Wyoming panel rejects fuel sales tax idea

Despite a heads up from the head of the Wyoming Department of Transportation about the long-term deterioration of roads without substantial increases in revenue, a special legislative panel opted against a proposal to charge sales tax on fuel purchases…

Women In Trucking group hosts tattoo party at GATS

When Ellen Voie founded Women In Trucking Association, she said she’d be so thrilled when the membership reached 1,000 that she’d get the logo tattooed on her shoulder. After three years and a membership base of 1,500, she’s going to follow throu…

Nidec to Acquire Emerson Electric Co. Motors & Controls Business

Japan’s Nidec Corporation, the world’s leading manufacturer of motors for hard-disk drives, has entered into an asset and stock purchase agreement with Emerson Electric Co. (EMC) to acquire EMC’s Motors & Controls business in an all cash deal. Te…

The Effects of EGR on the HCCI Autoignition of Ethanol

Magnus Sjöberg and John Dec at Sandia National Laboratories investigated the effect of EGR and constituents on the HCCI autoignition processes of ethanol; a paper on their results was published online 11 August in the Proceedings of the Combustion Ins…

GSA To Make 5,600 Hybrids Available To Federal Agencies, Including 100 Plug-In Hybrids; Cost Still An Issue

by Jack Rosebro

The US government’s General Services Administration (GSA) this summer took delivery of the first of more than 5,600 hybrid vehicles ordered earlier this year, and will make the vehicles—almost all of which are Ford Fusion hybri…

Foss Maritime to Add Second Hybrid Tug to SoCal Fleet; Retrofit Rather Than New Build

Engine room of a Foss hybrid tug. Click to enlarge.Foss Maritime Company, builder and operator of a hybrid tugboat (earlier post), will add a second hybrid tug, a retrofit, to its Southern California fleet with the help of an air quality grant o…

UK EV Charging Network Expected to Survive Budget Cuts

The Guardian. The UK’s Plugged-in Places scheme (earlier post) is expected to survive the government’s upcoming spending review.

Whitehall insiders told BusinessGreen.com that the government has approved the plans “in principle&r…