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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.

Business, Equipment, Safety, Fuel

Nikola to Halt Sales, Recall Trucks After Battery Fires

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

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Government, Business, Fuel

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

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

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
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

Truck Stop Coming to Rural North Carolina Highway

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
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

Proterra Got Millions in US Aid Before Bankruptcy

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

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

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

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

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

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