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Volkswagen Starts Sales Of Arteon Plug-In Hybrids
There are two versions: Arteon eHybrid and Arteon Shooting Brake eHybrid.
Is Edmunds' Recent Tesla Model Y Vs Porsche Taycan Range Test Fair?
Sam Alexander dives into the details to help us find the answer.
Rory Reid Gives VW ID.3 A Fair Review: It’s Likable But Not Quite Perfect
Reviewers generally seem to like the ID.3, but they all keep pointing to the same set of flaws.
Will Future Teslas Have Lasers For Wipers, Among Other Patented Innovations?
This article is about the five possible unusual innovations that you may see in a production Tesla in the not too distant future.
Lucid Delivers Positive Thanksgiving Message, Shows Off Air's Trunk & Frunk
Electric cars are proving that you can have your turkey and eat it too.
2022 Nissan Ariya prototype: First impressions, and 5 things to look forward to
The 2022 Nissan Ariya is due in summer 2021, and last week at a studio in Los Angeles we finally got some face time with the battery-electric SUV in prototype form. After a long gestation, the Ariya we saw looked...
Tesla's FSD Air Suspension Upgrades May Make Cybertruck Even Better
Will the Tesla Cybertruck be that most 'adaptable' pickup truck ever?
Carbon Electrode Cell Offers Speedy Charge, Will Soon Power Urban Cars
The Cambrian battery already has applications in e-Bikes.
Don't Miss Out On These EVANNEX Black Friday Tesla Accessory Deals
Now that you've digested your Thanksgiving feast, don't forget that the holidays are fast approaching.
Tesla recalls Model X, Model Y for separate issues, both assembly-related
Tesla is issuing recalls for the Model X and Model Y electric crossovers over separate issues—both related to errors during assembly. The Model X recall, which affects 9,136 cars, addresses improperly-fitte...
UPDATE 2: Watch Lamborghini Huracan Performante Race Tesla Model S Cheetah
As usual, the electric car sprints off the line first, but is quickly caught by the Italian supercar.
First-Ever Transport Of Teslas From China Reaches Europe
December should be a pretty strong month for Tesla deliveries in Europe.
Bjorn Verifies, Debunks ADAC’s Claimed Tesla Model 3 Charging Loss
He’s basically talking about the difference between how much juice the car says you put back in and how much was actually replenished.
NHTSA Follows China, Opens Suspension Issues Probe Against Tesla
The Tesla Model S and Model X are included, with 115,000 units involved.
The Enel-X JuiceBox EV Charger Ultimate Review
We see how the JuiceBox stands up to our comprehensive testing review
NHTSA opens probe into 115,000 Tesla vehicles over suspension issue
The agency is investigating the problem in some Model S and Model X vehicles.
Volkswagen fueling car carriers with fuel derived from used cooking oil; GoodFuels BFO
Volkswagen Group Logistics will be using certified fuel from vegetable residues for certain new car shipments via marine routes. The fuel is produced from materials such as used oil from restaurants and the food ...
Audi presents e-tron FE07 for Formula E World Championship; in-house powertrain, new MGU
Audi has presented the new e-tron FE07 that has been developed by Audi Sport, with a new Audi MGU05 motor-generator unit. The electric racing car, with an all-new electric powertrain that was developed in-house f...
SEAT invested more than €30M in southern Europe powertrain test center
SEAT has invested more than €30 million in recent years to create the most advanced powertrain test center in southern Europe. The facilities are equipped with nine multi-energy test benches, which enable differe...
VW Arteon and Arteon Shooting Brake available with plug-in hybrid drive
Volkswagen’s new Arteon and Arteon Shooting Brake are available in Europe as plug-in hybrid models. Prices in Germany start from €51,064.37 (US$60,800) for the Arteon eHybrid with a hatchback and from €51,927.06 ...
Fleet Management
How to Purchase Smart Cameras That Are Right for You
Dash cams are becoming a critical tool for an increasing number of fleets. These cameras help to monitor and identify drivers who are engaging in risky behavior and as a means to exonerate drivers who have had an...
David Myers appointed new Rivus CEO
Rivus has named David Myers, a former regional managing director of Wolseley, as its new CEO, effective from December 1.
More than 50,000 dashcam videos sent to police
Road users have sent more than 50,000 dash cam recordings of potential traffic offices to police forces since 2017, with one-third resulting in action.
PSA appoints Andy Hall as LCV and strategy director
Groupe PSA has appointed Andy Hall to the newly created role of LCV and strategy director for the Peugeot, Citroen and DS brands in the UK.
ETSC calls on EU Ministers to support stricter speed limiters
The European Transport Safety Council (ETSC), together with a coalition of organisations, has written to all 27 EU Transport Ministers and Industry Ministers expressing concern that the technical requirements for...
VW ID3 was Europe’s best-selling EV in October
Volkswagen’s new ID3 was the best-selling electric vehicle (EV) across Europe in October 2020.
Decarbonise fuel, not vehicles, says automotive industry report
The Government should focus on decarbonising the fuel, not the vehicle, a new report into the future of Britain’s automotive industry has said.
Vehicle fire data suggests higher incident rate for EVs
Production process problems have been blamed for recalls by Ford and BMW affecting more than 46,000 cars, including almost 5,000 in the UK.
2020 Fleet SUV of the Year: Jeep Grand Cherokee
The Jeep Grand Cherokee, which is currently in its fourth generation, is available in 10 different trim levels and each model is available with four available 4x4 systems.
Commercial Electric Vehicles: What’s the Real Timeline?
With the coming blitz of electric trucks and van models, understanding the meaning of “in production” can help fleets with their EV purchasing decisions.
DOT GVWR Thresholds: Got Compliance?
How does weight rating versus actual weight work, and when can an enforcement officer operate off actual vehicle weight? Stay compliant with these questions answered.
Car size increase creates parking bay squeeze for drivers
Cars have grown by as much as 55% since the 1970s, leaving drivers to squeeze out of them in parking bays that have remained the same, new research suggests.
Leasys launches online auction platform to dispose of used vehicles
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA Group) has launched a dedicated online auction platform to sell end-of-contract vehicles from its Leasys and FCA Bank businesses.
Fleet briefs: Latest from Autohorn, Radius, Co-wheels, Aeris and VRA
Autohorn achieves electric vehicle target, Co-wheels launches hybrid-only car club, free telematics guide and VRA offers Brexit briefing.
Fleet and leasing industry reacts to Spending Review
The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, delivered a bleak assessment of the UK’s finances, warning the coronavirus crisis would create lasting damage to growth and jobs.
Trucking
Senate Commerce Committee Approves Airline Safety Bill
Legislation designed to advance safety improvements across the aviation industry was approved by the Senate Commerce Committee Nov. 18.
Amazon Merchants Say Deliveries of Some Products Are Delayed
Amazon .com Inc. merchants around the U.S. say some products that normally reach customers in one or two days are now taking a week or longer just as the world’s largest online retailer heads into what’s expected...
FHWA Proposal Would Allow States More Flexibility With Design Standards
The Federal Highway Administration published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would allow state departments of transportation more flexibility with design standards when repairing highways and interstates.
US Recovery More Tenuous as Jobless Claims Rise, Incomes Fall
Applications for U.S. state unemployment benefits unexpectedly posted the first back-to-back weekly increase since July, while Americans’ incomes and savings fell last month.
VW’s Traton to Build China Truck Factory in Expansion Push
Traton SE is stepping up expansion plans in China after Volkswagen AG’s truck division hammered out a deal to acquire Navistar International Corp. to boost its presence in North America.
Grande West’s Vicinity Lightning EV For Sale in the U.S., Canada
Grande West Transportation Group Inc., a manufacturer of mid-sized multi-purpose transit vehicles, says the Vicinity Lightning electric vehicle (EV) is now for sale in Canada and the U.S. The Vicinity Lightning w...
Oil Advances to Eight-Month High on Demand Optimism
Oil extended gains, trading at its highest level since March, on mounting optimism that recent breakthroughs on a COVID-19 vaccine will lead to a swift recovery in global energy demand next year.
FedEx, UPS Feel Van Squeeze Amid E-Commerce Rush
FedEx Corp. and UPS Inc. are running into a shortage of delivery vans, prompting a surprise cost squeeze that’s cutting into profits during a record surge in package volumes.
High Freight Demand Provides Momentum for Trucking Industry
Economic indicators suggest the trucking industry could be poised for growth in 2021, after the coronavirus pandemic caused a topsy-turvy year in 2020 marked by unpredictable demand and continued uncertainty in t...
UPS Will Make Dry Ice, Offer Freezers for Vaccine Distribution
UPS Inc. has set up its own dry ice production and will provide portable, super-cold freezers to its health care customers as the courier prepares for the massive rollout of COVID-19 vaccines.
Strehl Announces Acquisition of Rocketail
Strehl purchased the assets of the semi-trailer tail-end drag reduction systems maker Rocketail, the company announced Nov. 23.
Operational Cost of Trucking Down 9.3%, ATRI Finds
Costs associated with trucking operations have decreased, according to the American Transportation Research Institute.
2021 Expected to Be Pivotal Year for Commercialization of Electric Vehicles
With major truck manufacturers pushing into factory-built electric vehicles, 2021 is poised to be the year for the technology to transition from pilot testing to commercialization.
COVID-19 Aid, Government Funding Lead Lame-Duck Agenda
Members of Congress return to Capitol Hill after Thanksgiving to close out a post-election lame-duck session that will include government funding legislation and the possibility of a new round of COVID-19 relief ...
Oil Jumps Past $45, Dow Eclipses 30,000
Oil reclaimed heights not seen since the pandemic shocked markets in the spring, with the start of the U.S. presidential transition and improved vaccine prospects infusing optimism across markets.
Used Class 8 Truck Average Price Finally Posts Increase
Used Class 8 trucks in October notched the first monthly year-over-year increase in average price after 17 such declines, ACT Research reported. It expects the gains to continue into next year.
Sun Tran Adds CNG Buses into its Fixed-Route Service
Sun Tran, the public transit system serving the city of Tucson, Ariz., has introduced 15 new compressed natural gas (CNG) buses into its fixed-route service.  The 40-ft. GILLIG CNG buses produce lower emissions t...
SoftBank-Led Round Values Uber-Like Truck Startup at $12 Billion
Full Truck Alliance has raised $1.7 billion from investors including SoftBank Group Corp. and Tencent Holdings Ltd., a major cash infusion for the Uber-like trucking startup ahead of a potential initial public of...
ATA Truck Tonnage Index Declines 8.7% in October
Truck tonnage in October declined a seasonally adjusted 8.7% when compared with year-ago levels, American Trucking Associations said Nov. 24.
Economic Outlook Bright for Holidays
Goods are pouring into ports, being delivered by trucks to warehouses and e-commerce locations, and retailers are restocking their shelves as the holiday shopping season gets into full swing. It’s also a major re...
Automotive News
NHTSA opens probe into 115,000 Tesla vehicles over suspension issue
The agency is investigating the problem in some Model S and Model X vehicles.
Va. retailer partners with schools for techs
The dealership is partnering with local schools by offering internships and employment opportunities to help steer students toward a career as a service technician.
Manheim reaches 75th year in turbulent 2020
Manheim celebrates 75 years in a historic year of unprecedented challenge.
McLaren 765LT sets the record for on the street acceleration
Watch DragTimes test out the new McLaren 765LT with a Dragy and VBOX recording 1/4 mile, 1/2 mile, 0-60 and The post McLaren 765LT sets the record for on the street acceleration appeared first on egmCarTech .
Electric Vehicles
Volkswagen Starts Sales Of Arteon Plug-In Hybrids
There are two versions: Arteon eHybrid and Arteon Shooting Brake eHybrid.
Is Edmunds' Recent Tesla Model Y Vs Porsche Taycan Range Test Fair?
Sam Alexander dives into the details to help us find the answer.
Rory Reid Gives VW ID.3 A Fair Review: It’s Likable But Not Quite Perfect
Reviewers generally seem to like the ID.3, but they all keep pointing to the same set of flaws.
Will Future Teslas Have Lasers For Wipers, Among Other Patented Innovations?
This article is about the five possible unusual innovations that you may see in a production Tesla in the not too distant future.
Lucid Delivers Positive Thanksgiving Message, Shows Off Air's Trunk & Frunk
Electric cars are proving that you can have your turkey and eat it too.
Tesla's FSD Air Suspension Upgrades May Make Cybertruck Even Better
Will the Tesla Cybertruck be that most 'adaptable' pickup truck ever?
Carbon Electrode Cell Offers Speedy Charge, Will Soon Power Urban Cars
The Cambrian battery already has applications in e-Bikes.
Don't Miss Out On These EVANNEX Black Friday Tesla Accessory Deals
Now that you've digested your Thanksgiving feast, don't forget that the holidays are fast approaching.
UPDATE 2: Watch Lamborghini Huracan Performante Race Tesla Model S Cheetah
As usual, the electric car sprints off the line first, but is quickly caught by the Italian supercar.
First-Ever Transport Of Teslas From China Reaches Europe
December should be a pretty strong month for Tesla deliveries in Europe.
Bjorn Verifies, Debunks ADAC’s Claimed Tesla Model 3 Charging Loss
He’s basically talking about the difference between how much juice the car says you put back in and how much was actually replenished.
NHTSA Follows China, Opens Suspension Issues Probe Against Tesla
The Tesla Model S and Model X are included, with 115,000 units involved.
The Enel-X JuiceBox EV Charger Ultimate Review
We see how the JuiceBox stands up to our comprehensive testing review
Europe: New Tesla Model S/X Prices Suggest Upcoming Update
What would be another reason to significantly increase the prices, as the sales are rather low?
Green NCAP Starts To Rank The Cleanest Cars For Sale In Europe
The only two EVs tested so far – the Hyundai Kona Electric and the Renault Zoe – got five stars.
New Zealand Man's DIY Tesla Cybertruck (Toyota Vitz) Sold For $999
The 'Tesla' Cyber Vitz was his pride and joy, but not worth holding onto.
2021 Tesla Model 3 Vs 2020 Side By Side Comparison: What's Changed?
Increased range aside, are there improvements?
Europe: Volkswagen ID.3 Was Top-Selling EV In October 2020
Once again all-electric car sales tripled year-over-year. Volkswagen Group takes 29% share of the BEV segment.
This Tesla Family Is Very Thankful For Thanksgiving
Tesla brought our family back together for Thanksgiving.
Nio Tells Us About Battery Pack Standards And Its Swapping Strategy
In theory, all EV manufacturers could use the same battery pack.
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...
2022 Nissan Ariya prototype: First impressions, and 5 things to look forward to
The 2022 Nissan Ariya is due in summer 2021, and last week at a studio in Los Angeles we finally got some face time with the battery-electric SUV in prototype form. After a long gestation, the Ariya we saw looked...
Tesla recalls Model X, Model Y for separate issues, both assembly-related
Tesla is issuing recalls for the Model X and Model Y electric crossovers over separate issues—both related to errors during assembly. The Model X recall, which affects 9,136 cars, addresses improperly-fitte...
Volkswagen fueling car carriers with fuel derived from used cooking oil; GoodFuels BFO
Volkswagen Group Logistics will be using certified fuel from vegetable residues for certain new car shipments via marine routes. The fuel is produced from materials such as used oil from restaurants and the food ...
Audi presents e-tron FE07 for Formula E World Championship; in-house powertrain, new MGU
Audi has presented the new e-tron FE07 that has been developed by Audi Sport, with a new Audi MGU05 motor-generator unit. The electric racing car, with an all-new electric powertrain that was developed in-house f...
SEAT invested more than €30M in southern Europe powertrain test center
SEAT has invested more than €30 million in recent years to create the most advanced powertrain test center in southern Europe. The facilities are equipped with nine multi-energy test benches, which enable differe...
VW Arteon and Arteon Shooting Brake available with plug-in hybrid drive
Volkswagen’s new Arteon and Arteon Shooting Brake are available in Europe as plug-in hybrid models. Prices in Germany start from €51,064.37 (US$60,800) for the Arteon eHybrid with a hatchback and from €51,927.06 ...
MAN Truck & Bus starts series production of the fully electric Lion’s City E
At the beginning of October, series production for battery-electric city buses started successfully at the MAN plant in Starachowice, Poland, beginning with the Lion’s City E in the 12-meter solo version. The fir...
Thanksgiving gas prices are lowest in years—but that hasn’t made electric cars the turkeys
Data released this week from AAA shows that the national-average gas price of $2.10 for the holiday weekend is lower than that during any Thanksgiving weekend in years—since 2015. For obvious reasons, that&...
Researchers create hydrogen-producing living droplets
Researchers at the University of Bristol in the UK and Harbin Institute of Technology in China have built tiny droplet-based algal factories that produce hydrogen, instead of oxygen, when exposed to daylight in a...
Nissan launches all-new Note in Japan, exclusively with second-generation e-POWER electrified powertrain
Nissan launched the all-new Note compact car in Japan, with sales planned to begin 23 December. The new Note will come exclusively with Nissan’s e-POWER electrified powertrain (earlier post). As the company’s bes...
Groupe Renault creating first European factory dedicated to the circular economy of mobility in Flins
Groupe Renault is creating the REFACTORY in Flins, the first European circular economy site dedicated to mobility. By 2030, it will employ more than 3,000 people in dedicated professions. The implementation of th...
Solaris to supply two hydrogen buses to Transdev in Sweden
Operator Transdev has signed a contract with Solaris Bus & Coach to supply two hydrogen buses. The vehicles will roll out onto the streets of the Swedish city of Sandviken in autumn 2021. Solaris Urbino CNG (in y...
EPA confirms 250-mile range for Volkswagen ID.4 Pro and 1st Edition electric SUV
The Volkswagen 2021 ID.4 electric SUV 1st Edition and Pro models officially have an EPA-estimated 250 miles of range on a single charge. The EPA-estimated fuel economy for city driving is 104 MPGe; highway drivin...
TTTech Auto establishes Car.OS unit and expands company structure
TTTech Auto—a provider of software and hardware platforms for automated driving and beyond, applicable in series production programs—has expanded its development scope and altered its structure based on three dis...
Compact Tesla, VW ID.4 range rating, Porsche Taycan drift record: Today’s Car News
Volkswagen ID.4 range ratings are out. Tesla’s considering even higher range targets, and a compact car for Europe. This and more, here at Green Car Reports. Tesla CEO Elon Musk has hinted that another rang...
2021 VW ID.4 electric SUV rated at 250 miles of range
The official range ratings are out for the first of Volkswagen’s mass-market electric vehicles. No surprises, they’re exactly what VW had anticipated leading up to the launch. The 2021 Volkswagen ID.4...
Musk: 435-mile range coming soon, compact Tesla hatchback considered for Europe
Tesla CEO Elon Musk said an electric car with 435 miles of range is coming soon, and that Tesla is considering a hatchback model for Europe, Bloomberg reported Tuesday. Addressing a European battery conference, M...
Motherson Group collaborating with UBQ to bring carbon-negative thermoplastics into auto parts
Global automotive Tier 1 manufacturer Motherson Group is collaborating with Israeli cleantech company UBQ Materials. The companies are joining efforts to implement the carbon-negative UBQ thermoplastic (earlier p...
Roskill sees recovery in lithium industry, buoyed by demand from rechargeable battery applications
Despite the trend toward transportation electrification, the lithium industry has had a rough few years. In its new Lithium Outlook to 2030 report, Roskill notes that the prolonged downward trend for lithium comp...
Alternative Fuels
Deutsche Bahn joins Siemens in testing local hydrogen trains
The two companies are working together to develop H2 powered fuel cell locomotives. Deutche Bahn and Siemens Mobility have partnered…
Kolon Industries announces hydrogen fuel cell material mass production
The company has established a system for producing polymer electrolyte membranes (PEMs) in volume. Kolon Industries has announced the establishment…
South Korean team develops high-efficiency hydrogen fuel electrocatalyst
The discovery can be used to help enhance electrolytic H2 production. Researchers under Lee Hyoyoung, Associate Director of the Center…
Ineos lands new hydrogen fuel cell deal with Hyundai for the Grenadier
The British chemical company will be working with the Korean automaker on the H2 off-road vehicle. The UK’s Ineos chemical…
Brazil allows imported soy for biodiesel production
The Brazilian National Energy Policy Council on Nov. 18 published a resolution that allows imported soybeans and imported soybean oil to be used to produce biodiesel. It is unclear how long the resolution will re...
Governors urge EPA to address biogenic CO2 barrier
The Biogenic CO2 Coalition on Nov. 19 commended a bipartisan group of six U.S. governors who are urging the U.S. EPA to take prompt, science-based action to keep the United States from falling behind its competit...
Hydrogen blending pilot project aims to make Canadian natural gas grid greener
Enbridge Gas has announced a $5.2 million effort to better understand renewable energy options. Enbridge Gas and Cummins Inc have…
Fusion Fuel Spain announces upcoming green hydrogen plants
The new joint venture firm will both develop and install the facility in the country. Fusion Fuel Spain, a newly…
EPA: 1.56 billion RINs generated in October
The U.S. EPA has released data showing nearly 1.56 billion renewable identification numbers (RINs) were generated under the Renewable Fuel Standard in October, down from 1.73 billion generated during the same mon...
Court asked to hold EPA accountable on improper 2016 waiver
Biofuel groups on Nov. 23 filed a motion in the U.S. Court of Appeals in the District of Columbia asking the court to enforce its 2017 decision requiring the U.S. EPA to address its improper waiver of 500 million...
2021 Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel cell car slated for December US deliveries
The second generation H2 powered vehicle is sportier looking but requires refuelling infrastructure. Last week, the 2021 Toyota Mirai US…
Cummins hydrogen electric power systems and electrolyzers aiming at trains first
The heavy-duty diesel engine manufacturer is pivoting to lead in a green future. Cummins recently announced its move to start…
UTIA awarded FAA grant to research SAF development
Researchers at the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture have been awarded a $250,000 grant from the FAA to evaluate regional biomass supply chains with regard to their potential for supplying feedstoc...
GM aims to commercialize fuel cell vehicle tech in a move toward automaking leadership
The automaker is also looking at EVs to help position itself as a top company in the future. General Motors…
Arcola Energy fuel cell powertrain platform is ready for production
This hydrogen fuel platform was developed for heavy duty vehicles to replace diesel engines. Arcola Energy has announced the development…
Sustainable Aviation Fuel Act establishes LCFS for aviation fuel
Rep. Julia Brownley, D-Calif., on Nov. 18 introduced the Sustainable Aviation Fuel Act, a bill that aims to incentivize the production of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and help the aviation sector reduce carbon...
EPA: 6 more SRE petitions filed, 58 now pending
The U.S. EPA released updated SRE data on Nov. 19, reporting that six additional SRE petitions have been filed with the agency, including one for RFS compliance year 2019 and five for compliance year 2020.
CRC plans to acquire, relocate biodiesel plant in Kentucky
Hemisphere Ltd., the parent company of Continental Refining Co.., announced that it is exploring plans to acquire, relocate and install a soybean crushing, biodiesel refining and blending facility at a current CR...
NBB virtually elects new governing board
The National Biodiesel Board members met virtually in mid-November to elect new governing board leaders from across the biodiesel and renewable diesel value chain. NBB's new leadership will help the development a...
NBB: Biodiesel can help meet USDA’s AIA goals
The National Biodiesel Board stressed that biodiesel is an adoptable, ready to go technology that can help meet the goals of the USDA’s Agricultural Innovation Agenda in comments submitted to the agency on Nov. 9.
Gasoline and Diesel Fuels
Pemex Prepares For 2021 Oil Pirce Hedge
Mexico’s state oil company Pemex is preparing to launch its 2021 oil hedge that will protect its revenues, Reuters reports, citing an unnamed company source, who also said the company had been waiting for oil pri...
British Military Sent On Secret Mission To Protect Saudi Oilfields
The United Kingdom has had troops deployed in Saudi Arabia to protect its oilfields from attacks since February this year, The News reported this week, a local newspaper in Portsmouth in the UK.  A small team fro...
Venezuela Resumes Direct Oil Shipments To China
Venezuela has restarted direct shipments of crude oil to China despite U.S. sanctions, Reuters has reported, citing shipping data and documents from PDVSA. Until now, Venezuela’s oil company sold oil to China via...
KXL Indigenous Investors Plan to Get Financing by Q1
The indigenous group seeking to buy a stake in TC Energy Corp.'s Keystone XL oil pipeline expects to secure financing by the first quarter of next year.
Libya Oil Comeback Has Legs
Libya's oil industry, trampled by civil war and chaos, is roaring back.
Saudi Arabia Schedules Informal Meeting With OPEC+
The leaders of the OPEC+ pact, Saudi Arabia and Russia, have requested an informal meeting of the Joint Ministerial Monitoring Committee (JMMC) to be held on Saturday, before the alliance’s formal meetings on Nov...
Cairn Appointing New Chair
Cairn Energy plc (LON: CNE) has announced that Nicoletta Giadrossi will be appointed chair of the company with effect from January 1, 2021.
More Positive Covid Cases at LNG Canada Project
Northern Health Authority has confirmed additional positive Covid-19 cases at the LNG Canada project site in Kitimat, B.C, LNG Canada and JGC Fluor have revealed in a joint statement.
Deutsche Bahn joins Siemens in testing local hydrogen trains
The two companies are working together to develop H2 powered fuel cell locomotives. Deutche Bahn and Siemens Mobility have partnered…
OPEC+ Calls Last Minute Talks
Saudi Arabia and Russia summoned OPEC+ ministers who oversee their oil production cuts for last-minute talks on Saturday.
ADNOC Dishes Out Deal Worth Up To $519MM
ADNOC has announced the award of a contract worth up to $519 million to BGP Inc, a subsidiary of China National Petroleum Company.
Oil Rally Stalls Amid OPEC+ Tensions
Brent oil edged lower, but was on track for a fourth weekly gain, amid signs of division among OPEC+ members just days before a key policy meeting.
Kolon Industries announces hydrogen fuel cell material mass production
The company has established a system for producing polymer electrolyte membranes (PEMs) in volume. Kolon Industries has announced the establishment…
Did Authorities Do Enough To Find Out Why Oil Prices Went Negative?
In late April this year, Wet Texas Intermediate nosedived below zero, sending the market into a frenzy. The frenzy ended a day later when WTI rebounded to positive territory. Now, the Commodity Futures Trading Co...
Here's Why Electric Vehicle Stocks Have Exploded This Year
The electric vehicle boom has been one of the few bright spots for investors in 2020.Tesla has seen its stock price climb by more than 445% this year.NIO stocks have soared by more than 1070%.And even charging co...
Refineries Are Fighting Over Used Cooking Oil And Animal Fat
The novel coronavirus has fundamentally changed the way that we consume energy and fuel around the world. The extreme and unanticipated slowdown of economy and industry has led to a sharp decrease in oil and gas ...
UK Energy Giants Back Carbon Trading Over Carbon Tax
Leading energy companies have urged the UK to embrace carbon trading after the Brexit transition period concludes and not adopt a carbon tax instead. In a letter to Boris Johnson, the group, which includes firms ...
Peru’s Oil Industry Is Engulfed In Crisis
A combination of sharply weaker oil prices, inconsistent regulation, the COVID-19 pandemic, and constant conflict in the Amazon where most of Peru’s onshore oil industry is located has triggered a crisis that has...
Updated paper: EGR Systems & Components
Updated Technology Guide paper on EGR Systems & Components—added section on two-stroke low speed dual fuel engines.
Total And Exxon Renegotiate A Major Gas Sharing Deal
Supermajors ExxonMobil and Total are renegotiating a natural gas resource sharing deal for their respective liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects offshore Mozambique, Reuters reports, citing sources with knowledge...
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...
Pre-Thanksgiving retail gasoline prices are the lowest since 2015 (11/25/2020)
The U.S. average regular retail gasoline price across all formulations (conventional and reformulated) on the Monday before Thanksgiving this year was $2.10 per gallon (gal), the lowest retail price for this time...
Pre-Thanksgiving gasoline prices at lowest level since 2015
The average U.S. regular retail gasoline price (the price that consumers pay at the pump) during the week before Thanksgiving this year was $2.10 per gallon (gal), the lowest average retail gasoline price for the...
EIA updates geological maps of Midland Basin's Wolfcamp formation
The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) has released new structure and thickness maps for the Wolfcamp play in the Midland Basin, which is a part of the larger Permian Basin in western Texas and southeas...
Data For 11/23/20
Summary Excerpt: Regular Gasoline Retail Price (Dollars per Gallon) 2.102 .. U.S. 2.072 ... East Coast 2.077 .... New England 2.250 .... Central Atlantic 1.961 .... Lower Atlantic 1.940 ... Midwest 1.772 ... Gulf...
New York generated the fourth most electricity from renewable sources of any state in 2019
In 2019, more electricity was generated from renewable sources in New York than in all but three states, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration's (EIA) Electric Power Monthly. New York's 39.4 mil...
Off-grid solar generation could affect how Africa uses coal, natural gas for electricity
In the International Energy Outlook 2020 (IEO2020), the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) projects electricity generation in Africa using two cases with different assumptions about how future electrici...
About 25% of U.S. power plants can start up within an hour
About 25% of U.S. power plants can start up—going from being shut down to fully operating—within one hour, based on data collected in EIA's annual survey of electric generators. Some power plants, especially thos...
U.S. crude oil production forecast to decline until mid-2021 before returning to current levels (11/12/2020)
In the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) November Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO), U.S. crude oil production generally declines through the first half of 2021 and increases in the second half of the...
U.S. refinery runs remain lower than the five-year average in most regions (11/4/2020)
Gross inputs to U.S. refineries, also referred to as refinery runs, have been lower than the five-year (2015-19) average since April, when responses to the 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) reduced demand...
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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New Research Documents the Scale of Nuclear Verdicts in the Trucking Industry
Highlights Multi-faceted Approach to Controlling Litigation Losses FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Dan Murray(651) 641-6162June 23, 2020 Arlington, VA – The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) today r...
Climate
UK to Invest $700M in SMRs as Part of 10 Point Plan
Boris Johnson’s 10 Point Plan is Missing a Few PointsIdaho Site Selected for DOE Virtual Test ReactorBipartisan Legislation Offered To Revitalize Nuclear Energy IndustryDanish Nuclear Lands $24 million for ...
Systemic solutions
Systemic solutionsA market trend that has been gaining momentum: companies offering solutions looking at the customer systemically.The tradition is for each company to offer the specific solutions, such as:Lighti...
Alfa Energy Group - International Energy and Sustainability Consultancy
Is there hope on the horizon for energy markets with the positive news of vaccines and the potential to see some normality returning to society at large, or will Brexit, the US election result, and a rapidly chan...
Why America Needs a Climate-Resilient Recovery
The coronavirus pandemic has presented an opportunity to reboot the American economy in a way that is cleaner and helps to mitigate climate change for future generations. But it’s not only that, this is als...
How Europe Can Build 100GW of Offshore Wind by 2030
Even for an offshore wind industry that is accustomed to all things being supersized, last week was a big week. On Wednesday the U.K. released its 10-point plan to achieve its target of net-zero carbon by 2050. A...
Rethinking Energy 2020-2030 - 100% Solar, Wind, and Batteries is Just the Beginning
Think-tank RethinkX has published a provocative report claiming that 100% solar, wind and battery-powered (SWB) systems are will become a commercial reality this decade, and will unleash profound changes not just...
* Get Back On Track – with Blue-Skies Thinking *
Britain's Prime Minister has just announced plans to stage what he terms a “Green Revolution” to transform the UK economy.Making transport more environmentally friendly is part of his plan. Has he...
California ISO Report on system and market conditions, issues and performance: August and September 2020
I'm still going through this report posted on 11/24 from the California ISO Market Monitor regarding the causes of the August outages and resulting market effects, but one item in particular caught my attenti...
Visualizing Pennsylvania Oil & Gas Production (Through September 2020)
This article contains still images from the interactive dashboards available in the original blog post. To follow the instructions in this article, please use the interactive dashboards. Furthermore, they allow y...
End of the 'Big Six' Energy Suppliers as the rise of challengers’ force Ofgem reclassification
The days of the 'Big Six' energy suppliers will soon be at an end after Ofgem announced that is to reclassify energy suppliers as challenger companies continue to snap up market share.Big Six is...
GTM’s Book of Customs, Traditions and Etiquette, Volume V: Decentralized Dining, Demystified
Through upheaval and social discord, the celestial orb traces its seasonal journey nonetheless. Now, November wanes, slow-motion coups bed down for the winter, and temperatures have fallen like shares of Exxon Mo...
Trump’s Rushed Oil Leasing in the Arctic: A Dumpster Fire of Desperation, Greed, and Crippling Loyalty Tests
The Trump administration is desperate to lock the federal government into binding contracts for drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. This is the ultimate goal of all their science-busting, and runs co...
Want More Science-Based Policies? Start by Protecting the Scientists
President-elect Biden has repeatedly said that he will listen to the scientists. While this is certainly a welcome change, listening can only take us so far. We need action to establish scientific integrity polic...
Grid Edge Innovation Summit 2020: IBM’s Brad Gammons on Utility Digitalization in the Age of Decarbonization
IBM has spent the past decade advancing smart meter and digital grid technologies around the world, including playing a key role in designing the ‘Smart Grid Maturity Model’ that helped guide investme...
Wind Power Giant Vestas Launches Venture Capital Fund
Leading global wind turbine manufacturer Vestas has launched a venture capital unit as it looks to stoke the energy transition. Vestas Ventures will focus on four areas: long-duration storage and other grid ...
Generator Rotor Stub Shaft Repair
This piece was originally shared with the Generation Professionals community group. Thought it would be of interest to share here as well.  Click headline for full article
Electrify America to Simplify Charging with Select EV Models in 2021
Electrify America streamlines EV charging for a range of models in 2021, calling it Plug&Charge. Also, a Tesla owner reveals her beta Full Self Driving videos.While charging networks keep adding stations acro...
Biden and climate change: what to expect from the President-elect
President-elect Joe Biden is taking a much firmer stance on the climate crisis than his predecessors, even Clinton and Obama. With the US officially out of the Paris Agreement and a transition to a new administra...
ESG is growing in importance for investors
Economies and companies that set an agenda for climate-resilient growth will likely be seen as more attractive prospects, says Matthew Bell, EY Asia Pacific climate change and sustainability services leader ...
First mobile facility for testing dispensed quantity at hydrogen refuelling stations
First mobile facility for testing dispensed quantity at hydrogen refuelling stationsEdinburgh-based hydrogen technology specialist Logan Energy to construct the mobile test facility. Chosen for their pr...
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...