Dirtiest Country For Electric Cars? India; Cleanest? Paraguay

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Electric cars are often described as "zero emission vehicles". That's true, to an extent - you won't find a drop of any substance eminating from their non-existent tailpipes. But naturally, they get their energy from somewhere, and that somewhere is a country's electricity grid. Those can be less than clean, as China's recent smog problems from

Renault and Itaipu to collaborate on EVs in Brazil

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Itaipu, owned by the governments of Brazil and Paraguay, operates the Itaipu dam across the Paraná River. of consumption in Paraguay. Renault and Itaipu signed a collaboration deal which will lead to the local assembling of 32 Renault Twizy at Itaipu’s EV Research, Development and Assembly Center (CPDM-VE/IB) in Foz do Iguaçu, State of Paraná, Brazil.

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Want to go green? Buy an electric car and move to Paraguay

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Paraguay is the greenest place on the Earth to own and drive an electric car, thanks to its hydro-energy driven electricity grid.

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Ford building new $1.6B plant in Mexico for small cars

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Vehicles produced in Mexico also serve customers in the US, Canada, China, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and South Korea. Ford is investing US$1.6 billion in a new small car plant in Mexico, building a new manufacturing site in San Luis Potosi State. Construction begins this summer. Specific vehicles being produced at the new facility will be announced later.

GM Shows Picture of New Chevrolet Agile for Mercosur Market

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The Agile is targeted for emerging markets such as Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay (Mercosur). General Motors provided an image of the new Chevrolet Agile, a small car designed in Brazil and due to launch in that market in October. The 2010 Agile. Click to enlarge.

Iveco brings electric prototype to Brazil

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The project marks collaboration between Iveco and Itaipu Binacional, an organisation that manages the largest hydroelectric generating station in the world on the border between Brazil and Paraguay. Could the first zero emission light commercial vehicle ever produced in Latin America be the Iveco Electric Daily? The company presented a prototype of the vehicle earlier this week in Brazil and now hopes to spread its wings across South America.

Study Finds Water Footprint for Bioenergy Larger Than Other Forms of Energy; Bioelectricity the Smallest, Biodiesel the Largest

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For soya, India has a large water footprint, while the figures for countries such as Italy and Paraguay are more favorable. Total weighted global average water footprints (blue and green) for major ethanol and biodiesel crops in m 3 water per GJ fuel.