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Daimler Eyes Future Collaborations on Diesel Engines

IAA Daimler's Andreas Gorbach suggests word on a diesel collaboration could be mere months away. (Joe Howard/Transport Topics)

HANOVER, Germany — Industry partnerships for production of diesel engines are a potential next step for manufacturers spreading resources across rapidly evolving alternative power sources, and an announcement on such an initiative could arrive sooner rather than later, Daimler Truck executives said during the IAA Transportation 2022 conference.

Joe Howard | Executive Editor
September 27, 2022
Government, Fuel

Diesel Falls 7.5¢ to $4.889 a Gallon

Trucks fueling at a service station The national average price for a gallon of diesel slid below $4.90 for the first time since March 7. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

The national average price of diesel fell 7.5 cents to hit $4.889 a gallon, according to Energy Information Administration data released Sept. 26.

September 26, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Multiple Efforts Underway to Mainstream Hydrogen Fuel

Quantron The Quantron QHM fuel cell electric vehicle at the IAA show. (Quantron AG)

The U.S. Department of Energy, the private sector and a new national nonprofit have stepped up their respective efforts recently to bring hydrogen forward as a mainstream fuel for trucking, among other industrial uses.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
September 26, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

Seven States Form Midwest Hydrogen Coalition

hydrogen fueling Getty Images

To better position the use of advanced energy in the nation’s heartland, governors of seven states have formed the Midwest Hydrogen Coalition to spur creation of a robust hydrogen market, supply chain and workforce.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
September 26, 2022
Business, Fuel, TCA

New Mexico to be Part of ‘Clean Freight Corridor’

A Hyundai fuel cell truck A Hyundai fuel cell truck. Hyundai is proving guidance for the corridor project. It recently secured $3.5 million in EPA funding to deploy five fuel cell trucks in California. (Hyundai)

Longhaul truckers could soon power up their 18-wheelers with New Mexico-made hydrogen delivered through a vast fueling network stretching from the Port of Los Angeles to West Texas.

Kevin Robinson-Avila | Albuquerque, N.M., Journal
September 26, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Logistics

Pump Prices Soar as Supply Cracks Outweigh Weak Demand

gas A driver holds a fuel nozzle at a gas station in Sacramento earlier this year. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)

The U.S. is running low on gasoline on the West Coast and in the Midwest, where prices are surging on the street, defying falling futures markets.

Chunzi Xu | Bloomberg News
September 23, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Class 8s With Fuel Cells Prove Mettle in Los Angeles-Area Test

Kenworth fuel cell-electric trucks Toyota-Kenworth fuel cell-electric trucks participated in the shore-to-store initiative, part of the ongoing Zero- and Near-Zero Emissions Freight Facilities project in the Los Angeles region. (Toyota Motor North America)

Toyota Motor North America and Kenworth Truck Co., a unit of Paccar Inc., announced Class 8 fuel cell-electric vehicles are a potential zero-emission replacement for diesel-powered trucks.

September 23, 2022
Business, Fuel

Oil Falls Below $80 En Route to Biggest Run of Weekly Losses This Year

Oil well pump jacks operated by Chevron Corp. in San Ardo, California, U.S. Oil well pump jacks operated by Chevron Corp. in San Ardo, Calif. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg)

Oil headed for the longest stretch of weekly losses this year as central banks around the world stepped up the fight against inflation at the cost of economic growth.

September 23, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Nikola Takes Next Steps to Expand Global Operations

Fuel cell-powered Nikola Tre Class 8 model The fuel cell-powered Nikola Tre Class 8 model on display at IAA Transportation 2022 in Hanover, Germany. (Joe Howard/Transport Topics)

HANOVER, Germany — Nikola Corp. unveiled a prototype of a European-spec fuel cell-powered Nikola Tre Class 8 model and also announced that it is taking orders for the battery-electric version in the region.

Joe Howard | Executive Editor
September 23, 2022
Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

Inflation Reduction Act Sparks Interest in Battery Industry

The Battery Show Informa Markets - Engineering via YouTube

Battery upstarts are salivating over elements in the Inflation Reduction Act, particularly the tax credits for manufacturing components in the U.S.

Gabrielle Coppola | Bloomberg News
September 23, 2022