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Diesel Crisis Likely to Stay Unfixed by Oil Refining Revival

Fuel Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

A wave of new oil refining capacity that’s coming on stream won’t be enough to solve a global shortage of diesel, jet fuel and similar petroleum products.

Jack Wittels | Bloomberg News
June 15, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Oregon Alerts Portland-Area Truckers About Diesel Retrofit Law

Portland Traffic in Portland. (Esdelval/Getty Images)

Oregon officials are reminding some owners of medium- and heavy-duty trucks using engines made in 1996 or older to get a diesel retrofit by Jan. 1.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
June 14, 2022
Business, Fuel

Ford Halts Sales of Mustang Mach-E Over Defect

A Ford Mustang Mach-E GT compact sports utility vehicle A Ford Mustang Mach-E GT compact sports utility vehicle. (Michael Nagle/Bloomberg News)

Ford Motor Co. has told dealers to temporarily halt sales of the Mustang Mach-E over a potential safety defect, a setback for the carmaker as it tries to fortify its position as a leader in electric vehicles.

Keith Naughton | Bloomberg News
June 14, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Blink Charging Acquires SemaConnect to Boost EV Infrastructure

Blink A charging station in Germany. (Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg News)

Electric vehicle charging business Blink Charging Co. has agreed to acquire SemaConnect Inc., an electric vehicle infrastructure company, for $200 million in cash and stock, according to a statement June 14, confirming a Bloomberg News report. 

Katie Roof | Bloomberg News
June 14, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Fleet Owners Urged to Be Familiar With CARB Emission Proposal

CARB Glen Kedzie (left) and Urban Johnson speak at the event. (Noël Fletcher/Transport Topics)

WASHINGTON — Trucking companies should educate California regulators about potential impacts of a new regulation before it takes effect and becomes a model for the nation, according to fleet experts.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
June 14, 2022
Government, Business, Fuel

Diesel Hits New Record at $5.718 a Gallon

Fuel prices are shown at a gas station June 8, 2022, in Salt Lake City. Fuel prices are shown at a gas station June 8, 2022, in Salt Lake City. (Rick Bowmer/Associated Press)

The national average price for a gallon of diesel reached a record high this week at $5.718 a gallon, according to data released by the Energy Information Administration June 13.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
June 13, 2022
Government, Business, Fuel

Automakers Seek Lifting of EV Tax Credit Cap

A 2021 Ford Mustang Mach E charges at a Ford dealer in Wexford, Pa. A 2021 Ford Mustang Mach E charges at a Ford dealer in Wexford, Pa. (Keith Srakocic/Associated Press)

NEW YORK — Major automakers are asking Congress to lift the cap on how many people would be offered tax credits if they buy a hybrid or fully electric vehicles.

June 13, 2022
Business, Fuel, Autonomous

Musk Warns of Tesla’s ‘Very Tough Quarter’ in Staff Email

Musk Elon Musk by John Raoux/Associated Press

Tesla Inc. has had a “very tough quarter” as it struggles with supply chain snags, Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk warned in an internal memo, imploring workers to help get the electric vehicle maker back on track.

Ed Ludlow | Bloomberg News
June 13, 2022
Business, Fuel, Logistics

Electrifying Delivery Fleets Is One Solution to World’s Car Obesity Problem

A Mahindra Treo Zor electric vehicle departs a loading bay A Mahindra Treo Zor electric vehicle departs a loading bay at a BigBasket warehouse in India. (Prashanth Vishwanathan/Bloomberg News)

Companies in the transport sector, and automakers in particular, are among the most-visible pioneers of the inevitable shift to cleaner fuel. Electric cars are becoming a household concept, regardless of their prohibitive cost. That’s where large fleet operators come in.

Anurag Kotoky | Bloomberg News
June 13, 2022
Government, Business, Fuel

Gas Hits $5 a Gallon for First Time, According to AAA

gasoline High gas prices are shown in Los Angeles in May. (Associated Press Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

NEW YORK — The nationwide average price for a gallon of gasoline has hit $5 for the first time ever.

June 13, 2022

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