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Toyota, Oncor Collaboration Will Put a Charge in Vehicle-to-Grid Research

by | Dec 15, 2022
The companies will collaborate on a pilot project on vehicle-to-grid technology, which allows vehicles to flow energy from their battery packs to the electric grid. "We envision a future where Toyota BEVs provide a best-in-class mobility experience, but also can be utilized by our customer to power their homes, their communities, or even power back the electric grid in times of need," said Toyota's Christopher Yang.
South Korean EV Charging Company Picks Plano for Its First U.S. Manufacturing Facility
by | Nov 15, 2022
Seoul-based SK Signet said its new Plano facility will produce a range of fast-charging solutions, including providing the first U.S.-manufactured ultra-fast chargers and power cabinets that offer more than 350kW of power. Expected to reach full capacity by July 2023, the facility will bring up to 183 highly skilled jobs and produce more than 10,000 fast chargers per year.
EV Charging Tech Firm Wallbox Opens its First U.S. Manufacturing Facility in Arlington
The $70 million, 130,000-square-foot Arlington manufacturing facility will initially produce Wallbox's Pulsar Plus smart home EV charger. Next year, production will begin on the company's Hypernova EV chargers, which can add up to 100 miles of range in five minutes. “Today only 3% of the chargers required globally for the next decade have been installed," says Enric Asunción, CEO of Wallbox. "Bringing Wallbox’s manufacturing capabilities to the U.S. significantly bolsters our ability to meet U.S. needs, deliver to public funding programs, and drive the energy transition.”
AllOY Emerges from Stealth to Bring EV, Autonomous Technology to Boating
by | Jul 19, 2022
Sensors and autonomous tech have made cars and trucks safer for years. Now Grapevine-based AllOY aims to do that for boats—by building its own line of electric-powered, autonomously enhanced boats complete with sensors and backup cameras.

“Sitting on the back of the boat with a glass of wine, it just became clear that those same things were going to have a radical impact on marine,” CEO Brandon Cotter told Dallas Innovates.

Charging Forward: Irving-based 7-Eleven Will Build 500 Fast-Charging EV Ports by End of 2022

7-Eleven's expanded supply of direct current fast charging (DCFC) ports for electric vehicles will give it one of the largest, most compatible fast-charging footprints of any U.S. retailer, the company says. It's just one of 7-Eleven's efforts to build a sustainable future.
Kandi America Enters the ‘Daily Driver’ Electric Vehicle Market With Two New NEV Models
by | Mar 17, 2021
Kandi saw a gap in the growing Neighborhood Electric Vehicle (NEV) market when it came to technology and safety features. Its new NEV K23 and NEV K27—priced at $22,499 and $15,499 respectively—come equipped with a backup camera, Bluetooth capability, and high-tech touchscreen for those short trips around town. The Chinese electric car maker recently announced the relocation of its U.S. headquarters to Dallas from Garland. 
Energy Leadership Awards
TXU Names First North Texas Energy Leadership Awards Winners
by | Sep 26, 2018
Five North Texas businesses and organizations were winners in the categories of sustainability, innovation, energy management, community, and engagement.
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National Drive Electric Week: Interactive EV Event Offers Test Drives — and Aims to Break a Record
by | Sep 7, 2017
The event organizers hope to break the state record for most EVs in one location, aiming to top last year’s mark of 128.