Inside Tesla Giga Texas: The Machine That Builds The Machine

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Mon, 11 Apr 2022 09:10:24 +0000

Tesla invited me to its recent Cyber Rodeo. As such, last week I got to experience being inside the machine that builds the machine, where I blissfully wandered through the trance- and techno-fueled hallways of dancing robots. However, before I share my adventures inside Giga Texas, I want to first drive home the importance of […]

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$1 Million Grant Awarded To My Local Newspapers For Environmental Reporting

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Thu, 17 Feb 2022 21:40:59 +0000

The Walton Family Foundation has awarded my local newspapers, The Advocate ( and the Times-Picayune, a little over $1 million grant to expand coastal and environmental reporting. The three-year grant will cover the cost of a four-member team based out of New Orleans. The money will be administered by the Society of Environmental Journalists. […]

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Krewe of Orpheus Parade Features “Krewe of Tesla”

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Wed, 26 Feb 2020 04:07:00 +0000

Krewe of TeslaA small Krewe of Tesla vehicles was a part of the Krewe of Orpheus parade in New Orleans this week on Lundi Gras, which is the day before Mardi Gras. The Krewe of Orpheus was founded by Harry Connick, Jr. and his father, Harry Connick, Sr., who was a former New Orleans district attorney

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6 Plug-In Hybrid Ford F-150 Pickup Trucks Join NOLA Sewage & Water Fleet

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Sat, 22 Feb 2020 04:50:10 +0000

You will see more hybrid pickups in the city of New Orleans for its Sewerage and Water Board. The Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans (SWBNO) has deployed 6 new XL plug-in hybrid electric Ford F-150 trucks to its fleet

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Takeaways from the Clean Fuels Summit in New Orleans

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Fri, 25 Oct 2019 12:10:22 +0000

Clean Fuels SummitLouisiana Clean Fuels and Clean Cities Coalition recently teamed up to bring the Clean Fuels Summit to New Orleans. This was an event that landed me in the Harrah’s Casino Hotel by the Riverwalk, where I could hear the blasts from the river cruises nearby. On the evening before the summit, LCF held an awards ceremony where Executive Director Ann Vail honored several partners and businesses that help to advance the nation’s environmental, economic, and energy security by supporting local actions to diversify transportation fuel options

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Tesla Owners, UPS, & Others Awarded By Louisiana Clean Fuels

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Sat, 19 Oct 2019 21:09:05 +0000

It was a mild and breezy evening on Fulton Street Alley in New Orleans, where several supporters and stakeholders who hope to make a difference in the world via alternative fuels came together for an award ceremony presented by Louisiana Clean Fuels (LCF)

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New Orleans Tesla Service Center Is Close To Ready

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Sat, 21 Sep 2019 11:00:02 +0000

Tesla’s New Orleans service center may soon be here. Right now, it’s in “coming soon” mode on the Tesla website. In 2018, The Times-Picayune first reported that Tesla would opening a service center in New Orleans. Tesla is renovating an existing warehouse lot on Tchoupitoulas Street to provide space for new vehicles ready for delivery. In plans Tesla filed with the city, the center will perform maintenance and repair services for Tesla vehicles and be a delivery point for new vehicle orders. This information came from

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