggest solar energy farm, aims to be churning out clean energy in a few months; electric bike manufacturer Phat Scooters accelerates as an Arizona success story; what it’s like to drive ElectraMeccanica’s three-wheeled Solo vehicle; Nikola Motor Company exec to lead global standardization project for hydrogen fueling technologies; FirstSolar, Enphase and SunPower are among the renewable energy stocks that are benefiting from the new White House administration’s green-energy agenda; and more.
Since the release of the first bike in 2017, Phat Scooters has grown to include seven different models of scooters, including a golf-style scooter to replace the typical golf cart. Phat Scooters has grown so much that it moved last summer into a 50,000-square-foot warehouse in Tempe south of Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.
The Arizona Public Service Company (APS) has implemented a $51.9 million energy efficiency package, offering programs to help families and small businesses save money as they attempt to weather COVID-19.
Google pledges to be carbon free, Northern Arizona University is awarded $1.5 million grant for climate-change research, Zero Mass Water is now SOURCE Global PBC, Tesla outlines ambition to halve cost of batteries, why Lucid’s CEO thinks the Air will be a success, Footprint is named to FORTUNE’s 2020 Change the World List, and more. Check out the complete update.
Tucson Electric Power promotes EV charging program for businesses, learn which of America’s colleges and universities are leading the transition to a 100% renewable energy system, Tucson-based SOLON Corporation has been recognized by Solar Power World magazine, Tempe-based Persefoni launches technology to help companies document their carbon emissions, Arizona energy giant Salt River Project provides free trees to be more energy-efficient, Electrify America develops cross-country EV charging infrastructure, and more.
Apple unveiled its plan to become carbon neutral across its entire business, manufacturing supply chain, and product life cycle by 2030. In its 2020 Environmental Progress Report, Apple details its plans to reduce emissions by 75% by 2030 while developing innovative carbon removal solutions for the remaining 25% of its comprehensive footprint.
Vancouver, Canada-based electric vehicle company Electra Meccanica is is checking out Casa Grande as a possible factory location; a new study reports that the sun’s rays can electrify plants into producing renewable energy; Lucid Motors is about ready are about to start rolling electric cars out of the Arizona desert; and more. Read the full report here.