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This is the result that we hope for with the certain proposals that we have listened to in amazement. They just need to melt away. We look for a bit of healthy environmentalism and certainly not the choices for a Green New Deal that the Government is preparing to put into effect.

The average CO2 emissions of newly registered cars in Europe are increasing, while the regulation approved by the European Parliament and the Council raises the bar further.

The year starts with a provisional law which is partial and not too incisive. Bonuses given for the purchase of ecological cars will offer a scarce benefit to drivers.

The Government budget is based on the circulating vehicles – present and future. This isn’t a wild statement. In fact according to the data supplied by Acea, the European association of car producers, in 15 countries of the EU (Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxemburg, Netherlander, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Great Britain, basically all of the original EU countries excluding those which entered into the EU after 1995) the tax turnover on motor vehicle equals to 413 billion euros per year, an amount that is about three times the whole EU total balance.

It is always more and more difficult to find the right path in the field of sustainable mobility.

Year 2017 is almost finished. The XVII legislation is ending. The Boon climate conference took place without going noticed. Smog is sufficating all of the major cities.

XVIII legislation. The new Government immediately pronounced itself in favor of a Green New Deal, undersigning the 29 point guidelines drawn by the President of the Council which is based on the proposals by the three parties: the 5 Star Movement, the Democratic Party and, Free and Equal Party. The same trend was expressed with the update note to the 2019 economy and finance documents.

On April 8th the platform where the citizens can apply for the contribution for the purchase of low emission electric and hybrid vehicles has opened on the page – ecobonus.mise.gov.it – (excluded from the bonus are the most widespread fuels with low environmental impact such LPG and natural gas vehicles).

The amendment in the Government intentions which should motivate the purchase of ecological cars through a bonus/malus mechanism when buying a new car (M1vehicles) has finally arrived to its final stages.

At the end of 2017, there were over 51 million vehicles registered in Italy. Over 5 and a half million are registered as Euro 5 while over 30 million vehicles – including cars, trucks buses and special size vehicles – are classified anywhere between Euro 0 and Euro 4.

In this pre-electoral period, our newspaper hosts the arguments of a deserving sector in the panorama of sustainable mobility: it is that of LPG and methane for cars, which boasts a very long and prestigious tradition in our country.

In full pre-electoral climate, the new National Energy Strategy has been approved. On November 10th, the Ministers of the Economic Development and of the Environment have signed the decree.

The car market is finally showing a positive trend. According to the data published by the Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure in August there were 91,551 registrations, a +9.5% increase compared to the same month in 2017.

The 2017 trend for new car matriculation has been presented by Anfia (National Association of the Automotive Industry Supply Chain).

In Italy, nowadays, there are 3,249,122 cars fueled with alternative fuels and ecological propulsion. 2,211,368 (5.84%) have double propulsion: petrol-LPG. 911,246 (2.41) have double propulsion: petrol-CNG, 117,433 (0.31%) are hybrid (electric and petrol), 5,743 (0.02%) electric and 3,332 (0.01%) are hybrid (electric and diesel).

Europe and alternative fuels. According to data released by ACEA, the association of European Automakers, a survey of 25 EU and EFTA countries reveals that there were 640,000 new registrations of alternative fuel vehicles in 2015, up 22% from 2014.

LPG. A fuel with great potential, one that is getting good use as fuel for vehicles worldwide: 9.6% of total used goes to fuel vehicles, the remainder being used for domestic and industrial purposes.

Una vicenda che ci accompagnerà ancora a lungo quella dello scandalo Volkswagen. Dopo che l’imbroglio è divenuto di pubblico dominio a settembre, i colpi di scena si sono succeduti uno dopo l’altro.

The EU Council has definitively approved new limits for CO2 emissions for cars and trucks.

In order to limit the increase of global warming to 1,5°C rapid, forward-looking and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society are required.

Between 1990 and 2015 greenhouse gas emissions have decreased overall thanks to the CO2 reduction in the energy sector. But in 2015 they increased by 2.3%.

In the 11th Euromobility report (data from year 2016) regarding sustainable mobility in the main 50 Italian cities, Parma won the prize as number one ecological-mobile city.

On November 8th, the European Commission presented a mobility package in which it proposes more ambitious targets for the average CO2 emissions of cars and lightweight vehicles in order to accelerate the transition to low and zero emissions vehicles.

The four regions of the Pianura Padana (Emilia Romagna, Piedmont, Veneto and Lombardy) – have decided to adopt shared measures to fight pollution thanks to an agreement signed in Bologna during the G7 for the Environment in June.

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The Aspro liquefaction group is now adding its offer with the methane cryogenic thrust pump.

It isn’t surprising to see a V8 racing car competing in the temple of motor racing with its injectors spraying LPG into the cylinders. This is proposed by Mr. Fulvio Maria Ballabio, with a carbon fiber frame: Tecno Nanni Galli V8 Ecoracing. The company that created this supercar is Montecarlo Engineering, founded by Ballabio together with Carlo Chiti. The supercar takes its name from this successful partnership.

In the past few months, Italy has outnumbered Spain in the number of service stations for trucks that use liquefied natural gas (LNG),
becoming the leading operator in the sector in Europe.

The process to be able to refuel in self-serve mode is completing its course.

The Sequent 2.0 SDI system, intended for the LPG conversion of direct injection of gasoline cars, has evolved and is now also applicable for the conversion of FireFly engines the ones that power the Fiat 500X 3 cylinders.

Over 180 operators in the fuel sector were present at the two open days organized by Aspro Italy at its plant in Nonantola, in the province of Modena, on December 5th and 6th.

The adventure of the San Marino Ecorally started once again this year from Montegiardino.

On October 23rd and 24th, in Rome at the Palazzo dei Congressi in the EUR district, there will be the 14th edition of OIL & non-oil Storage & Fuel Transport.

 

The 28th edition of Autopromotec, the International biennial Faire of automotive equipment and aftermarket, took place at the Bologna faire district this past May 22nd - 26th. The event brought together the entire vehicle assistance sector, focusing on market evolution, technological innovation, specialization and professional training.

The 23rd edition of Ecomondo, the great European event on circular economy organized by the Italian Exhibition Group, will take place this year at the Rimini Fair on November 5th through the 8th. Simultaneously, the three-year event Sal.Ve will be held, the Ecological Vehicle Show (Salone del Veicolo Ecologico) with Key Energy for the world of renewable energy will be present.

The 32nd World LPG Forum & European Congress will have an increased focus on Autogas (LPG as an automotive fuel) with the addition of the inaugural international ‘Autogas Day’, on Friday 27th September 2019.

This year, the World LPG Association & Liquid Gas Europe are joining together to bring the biggest LPG event in the world, the 32nd World LPG Forum & 2019 European Congress, to Amsterdam (24 - 27 September 2019). The LPG industry is always seeking to reach outside the industry to help inform others about the industry and the contribution it makes to our environment, and also to encourage others to look into the LPG sector as a potential to either grow outside businesses or to grow personal and professional networks.

This year, the World LPG Association & Liquid Gas Europe joined together to bring the biggest LPG event in the world, the 32nd World LPG Forum & 2019 European Congress, to Amsterdam (24 - 27 September 2019).

A new opinion by the lawyer Bonaventura Sorrentino of the Sorrentino Pasca Toma Law and Tax firm has been published in the number 137 of Ecomobile.

Bio-methane: the new decree that encourages production for its use in transportation has entered into force.

At the end of 2017, the LPG and CNG circulating fleet consisted of 3,200,000 units (8,4% on the overall circulating vehicles).

For many years this Emilian city has played a primary role in sustainable mobility.

The next elections find every political party engaged with the difficult task to promote and create the nation that they wish for.

Wind tunnel tests measure the braking force that the air exerts on the vehicle, in order to determine its resistance in motion at different speeds. The goal is to optimize the aerodynamics of each model.

The European Parliament approved in April a regulation according to which from May 2022 all of the new vehicles will have to be equipped with life-saving technologies such as intelligent speed assistance and the advanced emergency braking system.

We talk about the regulation related to the use of electronic devices while driving cars, motorcycle, and velocipedes.

From March 31st (as per the EU law 2015/758), eCall, the emergency system connected to the 112, will be mandatory everywhere in Europe for new cars and light motor vehicles.

In order to achieve completely autonomous driving for an accident-free future, redundancy in critical safety systems such as braking and steering is crucial.

November 17th is the World Remembrance Day to Road Victims, a day celebrated each year in a larger number of countries.