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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, Safety, Fuel

Truck Stop Coming to Rural North Carolina Highway

Love's Travel Stop in Oklahoma

A $1.6 million U.S. Department of Commerce grant to a southwestern North Carolina town is paying for new infrastructure to support opening a Love’s Travel Stop with truck parking.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
August 10, 2023

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Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

Proterra Got Millions in US Aid Before Bankruptcy

A billboard in Miami promoting Proterra buses

Proterra Inc., the electric bus maker touted by President Joe Biden that filed for bankruptcy this week, was the recipient of millions of dollars in COVID relief government aid.

August 9, 2023
Government, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

EPA Announces $115 Million for DERA Grants

Trucks on the highway

The Environmental Protection Agency recently announced that $115 million has been directed for the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act program.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
August 8, 2023
Government, Fuel

Diesel Price Posts 11.2¢ Gain in Third Straight Increase

Truck fueling at a truck stop

The national average diesel price rose for the third straight week, climbing 11.2 cents to settle at $4.239, according to Energy Information Administration data released Aug. 7.

August 7, 2023
Business, Technology, Fuel

Tesla Replaces Zachary Kirkhorn as CFO

New Teslas on a lot

Tesla Inc. Chief Financial Officer Zachary Kirkhorn stepped down after 13 years at the electric vehicle maker, raising questions about succession in the top ranks of Elon Musk’s company.

August 7, 2023
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

EPA’s Emissions Plan Runs Into Skepticism

EVs charging

DETROIT — The U.S. government’s most ambitious plan ever to slash planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions from passenger vehicles faces skepticism.

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
August 7, 2023
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel, TCA

One in Four New Cars Sold in California in Q2 Were EVs

A Tesla dealer in California

For the first time in California, one out of every four new cars sold in the last quarter were zero-emission vehicles, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced this week.

Vanessa Arredondo | Los Angeles Times
August 4, 2023
Government, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

House Committee Approves Internal Combustion Engines Bill

Internal combustion engine

A panel in the House recently approved a bill that would block efforts meant to prevent the sale of internal combustion engines.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
August 3, 2023
Government, Business, Fuel

Saudi Arabia Extends Oil Production Cut Through September

oil rig

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Saudi Arabia said Aug. 3 it will extend its production cut of 1 million barrels of oil a day through the end of September in its effort to boost energy prices.

August 3, 2023
Business, Fuel

Badar Khan to Succeed Retiring Cathy Zoi as CEO of EVgo

Badak Khan with inset of Cathy Zoi

Electric-car charging company EVgo Inc. said CEO Cathy Zoi will retire in November and be succeeded by board member Badar Khan.

David R. Baker | Bloomberg News
August 2, 2023