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Transport Topics fuel coverage looks closely at what powers trucks. From the latest on battery, diesel and alternative fuel technology to the costs and prices associated with each, this news category covers today’s fuel ecosystem extensively. Topics include green house gas regulation, fuel prices, equipment costs, fuel infrastructure, surcharge and more.

Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Colorado Joining California in Mandating Electric-Vehicle Sales

Tesla sales lot in Chicago A Tesla sales lot in Chicago. Colorado joins California in mandating that automakers sell more electric cars in the Rocky Mountain state. (Teresa Crawford/Associated Press)

Colorado moved to boost electric-car sales by taking the first step toward adopting a zero-emission-vehicle mandate patterned after one in California that’s under threat from the Trump administration.

Ryan Beene | Bloomberg News
January 18, 2019
Business, Technology, Fuel

Tesla Loses Most Valuable Carmaker Crown as GM Catches Up

Tesla cars and SUVs in a production line A line of new Tesla Model X SUVs (center) sit with Tesla Model S cars following assembly for the European market at the Tesla factory in Tilburg, Netherlands. (Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg)

If the outlooks from the two auto companies are anything to go by, GM looks set to be winning the race for the year.

Esha Dey | Bloomberg News
January 18, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

Seven Ways the Ocean Cargo Industry Is Pursuing Green Shipping

Cargo ship arrives at the Port of Oakland Shipping containers sit stacked on the Kota Cabar cargo ship arriving at the Port of Oakland in July 2018. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg)

Some of the world’s most conservative companies are starting to experiment with cleaner fuels and cutting-edge technologies to meet new standards starting next year that mandate steep cuts of sulfur emissions from oceangoing ships.

Kyunghee Park and Jason Clenfield | Bloomberg News
January 18, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel

Manufacturing Production Increases by Most in 10 Months

Haldex factory Haldex brake adjusters on the factory production line. (Haldex)

U.S. factory production expanded in December by the most in 10 months, ending the year stronger than expected thanks to a surge in motor-vehicle output and gains across a range of other goods.

Shobhana Chandra | Bloomberg News
January 18, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

Tesla Cuts Jobs on the Road to Making an Affordable Electric Car

Tesla Model 3 Tesla Model 3. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News)

Tesla, recognizing as imperative its ability to produce a cheaper electric car, told employees Jan. 18 that it must cut 7% of its workforce.

The Associated Press
January 18, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel

US Could Soon Pump More Crude Than Saudis Can at Their Peak

Oil derricks in the Permian Basin Jim Hickcox/ Flickr

Propelled by the shale-oil boom, the U.S. is already producing more crude than either Russia or Saudi Arabia, who until recently vied for the top spot. By midyear America will go one better.

Grant Smith | Bloomberg News
January 18, 2019
Business, Technology, Fuel

Volvo Group Venture Capital Invests in Wireless Electric Charging

Wireless Electric Charging A truck backs onto a Momentum Dynamics charger. (Momentum Dynamics via YouTube)

Volvo Group Venture Capital AB, a subsidiary of Volvo Group, announced it has invested an undisclosed amount in Momentum Dynamics Inc., which provides high-power wireless charging systems for the automotive and transportation industries.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
January 18, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel

EPA’s Andrew Wheeler Gets Mixed Reviews at Confirmation Hearing

Andrew Wheeler Andrew Wheeler appears before a Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing on Jan. 16. (Andrew Harnik/AP)

Characterizations of Andrew Wheeler’s tenure as acting administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency fell mostly along party lines during his confirmation hearing to lead the agency

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
January 17, 2019
Business, Fuel

Oil Slips as Record US Production Undermines OPEC Supply Cut

Oil Production Ali Mohammadi/Bloomberg News

Oil retreated below $52 a barrel as data showing record U.S. crude production suggested markets may remain oversupplied despite output cuts by OPEC and its allies.

Heesu Lee and Grant Smith | Bloomberg News
January 17, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Nikola Moves Closer to Marketing Hydrogen-Electric Trucks

Nikola's Trevor Milton Nikola's Trevor Milton spoke with TT in an exclusive interview Jan. 8 during CES. (Nikola Motor Co.)

LAS VEGAS — Nikola Motor Co. founder and CEO Trevor Milton said two key customers — private fleet Anheuser-Busch Cos. and truckload carrier U.S. Xpress Enterprises — will begin fleet tests of Nikola’s zero-emisssions hydrogen-electric Class 8 trucks by the end of the year, as the first shoots of the necessary fueling infrastructure are emerging in Phoenix.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
January 16, 2019