EV Fast-Charging ‘Superhub’ Coming to Allen’s Watters Creek Village

by | Feb 12, 2024
The EV charging center from San Marcos-based XCharge North America will feature more than 20 stalls with ultra-fast EV chargers. Once it's established, XCharge said the superhub will serve as "the largest non-Tesla DC fast-charging hub in the region," featuring 3 megawatt-hours of storage capacity that also offers grid support.
Toyota Joins Ford & GM in Adopting Tesla’s North American Charging Standard
by | Oct 20, 2023
Plano-based Toyota Motor North America said it will incorporate the NACS ports into certain Toyota and Lexus BEVs starting in 2025, including the all-new, three-row, battery-electric Toyota SUV that will be assembled at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky.
‘UP’ in Texas: Gov. Greg Abbott Courts Tech Innovators at Transportation Summit
by | Oct 9, 2023
The invitation-only UP.Summit at the Perot family's Circle T Ranch in Westlake brought together minds, money, and mobility tech from around the world last week. UP.Partners' "moving world" ecosystem also includes a VC arm investing in transportation tech companies "that make you say, 'Hell yes!'" and a venture lab ranked No. 7 in Fast Company.
The Last Word: VEX Robotics’ Tony Norman on the 30,000 Students from 50 Countries Competing in Dallas for the 2023 World Championship
by | Apr 24, 2023
Robots, start your engines! Beginning Tuesday through May 4, more than 30,000 students from all 50 states and more than 50 countries are bringing their custom-built robots to the REC Foundation's 16th annual VEX Robotics World Championship at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas.

Lithium Ion Battery Recycling Production Line Opens in McKinney, Aims to Bolster Texas Supply Chain

by | Oct 25, 2022
McKinney's Wistron GreenTech has partnered with New Jersey-based Princeton NuEnergy on a lithium-Ion battery direct recycling pilot production line, which officially opened in McKinney today. PNE founder Dr. Yan Chao calls it a "powerful next step" in a vision for covering a nationwide close-loop recycling supply chain for the batteries.

The line will use PNE's patented process to recycle everything from phone batteries to full EV battery packs.
Dallas’ Mass Luminosity Is Raising Capital for Its Next-Gen Communication and Streaming Platform
by | Jun 2, 2021
Beacon is a video and voice platform that aims to bring security, quality, and simplicity to video and voice communications. Created by Mass Luminosity Founder and CEO Angel Munoz and his team, the technology promises a new era of simple and feature-rich communications when it launches this fall. Munoz even proved its capabilities earlier this year when integrating the platform into his Tesla—and using it to complete a videoconference.
Dallas-Based EV Startup is Electrifying the Future of Rideshare
by | Jan 28, 2021
What's next is scale, says eCarra's Rock Robinson. The electric vehicle startup offers luxury “rides that matter” in their fleet of Teslas. Landing its largest corporate client to date, the future looks bright. Now, Robinson wants to replicate its model in markets across the country to spur more EV usage—and help support other Black-owned businesses.
This Dallas-Based Subscription Service Is Pairing Coffee and Tips From Entrepreneurs With a Nod to Willy Wonka
by | Nov 12, 2020
Newly launched coffee subscription box Grindology, which is marketed to budding entrepreneurs, is teaming up with Design Pickle to give away a year's worth of graphic design services to one lucky customer.
Rock Robinson is the co-founder and CEO of eCarra. [Photo: Rebeca Posadas-Nava]

‘Rides That Matter’: New Dallas Rideshare Service Uses Only Electric Cars

by | Mar 1, 2019
When riding with eCarra, customers get an eco-friendly, clean, luxury ride in a Tesla. It's what the founders call "the Whole Foods of the rideshare industry"—when you pay, you know you're not harming the environment.
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North Texas, Start Your (Electric) Engines
by | Mar 7, 2018
Estimates show that the city of Dallas is expected to have 39,000 electric vehicles by 2030, and officials want to make it easier to use them.
Frito-Lay Parent Orders New Tesla Semi Electric Trucks
by | Dec 14, 2017
PepsiCo believes the all-electric long-haul trucks will help it lower fuel costs and fleet emissions.
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Dallas Innovates First Look:
TreeHouse Unveils Dallas Store
by | Jun 2, 2017
PHOTO GALLERY | The sustainable home improvement store opened Friday at 8021 Walnut Hill Lane in Dallas as the world’s first energy-positive retail store.

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Moving Toward Completion

by | Feb 1, 2017
The eco-friendly home improvement store is scheduled to open in June, featuring Houndstooth Coffee and a Tesla Supercharger station.
Tesla to Seek Change in Texas Franchise Law, Again
by | Jan 31, 2017
The maker of all-electric cars and SUVs said it expects a bill to be filed soon in the Texas Legislature.
Lincoln, Tesla Meet Customers Where They ‘Live, Work, & Dine’
by | Jan 17, 2017
Lincoln will open its second experience center at The Star in Frisco complete with 3D modeling and an immersive sound system.
Drive Electric Week Puts a Charge in EV Awareness
by | Sep 19, 2016
The National Drive Electric Week celebration was held in Grapevine, with organizers breaking their record for most EVs in one place.