Business, Technology, Fuel

Rugged Ram Truck Has a Secret Inside: A Small Electric Motor

2019 Dodge Ram 1500 Limited pickup truck The 2019 Dodge Ram 1500 Limited pickup truck is unveiled during the North American International Auto Show in Detroit on Jan. 15, 2018. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg)

“Mild” is not a word that usually is associated with brawny pickups. But Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV is betting it can sell more Ram 1500s by turning its famous V-8 Hemi engine into a mild hybrid, and clean up its industry-worst emissions record in the process

Gabrielle Coppola | Bloomberg News
August 27, 2018
Business, Technology, Fuel

Nissan Launches China-Focused Electric Car

Nissan Sylphy Zero Emission A worker inspects a Nissan Sylphy Zero Emission at a production line in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, China, on Aug. 27. (Vincent Yu/AP)

GUANGZHOU, China — Nissan’s first electric sedan designed for China began production Aug. 27 at the start of a wave of dozens of planned lower-cost electrics being created by global automakers for their biggest market.

Associated Press
August 27, 2018
Business, Equipment, Fuel

J.B. Hunt 360 Perks Taps Pilot Flying J, Goodyear, SiriusXM

JB Hunt 360 Perks John Sommers II for Transport Topics

J.B. Hunt, SiriusXM, Pilot Flying J and Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. have announced a rewards program that they said will help carriers save money, spend more time driving and have an overall better experience.

Transport Topics
August 27, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Nel Expands Plant to Make Electrolyzers for Nikola

Nel ASA has begun construction of what it says is the world’s largest electrolyzer manufacturing plant, fully automated and able to deliver electrolyzers at a game-changing cost.

Transport Topics
August 24, 2018
Business, Technology, Fuel

Kenworth Celebrates Plant Anniversary, Offers Near-Zero Natural Gas Engine

Kenworth T680 The Kenworth T680 is among models available for order with the Cummins Westport ISX12N near-zero NOx emissions natural gas engine. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Kenworth Truck Co. announced a major milestone at its Renton, Wash., truck plant, and the availability of the Cummins Westport ISX12N Near Zero natural gas engine in certain models.

Transport Topics
August 24, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel, TCA

Mexican Market No Longer a Sure Thing for US Gas Producers

US Gas Producers Sections of pipeline lie on the ground near an oil drill rig in Texas. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News)

For years, U.S. producers have counted on Mexico to buy enormous quantities of natural gas from the prolific shale fields in West Texas and elsewhere. The fracking boom has given rise to massive pipeline projects to carry that gas across the border, where energy production has plummeted.

Katherine Blunt | Houston Chronicle
August 24, 2018
Business, Technology, Fuel

Electric Trucks Face Long Road to Unseat Diesel Engines

Electric trucks Tesla's Elon Musk speaks to the crowd after the unveiling of the all-electric Class 8 tractor. (Tesla)

The next battleground for replacing fossil fuel-guzzling vehicles will be U.S. interstate highways, where longhaul trucks keep the economy moving.

Brianna Jackson | Bloomberg News
August 22, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel

China Shipowners Stop Hauling Iranian Oil as US Sanctions Near

Iranian Oil Iranian oil workers gather at an oil refinery south of Tehran, Iran. (Vahid Salemi/Associated Press)

China’s shipowners are shunning Iran’s oil, while the OPEC producer is using its own tankers to supply top customers as impending U.S. sanctions threaten to disrupt global crude trade.

Bloomberg News
August 21, 2018

Diesel Drops 1¢ to $3.207 Per Gallon

Fuel pumps Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

The U.S. average retail price of diesel fell last week by 1 cent to $3.207 a gallon.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
August 20, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

BYD, Penske Join Task Force to Shape Charging Infrastructure

Tesla charging station Tesla's system is proprietary, but Penske Truck Leasing and BYD America have joined an alliance that advocates for standardized charging infrastructure. (Giulia Marchi/Bloomberg News)

BYD America and Penske Truck Leasing separately announced they recently joined CharIN, a Berlin-based alliance that is leading a global effort to standardize electric-vehicle charging infrastructure.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
August 20, 2018