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GM hasn't developed the Hummer EV yet, but its battery tech is ready
Automakers that build off-road vehicles often talk about how their development work has taken them to the far reaches of the globe, over millions of miles. As off-roading becomes electrified, with vehicles like t...
Tesla nets $331M for 5th straight quarterly profit
The automaker said after a record 140,000 deliveries in the quarter that it's sticking to its target of delivering half a million vehicles this year.
Tesla, Heinz Hit Brexit Snag in UK
Household-name companies including Tesla Inc. and Kraft Heinz Co. are racing to avoid a Brexit crisis at year-end, as a shortage of customs brokers threatens their ability to move goods between Britain and the Eu...
Tesla Q3 2020 Earnings Report: Automaker Blows Away Expectations
Another highly profitable quarter in the books.
FCA rebrands its online retailing platform to E-Shop
The newly named E-Shop will improve consumer capability to purchase Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, Fiat and Alfa Romeo vehicles from start to finish at home.
GMC Hummer EV Battery Is Over 200 kWh, But Range Is Only 350 Miles: Why?
Let's talk about the GMC Hummer EV battery (reportedly over 200 kWh) and range (estimated at 350 miles).
Lexus Seizes Toyota's Efforts To Enter EV World With UX 300e
If its controlling brand had an EV in China, why not Lexus as well?
Cruise, GM to seek U.S. approval for vehicle with no pedal or steering wheel
Cruise unveiled the Origin, which only has two long seats facing each other that can comfortably fit four passengers, in January. GM plans to begin building the Origin in Detroit in late 2021 or early 2022.
Watch Grizzle-E Charger Survive Being Run Over By A Small Tank
With a name like Grizzl-E, it better be tough.
2020 Toyota RAV4 Prime Test Drive Review: It's A Winner
It's probably the best plug-in hybrid crossover available right now.
GMC Hummer Electric Truck: Images, Videos Galore - Plus Crab Walk In Action
Let's see all the images and videos about the GMC Hummer EV.
Top US Dealer Warns Automakers Are Missing Resupply Deadlines
AutoNation Inc., the largest U.S. car retailer, is warning new-vehicle inventories remain thin as automakers miss resupply deadlines, which may mean fewer choices and higher prices for buyers.
Here’s Why The Pint-Sized Honda e Won Me Over Despite Its Flaws
It’s a fun, quirky, happy little retro-inspired city car that actually does a lot of things very well.
Did Interest In Hummer EV Change GM's Mind About Nikola Badger?
A GM exec today renews hope about the Nikola Badger deal, which sends Nikola stock upward.
Solaris Adds New Urbino Electric Bus to its Portfolio
Solaris has added the Urbino 15 LE electric to its portfolio of electric buses. The Urbino 15 LE electric is the first electric bus Solaris dedicated to both urban and intercity transportation. The Urbino 15 LE e...
Three Concerns for Trucking’s Workforce Development
RoadSigns produced a special series of podcasts on workforce development in which Transport Topics explored various ways to obtain and strengthen the talents and attributes of employees. Here are some of the issu...
Knight-Swift Posts Q3 Increases in Earnings, Revenue
Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings Inc. saw net income and revenue increase during the third quarter of 2020, the company reported Oct. 21.
PSI’s Propane Engine Receives EPA Certification
Power Solutions Int. Inc. (PSI), a company that specializes in the design, engineering and manufacture of emissions-certified engines and power systems, says the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Cal...
Italian sports-car brand De Tomaso will move to U.S. as it plans revival
De Tomaso will build its P72 sports car in North America and is "deep" in discussions with multiple states as potential locations for its U.S. operations, the company said.
GM Goes All-In on Electric Vehicles
General Motors Co. says its Spring Hill, Tenn., assembly plant will begin the transition to become the company’s third vehicle manufacturing site to produce electric vehicles (EVs), joining Factory ZERO in ...
Fleet Management
Teletrac Navman Launches EV Assessment Solution for Fleets
The Electric Vehicle Readiness Tool integrates with the Teletrac Navman advanced suite of fleet management and tracking platforms and analyzes all telematics data to provide operators with detailed recommendation...
BMW Growth Strategy to Increase Fleet Market Share
This strategy includes a new fleet ordering system for FMCs, an expanded lineup of electrified vehicles, simplified processes to allow dealers to better serve fleet customers, and the launch of a new dealer progr...
GM Investing $2 Billion Toward New EV Production
General Motors announced its Spring Hill, Tennessee assembly plant will begin the transition to become the company’s third vehicle manufacturing site to produce electric vehicles.
BMW recalls plug-in hybrid models due to fire risk
BMW is recalling 3,000 plug-in hybrid models in the UK due to battery fire concerns.
2021 Ford Transit Offers Versatility for Fleets
For the 2021-MY, Ford made ergonomic enhancements for drivers and added an available Parcel Delivery Package. This follows a major refresh in 2020, which added a Crew version, a new standard engine, standard acti...
Fleet industry needs to play a role in facilitating MaaS, says Leaseurope
Fleet managers must consider multi-modal transport solutions to facilitate corporate mobility as a service (MaaS) adoption, says Leaseurope.
Finalists announced for Brake’s UK Fleet Champions Awards 2020
Brake has announced the shortlist for its 2020 annual UK Fleet Champions Awards.
VW ID3 receives five stars in Euro NCAP test
The all-electric VW ID3 has achieved the highest possible score in the Euro NCAP (European New Car Assessment Programme) safety test.
Congestion charge could be expanded to north and south circular
A deal to provide emergency funding to Transport for London (TfL) could rely on the expansion of London’s congestion charge zone.
Suzuki Across plug-in hybrid SUV priced from £45,599
Suzuki has confirmed the pricing of its new Toyota RAV4-based Across plug-in hybrid SUV, which goes on sale in November.
Publish company car tax tables to 2030, says AFP
The Association of Fleet Professionals says fleets need to be able to plan EV strategies if a ban on the sale of new diesel and petrol cars is brought forward.
Hyundai i20: prices, specifications and CO2 emissions
Hyundai has announced the pricing and specification of the all new i20, which comes exclusively with a mild-hybrid petrol engine.
BCA begins online consumer sales via cinch platform
BCA has transformed its cinch business into an online retail platform, offering more than 4,000 used cars for sale with home delivery.
Nissan Reveals 2021 Altima MSRP Pricing
The Nissan Safety Shield 360 suite of safety features is available for all five grade levels on the Nissan Altima.
Finland Commercial Registrations Recovered in September
The commercial vehicle market in Finland improved by 23.6% for the month of September, though year-to-date numbers are still down by 19.3%.
French Fleet Market is Down in 2020
The French fleet market this year has seen 89,100 fewer fleet registrations this year when compared with the 299,1000 that were registered in 2019.
ORIX & SEA Electric Launch EV Truck for Australian Construction Group
The SEA Hino 917 EV will be used by Fulton Hogan, the large infrastructure company, as a maintenance truck in a local city council in Melbourne, Australia at the City of Port Phillip.
Trucking
Tesla, Heinz Hit Brexit Snag in UK
Household-name companies including Tesla Inc. and Kraft Heinz Co. are racing to avoid a Brexit crisis at year-end, as a shortage of customs brokers threatens their ability to move goods between Britain and the Eu...
Lewis Idealease expands to Bracebridge
NORTH BARRINGTON, Ill. – Lewis Idealease, a division of Lewis Motor Sales, has opened a new center in Bracebridge, Ont., the company said Wednesday.. The 18,000 sq.-ft. state-of-the-art facility features a parts ...
Top US Dealer Warns Automakers Are Missing Resupply Deadlines
AutoNation Inc., the largest U.S. car retailer, is warning new-vehicle inventories remain thin as automakers miss resupply deadlines, which may mean fewer choices and higher prices for buyers.
Solaris Adds New Urbino Electric Bus to its Portfolio
Solaris has added the Urbino 15 LE electric to its portfolio of electric buses. The Urbino 15 LE electric is the first electric bus Solaris dedicated to both urban and intercity transportation. The Urbino 15 LE e...
Three Concerns for Trucking’s Workforce Development
RoadSigns produced a special series of podcasts on workforce development in which Transport Topics explored various ways to obtain and strengthen the talents and attributes of employees. Here are some of the issu...
Knight-Swift Posts Q3 Increases in Earnings, Revenue
Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings Inc. saw net income and revenue increase during the third quarter of 2020, the company reported Oct. 21.
PSI’s Propane Engine Receives EPA Certification
Power Solutions Int. Inc. (PSI), a company that specializes in the design, engineering and manufacture of emissions-certified engines and power systems, says the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Cal...
GM Goes All-In on Electric Vehicles
General Motors Co. says its Spring Hill, Tenn., assembly plant will begin the transition to become the company’s third vehicle manufacturing site to produce electric vehicles (EVs), joining Factory ZERO in ...
Fleets Target Driver Retention, Safety Culture
Improving driver engagement and overall safety were on the minds of industry leaders during American Trucking Associations’ Management Conference & Exhibition on Oct. 20.
Work Truck Show falls victim to Covid-19
FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. – The NTEA’s annual Work Truck Show and Green Truck Summit, originally scheduled for March 9-12 in Indianapolis, has become the latest victim of Covid-19. The in-person show has been...
GM ‘Going Forward’ With Nikola Partnership Talks on Trucks
General Motors Co. is moving ahead in its talks with startup Nikola Corp. over a proposed partnership to make electric and fuel cell powered trucks, a senior executive at the Detroit automaker said.
Pelosi, Mnuchin Near a Deal, With Post-Election Vote Floated
White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows said the goal in talks with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is a deal on a coronavirus relief package within the next 48 hours.
Canadian National Reports Q3 Drop in Earnings, Revenue
For the second consecutive quarter, Canadian National Railway felt the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic when the Class I, Montreal-based railroad announced third-quarter earnings Oct. 20.
Coming soon: Better ONroute truck stops
TORONTO, Ont. – Truck stop operator ONroute is taking a series of measures to improve the customer experience at its sites, and that will include more food choices and parking spaces, the company CEO has told Tod...
Allison Gears Up for E-Axles
Allison Transmission Inc., widely known for its medium- and heavy-duty fully automatic transmissions, announced the launch of eGen Power, its series of zero-emission electric axles.
Plaintiff Lawyers Target Trucking Company Safety
A recent study that explored the skyrocketing rise in jury awards against trucking companies went beyond the numbers to seek expert input on what fleets can do to protect themselves.
U.S. Gain: Some Observations on Fleets’ Polyfuel Future
Given the emergence in sustainability goals built around transportation-related emission reductions, leading fleets across market sectors are evaluating what fuel or combination of fuels work best for their appli...
Kansas DOT Updates Information Website Used by Truckers
The Kansas Department of Transportation has updated KanDrive, its traveler information website that includes roadway and traffic condition details for truckers and passenger vehicle drivers.
Analysts View Traton, Navistar Deal as Win-Win
Navistar International Corp. is on the verge of becoming a subsidiary of German truck maker Traton SE, a step analysts said is a positive development for both companies.
US Senate Committee Examines Freight Rail Operations
Freight and passenger rail executives are scheduled to appear before the Senate Commerce Committee on Oct. 21.
Automotive News
Tesla posts Q3 net income of $331M for 5th consecutive quarterly profit
The automaker said after a record 140,000 deliveries in the quarter that it's sticking to its target of delivering half a million vehicles this year.
Tesla nets $331M for 5th straight quarterly profit
The automaker said after a record 140,000 deliveries in the quarter that it's sticking to its target of delivering half a million vehicles this year.
FCA rebrands its online retailing platform to E-Shop
The newly named E-Shop will improve consumer capability to purchase Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, Fiat and Alfa Romeo vehicles from start to finish at home.
Cruise, GM to seek U.S. approval for vehicle with no pedal or steering wheel
Cruise unveiled the Origin, which only has two long seats facing each other that can comfortably fit four passengers, in January. GM plans to begin building the Origin in Detroit in late 2021 or early 2022.
Italian sports-car brand De Tomaso will move to U.S. as it plans revival
De Tomaso will build its P72 sports car in North America and is "deep" in discussions with multiple states as potential locations for its U.S. operations, the company said.
Honda reaches $5 million settlement with Ariz. over Takata airbags
Arizona said the settlement covers $1.65 million in restitution for state consumers, a $2.13 million repair incentive program, $750,000 for consumer outreach and a $500,000 payment to the state.
Reservations for Hummer Edition 1 sold out in minutes
GMC wouldn't say how many reservations it accepted but added that "several thousand" customers are on a waitlist for the first-edition trim due out next fall.
GM promises no-haggle pricing for Hummer EV; Edition 1 reservations sold out in minutes
The price customers see on GMC’s website will be the price they pay, said Duncan Aldred, vice president of global Buick and GMC. All reservations available for the 2022 GMC Hummer Edition 1 were claimed within 10...
Electric Vehicles
Tesla Q3 Earnings Report: Automaker Blows Away Expectations
Another highgly profitable quarter in the books.
GMC Hummer EV Battery Is Over 200 kWh, But Range Is Only 350 Miles: Why?
Let's talk about the GMC Hummer EV battery (reportedly over 200 kWh) and range (estimated at 350 miles).
Lexus Seizes Toyota's Efforts To Enter EV World With UX 300e
If its controlling brand had an EV in China, why not Lexus as well?
Watch Grizzle-E Charger Survive Being Run Over By A Small Tank
With a name like Grizzl-E, it better be tough.
2020 Toyota RAV4 Prime Test Drive Review: It's A Winner
It's probably the best plug-in hybrid crossover available right now.
GMC Hummer Electric Truck: Images, Videos Galore - Plus Crab Walk In Action
Let's see all the images and videos about the GMC Hummer EV.
Here’s Why The Pint-Sized Honda e Won Me Over Despite Its Flaws
It’s a fun, quirky, happy little retro-inspired city car that actually does a lot of things very well.
Did Interest In Hummer EV Change GM's Mind About Nikola Badger?
A GM exec today renews hope about the Nikola Badger deal, which sends Nikola stock upward.
Volvo Announces U.S. Price Of XC40 Recharge P8
It will effectively start at $47,485, after deducting the federal tax credit.
Tesla Model S Performance Loses To Ferrari F8 Tributo In Drag Race
The Model S gets off the line first, as you’d expect, but soon after, the F8 cruises ahead with ease.
Chevrolet Bolt EV Reportedly Catches Fire While Parked In Driveway
We have no idea what caused this Chevy Bolt to burn to a crisp, but fortunately, no one was hurt.
LG Chem Targets 230 GWh Battery Output Annually By 2023
The company is looking for an additional manufacturing site in Europe.
Watch Tesla Model Y Crossover Race New Chevy Corvette C8 Stingray
The winner is obvious even before the race, right? You'd better watch to learn the truth.
Volkswagen Touareg R PHEV Tested By Autogefühl: Video
There is really not much to complain about as it happens to be a decent choice.
Tesla Model 3 Leads Italy's September EV Sales, Sets All-Time BEV Record
So much for Tesla's demand cliff and "expert" reports suggesting it's no longer able to sell cars in Europe.
GMC Hummer Edition 1 Truck Sells Out In 1 Hour: How Many Is GM Making?
The Hummer EV Edition 1 accounts for the entire first year of production. Reservations are full, but you can get on a waiting list.
Tesla Model Y Efficiency Proves Better Than Model 3 In Winter Testing
Turns out the Model Y heat pump seems to be doing its job as expected.
2020 Honda e Advance Review: Lovable Retro Urban EV
Honda e has so many positives that you could almost forgive its so-so range and the high acquisition price.
See China-Made Tesla Model 3s Wait In Port For Export To Europe
We estimate that there are about a thousand if not more and new ones are still coming.
Engineering Explained Goes In-Depth With New GMC Hummer EV Supertruck
All you ever wanted to know about the Hummer EV pickup (and more) is contained in this one video.
Vehicle Emissions
Green Transportation Summit & Expo
The 10th annual GTSE is the region's premier clean transportation mecca. This year's conference breaks into new space with the inclusion of the EPA's West Coast Collaborative Partner's Meeting focusing on heavy-d...
GM hasn't developed the Hummer EV yet, but its battery tech is ready
Automakers that build off-road vehicles often talk about how their development work has taken them to the far reaches of the globe, over millions of miles. As off-roading becomes electrified, with vehicles like t...
Hummer EV Edition 1, BMW i3 milestone, New Jersey might ban gas cars: Today’s Car News
GM has officially revealed the Hummer EV. New Jersey is mulling the phaseout of gasoline cars. And BMW reaches 200,000 i3s. This and more, here at Green Car Reports. General Motors has revealed its 2022 GMC Humme...
GM Investing $2 Billion Toward New EV Production
General Motors announced its Spring Hill, Tennessee assembly plant will begin the transition to become the company’s third vehicle manufacturing site to produce electric vehicles.
New Jersey might join California ban of gasoline new-car sales by 2035
New Jersey might be the next state to ban sales of new gasoline and diesel cars. Last month, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed an executive order banning sales of new internal-combustion cars by 2035; and n...
BMW has made 200,000 of its quirky i3 electric cars
BMW reported Tuesday that it had built its 200,000th i3 electric car since the start of production in 2013. The milestone car was finished in Fluid Black metallic paint with BMW i Blue accents, and was produced f...
European power-to-methane company Electrochaea opens California subsidiary
Electrochaea GmbH, a European provider of renewable methane technology, has established a California-based US subsidiary, Electrochaea Corporation, to accelerate the commercial roll-out of its technology in North...
NREL, ORNL research highlights economic importance of amount of sugars contained within bioenergy crops
A study by a team from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has found that the amount of sugars contained within cellulosic biomass from bioenergy crops that ca...
GMC introduces 2022 HUMMER EV Edition 1; powered by all-new Ultium battery tech
GMC introduced the 2022 HUMMER EV Edition 1. It will be the first fully electric addition to GMC’s lineup, driven by next-generation EV propulsion technology that enables off-road capability, on-road performance ...
Solaris unveils new Urbino 15 LE 15-meter tri-axle electric bus
Solaris unveiled the Urbino 15 LE—a 15-meter battery-electric bus that is the company’s first electric bus targeted at both urban and intercity transport. Urbino 15 LE electric will make it possible for operators...
Yergin: overwhelming number of new car sales will be EVs in coming decades, but 2/3 of global fleet to remain gasoline-powered in 2050
Electric vehicles will make up as many as 8 out of 10 new cars sold in 2050, but it will still be a long road before they dislodge gasoline as the predominant fuel in transportation, IHS Markit Vice Chairman Dani...
Waste-to-hydrogen producer Ways2H announces strategic investment by John Molina and Pacific6 Enterprises
Ways2H​, the developer of a gasification-based process that converts waste into clean hydrogen fuel for mobility, microgrids and power generation (earlier post), closed an investment from Pacific6 Enterprises, le...
Milestone in the strategic cooperation of Neste, Borealis and Covestro for the use of alternative raw materials
As part of a strategic collaboration, Covestro received a first delivery of 1,000 tons of renewable phenol from Borealis, produced with renewable hydrocarbons from Neste. Neste produces these ISCC Plus certified ...
ORIX & SEA Electric Launch EV Truck for Australian Construction Group
The SEA Hino 917 EV will be used by Fulton Hogan, the large infrastructure company, as a maintenance truck in a local city council in Melbourne, Australia at the City of Port Phillip.
2022 GMC Hummer EV Edition 1: 350-mile electric off-road SUV priced at $112,595
The first version of a completely new, all-electric incarnation of Hummer, the 2022 GMC Hummer EV Edition 1, was introduced Tuesday night in Detroit. It’s the pre-runner in the return of a brand once malign...
2022 GMC Hummer EV SUT and SUV: Everything we know in advance of full reveal tonight
In fall 2021, GM will bring back Hummer—a brand once maligned by environmentalists—with a set of zero-tailpipe-emissions electric vehicles aimed at weekend adventurers. With that timing, 2022 GMC Humm...
2022 GMC Hummer: Edition 1: 350-mile electric off-road SUV priced at $112,595
The first version of a completely new, all-electric incarnation of Hummer, the 2022 GMC Hummer EV Edition 1, was introduced Tuesday night in Detroit. It’s the pre-runner in the return of a brand once malign...
Porsche plug-in hybrids, Model Y recall, GM EV plant: Today’s Car News
The maker of the iPhone is getting into the business of electric cars. Porsche updates its plug-in hybrids. GM looks to the birthplace of Saturn for making electric vehicles. And the Model Y gets recalled, but be...
2023 Cadillac Lyriq electric crossover will be made in Tennessee, GM confirms
General Motors confirmed Tuesday morning that its Spring Hill, Tennessee, plant, which once served as the launch point for Saturn, will build the upcoming Cadillac Lyriq electric SUV starting late next year. As G...
Lightning Systems Renames Company Lightning eMotors
The provider of electrification solutions for commercial fleets has changed its name and expanded to meet the growing demand for medium-duty commercial EVs.
Alternative Fuels
2019 saw record-breaking US renewable energy consumption
The post 2019 saw record-breaking US renewable energy consumption appeared first on Hydrogen Fuel News . The U.S. Energy Information Administration recorded the fourth consecutive record-breaking year. Data from ...
Existing gas infrastructure for use in green hydrogen transportation
The post Existing gas infrastructure for use in green hydrogen transportation appeared first on Hydrogen Fuel News . Clean renewable energy can be incorporated into existing pipelines and energy grids. A rising i...
EPA: 1.63 billion RINs generated in September
The U.S. EPA released data in mid-October showing 1.63 billion RINs were generated under the Renewable Fuel Standard in September, up from 1.61 billion generated during the same month of last year.
UW Oshkosh, Agra Energy bring biofuel technology to dairy farms
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh has partnered with Agra Energy Corp. to promote a new gas-to-liquids technology that converts methane-rich biogas into liquid fuels that meet diesel fuel specifications.
Estée Lauder Companies to roll out new sustainable resin packaging in 2021
The post Estée Lauder Companies to roll out new sustainable resin packaging in 2021 appeared first on Hydrogen Fuel News . The beauty and cosmetics brand will bring a first of its kind “advanced recycled resin” t...
New fuel cell industry alliance forms in Western US
The post New fuel cell industry alliance forms in Western US appeared first on Hydrogen Fuel News . The WSHA aims to help with H2 heavy duty vehicle deployment in that part of the country. Hydrogen fuel cell̷...
Bioenergy, biofuels account for nearly half of US renewables use
Wood and waste energy accounted for nearly one-fourth of U.S. renewable energy use in 2019, while biofuels accounted for 20 percent of renewable energy consumption, according to data released by the U.S. Energy I...
Solar energy costs fall to the cheapest electricity rates in history
The post Solar energy costs fall to the cheapest electricity rates in history appeared first on Hydrogen Fuel News . The IEA has released a new report revealing the affordability of this renewable energy. In cert...
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory focuses on new hydrogen fuel cell tech projects
The post Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory focuses on new hydrogen fuel cell tech projects appeared first on Hydrogen Fuel News . The lab has announced that it is participating in three newly announced H2 pro...
EPA issues final Fuels Streamlining Rule
The U.S. EPA on Oct. 15 issued its final Fuels Streamlining Rule, which streamlines the agency’s existing regulations for gasoline, diesel and other fuels. It does not, however, change the stringency of existing ...
New York is Becoming One of the Top Cities for Green Business
The post New York is Becoming One of the Top Cities for Green Business appeared first on Hydrogen Fuel News . New York City isn’t exactly the first place that comes to mind when it comes to cities dedicated to gr...
Trump offshore moratorium include wind energy farms, report
The post Trump offshore moratorium include wind energy farms, report appeared first on Hydrogen Fuel News . Though never specifically stated within the president’s executive orders, the exclusion has been confirm...
Aberdeen gets the first hydrogen double decker bus in the world
The post Aberdeen gets the first hydrogen double decker bus in the world appeared first on Hydrogen Fuel News . The Ballymena-based Wrightbus has delivered to the Scottish city well known as an oil company home. ...
EPA: 2 additional SRE petitions filed for compliance year 2019
The U.S. EPA released updated small refinery exemption (SRE) data on Oct. 15, reporting two additional SRE petitions have been filed for Renewable Fuel Standard compliance year 2019. No other changes were made to...
BioCube launches new website to fuel energy independence
BioCube has announced the launch of a new website focused on its self-contained, transportable, mini biodiesel refinery that converts a variety of raw and used oils into biodiesel. The system can help communities...
Europe arrival of the Hyundai Xcient Fuel-Cell trucks premiered today (14 October 2020) in digital livestream
The post Europe arrival of the Hyundai Xcient Fuel-Cell trucks premiered today (14 October 2020) in digital livestream appeared first on Hydrogen Fuel News . A multi-million dollar project integrating hydrogen te...
Hyundai enters zero emission hydrogen truck partnership with Luxfer Gas Cylinders
The post Hyundai enters zero emission hydrogen truck partnership with Luxfer Gas Cylinders appeared first on Hydrogen Fuel News . This is an important step in the move toward the creation of the first H2 powered ...
Human waste to energy project moves ahead in Australian city
The post Human waste to energy project moves ahead in Australian city appeared first on Hydrogen Fuel News . Logan City is the first in the country to use this wastewater by-product for power generation. Logan Ci...
UK biofuel consumption down 27% in Q2
The U.K.’s consumption of transportation biofuels fell sharply during the second quarter of 2020 due primarily to the COVID-19 pandemic and associated lockdown measures that reduced travel, according to data rele...
USDA forecasts soybean production at 4.27 billion bushels
U.S. soybean production is expected to be up 20 percent from 2019, forecast at 4.27 billion bushels, according to the Crop Production report issued by USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service on Oct. 9.
Gasoline and Diesel Fuels
NASA, Energy Department Boost Cooperation In Space Projects
The U.S. Department of Energy and NASA signed on Tuesday a memorandum of understanding to expand their cooperation in civil energy-related activities in space.   NASA and DOE are continuing their partnership that...
China's Crude Imports Become Backbone Of Oil Price Recovery
The world’s largest oil importer, China, will continue to have a significant impact on the oil market in the coming months, as most of the rest of the world continues to battle a second coronavirus wave that has ...
Will Q3 Earnings End Tesla Shares’ Longest Losing Streak Since March?
Shares in Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA) were rising early on Wednesday as investors, analysts, and traders await the company’s Q3 earnings release after the closing bell today. In the week before the earnings report, Tesl...
Oil Prices Slump on US Fuel Supply Build
Oil and gasoline futures tumbled the most in more than two weeks.
Big Oil Hamstrung In Tackling Methane Problem
When the coronavirus first spread around the world, emissions-tracking organizations reported good news: the drop in industrial activity and oil and gas drilling had resulted in lower emissions of a range of harm...
Brazil’s Oil Giant Petrobras Raises Production Forecast
Thanks to increased production at the prolific pre-salt offshore basin, Petrobras expects its oil and gas production this year to exceed earlier guidance, Brazil’s state oil firm said as it reported its productio...
Activist Groups Sue Trump Admin Over Offshore Spill Analysis
The Trump administration was sued by several environmental groups that claim it has violated the Endangered Species Act.
The Battle For More Efficient Energy
There is a war going on. And no, it’s not the one you think. This is a war against energy efficiency. The attack is on two fronts: a battle against energy efficiency standards on the part of the current United St...
Texas FLNG Port Developer Makes Fuel Supply Deal
This illustration depicts Pilot LNG's planned FLNG-based bunker port for Galveston Bay. IMAGE SOURCE: Pilot LNG and GAC Bunker Fuels
Global Oil Production Costs Continue To Fall
A comprehensive Rystad Energy analysis of oil production costs has revealed that the average breakeven price for all unsanctioned projects has dropped to around $50 per barrel, down around 10% over the last two y...
Suncor May Sell Stake In North Sea Oilfields
Canada’s Suncor Energy is considering selling part of its assets in the North Sea amid a wave of consolidation in the mature offshore basin, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday, quoting sources with knowledge of the ...
Israel And The UAE Sign Historic Oil Deal
Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) signed this week a preliminary agreement under which crude oil from OPEC’s third-largest producer could be shipped to European markets via an oil pipeline in Israel conne...
HEI: State of Global Air (SoGA)
The Health Effects Institute released its annual State of Global Air (SoGA) report and website for 2020.
Oilfield Services Giant Baker Hughes Reports Loss
Oilfield services provider Baker Hughes (NYSE: BKR) reported a loss for the third quarter, like its competitors Schlumberger and Halliburton, amid lower demand for drilling services and equipment after the oil pr...
China’s Pollution Effort Falls Short Of Expectations
Despite ambitious efforts to reduce air pollution levels across China over the last five years, results have fallen short of expectations, Reuters reports, citing a senior government official. “While seeing the i...
Can Libya Sustain Its Oil Comeback?
After years of setbacks and false starts, Libya is back in the oil game.
Oil Prices Rebound On Small Crude Draw
Crude oil prices rose today after the Energy Information Administration reported a crude oil inventory decline of 1 million barrels for the week to October 16. The report came a day after the American Petroleum I...
U.S. Broadens Sanctions On Russia-Led Nord Stream 2 Pipeline
The U.S. is broadening the sanctions against service providers and those funding vessels involved in the construction of Nord Stream 2 in a fresh attempt to prevent the Russia-led gas pipeline project from comple...
Trump Blasts Biden's Fracking Plans At Rally
President Donald Trump told supporters at a rally that Democratic candidate Joe Biden planned to ban all fracking, taking aim at his opponent's energy plans that would affect one of the largest industries in the ...
Texas Study Links More Than 238,000 Jobs to Pipelines
A new study finds ongoing operations and construction in Texas' pipeline industry provided nearly $49 billion in economic impact last year.
Public Organization
Green Transportation Summit & Expo
The 10th annual GTSE is the region's premier clean transportation mecca. This year's conference breaks into new space with the inclusion of the EPA's West Coast Collaborative Partner's Meeting focusing on heavy-d...
Crude oil tanker rates likely to remain low until petroleum demand increases (10/21/2020)
In March and April 2020, the reduced demand for crude oil and petroleum products because of responses to COVID-19 led to a sharp increase in global crude oil inventories. As onshore inventories increased, market ...
EIA forecasts slightly higher U.S. propane consumption this winter season
The U.S. propane market is highly seasonal: about two-thirds of the propane consumed last year was consumed in the winter months (October through March). In the United States, most propane is consumed in homes du...
EIA expects relatively high distillate inventories to decrease through the winter
U.S. distillate fuel oil inventories remained high through summer 2020 because production outpaced demand. The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) expects that increased demand for distillate fuel oil in...
Data For 10/19/20
Summary Excerpt: Regular Gasoline Retail Price (Dollars per Gallon) 2.150 .. U.S. 2.118 ... East Coast 2.102 .... New England 2.282 .... Central Atlantic 2.019 .... Lower Atlantic 2.000 ... Midwest 1.830 ... Gulf...
The United States consumed a record amount of renewable energy in 2019
In 2019, consumption of renewable energy in the United States grew for the fourth year in a row, reaching a record 11.5 quadrillion British thermal units (Btu), or 11% of total U.S. energy consumption. The U.S. E...
Natural gas generators make up largest share of U.S. electricity generation capacity
Based on the U.S. Energy Information Administration's (EIA) annual survey of electric generators, natural gas-fired generators accounted for 43% of operating U.S. electricity generating capacity in 2019. These na...
EIA expects current, record-high U.S. distillate inventories to fall gradually through the winter heating season (10/15/2020)
U.S. distillate fuel oil inventories remained high through summer 2020 as a result of production outpacing demand, which continues to be affected by responses to the 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Alt...
Wind is a growing part of the electricity mix in Texas
In 2019, wind-powered generation contributed 84.4 thousand gigawatthours (GWh) of electricity in Texas, an 11% increase from the 75.7 thousand GWh generated in 2018. Substantial growth in wind capacity in the sta...
Global crack spreads remain low amid slow oil demand recovery and high stocks (10/7/2020)
In its latest Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO), the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) estimates that third-quarter 2020 global liquid fuels consumption averaged 94.2 million barrels per day (b/d), an i...
U.S. crude oil producers increased the amount and share of production covered by financial hedges in Q2 2020 (9/30/2020)
According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) analysis of financial disclosures from 77 publicly traded U.S. crude oil producers, financial hedging activity in the second quarter (Q2) of 2020 in...
Trucking Industry Asked to Rank Top Concerns
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Rebecca Brewster(404) 247-8787September 8, 2020 ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA – The American Transportation Research Institute, the trucking industry’s not-for-profit research organizati...
Take the 2020 Top Industry Issues Survey
Since its inception in 2005, the ATRI Top Industry Issues Survey continues to serve as a unique and vital tool for the trucking industry.  Just a few minutes of your time will provide valuable informati...
Tom Balzer, President and CEO, Ohio Trucking Association talks with Rebecca Brewster, ATRI President and COO about ATRI’s latest research
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Food Logistics Editor-in-chief Marina Mayer talks with Rebecca Brewster about Driver shortage
Editor-in-chief Marina Mayer talks with Rebecca Brewster, president and COO of American Transportation Research Institute, about how the labor shortage of the past is almost non-existent in today’s COVID-19 envir...
New York Truck Stop Radio talks about ATRI’s Latest Nuclear Verdicts Report with Dan Murray
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Understanding the Impact of Nuclear Verdicts on the Trucking Industry
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Trucking Toward a New Reality as part of ITS Georgia’s Webinar on the Impact of COVID-19
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Climate
US corporate buyers will drive 44 GW to 72 GW of new renewables over next 10 years: Report
Corporate and Industrial consumers continue to drive forward momentum in the energy transition. Click headline for full article
The EPA suspended anti-pollution laws during the pandemic
The EPA suspended anti-pollution laws during the pandemic Omari Spears Wed, 10/21/2020 - 14:57
Decarbonising end-use sectors: buildings, transport, industry. Which strategies are best? - Energy Post
Limiting the global average temperature rise to 1.5-degrees-C will require all sectors of the economy to reach zero carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions early in the second half of this century. A growing number of cou...
Supreme Court Allows Census to Be Cut Short—and Considers Defying 150 Years of Precedent
On Tuesday, October 13, the Supreme Court ruled that the Census Bureau could end the 2020 census count early, marking an abrupt end to a months-long tussle over the Bureau’s census timeline. Then, only a few days...
Strategic Implications of the European Green Deal
I have prepared a presentation which I delivered at the first international conference (turned on-line at the last moment) on the European Green Deal, held in Sofia last week. It is my pleasure to ...
Brazil: the most likely scenario
Brazil: the most likely scenarioThere are 7 well established conditions identified by economists:1) The bulk of Brazilian exports are primary products2) It would be necessary to add items with higher added value ...
Iberdrola’s Avangrid to Acquire Southwest Utility PNM Resources
Iberdrola’s Avangrid has agreed to acquire PNM Resources, owner of regulated utilities in New Mexico and Texas, enlarging what is already one of the largest U.S. utility groups — and one with an ...
Concrete and cement industry aims to be net negative | Net Zero Carbon
The UK's concrete and cement industry is aiming to become net negative by 2050 by adopting a variety of methods, including decarbonised electricity and transport networks, fuel switching, greater use of low-c...
A Blockchain-Enabled Smart Meter for Clean Power Trading?
Blockchain’s energy sector uses range from the highly speculative—think peer-to-peer energy trading using cryptocurrency raised in initial coin offerings (ICOs)—to more incremental efforts, grou...
Why Build a Power Plant if You Can Make a Virtual One?
The utilities of yesteryear had an obvious answer whenever they needed more power: simply build a new coal or gas-fired plant. But with carbon emissions out of fashion, and growing levels of demand response and d...
Will the 2020 Elections Offer the Opportunity for an Environmental Do-over?
If, as it appears now, the environment will become a major issue in the 1972 race for the White House, there will be action all right as both Democrats and Republicans play to outdo each other at pollution politi...
A Deep Dive into SIP “Energy Carriers” Ammonia Combustion Research - Ammonia Energy Association
Ammonia and hydrogen from a fossil based perspective in this articleIf you would like to keep up to date with developments from this burgeoning industry join the Hydrogen and Ammonia professional group ...
Transitioning to Electric Transportation will Spur Economic Development in the Southeast
Last week, the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy in collaboration with Atlas Public Policy published a new brief, "Transportation Electrification in the Southeast," that&n...
Shell – Red Rock Biofuels
 Biofuel  Examining biofuels, with Ryan Lamberg | Energy Central   Click headline for full article
New NETWORKS, Part 1: BECCS
This post covers sources of biomass that have the potential contribute to carbon dioxide sequestration while fulfilling other human needs. Click headline for full article
Demand Response Provider Asks Feds to Open States to Energy Market Competition
Over the past half-decade, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has consistently won court battles upholding its authority over states to set the rules for how distributed energy resources can play in wholesa...
MIT Validates Science Behind New Nuclear Fusion Reactor Design
A proposed fusion reactor design by Commonwealth Fusion Systems has received a boost after its underlying scientific principles were validated by peer review.  CFS, one of two fusion hopefuls that have ...
New York City Is About to Get an Injection of Tidal Power. Is This Time Different?
New York City may be weeks away from seeing tidal power injected onto the local grid. Verdant Power, a 20-year-old tidal energy startup, plans to install a half-scale generator in the East River tidal s...
EV Battery Market - Jan-Aug 2020
Roland Zenn analysis of the EV Battery Market. China, Europe, Tesla and the pandemic define the xEV #battery market in 2020. LG, CATL and Panasonic are still the three amigos! 64.7 GWh of batt...
Portland General Electric to close last remaining coal-fired power plant in Oregon
I added this post on "Energy Collective" group and it got moved... adding back to where I oiginally put itWith the closure of Boardman coal plant, Oregon will no longer have any in-state coal ...
Safety
U.S. Department of Transportation Sponsors Capitol Christmas Tree During Journey Across the United States
Highlights critical role of commercial trucks during holiday season and reminds public to share the road safely Language English Updated: Tuesday, November 12, 2019
U.S. Department of Transportation Proposes $74 Million in Cost Savings By Reducing Burdensome Rules on the Commercial Buses
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced that it has published a proposed rule to reduce regulatory costs by $74 million per year by...
FMCSA Declares Ohio Truck Driver to be an Imminent Hazard
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has declared Ohio-licensed commercial driver Gregory Alan Barnhart to be an imminent hazard to public safety and has ord...
US Department of Transportation Offers New Resource to Help Military Reservists and Servicemembers Find Jobs in the Trucking Industry
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced that it has published a new job opportunities website to help 18-20-year-olds who possess t...
FMCSA Opens Registration for Commercial Driver’s License Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced that registration is now open for the Congressionally-mandated Commercial Driver’s License ...
U.S. Department of Transportation Awards Over $77 Million in Grants to Improve Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced that it has awarded $77.3 million in grants to states and educational institutions to enhan...
FMCSA: 5 changes to the HOS rule
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) unveiled a proposal on August 14 to revise its hours of service (HOS) regulations for commercial motor vehicle drivers. The FMCSA estimates its proposal wou...
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Publishes Hours of Service Proposal to Improve Safety and Increase Flexibility for Commercial Drivers
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) on changes to hours of service (HOS) rules to increa...
Exempt from the Canadian ELD Mandate? Here’s 5 reasons to comply anyways
With the Canadian Electronic Logging Device (ELD) Mandate taking effect in less than two years, details are beginning to surface around who’s going to be affected — and who’s not. Until adopted by any one or more...
Department of Transportation Revises Bus Lease and Interchange Regulations and Reduces Regulatory Costs by Over $8 Million Annually
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced a final rule that revises the agency’s regulations governing the lease and interchange of c...
FMCSA Declares Missouri Truck Driver to be an Imminent Hazard to Public Safety
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has declared Missouri-licensed truck driver Bruce Andrew Pollard to be an imminent hazard to public safety ...
U.S. Department of Transportation Proposes Permanent Crash Preventability Determination Program
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today proposed a permanent crash preventability determination program to gain additional data to recognize ...
Final Canadian ELD Mandate Rules Announced
The final Canadian electronic logging device (ELD) Mandate was announced today by Canadian Transport Minister Marc Garneau. As expected, the rules state that ELD solution providers must obtain certification from ...
10 Steps to ELD Migration Success
It has almost been a year since the first electronic logging device (ELD) Mandate deadline passed. Many carriers that were able to take advantage of the grandfather clause opted to use automatic onboard recording...
Canadian ELD Mandate Updates
Updated October 16, 2018 The final Canadian ELD Mandate rule is expected to release this year or in the first quarter of 2019 (best guesses). While the full information is still not available, fleets can still ed...
The ELD Mandate: What We’ve Learned So Far
It has been over six months since the first electronic logging device (ELD) Mandate deadline passed. Since then, the FMCSA has granted new exemptions and guidance, and the hard deadline has been enforced. In a re...
Post-ELD Enforcement Date: Regulatory Update
April was a busy month since the hard ELD enforcement date starting April 1. Changes continue to be made in agriculture and tank hauling. CVSA is focused on day-to-day enforcement as well as an Hours of Service e...
ELD Enforcement Starts April 1. Are Your Drivers Prepared?
During the “soft enforcement” period since the ELD Mandate took effect on Dec. 18, drivers caught running without proper ELD equipment, documentation, or training have been written up, but neither they nor the co...
New FMCSA Guidance on AOBRDs
On Friday, March 9, 2018, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) provided an answer in response to requests to extend or exempt certain fleets as it relates to the ELD Mandate grandfather clause....
Debunking the Myth Around ELD and Crossing Borders
There have been many different stories in the trucking business throughout the past six months when it comes to questions of ELD compliance among Canadian and Mexican drivers and trucking companies operating in t...