ELECTRIC - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/ELECTRIC News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Tesla idles Calif. plant to retool for electric SUV http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58207245-79/plant-tesla-production-model.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58207245-79/plant-tesla-production-model.html.csp">Tesla idles Calif. plant to retool for electric SUV</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">Alan Ohnsman</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Bloomberg News</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-21T13:58:01.785-06:00">Updated Jul 21, 2014 01:58PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Los Angeles • Tesla Motors, the youngest U.S. carmaker, has halted production at its sole assembly plant for the first time for a revamp the company said is necessary to speed Model S output and prepare it to make electric crossovers. Work to reconfigure the production floor at the Fremont, Calif. facility began Monday and vehicle assembly resumes on Aug. 4 with a goal of boosting production by 25 percent, Simon Sproule, a Tesla spokesman, said in an interview. Upgrades mainly involve modificati...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58207245@www.sltrib.com Mon, 21 Jul 2014 13:58:01 MDT Chinese officials will buy more electric cars http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58179347-79/cars-electric-energy-vehicles.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58179347-79/cars-electric-energy-vehicles.html.csp">Chinese officials will buy more electric cars</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-13T09:43:01.82-06:00">Updated Jul 13, 2014 09:43AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Beijing • At least 30 percent of newly purchased government cars will be electric and other types of “new energy vehicles,” China’s official news agency reported Sunday, as the country attempts to tackle air pollution and encourage the electric car market. A joint plan from five government ministries and departments calls for about a third of cars bought for state use from 2014 to 2016 to rely on clean energy, and the percentage will be raised year by year after that, the Xinhua News Agency said...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581793472014-07-13T09:43:01.82-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-13T09:43:01.82-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58179347@www.sltrib.com Sun, 13 Jul 2014 09:43:01 MDT Harley helps put electric motorcycles in spotlight http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58130039-68/electric-motorcycles-zero-harley.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58130039-68/electric-motorcycles-zero-harley.html.csp">Harley helps put electric motorcycles in spotlight</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOHN KEKIS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-29T16:25:02.43-06:00">Updated Jun 29, 2014 04:25PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Princetown, N.Y. • When Maggie McNally-Bradshaw and husband Curt hop on their electric motorcycles and twist the throttles, they get a rush like no other. Or maybe a WHOOSH! “There is that sense of being at the beginning of something new, and part of our future as far as ecology,” said McNally-Bradshaw, chairwoman of the American Motorcyclist Association. “People think it’s novel. Then they realize it’s powerful stuff. The technology is improving by leaps and bounds. It’s coming.” While startups...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58130039@www.sltrib.com Sun, 29 Jun 2014 16:25:02 MDT Wisconsin Energy buying Integrys for $5.8 billion http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58103514-79/energy-wisconsin-integrys-gas.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58103514-79/energy-wisconsin-integrys-gas.html.csp">Wisconsin Energy buying Integrys for $5.8 billion</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-23T11:23:24.29-06:00">Updated Jun 23, 2014 11:23AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Milwaukee • Wisconsin Energy Corp. is buying Integrys Energy Group Inc. for about $5.8 billion in cash and stock to form a more diverse Midwest electric and natural gas delivery company. The combined company will be called WEC Energy Group Inc. and serve more than 4.3 million total gas and electric customers across Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan and Minnesota. The transaction will combine Wisconsin Energy’s electric and gas utility, We Energies, with Integrys’ electric and gas utilities, Wisconsi...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581035142014-06-23T11:23:24.29-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-23T11:23:24.29-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. 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JOHNSON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-19T09:43:52.317-06:00">Updated Jun 19, 2014 09:43AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Milwaukee • Harley-Davidson will unveil its first electric motorcycle next week, and President Matt Levatich said he expects the company known for its big touring bikes and iconic brand to become a leader in developing technology and standards for electric vehicles. Harley will show handmade demonstration models Monday at an invitation-only event in New York. The company will then take several dozen riders on a 30-city tour to test drive the bikes and provide feedback. Harley will use the inform...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580888892014-06-19T09:43:52.317-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-19T09:43:52.317-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. 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Tesla CEO Elon Musk said Thursday the company will share several hundred patents and won’t sue those who use them. “If we clear a path to the creation of compelling electric vehicles, but then lay intellectual property landmines behind us to inhibit others, we are acting in a manner contrary to that goal,” Musk wrote in a blog on the company’s W...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580619832014-06-12T15:48:02.439-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-12T15:48:02.439-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58061983@www.sltrib.com Thu, 12 Jun 2014 15:48:02 MDT Eagle Mountain to sell its gas, electric utilities http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58026789-79/gas-electric-eagle-mountain.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58026789-79/gas-electric-eagle-mountain.html.csp">Eagle Mountain to sell its gas, electric utilities</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Mike Gorrell</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-04T16:15:02.662-06:00">Updated Jun 4, 2014 04:15PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Eagle Mountain City has reached tentative agreements to sell its gas and electric utilities by year’s end, cutting the city’s debt load in half. Mayor Christopher Pengra said Wednesday the northern Utah County city of 24,000 plans to sell its gas system to Questar Gas Co. and its electric utility to South Utah Valley Electric Service District, pending city council approval. A meeting to discuss the proposal is scheduled for June 19 at 7 p.m. at Frontier Middle School, 1427 Mid Valley Road. The c...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58026789@www.sltrib.com Wed, 04 Jun 2014 16:15:02 MDT