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Italy's Crisp Carabinieri Get New Patrol Cars: Tiny Electric Minicars

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Befitting a country full of supercar-makers, Italy''s police are known for driving some very exotic patrol cars. Italy''s national police, the Carabinieri, recently took Instead of nondescript sedans, officers sometimes cruise around in Lamborghinis.

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Volvo demonstrates foldable solar charging canopy in Italy

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As Volvo’s V60 Plug-in Hybrid arrives in Italy, we get another chance to see possibly the most beautiful charging canopy ever produced. Volvo

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Electric Vehicle Arteries (EVA+) fast charging: Enel, Verbund, Renault, Nissan, BMW & Volkswagen partner in Italy & Austria

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Enel, as coordinator, and Austria’s main utility Verbund are collaborating on a fast-recharging network project in Italy and Austria, alongside some of the world’s largest EV carmakers including Renault, Nissan, BMW and Volkswagen Group Italia (represented by Volkswagen and Audi). A grant agreement worth a maximum of €4.2 million (US$4.4

Hertz Italy Launches smart fortwo Electric Vehicle in Rome for Italo-NTV train customers

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These electric vehicles can be booked from €8 (US$10) per hour through the website [link] using the special Italo discount code, and will be powered at charging units provided by Enel, Italy’s largest electric utility. Electric vehicles in Rome have free of charge access to designated parking areas and no ZTL (city center zone) limits. Brie

Cruze US diesel engine being co-developed with GM diesel center of excellence in Torino, Italy

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For Cruze, powertrain engineers at GM’s diesel center of excellence in Torino, Italy, are working with counterparts in Pontiac, Mich., The coming Chevrolet Cruze diesel engine for the US market ( earlier post ) will leverage GM’s global powertrain expertise. These additions will speed development time. Brief

Major carmakers start hydrogen car road tour

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Fuel Cells Green cars Hydrogen cars Hydrogen fuel Latest news Daimler Denmark France fuel cell cars germany green cars Honda hydrogen cars Hyundai Italy Toyota UKIf you live in Europe, it’s worth keeping your eyes peeled for the European Hydrogen Road Tour 2012 – which is meant to demonstrate how fuel cell cars are ready to go.

Honda technology detects the potential for traffic congestion with the goal to prevent traffic jams; public-road testing in Italy and Indonesia

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Congestion prevention or minimization using the new system. Click to enlarge. Honda Motor Co.,

New electric scooter comes to the UK

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Turboden to supply a 10 MW heat recovery ORC unit for Arvedi steel plant in Italy

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GSE is the state-owned company which promotes and supports renewable energy sources (RES) in Italy. MW unit for ORI Martin in Italy.

LAPD Gets Tesla Model S, BMW i3 Electric Cars As Police Cruisers

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DON'T MISS: Italy's Crisp Carabinieri Get New. Only a handful of models are typically used as police cars, usually big sedans and SUVs from the Detroit Three carmakers. But the Los Angeles Police Department is getting creative with some new additions to its fleet. Los Angeles police California plug-in cars

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Beta Renewables’ 75M liter cellulosic ethanol plant opens in Italy

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Beta Renewables, part of the Mossi Ghisolfi Group, and Novozymes marked the official opening in Northern Italy of a 75-million-liter (20-million-gallon) cellulosic ethanol plant. The plant uses wheat straw, rice straw and arundo donax, a high-yielding energy crop grown on marginal land. Brief

Hydrogenics to supply 3 electrolyzers for H2 fueling station in Italy

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Hydrogenics Corporation has been awarded a contract for three HySTAT-60 electrolyzers by The Linde Group for installation as part of a hydrogen fueling station in Bolzano , Italy. Terms of the award were not disclosed. The rollout of the Bolzano installation will be managed by the. Brief

National Drive Electric Week: 150 Cities, 90,000 People, Electric Cars All Over

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cities, but also in Canada, Italy, and The Netherlands. This past week, thousands of people came out to learn about, experience, and extoll the virtues of the electric car. They were participating in National Drive Electric Week--which, despite its name, has become an international event taking place not only in 150 U.S.

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Iveco to supply 115 natural gas Daily Vehicles to TNT Express Italy

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Iveco contracted to deliver 115 Daily Natural Power light commercial vehicles to TNT Express Italy by 2013. The methane gas-powered vehicles will be used by TNT for its express courier activities in the Rome area as well as other parts of Central Italy. Iveco Daily Natural Power vehicles awaiting delivery. Click to enlarge.

M&G to open 13 Mgpy cellulosic ethanol plant in Italy in 2012

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Mossi & Ghisolfi Group (M&G), a Novozymes partner, has broken ground on a 13 million gallons/year (50 million liters) production facility for cellulosic ethanol in Crescentino in northwestern Italy. It is scheduled to start production in 2012. M&G’s plant in Crescentino will be self-sufficient in power. million tons/year. Brief

New Natural Gas Vehicle Registrations in Italy Capture 7.4% Market Share Jan-July 09

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of total passenger car registrations in Italy from January-July 2009, according to figures from NGVA Europe and ACEA (the European Automobile Manufacturers Association). New registrations of natural gas-powered passenger vehicles (OEM and retrofit) represented 7.4%

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United States and Italy Sign Agreements to Advance Developments in Nuclear Energy

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The US-Italy Joint Declaration Concerning Industrial and Commercial Cooperation in the Nuclear Energy Sector affirms the strong interest of the United States and Italy to encourage their respective nuclear industries to seek opportunities for the construction of new nuclear power plants. Secretary Chu.

Westport to acquire gas fuel system provider Emer S.p.A. of Italy

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Emer), of Brescia, Italy, for €27 million (approximately US$39.6 Complementary markets: Emer’s strength with OEMs in Italy, Germany and India complement Juniper’s existing strength in China and Russia and will allow for increased cross-channel sales. Westport Innovations Inc. million EBITDA. million). million (approximately US$19.2

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Renault-Nissan, Enel and Endesa to Partner on Electric Mobility in Italy, Spain and Latin America

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Enel, Endesa and the Renault-Nissan Alliance signed a Memorandum of Understanding aimed at developing electric mobility across several geographical areas in Italy, Spain and Latin America. Joint evaluation for development of pilot projects in areas to be identified in Italy, Spain and Latin America. the compact hatchback Zoe Z.E.,

Electric vehicles put to test in Paris; Italy news

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In other news, the Alliance has also signed a memorandum of understanding with Italy’s A2A, the main electricity supplier in Lombardy. . Tags: Electric cars Green cars Latest news A2A EDF Energy electric vehicles Italy Lombardy Paris Renault-Nissan Alliance The field trials begin in 2010.

Chrysler To Fit Start-Stop As Standard On Certain 2015 Models

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The Michigan automaker, now owned by Italy''s Fiat, will offer the system as standard equipment on certain models of the 2015 Chrysler 200 sedan and Jeep Cherokee crossover utility. Chrysler is the latest carmaker to add start-stop systems to some of its cars, another step in ongoing efforts to improve their fuel economy.

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2012 Toyota Prius Minivan: Better Images From Japan, Via Italy!

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Toyota announced a year ago that it would apply the Prius model name not only to the current five-door hatchback, but to other hybrid vehicles as well. The first of these will be a 2012 Toyota Prius minivan, variously called the Prius Alpha or Prius Verso, though we don't yet know exactly what model name it will carry in the U.S. We've shown some

GKN expands electric all-wheel drive program with BMW; eAxle for PHEV X1 in China

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The system will be supplied from GKN’s facility in Bruneck, Italy, but application and development work for the technology was conducted by GKN’s operations in Shanghai, China. The system is part of the same scalable family of eAxles used in the plug-in hybrid BMW 2 Series Active Tourer 225xe ( earlier post ). kg (44.5

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EV World publisher seeking to Kickstart e-bike project; EcoForce bamboo/aluminum bike with Bike+ All-in-One hub as incentive

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of Milan, Italy. Moore is seeking $275,000 in crowdsourced funding by 14 August to build Q•pod #1. With a weight of just 3 kg (6.6 Brief

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GKN Driveline developing new intelligent electromagnetic AWD coupling

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GKN has supplied the EMCD for more than 10 years and manufactures the technology in Tochigi, Japan, and Bruneck, Italy. The technology is expected to enter production during 2018. GKN’s EMCD controls the driveline’s flow of torque to provide instant, on-demand AWD performance and front-wheel drive efficiency at other times. Brief

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Inductive Charging: It's Charged (A Few) Italian Buses For 10 Years Now

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Not if you live in Italy, where inductive charging isn't just being used now, but has been for a decade in bus fleets in Turin and Genoa. Inductive charging is one of those "wait a few years" technologies, right?

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Euro Big 5 auto markets up 8.6% in April, SUVs continue to dominate; shift in segment shares

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Led by strong growth in Spain and Italy, new car registrations in Europe’s Big 5 markets grew by 8.6% However, the largest growth figures were recorded in Italy and Spain, where April’s volumes grew by 12.3% While Germany, France and the UK are reaching their sales peak, further growth is expected in Italy and Spain. and 24.9%

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Toyota piloting all-hybrid car-sharing scheme in Europe: YUKÕ

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Toyota Europe is piloting a new full hybrid car sharing program—named YUKÕ – Japanese for ‘Let’s go’—in two European cities: Dublin, Ireland and Forlì, Italy. Vehicles in the program range from the B-segment Toyota Yaris Hybrid to its iconic Prius and will eventually also include its latest crossover, the Toyota C-HR Hybrid.

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Biomass-to-sugar company Comet Biorefining completes new round of equity financing

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Comet Biorefining operates a demonstration scale plant in Rotondella, Italy, owned by ENEA—the Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development. Current investor Sofinnova Partners and new investor Bioindustrial Innovation Canada (BIC) also participated in the financing. Brief

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TTXGP says arrivederci to TTXGP Italy and heads to Assen with TTXGP Euro in its place

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Last week a couple blog posts surfaced claiming that the often rescheduled TTXGP Italy races were being canceled. The TTXGP 2010 race season has been in a constant state of flux the whole year, so we should not be surprised at the latest news.

Westport Acquires OMVL of Italy and 100% of Juniper Engines for 19M; Launching a Light-Duty Automotive Strategy for Alternative Fuel Engines

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and SIT Group of Italy (the owner of OMVL), will become, indirectly, wholly owned by Westport. Juniper will grow the business through new OEM relationships and continued strong aftermarket sales, leveraging OMVL’s capabilities and assembly facilities in Italy and Argentina that today supply Europe, Asia and the Americas. million).

SUVs became the largest and fastest-growing automotive segment in 2015; up 22% from 2014

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Italy: + 48.6%. Global sales of SUVs surged 22% in 2015, supporting an overall increase in global sales of light vehicles of 1.7% in 2014-2015, according to data released by global market research company Euromonitor International. SUVs overtook lower medium cars to become the largest automotive segment in 2015, accounting for 22.9% for SUVs.

Rome study finds Prius hybrids have zero tailpipe emissions for 74.2% of commuting journey time

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of the journey time (62.5% of the journey distance) producing no tailpipe emissions. of the journey time and 76.3% of the route distance. Hybrids

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Tesla models now available for business lease in Europe

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The new leasing programme will make the Silicon Valley’s all-electric sports car models, the Roadster and Roadster Sport available on contract in countries such as Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Belgium [.]. Tesla Motors Athlon car lease eu Europe programme Tesla

JATO Dynamics: growth slowdown in Euro auto sales in March; SUVs still lead

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March 2016 was another positive month for European new car registrations, ending a strong Q1 which saw sales of 3.93 million units, up by 8.1% Brief

Milan gives up cars on the Sabbath

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The Northern Italy city first imposed trial bans in 2007, the BBC reports, and is imposed whenever pollution breaks statutory limits for 12 consecutive days. The Italian city of Milan is to banish cars for 10 hours on Sunday in a bid to cut the city’s air pollution. Milan is one of Europe’s most polluted [.].

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Total new car sales in Europe drop 2% in July; SUV sales up 12.5%

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While Spain, Italy and the UK all posted modest growth in July, this could not fully compensate for the declines seen in France and Germany. to 108,769 units and sales in Italy were up 2.6% The Fiat Tipo was the best-selling compact car in Italy, and became the 12th best-selling compact car overall with 5,300 units. Brief

Zero Announces Faster, Longer-Range Electric Motorcycles For 2012

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Californian electric motorcycle firm Zero Motorcycles has just announced its 2012 range of all-electric motorcycles at the 2012 International Motorcycle Exhibition in Milan, Italy.

Clean Energy investment reaches record levels

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According to Pew Charitable Trusts, China, Germany, Italy and India were among the leading nations that attracted private investments with China solidifying its position as the world’s clean energy powerhouse. There was a 30 per cent increase in global clean energy investment during 2010 – as the total reached a whopping $243billion.

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Yadea launches Z3 electric scooter with connectivity app

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Yadea’s products are used in 66 countries including France, United States, Germany, Italy, and the United Kingdom. Starting price is US$3,388.