Alstom and Snam to develop hydrogen trains in Italy

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Alstom and Snam, one of the world’s leading energy infrastructure companies, have signed a five-year agreement to develop hydrogen trains in Italy. This move is a further contribution to the decarbonisation of transport and to the development of hydrogen economy in Italy. We hope that Coradia ILint hydrogen trains will soon become a reality in Italy, too. —Michele Viale, Managing Director of Alstom Italy and Switzerland.

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New government in Italy plans 1 million electric cars by 2022, could cost $10B

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Italy has been an electric-car backwater in Europe, but a new populist government has dramatic plans to change that. According to a Bloomberg report, the new Five Star government elected in March is calling for incentives to put 1 million electric cars on Italy's roads by 2022. Europe ItalyLast year, data from the European Automobile Manufacturers Association.

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Researchers suggests high level of air pollution in Northern Italy a co-factor in COVID-19 mortality rate

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Researchers from the University of Siena in Italy and Aarhus University in Denmark are suggesting that the high level of pollution in Northern Italy should be considered an additional co-factor of the high level of COVID-19 fatalities recorded in that area. The COVID-19 mortality rate is up to 12% in the northern part of Italy, while it is only approx.

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FCA announces production Jeep Renegade plug-in hybrid in Italy

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Jeep said Monday that it laid the groundwork to begin production of a plug-in hybrid version of its small Renegade at the factory in southern Italy where it's produced alongside the Fiat 500X. The model is expected to go on sale in early 2020, though it's not clear whether it is intended for the U.S. Jeep did not immediately respond for comment on. Plug-In Hybrids

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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. However, the latest addition to an Italian police fleet emphasizes efficiency over sex appeal.

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Italy to start electric road trials; Scania and Siemens; zero-impact eHighway

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The A35 Brebemi autostrada in northern Italy will become the latest location for road electrification technology, and Scania trucks fitted with Siemens pantographs and power connections are in line to carry out the initial trials. The plan for Italy follows similar projects in Sweden and Germany.

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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.

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. On the commercial vehicle side, Italy counts some 1,200 CNG trucks, mainly operating in garbage collection services, and 2,300 urban buses. NGVA Europe.

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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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Honda Pilot plug-in, Tesla battery fire report, and 1 million electric cars in Italy: Today's Car News

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Italy plans to deploy 1 million electric cars on its roads. Spy photographers caught the Honda Pilot plug-in hybrid testing. An NTSB report shows a Tesla battery reignited twice following a fatal Florida crash. And EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt recruited oil industry lobbyists. All of this and more on Green Car Reports. A new spy photo outed

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European Commission opens infringement procedure against Italy over insufficient action on Fiat Chrysler emission control strategies

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The European Commission has launched an infringement procedure against Italy for failure to fulfil its obligations under EU vehicle type-approval legislation with regards to Fiat Chrysler (FCA) automobiles. The Commission sent a letter of formal notice asking Italy to respond to concerns about insufficient action taken regarding the emission control strategies employed by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles group (FCA).

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

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Turboden , a group company of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI), leader in Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) turbogenerators for distributed power generation employing renewable sources and waste heat, has signed an order with Acciaieria Arvedi for a 10 MW waste heat recovery ORC unit to be installed at the Arvedi Steel plant in Cremona, Italy. GSE is the state-owned company which promotes and supports renewable energy sources (RES) in Italy. MW unit for ORI Martin in Italy.

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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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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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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. Now part of a road show which will travel through Italy’s biggest cities, the ‘Pure Tension Pavillion’ is a solar charging station developed from a competition for[.]. Volvo

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

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 [.].

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, [.].

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Snam and RINA team up to accelerate the development of hydrogen sector

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Italy-based Snam, a global energy infrastructure company, and RINA, a global testing, inspection, certification and engineering consultancy services firm, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate in the hydrogen sector, in order to realize the significant potential of hydrogen as a fundamental energy carrier. Italy and its companies have the opportunity to pioneer this approach at an international level.

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Next-generation Fiat 500e electric car arrives for Europe in 2020

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has announced plans to build up to 80,000 copies of a new electric Fiat 500 at the company's Mirafiori, Italy, factory starting in 2020. The company's chief operating officer for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, Pietro Gorlier, told Reuters earlier this month that the new 500 will be a dedicated electric car. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA

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Porsche Taycan electric car covers 2,100 miles in 24 hours

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On the road to putting its first electric car into production, Porsche ran the Taycan for 24 hours straight at Italy's Nardo test circuit. Covering 2,128 miles around the circuit in a day carried the car about the distance from Los Angeles to Atlanta. The test primarily demonstrated the capability of the Taycan's new 800-volt charging system

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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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Car registrations fall throughout Europe

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Harley-Davidson Livewire electric motorcycle to go into production

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At the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan, Italy, on Wednesday, the company finally announced official plans to build the Livewire, after years of. Back in 2014, Harley-Davidson made a lot of noise about its silent electric Livewire motorcycle concept. But the company's been mum ever since about whether it ever planned to build it—until now. Harley-Davidson electric motorcycles

Electric vans begin longest driverless trip ever attempted

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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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ACEA: EU commercial vehicle registrations: down 23.2% in Q1 2020; -47.3% in March

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The strongest drops were posted by Italy (-66.1%), Spain (-64.4%) and France (-63.1%). The four major markets, Spain (-31.7%), France (-26.9%), Italy (-26.6%) and Germany (-14.4%), all faced double-digit losses so far this year. In Italy registrations tumbled by 71.2% Spain recorded the biggest drop (-33.5%), followed by Italy (-29.4%), France (-27.3%) and Germany (-11.8%). In March 2020, demand for new commercial vehicles fell by 47.3%

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New electric scooter comes to the UK

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Snam and Baker Hughes test world’s first hydrogen blend turbine for gas networks

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The test took place at Baker Hughes’ facility in Florence, Italy with a Baker Hughes’ NovaLT12 gas turbine. The turbine will be installed by 2021 at Snam’s compressor station of Istrana, in the province of Treviso, Italy. Today, 70% of Snam’s pipelines are already built with hydrogen-ready pipes to help contribute to the reduction of CO 2 emissions in Italy.

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