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Cooper Tire Announces Fuel-Efficient Tire for Longhaul Fleets

Cooper RM 832 Roadmaster RM832+ EM by Cooper Tire

Cooper Tire’s Roadmaster brand unveiled a new tire for commercial longhaul fleets designed to balance fuel efficiency with long miles, the company announced Oct. 4.

October 4, 2021
Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous, TCA

GM’s Future EVs Get Range Boost With Wolfspeed Deal

Hummer EV GMC Hummer EV by GM

General Motors’ future electric vehicles will offer more range on a single charge and charge faster because of a new supplier agreement it announced with Wolfspeed Inc.

Jamie L. LaReau | Detroit Free Press
October 4, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Fuel

NHTSA Rejects 2019 Petition to Probe Tesla Battery Software

Tesla charging A Tesla vehicle charges at a Tesla Supercharger site. (Chuck Burton/Associated Press)

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration rejected a 2019 petition to open a formal investigation into Tesla Inc.’s battery management software, according to documents posted to the agency’s website.

Keith Laing | Bloomberg News
October 4, 2021
Government, Business, Fuel

Oil at Seven-Year High After OPEC+ Decides on Cautious Increase

OPEC sign An OPEC sign hangs outside the OPEC Secretariat in Vienna. ( Akos Stiller/Bloomberg News)

FRANKFURT, Germany — Oil prices jumped after OPEC and allied oil producing countries stayed with their gradual approach to restoring output slashed during the pandemic, agreeing to add only 400,000 barrels per day in November.

October 4, 2021
Government, Business, Fuel

UK Military Begins Fuel Delivery Amid Driver Shortage

British military British army personnel at the BP Plc fuel terminal in Hemel Hempstead, U.K., on Oct. 4. (Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg)

LONDON — British military personnel have begun delivering fuel to gas stations after a shortage of truck drivers disrupted supplies for more than a week, leading to long lines at the pumps as anxious drivers scrambled to fill their tanks.

October 4, 2021
Business, Technology, Fuel

Rivian Details $1 Billion Loss, Amazon Deal in IPO Filing

Rivian's R1T pickup truck Rivian's R1T pickup truck. Electric vehicle makers are scaling up, angling for a bigger slice of the growing market. (Bloomberg News)

Rivian Automotive Inc., the maker of electric pickups backed by Amazon .com Inc., disclosed a net loss of almost $1 billion in the first half of the year in its initial public offering paperwork.

Crystal Tse and Ed Ludlow | Bloomberg News
October 1, 2021
Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

Tesla Expects Delivery Record, Beating Supply Chain Turmoil

Teslas on car carrier An auto carrier transports Tesla vehicles in Lathrop, Calif. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)

Tesla Inc. is expected to report record deliveries of roughly 224,000 vehicles in the most recent quarter, another milestone for CEO Elon Musk and his trailblazing electric-car brand.

Dana Hull and Esha Dey | Bloomberg News
October 1, 2021
Business, Technology, Fuel

Nikola, Opal Fuels to Build Hydrogen Fueling Stations

Opal Fuels An Opal Fuels station. (Opal Fuels)

Truck maker Nikola Corp. and Opal Fuels, a producer and distributor of renewable natural gas for heavy-duty truck fleets, announced their intent to co-develop and co-market hydrogen fueling infrastructure for trucking, beginning with on-site locations for private fleets.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
October 1, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

ATRI Report Urges Electric Tax to Help Fund Highway Repairs

Volvo VNR charging A Volvo VNR Electric model at a charging station. (Volvotrucks.com)

A new report from the American Transportation Research Institute suggests that a small tax on electricity used specifically for transportation would produce much-needed support for the federal Highway Trust Fund, revenue from which pays for work on the nation’s roads and bridges.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
September 30, 2021
Government, Business, Fuel

Soldiers Will Haul Fuel to Ease UK Crisis

A driver fills a car with fuel at a petrol station in London A driver fills a car with fuel at a petrol station in London Sept. 29. (Frank Augstein/Associated Press)

LONDON — The British government’s reserve tanker fleet was being deployed Sept. 29 to help deliver gasoline to empty pumps across the U.K., and military drivers will begin operating tankers in the coming days to ease the country’s fuel supply crisis, a top official said.

Sylvia Hui | Associated Press
September 29, 2021

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