Natural gas vehicle fleet in Italy climbs to 785,000 units

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Italy, the European leader in natural gas vehicle (NGV) adoption, has seen a 16% increase in its natural gas vehicle parc from 676,850 at the end of 2009 to 785,000 vehicles by early 2012. The savings in fuel costs per kilometer for a medium duty car running on NG is about 60% compared with an equivalent gasoline engine and 33% compared with a diesel version, according to NGVA Europe. NGVA Europe.

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

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GM expects that the introduction of a diesel option for Cruze—one of the top-selling gasoline-powered cars in the United States in 2011—will fuel its diesel car sales. 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.

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4Q 2019: EU diesel demand continues to drop while gasoline gains; plug-ins up 80.5% y-o-y

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Gasoline cars accounted for 57.3% Overall in 2019, almost 60% of all new cars registered in the European Union ran on gasoline (58.9%, compared to 56.6% Italy remains the largest market for these vehicles in the EU, with 41,905 units registered.

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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). Natural gas vehicle registrations in Italy reached a cumulative total of 99,192 units Jan-July according to NGVA Europe; total passenger car registrations in Italy for the period were 1,336,098, according to ACEA. New registrations of natural gas-powered passenger vehicles (OEM and retrofit) represented 7.4%

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Refineries in the Americas produce a greater share of gasoline per barrel of crude oil than refineries in other world regions

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In the Americas, gasoline accounted for just above 40% of the products refined from petroleum in 2019, while in Europe and Asia Oceania, gasoline was less than 20%. OECD Europe: Austria; Belgium; Czech Republic; Denmark; Estonia; Finland; France; Germany; Greece; Hungary; Iceland; Ireland; Italy; Latvia; Lithuania; Luxembourg; Netherlands; Switzerland; Norway; Poland; Portugal; Slovak Republic; Slovenia; Spain; Sweden; Turkey; United Kingdom.

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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. Westport Innovations Inc. has acquired 100% of the outstanding shares of OMVL SpA and OMVL’s 51% share of Juniper Engines Inc. for a combined consideration of €19.0

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LiquidPiston unveils 70cc rotary gasoline engine prototype embodying HEHC; power dense, low-vibration

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Conference today in Pisa, Italy. The X Mini 70cc rotary gasoline engine. The X Mini utilizes a spark-ignition (SI-HEHC) version of the cycle with a lower compression ratio standard for gasoline engines—and hence somewhat lower efficiency than the CI implementations, Shkolnik said. We don’t get the same efficiency as with the true compression ignition version, but we still get a significant efficiency improvement over gasoline engines.

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Kia introducing bi-fuel gasoline-LPG Picanto in Europe

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Responding to growing customer demand in Europe for small cars with low running costs and low emissions, Kia is introducing a bi-fuel gasoline-LPG model to its Picanto small car range. gallon) gasoline tank in the regular position ahead of the rear axle and a 27-liter (7.1-gallon) pressurized LPG tank located beneath the trunk floor in the space previously occupied by the spare wheel. Drivers can switch from gasoline to LPG (and vice-versa) by pressing a button on the dashboard.

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UK government launches new clean air strategy; ending sales of conventional diesel and gasoline LDVs by 2040

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The European Commission is taking the UK to court—along with Germany, France, Italy, Romania, and Hungary—over its long-standing failure to meet EU limits for nitrogen dioxide (NO?). Ending the sale of new conventional diesel and gasoline cars and vans by 2040. UK Environment Secretary Michael Gove published a new Clean Air Strategy to cut air pollution backed up through new primary legislation.

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Fiat to develop and produce new 4-cylinder gasoline direct injection turbo for Alfa

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Fiat will develop a new 4-cylinder gasoline direct injection turbo engine for Alfa Romeo in Italy for production at the FMA plant in Pratola Serra beginning in early 2013. Made entirely of aluminum, the engine will incorporate a 200-bar gasoline direct injection system, dual variable timing and a high-efficiency turbocharger.

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ACEA: electric buses made up 4% of new bus registrations in Europe in 2019

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tonnes) registered in the European Union were fueled by diesel; the market share of gasoline in this segment was close to zero. Four of the five major EU markets recorded double-digit losses in the diesel segment: Spain (-13.8%), the United Kingdom (-12.0%), Italy (-11.8%) and Germany (-10.1%). Across the entire European Union, only eight gasoline buses were sold in 2019. Last year, 85.0% of all new medium- and heavy-buses (over 3.5

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U. of Wisconsin RCCI combustion work progressing; modeled 53% gross indicated efficiency in a light-duty engine could result in 2x fuel savings compared to SI gasoline

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In a single-cylinder heavy-duty research engine fueled with gasoline and diesel, RCCI delivered near zero NO x and soot and peak gross thermal efficiency of 56%; fueling with E85 and diesel resulted in an indicated efficiency of 59%. The fueling strategy used port fuel injected gasoline and early cycle direct injection of either diesel fuel or gasoline doped with 3.5% Gasoline-diesel operation was demonstrated at engine loads up to 14.5

New EV market share in Europe hits 7.2% in Q2 2020, up from 2.4% in same period last year

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The overall decline in passenger car registrations as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic affected the diesel and gasoline segments in particular, although together those still account for more than 80% of car sales.

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ACEA: plug-in vehicles take 6.8% market share in Europe in Q1 2020; HEVs at 9.4%

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By contrast, demand for diesel and gasoline vehicles tumbled dramatically, although gasoline-powered cars still account for more than half of the EU market, according to the European Association of Automobile Manufacturers (ACEA). Gasoline and diesel cars. All the markets in the region went into decline, notably the four largest ones: Italy (-49.8%), France (-36.6%), Spain (-33.8%) and Germany (-23.0%).

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Technip, EGPC and ASORC agreement for $1.5B modernization of Egypt’s Assiut Refinery; maximizing diesel

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Technip Italy SpA announced the finalization of a joint agreement with Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC) and Assiut Oil Refining Company (ASORC) for the $1.5-billion modernization project of the Assiut refinery, Upper Egypt. The Italy-based SACE insurance and finance group is ready to evaluate a possible intervention to support the project.

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EEA: average CO2 emissions from new cars and new vans in Europe increased in 2018

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The main factors contributing to the increase of new passenger cars’ emissions in 2018 include the growing share of gasoline cars in new registrations, in particular in the sport utility vehicle (SUV) segment. The market share of gasoline vehicles also increased, constituting 3.6% Other key findings include: Gasoline cars were the most sold passenger vehicles in the EU and in Iceland, constituting almost 60% of all new registrations.

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EEA: no improvements on average CO2 emissions from new cars registered in 2017 in Europe

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For the first year since monitoring started, gasoline cars became the most sold vehicles in the EU, constituting almost 53% of sales. Compared to 2016, the registrations of diesel cars decreased in all EU Member States except in Italy (+0.6 The countries with the highest proportions of diesel sales included Ireland (65 %) and Portugal (61 %), Italy (56 %). The difference between average fuel efficiency of gasoline cars (121.6

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Global Gas Prices | Hybrid Sales

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In a 2009 interview, AutoNation CEO, Mike Jackson voiced his opinion that gasoline is too cheap and that the United States government should consider a gas tax to make sure the price does not fall below roughly $3.50 Italy.

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Fiat introduces Lancia Ypsilon Ecochic Methane with 0.9 Turbo TwinAir dual fuel engine

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Turbo TwinAir engine, can now be ordered in Italy, with list prices starting at €16,500 (US$21,595). Compared to the gasoline version, the TwinAir methane includes specific fuel system components, including the intake manifold, injectors, electronic engine control system and valve seats with specific geometry made of low-wear material. The engine only switches to gasoline if the gas is about to run out. The Lancia Ypsilon Ecochic Methane, which offers a dual fuel 0.9

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JATO: new car average CO2 emissions highest in Europe since 2014; slow EV uptake insufficient to counter fewer diesels and more SUVs

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Average emissions for Germany, Britain, Italy, and Spain increased, ranging from a rise of 0.8 g/km for Italy. This was in part caused by marked changes in attitude and regulations around the use of diesel fuels which has had the unintended consequence of pushing people to drive higher-CO 2 -emitting gasoline vehicles. However, in contrast to Toyota, the improvement made was due to the efficiency of its gasoline engines, rather than the adoption of electrified ones.

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3.0L EcoDiesel available across the 2020 Jeep Wrangler four-door lineup; 1st diesel-powered Wrangler in N America

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The 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 engine is produced at the FCA Cento facility in Ferrara, Italy. To meet consumer demand around the world, all Jeep models sold outside North America are available in both left- and right-hand drive configurations and with gasoline and diesel powertrain options. Jeep will offer a diesel-powered Wrangler for the first time in North America with the introduction of the 2020 Jeep Wrangler EcoDiesel.

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JATO: global vehicle sales fall by 39% in March; electrified vehicles up to 17.4% new registration market share in Europe

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Markets were significantly hit in Italy, France, Spain, Austria, Ireland, Slovenia, Greece and Portugal, where the combined volume fell from 634,600 units in March 2019 to 161,800 units last month. This is in part due to the collapse of the Italian and French markets, on which small cars are heavily reliant for sales—in 2019, 38% of A and B segment registrations in Europe occurred in Italy and France.

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2021 Jeep Gladiator available with 3rd generation 3.0L EcoDiesel

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The CAC uses the same mounting position as in the four-cylinder gasoline turbo engine, helping to reduce complexity. The 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 engine is produced at the FCA Cento facility in Ferrara, Italy.

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JATO Dynamics: in decline of Euro new car market, electrified vehicles increase share to almost 13%

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The increase of more than 80% came at the expense of diesel and gasoline cars which saw significantly fewer registrations. in Italy. As EVs have increasingly become a viable alternative to gasoline and diesel cars, SUVs are now struggling in the competitive environment. The decline of the European new car market has continued throughout February. According to JATO Dynamics data, 1,063,264 units were registered last month, compared to 1,143,852 in February 2019.

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Car Companies Standardize Plug for Electric Vehicles : Gas 2.0

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“A car must be able to be recharged in Italy in exactly the same way as in Denmark, Germany or France,&# she was quoted saying in an edition of Die Welt to appear Monday.

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New analysis suggests Uber adding significantly to pollution and traffic in European cities

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According to company documents issued for its stock market launch, Uber is looking to increase massively its operations worldwide and is eyeing Europe in particular, identifying Germany, Spain and Italy as priority markets for expansion. These kilometers have predominantly been driven by gasoline and diesel cars, exacerbating the air pollution crisis in European cities.

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Westport to work with GM to develop advanced natural gas engine technology for light-duty vehicles

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Hybridization, lower-displacement with turbo charging, direct injection and other fuel-saving technologies now being applied to gasoline and diesel engines, can also be applied to natural gas fueled engines for even greater improvements in efficiency and fuel cost savings. Earlier this month, Westport entered into a share purchase agreement to purchase Italy-based Emer S.p.A., Westport Innovations Inc.

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JATO: new diesel car volume in Europe in October dropped 9.9%; 41.4% market share lowest in 10 years

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Growth was driven by increased demand for gasoline, electric and hybrid vehic—and the ongoing strong performance of SUVs. Gasoline vehicle sales rose to 619,300 units, accounting for 51.5% This shift has boosted gasoline and AFV registrations. Strong results in major European markets including France, Italy, Spain, Poland and the Netherlands all contributed to October’s positive performance. New vehicle sales in Europe in October 2017 increased 5.6%

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JATO: electrified vehicles 13% of new car reg in Europe in January 2020; electrified vehicles only growth-driver

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They posted a record in volume and market share due to increasing incentives for consumers, greater awareness about the benefits of electrified vehicles, and the growing concern about diesel and gasoline cars, JATO said. Among the big markets, electrified vehicles counted for almost 19% in France, 14% in the UK, 12% in Spain, 10% in Germany and 8% in Italy.

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Rutgers study: facial and head injuries from electric scooters “a rising epidemic”

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Electric scooter use has been increasing in popularity as a more environmentally friendly and efficient alternative to gasoline vehicles. In 2000, Italy implemented a law mandating helmet use for all types of recreational scooter drivers—legislation that reduced head trauma in scooter riders from about 27 out of 10,000 people before the law passed to about 9 out of 10,000 people afterward.

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Tesla Model 3 Europe’s best-selling pure EV in February in its first full month on the market

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This was due to an 8% increase in registrations in Germany, which helped to offset double-digit falls in Italy, France, Spain and the UK. Volkswagen led the model rankings with the Golf, which saw a decline in its gasoline registrations (-18%), but an increase in its diesel registrations (+8%). It was the best performing SUV in Austria, Luxembourg and the Netherlands, and the second best in Germany, Croatia, Denmark and Italy.

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Opel expanding and enhancing its LPG offerings; new 1.4L LPG Turbo EcoFlex for Astra and Meriva

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The dual fuel engine can operate in LPG and gasoline mode and is available in two power versions: 103 kW/140 hp with 200 N·m/148 lb-ft of torque in the Astra 5-door and Sports Tourer and with 88 kW/120 hp with 175 N·m/129 lb-ft in the Meriva. LPG customers can expect up to 15% lower CO 2 emissions in LPG mode than their gasoline counterparts. Around 61,000 vehicles have been sold across Europe with around 80% in Italy alone. LPG Gasoline. LPG Gasoline.

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New report finds global CO2 vehicle emission reduction measures falter; dropping diesels, increasing SUVs

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Average new LDV fuel economy (liters gasoline equivalent per 100 km (L ge /100 km) by country or region (2005-17) and new registrations (2017). and 9 L ge /100 km, while the best (France and Italy) fell to between 5.2 Since 2015, diesel shares have fallen by 5-15 percentage points in the largest EU markets, a change that was not sufficiently counterbalanced by the 1-3 percentage point growth of electrified LDVs to maintain efficiency improvements over gasoline vehicles.

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GM Powertrain becomes GM Global Propulsion Systems; almost 50% of engineers involved with alt or electrified propulsion

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Global Propulsion Systems better conveys what we are developing and offering to our customers: an incredibly broad, diverse lineup—ranging from high-tech 3-cylinder gasoline engines to fuel cells, V8 diesel engines to battery electric systems, and 6-, 7-, 8-, 9- and 10-speed to continuously variable transmissions. Gone are the days when a gasoline engine and a transmission designed independently meet a customer’s expectations.

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Ford Focus 1.0L EcoBoost model accounts for 23.3% of Focus orders in April in Europe

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The Euro 19 markets are: Austria, Belgium, Britain, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. The new EcoBoost turbo-charged, direct injection engine is Ford’s smallest, yet highest power density gasoline engine yet, delivering the performance of a conventional 1.6-liter engine with improved fuel efficiency and lower CO 2.

FedEx Express and Nissan to begin testing e-NV200 battery-electric van in DC

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The battery-electric model offers the same versatility, functionality and roominess as its gasoline-powered sibling. FedEx Express currently has 167 electric vehicles and 365 hybrid electric vehicles in the United States, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and China, including the units that will be deployed in Brazil starting in January. FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp.,

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Nissan announces record EV fleet sales in Europe in FY2015

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With fewer moving parts, Nissan EVs provide estimated maintenance costs up to 40% lower than gasoline or diesel alternatives. City of Bari in Italy has just launched a car sharing service in cooperation with ACI Global using 30 Nissan LEAFs. Sales of the Nissan LEAF and e-NV200 in the fleet market in Europe rose for a fourth consecutive year in fiscal year 2015, up 45% on the previous fiscal year.

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European car market logs best year for alternative fueled vehicles, lowest diesel share since 2001

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Strong results in Spain, Poland and the Netherlands were offset by falls in the UK, Italy and Sweden. The majority of vehicles registered in 2018 were powered by gasoline engines, with the fuel type making up 57% of all registrations. This result marks a 7-point market share increase on 2017 and a 12-point increase in 10 years, confirming that gasoline vehicles continue to benefit from the demise of diesel. The European car market remained stable during 2018, as 15.6

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PetroSA in talks with Mozambique for GTL plant; 70% diesel output

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Shaw said the plant could use PetroSA’s new low-temperature Fischer-Tropsch technology, which would boost the share of diesel produced in the plant to 70 percent from 40 percent seen in other types of GTL technology.Consortia led by US oil and gas producer Anadarko Petroleum and Italy’s Eni have made huge gas discoveries in Mozambique’s Rovuma offshore basin. Reuters.

2,487.5 MPG Achieved at 2010 Shell Eco-Marathon Americas

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For both categories, teams can use any conventionally available energy source, including fuels such as diesel, gasoline and liquid petroleum gas (LPG), as well as alternative fuels such as hydrogen, biomass and solar.

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New anode for direct ethanol fuel cells enables peak power and current densities approaching H2 PEM fuel cells

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A team of researchers in Italy has developed a new palladium-doped anode for direct alcohol fuel cells that produces peak power and current densities (using ethanol at 80?°C) oxygen fuel cell, ethanol provides a volumetric energy density that approaches that of gasoline (21 MJ L -1 for ethanol vs 31 MJ L -1 for gasoline).

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GM India Launches CNG Version of Chevrolet Aveo

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The Aveo CNG is a bi-fuel vehicle with a full-size gasoline tank. The running cost of the CNG Aveo is approximately 54% lower than a similar vehicle powered by gasoline and 25% lower than a similar vehicle powered by diesel, according to GM. The Chevrolet Aveo CNG is equipped with next-generation computer-controlled CNG injection technology from Italy. General Motors India recently launched the CNG version of its Chevrolet Aveo mid-size sedan.

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Pike Research forecasts hybrids and plug-ins to grow to 4% of European market in 2020

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In contrast, only four countries are expected to exceed a volume of greater than 100,000 plug-in hybrid vehicles—Germany, France, Italy, and the United Kingdom—representing 52% of the total. With fuel prices significantly higher than in North America for many years, small, efficient gasoline- and diesel-engine cars have led European sales figures. Pike’s projected vehicle sales by electrified drivetrain, European markets: 2012–2020. Click to enlarge.

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