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NATSO, Trade Groups Urge Maryland to Work With Fuel Retailers to Deploy Electric Charging

April 16, 2018

NATSO, Trade Groups Urge Maryland to Work With Fuel Retailers to Deploy Electric Charging

NATSO and trade groups representing businesses that provide the majority of motor fuel retail sales in the United States urged the state of Maryland to reject a proposal from the state’s utility companies to spend more than $100 million on a statewide network of electric charging stations and instead work with the fuel retail industry to deploy electric charging infrastructure via the existing privately developed motor fuels infrastructure.

House Subcommittee Explores Long-Term Infrastructure Pay Fors

March 8, 2018

House Subcommittee Explores Long-Term Infrastructure Pay Fors

The House Subcommittee on Highways and Transit capped off a series of Congressional hearings on infrastructure March 7, this time exploring long-term funding options for infrastructure.

Trucking Execs Discuss Autonomous Technology, Electric Trucks and Hours of Service

February 11, 2018

Trucking Execs Discuss Autonomous Technology, Electric Trucks and Hours of Service

Advances in Class 8 autonomous and electric truck technologies continue to make headlines, but executives from two major trucking companies said they don’t expect the new technology to bring major changes to the long-haul trucking industry any time soon. However, hours-of-service and electronic logging device mandates are bringing changes that have made the speed of service at truckstops and travel plazas even more important.

House Republicans Introduce Tax Reform Measure

November 3, 2017

House Republicans Introduce Tax Reform Measure

The House Ways and Means Committee on Nov. 2 released the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act to overhaul major aspects of the U.S. Tax system. The bill will be the subject of Committee consideration next week, kicking off formal tax committee action on the first such overhaul of the U.S. tax system in more than 30 years. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT) announced that he plans to release a Senate Republican version of a tax reform bill after the Ways and Means Committee completes its work, as soon as November 9. The Senate Finance Committee could consider its own plan at the same time the full House votes on its plan in an effort to make as much progress as possible on the legislation prior to Thanksgiving.

States Push Alternative-Fuel Vehicles to Pay Fair Share

November 24, 2014

States Push Alternative-Fuel Vehicles to Pay Fair Share

Several state legislatures are expected to take up the issue of whether to impose special fees on hybrid and electric vehicles in 2015 as a means of generating revenue for highway construction and maintenance, Bloomberg BNA reported.

NATSO Urges VDOT to Work With Exit Businesses to Install EV Charging

July 24, 2013

NATSO Urges VDOT to Work With Exit Businesses to Install EV Charging

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) should work with existing interstate exit-based businesses to install electric car-charging stations rather than compete with the private sector by utilizing taxpayer dollars to establish them at rest areas, NATSO told the agency this week.

 Legislation Would Mandate Alternative Fuel Vehicles

July 1, 2013

Legislation Would Mandate Alternative Fuel Vehicles

With Congress increasingly critical of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), legislation introduced last week is taking a different tack: it would require that 30 percent of new automobiles in 2016 operate on non-petroleum fuels instead of, or in addition to, petroleum-based fuels. That figure would increase to 50 percent in 2017 and in subsequent years.

Diesel to Remain the Leading Fuel for Decades to Come

June 20, 2013

Diesel to Remain the Leading Fuel for Decades to Come

While alternative fuels and technologies may increase in the future, diesel will remain the primary fuel for the trucking industry for decades. The findings were part of a two-year study on the future of alternative fuels conducted by the National Petroleum Council. The U.S. Secretary of Energy requested the study, which looked at the full breadth of alternative-fuel options alongside traditional diesel and gasoline.

States Consider Charging Fees for Electric and Hybrid Vehicles

June 17, 2013

States Consider Charging Fees for Electric and Hybrid Vehicles

Lawmakers tasked with finding new revenue streams to fund infrastructure projects increasingly are asking drivers of electric and hybrid vehicles to pay their fair share of infrastructure fees.

Automakers to Meet Fuel-Efficiency Standards With Increased Electric Cars

March 11, 2013

Automakers to Meet Fuel-Efficiency Standards With Increased Electric Cars

Automakers tasked with meeting new federal fuel-efficiency standards of 54.5 miles a gallon by 2025 plan to trim fuel consumption by reducing automobile weights as well focusing on electric vehicles.

Electric Car Sales Slow to Take Off

October 22, 2012

Electric Car Sales Slow to Take Off

Car buyers remain slow to embrace electric vehicles.

Oregon DOT Offers Electric Truck Incentives

July 9, 2012

Oregon DOT Offers Electric Truck Incentives

The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) announced it is launching a new electric truck buyer incentive program aimed at reducing diesel fuel consumption within the state.

Illinois and 7-Eleven Create EV Charging Network

April 9, 2012

Illinois and 7-Eleven Create EV Charging Network

Illinois partnership to create the nation's largest network of fast-charging electric vehicle stations.

N.C. Unveils Electric Vehicle Charging Station at Rest Area

January 16, 2012

N.C. Unveils Electric Vehicle Charging Station at Rest Area

North Carolina has installed EV charging stations in rest areas near Burlington on Interstate 40, and at the junction of Interstates 95 and 40.

Grant Opportunities Available for Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

July 1, 2011

Grant Opportunities Available for Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

For truckstops and travel plazas, installing electric vehicle charging stations can help tap into a new and increasing customer base.

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