Lucid Group Inc. on Tuesday said it delivered the first of its Air Touring luxury sedans as it tries to get back on track after missing targets through the first three quarters of this year. The Touring is the third of its original line of Pure Electric Vehicles, with prices that start at $107,400. It’s an all-wheel drive electric vehicle with 620 horsepower and an EPA-estimated 425 miles of range.
Nikola Corporation, a global leader in zero-emissions transportation and energy supply and infrastructure solutions, and ChargePoint Holdings, Inc., a leading electric vehicle (EV) charging network, today announced a partnership to accelerate the deployment of electric vehicle charging infrastructure for fleets across the U.S. The collaboration will enable Nikola and the Nikola Sales and Service Dealer Network to resell ChargePoint’s comprehensive portfolio of charging infrastructure and software solutions to its fleet customers, ensuring a solid technology interface and integrated sales approach between the two companies.
Sprouts Farmers Market (Nasdaq: SFM), the Phoenix-based specialty grocery chain, is the latest supermarket chain to partner with DoorDash Inc. (NYSE: DASH) for grocery delivery and pickup services, the two companies announced. Sprouts will start offering on-demand delivery through DoorDash in Phoenix in November and will roll it out to other major markets in the coming days and weeks.
Following several years of supply chain disruption and uncertainty, engineers are strengthening their reliance on strategic relationships with partners, such as distributors, as they seek to mitigate the complexities of the global components market. The second annual Avnet Insights survey, which keeps a pulse on trends and market forces amid the electronics and components industry, found that engineers and product designers are seeking opportunities to capitalize on the power of partnership to get products to market.
Nikola Corporation, a global leader in zero-emissions transportation, energy supply and infrastructure solutions, and Zeem Solutions, the innovative zero-emission EV “fleet-as-a-service” provider, announced Zeem has executed a purchase order for 100 Nikola Class 8 Tre battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) to ensure immediate availability of electric trucks for freight and logistics companies utilizing Zeem’s all-inclusive EV depot fleet solution.
Phoenix is the first place Waymo launched a public ride-hail service with no human behind the wheel over two years ago. Waymo is taking the next step by initiating the industry’s first-ever paid trips to and from an airport, with an autonomous specialist present for now, at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, starting November 1.
With more electric vehicles humming down highways, states are under increasing pressure to install more public charging stations to make sure the juice keeps flowing. The challenge is particularly acute in California, which adopted a rule in August to gradually phase out sales of new gas-powered vehicles by 2035 with the goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to help fight climate change. States can take advantage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill, which gives $5 billion nationally for public charging stations as part of the new National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Formula Program. States that write up strategic plans to expand charging station infrastructure are eligible for a grant from the program to help make it possible.
Lucid Group, Inc., setting new standards with the longest-range, fastest-charging electric car on the market with the award-winning Lucid Air, today announced the launch of Lucid Vehicle Accessories, an expanding line of accessories that serve as a stylish complement to the entire Lucid Air vehicle lineup. Included in Lucid Vehicle Accessories is the Lucid Connected Home Charging Station, the first step into the company’s future energy ecosystem. The convenient home charging system allows owners to maximize the industry-leading charging capabilities of Lucid Air, adding up to 80 miles of range per hour of charging.
Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced which local school districts across the nation, including Arizona, are the winners of a rebate lottery Clean School Bus Program to transition from diesel to electric school buses. This is part of the $5 billion now available as part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law for clean school buses over the next five years (FY 2022-2026) to replace existing school buses with zero-emission and low-emission models, prioritizing funding for low-income, rural, and Tribal school districts.
Honeywell’s Phoenix-based aerospace division announced it has been selected by Boeing to provide a key component on the U.S. Air Force’s long-range B-52 bomber as the aircraft is upgraded for a future generation. The deal, which is part of the Commercial Engine Replacement Program, or CERP, calls for Honeywell (Nasdaq: HON) to provide its 36-150 auxiliary power unit (APU), which provides high-pressure air to start the aircraft’s main jet engines before departure. Financial details of the project were not disclosed.