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Envirotech Hires 7 to Help Scale Production

The expansion comes after Envirotech landed a 200-vehicle order, its biggest ever, in March from Texas-based startup PlugD. read more >
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Arkansas School Districts Get $11M in Grants for Electric School Buses

The money is a portion of $1 billion awarded to school districts across the country to purchase more than 3,400 electric or low-emission school buses.  read more >
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Envirotech’s Q1 Losses Widen on Higher Executive Compensation

An increase in sales wasn't enough to offset rising expenses in the quarter. read more >
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US Plans to Impose Major New Tariffs on EVs, Other Chinese Green Energy Imports

There is the risk that tariffs could lead to a broader trade conflict between the two countries as they respond to each other's moves. China is seeking to create a technological edge and move up the economic chain. read more >
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Truckers Promote Alternatives to EVs

Electric vehicles are a great idea for the private automobile sector but not so much for the trucking industry. read more >
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Canoo: Lesson Learned (Editorial)

The state must be careful when offering financial incentives to companies to locate in Arkansas. read more >
Construction / Government & Politics / Transportation

State Awards $15M to Build Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

The money comes from a federal program that's funding construction a national network of EV charging stations by 2030. read more >
U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen at a meeting of Eurogroup Finance Ministers in Brussels, Belgium, in July 2021.
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US Will Push China to Change Policy That Threatens American Jobs, Yellen Says

The U.S. and Europe fear that manufacturing overcapacity in China will flood domestic markets with low-priced goods and overwhelm factories at home. read more >
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EPA Sets Strict Emissions Standards for Heavy-Duty Trucks and Buses in Bid to Fight Climate Change

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency on Friday set strict emissions standards for heavy-duty trucks, buses and other large vehicles, an action that officials said will help clean up some of […] read more >
Arkansas’ only nuclear power plant, Entergy Arkansas’ Nuclear One, is near Russellville on the banks of Lake Dardanelle.
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Navigating Arkansas’ Energy Landscape: Solar Grows, Nuclear Shines

Buddy Hasten sees a lot of sun power in Arkansas’ future, but he also forecasts some dark moments as American utilities continue to turn away from burning coal to create electricity. read more >
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Former NASA, Tesla Execs Join Canoo Board of Directors

The electric vehicle maker said Deborah Diaz and James Chen bring decades of experience in technology and in legal and regulatory matters. read more >
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Big River Steel Launches New EV-Focused Production Line in Osceola

The main product being manufactured on the line is InduX, a very wide, ultra-thin and lightweight steel with all the magnetic properties necessary for electric vehicles. read more >
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$365M Lithium Plant Plans Move Ahead for El Dorado

Vancouver-based Standard Lithium predicts commercial production will start in 2026. An even bigger project could come soon afterward. read more >
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CEO Kecia Wolf on Modernizing the Grid with Southwest Arkansas Electric Cooperative

Kecia Wolf, a certified public accountant, was named president and CEO in November. read more >
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Good News for Lithium Industry (Editorial)

There was good news last week for the emerging lithium industry in south Arkansas. read more >
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J.B. Hunt Orders 13 Electric Trucks From Nikola

The trucks will be strategically located at facilities servicing J.B. Hunt's key routes, including in the greater Los Angeles and Phoenix areas. read more >
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Entergy Arkansas Plans Charging StationsLock Icon

Entergy Arkansas, the state’s largest electric utility with about 730,000 customers, is moving forward with its entry into the roadside charging business. read more >
Walmart hopes to make EV ownership “more accessible, reliable, convenient and affordable,” according to Vishal Kapadia, senior VP of energy transformation.
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Walmart to Open EV Doors All OverLock Icon

Fast charging stations are planned for thousands of Walmart and Sam’s Club locations nationwide by 2030, the Bentonville retail giant says. read more >
Collin Riggin is founder of Evolve Auto in North Little Rock, an EV dealership that has  sold a stake to Seal Solar.
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In Arkansas, EVs Climb Uphill Road

EV and hybrid vehicle registrations have surged in Arkansas during the past 16 months, but they still have a long way to go. read more >
A Tesla charging station in Las Vegas, Nevada
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EPA Car Rule to Push Huge Increase in EV Sales

Proposed pollution limits would require at least 54% of new vehicles sold in the U.S. to be electric by 2030. read more >