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Mustang Mach-E Or Tesla Model Y? This Girl Prefers The Ford
She gives five main reasons for her decision on the Mach-E; one of them contradicts Little Yoda.
Average Diesel Price Falls 2.7¢ to $3.01 Per Gallon
The U.S. average retail price of diesel fell 2.7 cents to $3.01 a gallon, the Department of Energy reported Jan. 27.
Ford reaches new settlement over Focus, Fiesta transmissions
The automaker has agreed to an updated settlement over a 2012 class-action lawsuit concerning Focus and Fiesta sedans with faulty transmissions. A prior settlement was challenged on the grounds it did not compens...
International Roadcheck Set for May 5-7 by CVSA
The high-volume, high-visibility International Roadcheck event will take place May 5-7, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance announced Jan. 27.
Tesla Gigafactory 3 Construction Progress January 23, 2020: Video
Everyone has to take a break sometimes, even at the Tesla Gigafactory 3.
Audi Struggles With e-tron Production Because Of Suppliers
Sources say that the problem is insufficient supplies of parts and battery cells.
Honda E Praised For Maneuverability, Fun To Drive And Quality Feel
Video review roundup from the car’s European launch within.
Another Glass-Breaking Butt Shows Up On A Tesla Sentry Mode Video
This one was more concerned about his face, but not about rear ends – including his car’s.
General Motors Invests $2.2B in All EV Assembly Plant
General Motors has invested $2.2 billion at its Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant to produce a variety of all-electric trucks and SUVs, including its first all-electric truck.
GM Invests in First 100% Electric Assembly Plant
General Motors has invested $2.2 billion in its Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant to produce a variety of all-electric trucks and SUVs. Detroit-Hamtramck will be GM’s first fully-dedicated electric vehicle assembl...
China’s Karma Automotive Plans to Enter Electric Truck, SUV Fray
The pickup truck market that has gone years without an electric entrant may have another competitor join the fray: Karma Automotive, the Chinese-owned carmaker once known as Fisker.
EPRI, DOE to Collaborate on Electrification Research
The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Vehicle Technologies Office signed a five-year memorandum of understand...
Crossword Puzzle Solution for January 27, 2020
Here's the solution to the crossword puzzle found in the January 27, 2020 print edition.
Best Drag Race Ever? Tesla Model X Vs Mercedes, BMW, Audi, Porsche
How does the Tesla Model X Performance compare to non-rival German luxury gas-powered sports cars?
Jay Leno, Elon Musk Spotted In Tesla Cybertruck Near SpaceX HQ
It will probably be featured on Jay Leno’s Garage in the not too distant future.
Northeast Governors Slow to Embrace Regional Climate Pact
Supporters of a regional pact that would tackle transportation emissions are struggling to win over several New England governors concerned that the climate change initiative will increase gas prices.
Energy Stocks Slump Again on China Virus Fears
Energy stocks have quickly reverted to being among 2020’s worst performers as fears increase that China’s deadly coronavirus will hit oil demand.
Maserati preps Ghibli hybrid for Beijing show
The hybrid will lead Maserati's electrification push under plans to launch 10 new or updated models between 2020 and 2023,  including a full-electric sports car.    
Campaign to Address Transportation Management and Operations Workforce Development
The National Operations Center of Excellence launched a workforce development campaign geared toward professionals in the transportation systems management and operations field.
GM’s all-EV plant, RAV4 EV recalled, Volvo XC40 Recharge, "self-charging" Lexus: Today’s Car News
GM confirms that it soon will have an assembly plant making only electric vehicles. Volvo opens up orders for its upcoming XC40 Recharge. A survey from AAA finds that range anxiety might be moot once you drive an...
Fleet Management
General Motors Invests $2.2B in All EV Assembly Plant
General Motors has invested $2.2 billion at its Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant to produce a variety of all-electric trucks and SUVs, including its first all-electric truck.
The Real Transportation Revolution
The fleet market is leading the charge on making real gains in efficiency and safety with telematics, in-cab video, and safety technologies that are available today.
Clean air programme could impact UK ULEV supply
There are fears that UK could be faced with a shortage of ultra-low emission vehicles (ULEVs) depending on OEM strategy, Fleet Logistics warns.
Audi launches multi-provider E-Tron charging service
Audi is offering access to 18 electric vehicle (EV) charge point providers through a one-card charging system.
Fiat 500 and Panda gain new mild-hybrid engine: prices and CO2
Fiat has launched a new three-cylinder mild-hybrid engine for the 500 and Panda, providing lower CO2 emissions and better fuel economy.
BP Chargemaster opens first rapid charging hub on the M6
The first public rapid charging hub on the M6, and the first in the North West of England, is now live.
Smart Motorway deaths reach 38 in five years
The number of people killed on Smart Motorways has reached 38 in just five years, a BBC Panorama investigation uncovers.
Hertz finds new approach to repair pricing
Hertz has launched new software across the UK and Europe to give customers accurate, transparent pricing for vehicle return repairs.
Peugeot 3008 named used car of the year
DieselCar and EcoCar Magazine has announced the winners of its Used Car Top 50 2020 awards, and it’s good news for Peugeot, with the manufacturer’s 3008 model being named the used car of the year, as ...
Gloucestershire green car club reduces council emissions
A Gloucestershire-based council has reduced its road travel emissions by more than four tonnes of CO2 within six months since introducing a green car club for its staff.
Volvo predicts company car surge thanks to new EV tax rates
Changes to the company car tax regime to boost electric vehicle uptake will persuade more employees to opt back into the benefit, says Volvo Car UK’s fleet boss.
Jeep Wrangler, Chevy Tahoe Highlight New Diesel Passenger Vehicle Options
The 2021 Chevrolet Suburban and Chevrolet Tahoe and GMC Yukon and Yukon XL will be available with the all-new 3.0L Duramax turbo-diesel engine, while Jeep debuts the 3.0L EcoDiesel option in the Jeep Wrangler Unl...
Jeep Wrangler, Chevy Tahoe Highlight New Diesel Passenger Vehicle Options
The 2021 Chevrolet Suburban and Chevrolet Tahoe and GMC Yukon and Yukon XL will be available with the all-new 3.0L Duramax turbo-diesel engine, while Jeep debuts the 3.0L EcoDiesel option in the Jeep Wrangler Unl...
2020 Ford Escape
The new model year brings a sportier exterior to Ford's compact SUV along with improvements to fuel efficiency and safety tech.
Spain, France Fleet Registrations Ended Strong in 2019
Registrations for the fleet markets of Spain and France saw growth in 2019, despite fluctuations seen in other areas of the industry.
Airbag Thefts on the Rise
Airbag thefts especially among Hondas are on the rise in several states.
Hyundai Recalls Kona Vehicles for Certification Label
This situation could result in the vehicle being overloaded, which increases the likelihood of a collision.
Minnesota Hands-Free Law: Citations High
Law enforcement across Minnesota have issued some 9,700 citations to violators of the state’s hands-free law in the first five months the law has been in effect.
Choptank Transport Unveils Customer-Interfacing Freight Management Platform
A new freight management platform created by third-party logistics provider Choptank Transport allows fleets track and analyze many operational factors based on their own shipping history.
Trucking
Phillips names Michael Poschner director of sales
SANTA FE SPRINGS, Calif. — Phillips Industries has promoted Michael Poschner to director of sales for Canada. Poschner joined Phillips Industries in 2000 as a sales manager for the Canadian market. He has m...
Average Diesel Price Falls 2.7¢ to $3.01 Per Gallon
The U.S. average retail price of diesel fell 2.7 cents to $3.01 a gallon, the Department of Energy reported Jan. 27.
International Roadcheck Set for May 5-7 by CVSA
The high-volume, high-visibility International Roadcheck event will take place May 5-7, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance announced Jan. 27.
Boiling point
Tensions mount between Ontario enforcement officers, MTO
CTA calls for new steps to ease driver shortage
OTTAWA, Ont. — The Canadian Trucking Alliance and other trade associations are calling for fresh federal efforts to address the problem of the driver shortage. The groups met Monday with Carla Qualtrough, t...
GM Invests in First 100% Electric Assembly Plant
General Motors has invested $2.2 billion in its Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant to produce a variety of all-electric trucks and SUVs. Detroit-Hamtramck will be GM’s first fully-dedicated electric vehicle assembl...
China’s Karma Automotive Plans to Enter Electric Truck, SUV Fray
The pickup truck market that has gone years without an electric entrant may have another competitor join the fray: Karma Automotive, the Chinese-owned carmaker once known as Fisker.
EPRI, DOE to Collaborate on Electrification Research
The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Vehicle Technologies Office signed a five-year memorandum of understand...
Crossword Puzzle Solution for January 27, 2020
Here's the solution to the crossword puzzle found in the January 27, 2020 print edition.
Tensions and tactics escalating during Co-op Refinery dispute
REGINA, Sask. – The ongoing labor dispute between union members and the Regina Co-op Refinery has led to picketers said to now be blocking cardlock customers and fuel trucks from accessing Federated Co-operatives...
Northeast Governors Slow to Embrace Regional Climate Pact
Supporters of a regional pact that would tackle transportation emissions are struggling to win over several New England governors concerned that the climate change initiative will increase gas prices.
Energy Stocks Slump Again on China Virus Fears
Energy stocks have quickly reverted to being among 2020’s worst performers as fears increase that China’s deadly coronavirus will hit oil demand.
Campaign to Address Transportation Management and Operations Workforce Development
The National Operations Center of Excellence launched a workforce development campaign geared toward professionals in the transportation systems management and operations field.
Freightliner recognizes top sales associates
PORTLAND, Ore. – Freightliner has presented its Leland James Elite Sales Achievement awards to 44 sales professionals and six sales managers. “On behalf of everyone at Freightliner, thank you to all of our dealer...
Vipar Network Gains Indiana Parts Shop
Vipar Heavy Duty has expanded its network of partner shops with the addition of Rowe Truck Equipment, the company announced Jan. 24.
Honda, Others Evacuate Workers as Coronavirus Takes Its Toll on Industry
Global companies including Honda Motor Co. and Groupe PSA are evacuating workers from areas of China hardest hit by a deadly viral outbreak.
Pre-approved extraordinary permit project just a start, says BCTA
VICTORIA, B.C. – Despite the B.C. government’s announcement that Project Cargo Corridor would make it easier for carriers to acquire permits to move overweight and over-dimensional loads, the provincial trucking ...
GM Confirms Detroit Plant Going All-Electric Next Year
General Motors Co. affirmed plans to build electric pickups and SUVs at its Detroit-Hamtramck plant and scheduled the start of production for late next year.
C.H. Robinson Launches Incubator Robinson Labs
C.H. Robinson introduced C.H. Robinson Labs, an innovation incubator in which ideas in logistics and supply chain are created, tested and scaled to build solutions for customers and carriers, the company said in ...
Opponents of Texas Port LNG Terminals Inch Closer to Lawsuit
Environmentalists and other opponents of three proposed liquefied natural gas export terminals at the Port of Brownsville are one step closer to filing a federal lawsuit to halt the projects after losing requests...
Automotive News
Jay Leno and Elon Musk caught driving a Cybertruck around L.A.
Filed under: Tesla , Truck , Electric Continue reading Jay Leno and Elon Musk caught driving a Cybertruck around L.A. Jay Leno and Elon Musk caught driving a Cybertruck around L.A. originally appeared on Autoblog...
Latest 2021 Ford Bronco prototype spotted with beefy new wheels and tires
Filed under: Spy Photos , Ford , SUV , Off-Road Continue reading Latest 2021 Ford Bronco prototype spotted with beefy new wheels and tires Latest 2021 Ford Bronco prototype spotted with beefy new wheels and tires...
Ford reaches new settlement over Focus, Fiesta transmissions
The automaker has agreed to an updated settlement over a 2012 class-action lawsuit concerning Focus and Fiesta sedans with faulty transmissions. A prior settlement was challenged on the grounds it did not compens...
Junkyard Gem: 1979 Fiat 128 Custom Sedan
Filed under: Etc. , Automotive History Continue reading Junkyard Gem: 1979 Fiat 128 Custom Sedan Junkyard Gem: 1979 Fiat 128 Custom Sedan originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 27 Jan 2020 15:20:00 EST. Please s...
Ghibli PHEV will launch Maserati's electrification offensive
Filed under: Green , Beijing Motor Show , Maserati , Hybrid , Luxury , sedan Continue reading Ghibli PHEV will launch Maserati's electrification offensive Ghibli PHEV will launch Maserati's electrification offens...
Listen to the 2020 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S rumbling, growling exhaust
Filed under: Porsche , Coupe , Performance , Videos Continue reading Listen to the 2020 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S rumbling, growling exhaust Listen to the 2020 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S rumbling, growling exhaust origi...
Bentley teases a slopeside ‘Bomber’ edition of the Continental GT
Filed under: Bentley , Coupe , Luxury Continue reading Bentley teases a slopeside ‘Bomber’ edition of the Continental GT Bentley teases a slopeside ‘Bomber’ edition of the Continental GT originally appeared on Au...
A $3 million C8 Corvette!!! | Behind the Wheel S02 // E05
Filed under: Video , Chevrolet , Auctions , Performance Continue reading A $3 million C8 Corvette!!! | Behind the Wheel S02 // E05 A $3 million C8 Corvette!!! | Behind the Wheel S02 // E05 originally appeared on ...
Next-gen Range Rover Sport spied for the first time with a familiar shape
Filed under: Spy Photos , Land Rover , SUV , Luxury , Off-Road , Performance Continue reading Next-gen Range Rover Sport spied for the first time with a familiar shape Next-gen Range Rover Sport spied for the fir...
Maserati preps Ghibli hybrid for Beijing show
The hybrid will lead Maserati's electrification push under plans to launch 10 new or updated models between 2020 and 2023,  including a full-electric sports car.    
Automotive News
Mustang Mach-E Or Tesla Model Y? This Girl Prefers The Ford
She gives five main reasons for her decision on the Mach-E; one of them contradicts Little Yoda.
Tesla Gigafactory 3 Construction Progress January 23, 2020: Video
Everyone has to take a break sometimes, even at the Tesla Gigafactory 3.
Audi Struggles With e-tron Production Because Of Suppliers
Sources say that the problem is insufficient supplies of parts and battery cells.
Honda E Praised For Maneuverability, Fun To Drive And Quality Feel
Video review roundup from the car’s European launch within.
Another Glass-Breaking Butt Shows Up On A Tesla Sentry Mode Video
This one was more concerned about his face, but not about rear ends – including his car’s.
Best Drag Race Ever? Tesla Model X Vs Mercedes, BMW, Audi, Porsche
How does the Tesla Model X Performance compare to non-rival German luxury gas-powered sports cars?
Jay Leno, Elon Musk Spotted In Tesla Cybertruck Near SpaceX HQ
It will probably be featured on Jay Leno’s Garage in the not too distant future.
The $35,000 Tesla Model 3 Is Still Available: Here's How To Get It
Despite naysayers, you can still get the cheapest Model 3. We walk you through the process.
Watch Ford F-150 Pickup Truck Back Into Parked Tesla Then Flee
The truck driver gets out to see if there's damage then quickly leaves the scene.
Genesis Has Plans For An All-Electric SUV In Next Two Years
Genesis has the potential to make substantial waves into the future.
Ready For the Model Y? Tesla Apparently Is, According To This Video
Ryan Shaw puts a lot of evidence together to confirm the SUV deliveries will start soon.
Toyota’s Self-Charging Hybrid Ads Deemed Misleading, Banned In Norway
This may lead to other countries doing the same.
GM's First-Ever EV-Only Factory Will Produce Electric Pickup In 2021
Hamtramck facility will also produce other electric trucks, SUVs, and the Cruise Origin autonomous vehicle.
Rivian CEO Hints At Cheaper R1T Electric Truck, R1S SUV
Rivian's vehicles may be less expensive and better-equipped than anticipated.
Shrunken Tesla Cybertruck Now Has Brakes And Steering Wheel
The Hacksmith guys now promise to use it to out tow a Ford F-150.
Porsche Taycan Turbo Crushes EPA Range Rating On Our 436-Mile Drive
We do 20% better than the EPA 201-mile range without even trying.
Jay Leno Left Wanting By $1.3-Million Drako GTE EV Hypercar
Jay does like the car, but there are certain things he doesn’t fully agree with.
Hardware Updates Expected Soon For Tesla Model S, X
Code points to new Model S and X battery packs, wireless phone charging, new seats, suspension, and charge port.
BMW: Global Electromobility Share Charted – 2019
Comparison of plug-in car sales from BMW’s perspective through December 2019.
Vehicle Emissions
EVS33 - World Electric Vehicle Symposium and Exposition
EVS33 will assemble global leaders from industry, government, and academia to explore the technical, policy, and market achievements–and challenges–in transportation electrification. EVS33 features a major trade ...
2020 Advanced Clean Transportation Expo
The Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo is the largest advanced transportation technology and clean fleet event in North America. Each year, the show serves as the official meeting place for transportation e...
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...
The Work Truck Show / GreenTruck Summit
The Work Truck Show/GreenTruck Summit, North America's largest work truck event, is celebrating its 20th anniversary. Produced annually by NTEA – The Association for the Work Truck Industry, The Work Truck Show® ...
General Motors Invests $2.2B in All EV Assembly Plant
General Motors has invested $2.2 billion at its Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant to produce a variety of all-electric trucks and SUVs, including its first all-electric truck.
GM’s all-EV plant, RAV4 EV recalled, Volvo XC40 Recharge, "self-charging" Lexus: Today’s Car News
GM confirms that it soon will have an assembly plant making only electric vehicles. Volvo opens up orders for its upcoming XC40 Recharge. A survey from AAA finds that range anxiety might be moot once you drive an...
Survey: Owning an electric car will cure range anxiety, other concerns about EVs
Just do it. The old marketing slogan, it turns out, might be good advice for those considering leaping to an electric car. It’s essentially the conclusion AAA arrived at after examining the experiences of e...
GM to invest $2.2B at Detroit-Hamtramck to produce all-electric trucks and SUVs; GM’s first fully-dedicated EV plant
General Motors will invest $2.2 billion at its Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant to produce a variety of all-electric trucks and SUVs. GM’s first all-electric truck will be a pickup with production scheduled to be...
GM names Hamtramck as first US plant to build only electric cars
Quick! List all the car factories in the U.S. that produce only electric vehicles. It’s a trick question, really, because today, there’s only one. That’s the Tesla assembly plant in Fremont, Cal...
Great Britain and the United States show the same pattern of recent changes in vehicle distance traveled
by Michael Sivak, Sivak Applied Research. Vehicle distance traveled per person in Great Britain is currently about one-half of the distance in the United States. The issue of interest in this study is whether, de...
Volvo opens orders for XC40 Recharge electric car
Ahead of the arrival of the Volvo XC40 Recharge later this year, the Swedish automaker has opened its order books “in select markets” that include the U.S. and Europe. Volvo reports that response to t...
Researchers devise photochemical process to convert bio-acetone to green jet fuel additive
Researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), with colleagues at Yale University, have developed a photochemical process to convert acetone derived from plants (bio-acetone) into a mixture of polycyclic a...
LBNL, Nissan researchers explore ethanol internal reforming in SOFCs for vehicle applications
Researchers from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) and Nissan Research Center report on their investigation of the internal reforming of ethanol fuel on high-performance metal-supported solid-oxide fue...
Nissan and Uber partner in London: 2,000 LEAFs
Nissan and Uber have signed a deal to support the introduction of 2,000 all-electric Nissan LEAFs for drivers who use the Uber app. The fleet of 40kWh Nissan LEAFs, which can travel up to 168 miles on a single ch...
Researchers calculate social cost of German nuclear phase-out at $12B/year; 70% from increased mortality risk
In a working paper for the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), a team from UC Berkeley, UC Santa Barbara and Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) calculate that the social cost of the phase out of nuclear el...
Study suggests early childhood exposure to traffic air pollution associated with later structural changes in brain
A new study suggests that significant early childhood exposure to traffic-related air pollution (TRAP) is associated with structural changes in the brain at the age of 12. The Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medic...
Rolls-Royce takes majority holding in power storage specialist Qinous; storage for microgrid activities
Rolls-Royce now holds a 73.1% majority stake in Berlin-based electricity storage specialist Qinous GmbH. The Group acquired the shareholdings of all other current financial investors, including that of investment...
Norway cracks down: Is “self-charging” a misleading way to pitch hybrids?
The phrase “self-charging” has been quite the lightning rod among electric-vehicle enthusiasts—especially in Norway. Toyota’s Lexus luxury brand has continued—in Norway, and in the U...
Study links exposure to diesel exhaust particles to pneumococcal disease susceptibility
Researchers from the University of Liverpool, Queen Mary University, London and Trinity College Dublin have linked exposure to diesel exhaust particles (DEPs) to susceptibility to pneumococcal disease. An open-ac...
GTI launching a hydrogen technology center
GTI, a research, development and training organization focused on natural gas and energy markets, is launching a hydrogen technology center. GTI focuses its R&D efforts on the generation of clean hydrogen using h...
Alternative Fuels
Canadian scientists discover a way to dissolve tires to recycle rubber
For more hydrogen fuel cell news articles. Researchers from McMaster University may stop vehicle tires from being single use items. Researchers out of McMaster University in Canada… For more alternative ene...
Coradia iLint hydrogen train to receive battery systems from Akasol
For more hydrogen fuel cell news articles. Over 40 hydrogen trains will receive the batteries. The Coradia iLint hydrogen train, the first of its kind in operation… For more alternative energy news headline...
2020 Eye on Biodiesel winners showcase an image of success
The National Biodiesel Board’s annual awards recognize individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to biodiesel. The commercial biodiesel industry wouldn’t be where it is today without ...
The massive WindFloat Atlantic floating wind turbine is already generating energy
For more hydrogen fuel cell news articles. The offshore floating wind turbine has been harvesting energy since the start of the year. WindFloat Atlantic, the largest offshore… For more alternative energy ne...
Grants help WPI professor hone bio-oil process from mixed waste
WPI associate professor Michael Timko has been awarded a $2 million grant from DOE and $275,000 from MCEC to expand his earlier research to mix food waste with municipal green waste and, through hydrothermal liqu...
New deal to see Honda fuel cells power Isuzu trucks
For more hydrogen fuel cell news articles. Honda Motors will team up with Isuzu Motors to develop hydrogen-powered trucks. This will be the first time that Honda… For more alternative energy news headlines ...
A new Budweiser solar farm to be developed in Spain
For more hydrogen fuel cell news articles. The solar farm will provide 250 gigawatt hours of renewable power per year for AB InBev’s breweries. The Budweiser solar… For more alternative energy news headline...
New US biodiesel industry vision lays out 2030, 2050 use targets
The National Biodiesel Board’s vision for the U.S. biodiesel industry includes ensuring the fuel be recognized for its superior performance characteristics, and growing its use to more than 6 billion gallons by 2...
Phillips 66, REG cancel Washington renewable diesel project
Phillips 66 and REG are discontinuing their joint effort to construct a large-scale renewable diesel plant in Ferndale, Washington, the companies announced Jan. 21. The project has been canceled due to permitting...
Diesel fleets will continue to thrive with biodiesel
National Biodiesel Conference & Expo attendees in Tampa Jan. 21 received a glimpse into the future as industry leaders from the Fuels Institute, NTEA and major OEMs mapped out the road ahead for the freight and t...
Researchers discuss natural hydrogen at deep decarbonization symposium at the Ohio State University
For more hydrogen fuel cell news articles. On December 6th 2019, the Center for Energy Research and Training (CERTAIN) of the Ohio State University (OSU) hosted a… For more alternative energy news headlines...
Fuel cell industry surpasses the gigawatt milestone for the first time
For more hydrogen fuel cell news articles. An E4tech report says that over 1 GW of global hydrogen fuel cell capacity was added in 2019. Last year… For more alternative energy news headlines today.
Study addresses deforestation, confirms benefits of US biodiesel
The latest research from economic modeling experts at Purdue University shows the impacts of U.S. biofuel policy on deforestation in Southeast Asia are insignificant . The new research also confirms there is no s...
Solar panel waste could be a serious problem for Asia by 2030
For more hydrogen fuel cell news articles. Solar energy recycling policies are urgently needed in Asia to deal with decommissioned panels. Without a recycling plan in place,… For more alternative energy new...
ORNL researchers develop promising geothermal energy storage system
For more hydrogen fuel cell news articles. The system has the potential to decrease electricity demand by up to 37%. Researchers at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory… For more alternative energy news headli...
IRS publishes guidance on claiming 2018-’19 biodiesel tax credit
The IRS published guidance Jan. 15 for companies seeking to claim the biodiesel and renewable diesel tax credit for 2018-’19. The IRS is providing a 180-day period for companies to claim retroactive tax credits, ...
Shaw says IRFA ready, willing to work with EPA in 2020
At the 2020 Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit Jan. 16, IRFA executive director Monte Shaw addressed attendees on the state of the Iowa biofuels industry, characterizing it as frustrated but focused on moving forward, w...
Fuel cell EVs are expected to be the cheapest commercial vehicles to run within a decade
For more hydrogen fuel cell news articles. According to a Deloitte-Ballard Joint White Paper, the transportation of the future is hydrogen. At the CES 2020 trade show,… For more alternative energy news head...
Crown unveils innovative pretreatment system for renewable diesel
Crown introduces its game-changing Renewable Diesel Pretreatment System that doubles hydrotreater catalyst life, yields the industry’s highest output of pretreated product, and guarantees product quality specific...
President Trump signs Phase 1 trade agreement with China
President Trump signed the Phase One trade deal between the U.S. and China Jan. 15, a move expected to deescalate trade tensions between the two countries while reopening key markets for U.S. farmers. Chinese tar...
Gasoline and Diesel Fuels
Qatar Not Inclined To Lower LNG Prices To India
Qatar, the largest source of liquefied natural gas (LNG) for India currently, is not too keen to renegotiate the pricing of its long-term supply contract with India, Qatari Energy Minister Saad Sherida al-Kaabi s...
As Gas Prices Crash, Will This Shale Giant Survive?
Fracking pioneer and the king of unconventional drilling Chesapeake Energy (NYSE:CHK) is a company in dire straits, which makes it a great bargain right now.  The Oklahoma-based exploration company ushered in Ame...
OPEC Considers Deeper Oil Cuts Amid Virus Market Meltdown
As leading OPEC producers downplayed fears of crippled demand growth in an attempt to calm the oil market on Monday, the cartel is said to be considering extending the ongoing production cuts or even deepening th...
US, Russian Forces Face Off Near Syria’s Oilfields
U.S. troops blocked on Sunday a Russian military convoy from accessing oilfields in Syria’s northeast, in the fourth such skirmish in eight days, Turkish news outlet Daily Sabah reported. The Sunday incident, in ...
Luxury Carmaker Looks To Disrupt The Nuclear Industry
The nuclear energy industry has been struggling to stay afloat in countries that were once nuclear powerhouses. Japan has all but turned its back on nuclear after the Fukushima tragedy in 2011, after which they i...
Ricardo testing shows Euro 6d diesels remarkably clean
Tests by Ricardo show that emissions from Euro 6d-temp diesel cars were well below all applicable Euro 6 limits.
Rolls-Royce Looks To Install Mini Nuclear Reactors By 2029
Rolls-Royce plans to install by 2029 mini nuclear reactors in the UK that would be built in factories and delivered in modules, the chief technology officer of Britain’s industrial technology manufacturer told th...
U.S. Deals Major Blow To Iranian Investors
Washington’s move to ban Iranians from U.S. trade and investment visas has generated plenty of headlines, but the move is largely meaningless and should not be considered an intensification of the confrontation. ...
Brazil Decides Against Joining OPEC
Brazil has decided to stay out of OPEC for the time being as it seeks to expand its oil production, Bloomberg has reported, citing energy minister Bento Albuquerque. “The idea is just to increase our production a...
Libya Oil Output Plummets To 280,000 Bpd
Libya’s oil production took a nosedive to less than 300,000 bpd last week, from over 1 million bpd following a blockade of its main oil export terminals, which has in turn prompted the shutdown of several large f...
Iraqi Oil Field Resumes Production As Protests Subside
The Al Ahdab oil field in Iraq has resumed oil production after a week’s suspension that followed protests from security guards at the field, Bloomberg reports. Production has resumed at full capacity of 70,000 b...
Oil Extends Plunge On Coronavirus Fears
Oil prices extended losses early on Monday, slumping to nearly four-month lows amid fears that the Chinese coronavirus outbreak will slow China’s economic growth and oil demand.   At 08:25 a.m. EDT on Monday, WTI...
Exxon Strikes It Big In Guyana, Ups Resource Estimate To 8 Billion Barrels
ExxonMobil has revised upward its estimate of recoverable resources offshore Guyana by 2 billion barrels of oil equivalent to 8 billion oil-equivalent barrels, the U.S. supermajor said on Monday, also announcing ...
Canadian scientists discover a way to dissolve tires to recycle rubber
For more hydrogen fuel cell news articles. Researchers from McMaster University may stop vehicle tires from being single use items. Researchers out of McMaster University in Canada… For more alternative ene...
Coradia iLint hydrogen train to receive battery systems from Akasol
For more hydrogen fuel cell news articles. Over 40 hydrogen trains will receive the batteries. The Coradia iLint hydrogen train, the first of its kind in operation… For more alternative energy news headline...
Demand Fears Are Driving Today’s Oil Markets
Oil prices fell close to a three-month low on Friday, dragged down further by fears of weak demand. The proximate driver is the coronavirus in China, which is raising concerns about a hit to the economy and slowe...
US Rig Count Drops
The United States has dropped two rigs since January 17, 2020, and 265 rigs since January 25, 2019.
Oil Tumbles on Virus Fear
Oil tumbled on fears China's deadly coronavirus will crimp demand.
Iraq Al Ahdab Oil Field Resumes Production
Iraq's Al-Ahdab oil field resumed production about a week after operations halted there due to protests by security guards amid unrest in one of OPEC's biggest producers.
Oil Traders Made Billions in 2019
The world's largest energy traders enjoyed one of their best ever years in 2019.
Public Organization
EVS33 - World Electric Vehicle Symposium and Exposition
EVS33 will assemble global leaders from industry, government, and academia to explore the technical, policy, and market achievements–and challenges–in transportation electrification. EVS33 features a major trade ...
2020 Advanced Clean Transportation Expo
The Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo is the largest advanced transportation technology and clean fleet event in North America. Each year, the show serves as the official meeting place for transportation e...
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...
The Work Truck Show / GreenTruck Summit
The Work Truck Show/GreenTruck Summit, North America's largest work truck event, is celebrating its 20th anniversary. Produced annually by NTEA – The Association for the Work Truck Industry, The Work Truck Show® ...
Data For 01/27/20
Summary Excerpt: Regular Gasoline Retail Price (Dollars per Gallon) 2.506 .. U.S. 2.450 ... East Coast 2.515 .... New England 2.589 .... Central Atlantic 2.344 .... Lower Atlantic 2.371 ... Midwest 2.195 ... Gulf...
EIA forecasts U.S. crude oil production will keep growing through 2021, but more slowly
In the January 2020 update of its Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO), the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) forecasts that U.S. crude oil production will average 13.3 million barrels per day (b/d) in 202...
U.S. crude oil production efficiency continues year-over-year improvements
U.S. oil production from tight formations increased in 2019, accounting for 64% of total U.S. crude oil production. This share grew because of the increasing productivity of new wells that were brought online dur...
EIA forecasts U.S. crude oil production growth to slow in 2021 (1/23/2020)
In the January 2020 update of its Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO), the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) forecasts that U.S. crude oil production will average 13.3 million barrels per day (b/d) in 202...
EIA expects U.S. net natural gas exports to almost double by 2021
In its Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO), released on January 14, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) forecasts that U.S. natural gas exports will exceed natural gas imports by an average 7.3 billion ...
EIA projects less than a quarter of the world's electricity generated from coal by 2050
According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration's (EIA) International Energy Outlook 2019 (IEO2019), global electric power generation from renewable sources will increase more than 20% throughout the proj...
EIA forecasts crude oil prices will fall in the first half of 2020, then rise through 2021
In the U.S. Energy Information Administration's (EIA) January Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO), EIA forecasts that the Brent crude oil spot price will average $65 per barrel (b) in 2020 and $68/b in 2021 and that...
EIA forecasts that crude oil prices will fall during the first half of 2020, then increase through 2021 (1/15/2020)
In the U.S. Energy Information Administration's (EIA) January Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO), EIA forecasts that the Brent crude oil spot price will average $65 per barrel (b) in 2020 and $68/b in 2021 (Figure ...
New Research Helps Redefine the Role of Government Actions on Autonomous Truck Testing
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Daniel Murray (651) 641-6162 January 13, 2020 Arlington, Virginia – The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) today released new research that identifies both the ...
Redefining the Role of Government Activities in Automated Trucking
  The post Redefining the Role of Government Activities in Automated Trucking appeared first on American Transportation Research Institute .
Crude oil prices in 2019 were generally lower than in 2018 (1/8/2020)
The international benchmark Brent crude oil futures price averaged $64 per barrel (b) in 2019, $7/b lower than its 2018 average. The U.S. benchmark West Texas Intermediate (WTI) futures price averaged $57/b in 20...
This Week in Petroleum: Best of 2019 (1/3/2020)
Today's This Week in Petroleum articles were originally published throughout 2019. New feature articles of This Week in Petroleum will return on January 8, 2020. The retail price and inventory paragraphs, charts,...
ATRI’s Newest “Operational Costs of Trucking” Research Shows Dramatic Increases in Industry Costs
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Daniel Murray (651) 641-6162 November 4, 2019 Arlington, Virginia – The American Transportation Research Institute today released the findings of its 2019 update to “An Analys...
An Analysis of the Operational Costs of Trucking: 2019 Update
  The post An Analysis of the Operational Costs of Trucking: 2019 Update appeared first on American Transportation Research Institute .
State Data
♦ Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Driver Employment and Wages by State (PDF) ♦ 2019 Annual State and Federal Highway User Taxes and Fees (PDF) ♦ State Car and Truck Speed Limits (pdf) ♦...
Hugh Ekberg Appointed to ATRI Board of Directors
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Rebecca Brewster (770) 432-0628 October 10, 2019     Arlington, Virginia – CRST International President and Chief Executive Officer Hugh Ekberg has been appointed to...
Climate
5 EV Charging Trends We Hope to See Flourish Throughout 2020
Co-authored by Alison Alvarez, CEO, Co-Founder, and Tomer Borenstein CTO, Co-Founder, of BlastPoint, Inc.Geographic data and consumer behavior research show that EV buyersm manufacturers, public utilities, OEMs, ...
Wood founder behind plan for renewable energy zone
Some bold aspirations outlined here as Aberdeen, home of the UK’s oil industry, looks to the future. Click headline for full article
Getting to zero carbon buildings requires zero carbon codes
Two-thirds of countries do not have energy building codes. This needs to change if buildings are to become part of the solution to the climate crisis, argues Jim Edelson, Director of Codes and Policy at New Build...
EU backs Dutch green hydrogen scheme: watching the market move to Green Hydrogen!
Consortium secures €11m grant towards a 20MW project; the 20MW electrolyzer, which will be owned and operated by Nouryon and Gasunie, would be the first of its kind to be implemented in Europe on this scale,...
TCI Fund Demands Companies It Invests In Disclose Carbon Risk
A hedge fund founded in the United Kingdom, The Children’s Investment Fund (TCI) has given publicly traded companies a directive: to disclose climate change-related risks. TCI wants to know t...
Future of Solar Energy Brighter Than Sun: Rapid Innovations Pave the Way.
Future of Solar Energy Brighter Than Sun: Rapid Innovations Pave the Way.  By: Swamini Kulkarni, January 24th, 2020We live in the age of automation and artificial intelligence. We need smartphones with ...
5 Quotes Capturing the Debate Over Dietary Guidelines
Last week in Houston, a federal advisory committee convened for the fourth time to deliberate the science that will shape the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Revised every five years to reflect curren...
Ports and Harbors: How US Offshore Wind Developers Are Anchoring Their Claims
If the United States is to fully develop its offshore wind potential, the right port infrastructure — and plenty of it — must be built over the next two to four years.  As luck (and pla...
America’s Wetlands: Vital, Ignored, and Now Defined Away by the Trump Administration
The quality of more than half of the country's wetlands and 18 percent of its streams is now in peril. This move goes against established science and flies in the face of hydrogeology.
Energy Blockchain’s Most Obvious Use Case Is Not What You Think
Blockchain seems finally to have found a here-and-now application in the power market — and it isn’t energy trading. Instead, a select group of blockchain companies is finding success with a focu...
Where Does the Natural Gas ‘Bridge’ End?
ABU DHABI — The role of natural gas is one of the stickier points of debate related to the global energy transition, and that debate was on full display here this month. Meg Gentle, president and CEO of Hou...
INL Versatile Test Reactor Gets First Expression of Interest
Plans by the Department of Energy (DOE) and the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) to build the Versatile Test Reactor (VTR) and complete it this decade got a boost this week. Two firms with deep expertise...
Updated Carbon Offsets
This is a brief post to let readers know that I just updated "Carbon Offsets", which was originally posted last April.  This was a minor updated.I will reference this paper in the paper that I plan...
Climate Politics Capitol Light (41)
Climate, Politics/Capitol Light©, is a service of The JBS Group and Civil Notion January 25, 2020The Trump administration has gone to great pains to purge Obama-era science advisers from federal advisory boa...
The challenge of sources - energy matrix (Brazil)
The challenge of sources - energy matrix (Brazil)Each client (residential, business or institutional) contracts the energy source they want. The choice depends, of course, on the price, conditions and the percept...
The Decade Ahead: Energy, Transportation, and Climate Action
Some decades make their mark more than others. As we cross the threshold of the 2020s, there's no doubt this decade will be a game-changer for our climate as the stakes grow catastrophically higher with each ...
Three Key Things to Know About Rolling Stone’s Latest Oil, Natural Gas Hit Piece on TENORM
Rolling Stone author Justin Nobel has been spending a lot of time in the Appalachian Basin recently, and not because some of the biggest bands in history will be touring here this year, as one would expect from t...
Frivolous Lawsuits Threaten Flourishing Texas Energy
Several Texas cities have joined the likes of New York, California, Hawaii and Massachusetts in bringing forth frivolous lawsuits intended to stymie the oil and natural gas industry and prevent energy projects fr...
Germany’s Energy Transition Makes Room for American LNG
Germany is in the midst of a seismic energy transition. Already in the process of shuttering all its remaining nuclear reactors by 2022, the government is now officially committed to phasing out all of Germany&rs...
Automotive News
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...