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Navistar Launches Redesigned International MV Series

MV A redesigned MV Series truck. (Navistar)

Navistar Inc. announced the launch of the redesigned International MV Series, calling it a reimagining of its Classes 6-7 vocational vehicle that focuses on increased maneuverability, visibility and safety.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
September 29, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Electric Vans Roll Off Line That Once Made Gas-Guzzling Hummers

Electric last-mile ELMS co-founder Jim Taylor in front of a vehicle. (Taylor Glascock/Bloomberg News)

When the first snub-nosed, electric van rolled off the assembly line Sept. 28 at the Electric Last Mile Solutions Inc. plant in Mishawaka, Ind., it was a proud moment for the company’s co-founder and CEO, Jim Taylor. The van, one in a run of 1,000 scheduled for this year, is among the first of its kind in the U.S. market: a fully electric, light-duty vehicle meant for delivery workers, contractors and other commercial fleets.

Ira Boudway | Bloomberg News
September 29, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Silicon Valley Answer to the EV Question Calls for Less Silicon

Chips An electric vehicle plugged into an Energy Absolute Anywhere charging station. (Brent Lewin/Bloomberg News)

As automakers scramble to make electric vehicles with longer ranges and speedier charging times, the chip industry has a message for them: You’re doing it wrong.

September 29, 2021
Business, Technology, Fuel

Lucid to Deliver 520-Mile Electric Sedan in October

A prototype of the Lucid Air The Lucid Air prototype electric vehicle, manufactured by Lucid Motors Inc. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)

Lucid Group Inc. has started production on its debut electric consumer car, with deliveries to begin at the end of October.

Ed Ludlow | Bloomberg News
September 28, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

GM Debuts Midsize Electric Delivery Van

GM The BrightDrop EV410. (BrightDrop)

General Motors Co.’s electric van unit plans to build a new midsized cargo hauler called the EV410, and has signed up Verizon Communications Inc. as the first buyer, the company said Sept. 28.

Gabrielle Coppola | Bloomberg News
September 28, 2021
Government, Business, Fuel

Why and How the UK Is Experiencing a Fuel Crisis

Closed fuel pumps at a petrol station in London Closed fuel pumps at a petrol station in London on Sept. 28. (Frank Augstein/Associated Press)

LONDON — Long lines are snaking down streets across the U.K. as drivers struggle to fill up their cars, causing widespread traffic misery and worries over whether emergency services can do their work.

Pan Pylas | Associated Press
September 28, 2021
Business, Technology, Fuel

Total Sees Oil Demand Peaking Before 2030 in Power Switch

Total Nathan Laine/Bloomberg News

French energy giant TotalEnergies SE expects global oil demand to peak before the end of this decade, as more nations crack down on fossil fuels and promote cleaner power in transport and industry to mitigate global warming.

Francois de Beaupuy | Bloomberg News
September 28, 2021
Government, Business, Fuel, Logistics

European Energy Prices Surge to Records as Supply Crisis Spreads

Europe Carrier Rudolf Samoylovich delivers and bunkers gas at the Port of Rotterdam. (Peter Boer/Bloomberg News)

European energy markets from natural gas to carbon permits jumped to records, signaling the supply shortage will get worse just as the winter season starts. Stockpiles of everything from gas to coal and Norwegian water for electricity production are dwindling and there are few signs the situation will improve anytime soon as demand continues to roar back from a pandemic-driven lull.

September 28, 2021
Business, Technology, Safety, Fuel

Pandemic Shopping Spree Fuels Rebound in Shipping Emissions

Los Angeles The Port of Los Angeles. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News)

The pandemic-driven shopping spree is having at least one unintended consequence: Emissions from shipping are on the rise again.

Isis Almeida | Bloomberg News
September 28, 2021
Business, Fuel, TCA

Ford Plans Three EV Battery Factories, Auto Plant in Ky., Tenn.

A sign welcoming visitors to Glendale, Ky. A sign welcomes visitors to the tiny town of Glendale, Ky., where Ford and SK Innovation will build a $5.8 billion, 1,500-acre campus to hold two battery plants. (Timothy D. Easley/Associated Press)

In the single largest manufacturing investment in its 118-year-history, Ford Motor Co. on Sept. 27 said it and a partner will invest $11.4 billion and create 11,000 new jobs to build electric vehicles and batteries at two new sprawling campuses in Tennessee and Kentucky.

September 27, 2021