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

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. The South American country produces a staggering five time more hydroelectricity than it produces, meaning that the footprint of running an electric car there is rated at just 70 g CO2e/km-virtually all of [.]. Electric cars electric car emissions hybrid mpg petrol

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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.

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. The Agile is the first model of the Viva family; Project Viva represents a US$400 million investment by GM un Brazil and Argentina.

GM Creates New South America Regional Organization

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GM South America includes GM’s existing sales and manufacturing operations in Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela as well as sales activities in those countries and Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay. General Motors is creating a new regional organization to meet rising customer demand in South America. GM South America will be headquartered in Sao Paulo, Brazil and will be led by Jaime Ardila, currently president and general manager GM Mercosur.

BASF and Embrapa’s Cultivance Soybeans Receive Approval for Commercial Cultivation in Brazil

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Additionally, there is a significant interest in developing this technology adjusted to local needs of neighboring countries in Latin America, including Argentina, Bolivia and Paraguay. Embrapa, the Brazilian Agricultural Research Cooperation, and BASF’s jointly developed herbicide-tolerant soybeans were green-lighted on 10 December 10 by CTNBio,the Brazilian Biosafety Technical Commission.

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. The yellow marker (also left axis) indicates the total weighted global average WF for bioelectricity from the same crops. The red marker (right axis) indicates liters of water required to produce one liter of fuel. Data: Gerbens-Leenes et al.

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