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EV Startup Electric Last Mile Files Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

EV Last Mile Urban Delivery electric vans on the production line at the Electric Last Mile Solutions facility in Mishawaka, Ind., last year. (Taylor Glascock/Bloomberg News)

Electric Last Mile Solutions Inc. filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in Delaware, making it the first of the electric-vehicle startups that merged with special purpose acquisition companies to go out of business amid the recent market slump. 

Jeremy Hill | Bloomberg News
June 13, 2022
Government, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Administration Officials Tout Future of Electric Vehicles

DOE's David Turk and FHWA's Stephanie :Pollack at EV event outside DOT headquarters DOE Deputy Secretary David Turk and Federal Highway Administration Deputy Administrator Stephanie Pollack look over EVs at the event outside DOT headquarters. (Noel Fletcher/Transport Topics)

A new taskforce to help shape federal policy and guidance for states on electric vehicle charging networks was touted by DOT and DOE leaders as they promoted President Joe Biden’s clean energy plans.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
June 10, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Autonomous

Startup Hydron Plans Autonomous Longhaul Trucks With Hydrogen Fuel Cells

Hydron Hydron via PR Newswire

The co-founder of San Diego-based autonomous driving company TuSimple, Mo Chen, announced he started a new company called Hydron to bring to market Class 8 hydrogen-powered trucks equipped with Level 4 autonomous driving technology.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
June 10, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Bolloré Logistics Canada Launches Its First 100% Electric Truck

Bolloré Logistics Canada Bolloré Logistics Canada

Bolloré Logistics Canada has launched its first fully electric truck for local deliveries in Montreal, the company announced May 31.

June 9, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

Nikola Approved for Truck Voucher Incentive Program in New York

Nikola Tre BEV Nikola Tre BEV by Nikola Corp.

Truck maker Nikola Corp. announced that its Class 8 Nikola Tre battery-electric vehicle is eligible for the New York Truck Voucher Incentive Program.

June 9, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel, TCA

FHWA Releases Uniform Guidelines for EV Charging Stations

EV charging station An electric vehicle charging station in Asbury Park, N.J. (Wayne Parry/Associated Press)

The Federal Highway Administration on June 9 released the blueprint for states to follow to develop the 500,000 charging stations that are key to the Biden administration’s goal of switching Americans from gasoline- to electric-powered vehicles.

Ed Blazina | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
June 9, 2022
Business, Fuel

Natural Gas Prices Slump After Fire at Texas LNG Terminal

LNG A storage container for LNG. (CrackerClips/Getty Images)

U.S. natural gas prices tumbled after a fire broke out at a Texas export terminal, threatening to leave supplies of the fuel stranded in shale basins despite surging overseas demand.

June 8, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

Clean Hydrogen Pushed to Starring Role in Energy Future

Jennifer Granholm Jennifer Granholm by Department of Energy

The U.S. Department of Energy is pushing itself, academia and industry to come up with ways to make and distribute clean hydrogen at a price low enough to boost it into a starring role as the primary alternative fuel of the future.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
June 8, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

DOE Issues $8 Billion Hydrogen Hub Funding Notice

Jennifer Granholm Jennifer Granholm by Jacquelyn Martin/AP

Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm, while opening an annual meeting, revealed that developing hydrogen as a fuel source is a major federal priority, as DOE issued an $8 billion hydrogen hub funding notice.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
June 7, 2022
Government, Business, Fuel

Gasoline Tops $5 a Gallon in 13 States

map Bloomberg

Gasoline reached $5 a gallon or more in more than a dozen states a week into the peak summer travel season, as stockpiles of the fuel remain tight.

Chunzi Xu | Bloomberg News
June 7, 2022