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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, Fuel

Georgia Tax Revenue Rises on Restarted Motor Fuel Taxes

pumping gas

Georgia’s reinstatement this year of motor fuel taxes helped the state collect 13.1% more revenue to reach nearly $2.5 billion in July compared with the previous year.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
August 18, 2023

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Business, Technology, Fuel

Ford, SK to Build Battery Plant in Quebec

The Ford Mustang Mach-E

Ford Motor Co. is joining with South Korean battery-component makers SK On Co. and EcoPro BM Co. to build a cathode active material plant in Quebec worth more than C$1.2 billion ($887 million).

Laura Dhillon Kane | Bloomberg News
August 17, 2023
Business, Fuel

Proterra’s Bankruptcy Illustrates Challenges for EV Startups

A billboard in Miami promoting Proterra buses

Electric bus maker Proterra Inc. is one of the highest-profile EV company casualties in recent years, but analysts say to expect more. 

Nadia Lopez | Bloomberg News
August 16, 2023
Government, Business, Fuel

Diesel Price Up Another 13.9¢ to $4.378 a Gallon

A Pilot Flying J tank truck

Diesel prices climbed another 13.9 cents a gallon for the fourth straight week of a dime-or-more national average surge, according to data from the Energy Information Administration.

Keiron Greenhalgh | Staff Reporter
August 15, 2023
Business, Technology, Fuel

EV Maker VinFast Soars in Nasdaq Debut

VinFast EVs ready for shipping

VinFast Auto Ltd. soared in its debut as a public company, vaulting its market capitalization beyond that of General Motors Co. as traders flipped shares of the electric vehicle maker.

Bailey Lipschultz | Bloomberg News
August 15, 2023
Business, Fuel

Lordstown Settles Karma Lawsuit for $40 Million

Lordstown Motors' Endurance pickup truck

Lordstown Motors Corp. has agreed to pay $40 million to settle a Karma Automotive lawsuit alleging that the company lifted designs and technology to develop its flagship Endurance truck.

Jonathan Randles | Bloomberg News
August 15, 2023
Business, Technology, Fuel, Private

Amazon Dinged for Coming Up Short on Carbon-Emission Actions

Amazon fulfillment center

Four years into a plan to eliminate its carbon emissions, Amazon.com Inc. has lost a key endorsement from the world’s leading watchdog of corporate climate goals.

Natasha White and Matt Day | Bloomberg News
August 14, 2023
Business, Equipment, Safety, Fuel

Nikola to Halt Sales, Recall Trucks After Battery Fires

Nikola Tre

All the Class 8 Tre battery-electric trucks Nikola Motor sold or sent to potential customers for testing are being recalled, the company said.

Keiron Greenhalgh | Staff Reporter
August 14, 2023
Government, Business, Fuel

Global Oil Demand Hits Record and Prices May Climb, IEA Says

Pumpjack in Texas

Global oil demand has surged to a record amid robust consumption in China and elsewhere, threatening to push prices higher, the International Energy Agency said.

Grant Smith | Bloomberg News
August 11, 2023
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Natural Gas-Fueled Volvo Trucks Set for North American Tests

Westport Fuel Systems Volvo truck

The first testing of natural gas-fueled European Volvo Group Class 8 trucks on North American roads is set to begin by the end of September, and more imports could be on the way.

Keiron Greenhalgh | Staff Reporter
August 10, 2023