Back from Italy

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Hi All, I had a great time in Italy for the past month exploring all the historical ruins of several cities. Vacation is over, and I'm happy to be back in the saddle doing EV conversion research for the open-source project.

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European Commission approves €4.7B public support scheme for advanced biomethane and biofuels in Italy

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On this basis, the Commission concluded that the measure will help Italy reach its 2020 target for the use of renewable energy in transport, fight climate change and replace fossil fuels in the transport sector, while at the same time limiting distortions of competition, in line with the Commission‘s 2014 Guidelines on State aid for environmental protection and energy.

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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). Electric Vehicle Arteries (EVA+) aims to create a fast charging infrastructure for electric vehicles on key roads and motorways in Italy and Austria.

Bus operators in Germany, Italy to procure 63 fuel cell buses; larger refueling stations

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Bus operators from Germany and South Tyrol, Italy are partnering to procure 63 fuel cell buses for their public transport systems as part of the EU-funded JIVE project (€106 million total cost, with €32 million coming from the EU). Earlier post.) The project is also testing new hydrogen refueling stations capable of serving fleets of more than 20 buses.

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

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White Certificates (Energy Efficiency Certificates) are tradable certificates on the GME’s (Gestore del Mercato Elettrico, the exchange for electricity and natural gas spot trading in Italy) market released by the GSE following energy efficiency interventions in energy end-uses.

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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. Situated in fields outside the city of Crescentino, it is the first plant designed and built to produce bioethanol from agricultural residues and energy crops at commercial scale using enzymatic conversion, the partners said.

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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.

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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.

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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 station is currently under construction near a major motorway in Bolzano, thus well situated for large volumes of vehicular traffic; it is expected to supply hydrogen for both cars and buses.

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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. The program is a step in the Manifesto di Roma Capitale (Rome Manifesto) to increase the number of electric vehicles and other sustainability initiatives in Italy’s capital city.

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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. Headquartered in Tortona (Italy), M&G is a multinational company operating in the chemicals industry and specializing in the production and sale of PET resins for food packaging.

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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. GM sold more than half a million diesel-powered cars across Europe, Asia, Africa and South America last year, including 33,000 Cruzes.

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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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Rome joins European ban-diesel bandwagon after German court ruling

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Diesels emissions Italy Germany Rome nitrogen oxides air pollutionFirst Paris, then a pair of German cities, and now the Eternal City. Two weeks ago, the mayor of Rome announced on her Facebook page that the city would ban diesel cars altogether by 2024. It's not clear whether the ban applies solely to the older, most-polluting diesels as it does already in Paris, or to any vehicle with a diesel engine. CHECK.

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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.

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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. has entered into a share purchase agreement to purchase Emer S.p.A. million) through a combination of stock and cash, plus the assumption of approximately €53 million in existing net debt within Emer.

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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. Enel is Italy’s largest power company, and Europe’s second listed utility by installed capacity.

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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 Paris is known as the city of romance, and now the Renault-Nissan Alliance and EDF Energy hope that its residents will fall in love with electric cars.

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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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With the goal to bring this technology to market, Honda will begin the first public-road testing of the technology in Italy and Indonesia in May and July of this year, respectively, to verify the effectiveness of the technology in minimizing vehicle congestion.

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

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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. Sadly can't share till tomorrow" and "Waiting for clearances for press release" Today they released an announcement that indeed the TTXGP Italy races have been canceled, and in its place they've put together a "TTXGP

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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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Electric vehicles ready to conquer Rome

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One of the world’s most beautiful capital cities will soon boast an even greener outlook as Rome, Italy, welcomes Smart Fortwo electric drive vehicles (pictured). Electric cars Green cars Latest news electric cars electric vehicles green cars Italy smart fortwoThe Hertz Corporation has teamed up with high-speed rail operator Italo-NTV to offer its customers the ability to rent the electric cars at its locations at both the Rome Ostiense [.].

Jeep Grand Commander EV leads FCA electrification push

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The Jeep Grand Commander will arrive in 2021 with an all-electric powertrain, according to a sweeping presentation by Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne in Italy Friday. An all-electric Jeep may clamber to life as soon as 2021—at least in China. The company didn't reveal any more details about the electric Grand Commander or specify whether

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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. Major carmakers Toyota, Honda, Daimler and Hyundai will team up to bring seven hydrogen fuel cell vehicles (such as the Honda FCX Clarity, [.].

Renault-Nissan forms another electric car partnership

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The Renault-Nissan Alliance has joined forces with multi-utility A2A to focus on the joint development of electric mobility in Lombardy, Italy. The project, to be known as ‘e-moving’, is the first electric vehicle experimentation in Italy and will kick off in June this year in the cities of Brescia and Milan. It will run for 12 [.].

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Renault-Nissan alliance signs new agreement

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Tags: Nissan Renault agreement alliance Endesa Enel France Italy Spain

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Car registrations fall throughout Europe

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Electric vans begin longest driverless trip ever attempted

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Tags: Electric cars Green credentials China driverless electric Italy journey Piaggio solar panels

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New electric scooter comes to the UK

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1] After Galleani was deported from the United States to Italy in June 1919, his colleagues are alleged to have carried out the Wall Street bombing of 1920, which resulted in the deaths of 38 people.

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Even supercar maker Lamborghini may go electric, and it's a very cool concept

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Unveiled at Lamborghini's home base in Sant’Agata Bolognese, Italy, the Lamborghini Terzo Millennio Concept is the product of a partnership between the automaker and the Massachusetts. Lamborghini, the Italian purveyor of V10- and V12-powered supercars, has teased a fully electric performance machine for the first time in its 54-year history.

Italgas switching 2,500-vehicle company fleet to FCA natural gas vehicles

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Italgas is the most important natural gas distributor in Italy and the third largest in Europe.

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Get Your Monkeywrenches Ready! Politicians Beg For Climate Change Wake Up Call

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Obama is at the G8 meeting in Italy to discuss the global warming crisis with other world leaders. In Italy, the coal plant protesters were still going as night fell.

Fiat Chrysler seeks Hyundai partnership for hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles

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The revelation came after a presentation on Alfa Romeo's planned return to Formula 1 racing, held at the Alfa Romeo Museum in Arese, Italy. Fiat Chrysler is looking to partner with Hyundai to develop hydrogen fuel-cell technology, its CEO Sergio Marchionne revealed on Saturday. “There is the potential of a technical partnership with Hyundai. hydrogen Sergio Marchionne Partnership hydrogen fuel cell Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA

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

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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 %).

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FCA, IVECO and Snam sign MoU for development of natural gas as an environmentally friendly vehicle fuel

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The MoU was signed in the presence of Italy’s Minister of Economic Development Carlo Calenda and Minister of Infrastructure and Transport Graziano Delrio, and is part of a wider set of initiatives to promote sustainable mobility. Italy is the leading European market for natural gas consumption for vehicles, with more than 1 billion cubic meters consumed in 2015 and about 1 million vehicles currently in circulation.

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Fiat Chrysler to phase out diesels in its passenger cars in EMEA by 2021; electrification roadmap

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Fiat Chrysler will phase out diesel engines in its passenger cars sold in the EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) market by 2021, according to company executives presenting at FCA Capital Markets day in Balocco, Italy.

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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. Organizers estimate that

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Taking a Break

Open Source Civic EV Kit

In focusing on all these tasks, I've neglected preparing for my upcoming vacation to Italy with my wonderful girlfriend. I'd like to thank all the folks that I've bumped into over the past few weeks who have been tremendously supportive of this open-source EV conversion project. People have been quick to respond and eager to share their own experience and knowledge with Civic conversions.

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