Blog - The Commute

Observations on the current happenings in the world of vehicles and the fuels that power them from Fuels Institute Executive Director, John Eichberger.

I’ll Be Around
Even though electric-drive vehicles are the up and comer technology and will play a significant role in the market in the near future, when we consider that the overwhelming majority of drivers continue to rely upon liquid forms of energy, it seems the attention paid to electricity is disproportionate.

Crazy Train
If you let your mind wander around the innumerable scenarios that may materialize in the coming months and years, it is enough to make you a little crazy - “Aye aye aye.”  Luckily for me I can always find an appropriate soundtrack to get me through.

I Can See Clearly Now
Growing up in Southern California in the 1970s and 1980s, I experienced first-hand the impact of air pollution and smog. There were so many days as a child that we were not able to take recess outside because of Smog Alerts indicating that it was unhealthy to be outside. There was a real necessity to change.

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Podcast - Convenience Matters

Hosted by the Fuels Institute and NACS, Convenience Matters brings you weekly podcasts talking all things convenience and fuels related. About half of the U.S. population stops at a convenience store every day. Hear what we're seeing at stores and what the future may hold for the convenience retail industry.

Utilities & Transportation Sector Work to Lower GHGs
California sees electric vehicles as an important component to improving air quality. Utility companies play an important role in supporting the transportation sector’s need to improve air pollution.

Coronavirus’s Impact on Fuel Supply and Demand
The coronavirus pandemic has led to an unprecedented drop in oil demand around the world. What does this mean for fuel retailers – both in the short and long term? 

Gauging Consumer Interest in Alternative-Fuel Vehicles
People have turned to Consumer Reports for decades for reliable, unbiased and well-tested recommendations for products, including cars. This week we talked about electric, crossover and ICE vehicles and what consumers want and what they’re really buying.

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Press Releases

See Fuels Institute press releases regarding the fuels and vehicles market.

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Carpool Chats

The transportation-energy sector never slows down, and it’s hard to keep up with the most important news in each sector. Carpool Chats are the definition of a quick update delivered directly to you in 20-minutes or less. The Fuels Institute team does the necessary research and delivers the industry’s brightest minds discussing the most important topics to you ensuring you stay up to date with this fast paced industry. Carpool Chats work perfectly with your schedule; delivering content that’s brief and in a manner that everyone will understand.

Carpool Chats | Ep 4 | Volvo LIGHTS Project
We took a deep dive into the electrification of heavy-duty vehicles through the Volvo LIGHTS Project.

Carpool Chats | Ep 3 | Auto Sales in the Midst of COVID-19
Will vehicle sales be harshly affected by COVID-19?

Carpool Chats | Ep 2 | Biofuels in a Changing Market
Looking at the biofuels market during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Video Series


Fuels Institute regularly creates video content including webinars and vlogs. Visit our library and be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel to stay up to date on our latest releases.

Webinar | Understanding the Impact of COVID-19 to: Cities, Retailers & Transportation Networks
What impact has COVID-19 had on the behavior of how, when and where people and goods move?

Webinar | Future of Transportation: Realities, Challenges and Opportunities
Listen in as John Eichberger, executive director of the Fuels Institute, discusses the future of the transportation-energy sector and what it means for your business.

Podcast | The Environment & Your Vehicle
Consumer Reports sheds light on the federal Clean Cars Standard, the cost to consumers and its potential moving forward.

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