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We are increasingly into the year 2021 with the awareness of the numerous expectations we have: defeating the virus and gaining herd immunity, starting a solid economic recovery, having the opportunity to give a new economic push to the country thanks to an excellent Recovery Plan, being able to finally hug each other and shake hands, smiling more and without a mask.

After four years in the company of Donald Trump, Joe Biden’s term will begin next January, and he promises to have a significant from an environmental point of view. The outgoing president has always been opposed to the fight against climate change, so much so that he insisted that the US left out from the Paris Treaty and the final cancellation of the Clean Power Plan, created in 2015.

The decline of sales in the auto market decreases. If July had totaled 136,455 registrations, 11% less than in the same month of 2019, in August we are at 88,801, so only 0.4% less than in the same month of 2019.

According to the international consulting firm Deloitte, an analysis focused on the automotive sector would reveal a short to medium term slowdown in the global transition to electric mobility.

Restart: we are facing many problems and they add to those that there were prior to the Covid-19 emergency.

We are about to publish number 141 of Ecomobile just as we see ourselves in the midst of the corona-virus emergency, which unfortunately involves as protagonist our country, Italy.

This past December 1st, the year of the Italian Presidency of the G20 was inaugurated, which will culminate in the Summit of Heads of State and Government to be held in Rome October 30th and 31st, 2021.

The car market is seriously in crisis, so much that the trade associations Anfia, Federauto and Unrae have issued a joint announcement asking for help

The auto market is showing a slight improvement, but we are still far from recovering, after the forced and disastrous halt imposed by the pandemic.

Energy policy. This troubled spring has anyway seen the restart of an important step for the future of alternative fuels. On April 6th, as foreseen in the Green Deal, the process for the Dafi Directive’s started, with the examination on the infrastructure for the supply of alternative fuels at European level, together with a new consultation launched by the Commission open to citizens and stakeholders.

The working group dedicated to measures to support the demand for means of transportation (MiSE), chaired by the Economic Development Minister Mr. Stefano Patuanelli, met during the automotive round table (see Ecomobile 140).

The Ministry of Economic Development has set up a meeting fully dedicated to the automotive sector, in which have been formed three operative groups to identify the tools for relaunching this sector. The first meeting was held this past October 18th at the ministry headquarters, attended by representatives of associations, companies, trade unions, universities and research groups.

In 2020, the Italian car market affected by the Covid-19 crisis totaled just over 1.38 million in sales, a -28% compared to the previous year: 535,000 cars are missing.

The health emergency has brought many changes in people’s lives, substantially affecting the mobility sector as well.

In Italy there are 3,896,923 cars powered by alternative propulsion and fuels.

BRC (a Westport group), is an historic company that produces systems for the conversion to gas engine of vehicles.

Snam, one of the largest energy infrastructure companies in the world and Rina, a global player active in the field of testing, inspection, certification and engineering consultancy services, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding.

According to the Gas Decarbonisation Pathways 2020-2050 study, the introduction of a 10% share of renewable gases – bio-methane and hydrogen – in networks across Europe, together with the increase in renewable electricity, will allow to achieve climate neutrality in 2050 cutting CO2 emissions by 55% by 2030.

Valeo’s challeng, company operating in automotive electrification worldwide, it is not to build bicycles, but to equip them with its electric assistance solution, obtaining an electric assistance system for bikes, combining performance, efficiency, comfort, ease of use and reduction of emissions by CO₂.

Scientists from the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (Knmi) used the data received from the satellite Copernicus Sentinel-5P to monitor pollution in Europe.

Discovering bio-methane, our editorial staff visited the company “Sesa SpA” facilities in Este, which collects solid urban waste in the municipalities of the Padua surroundings.

Costa Crociere took possession of the Costa Smeralda, a new cruise ship powered by liquefied natural gas, from the Meyer naval shipyard in Turku (Finland).

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.

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The Special Automotive Webinar by #FORUMAutoMotive – an initiative promoted by the journalist Pierluigi Bonora – has inaugurated the year 2021 on January 15th, analyzing scenarios involving hydrogen fuel cell vehicles.

Two events – the 1st Green Prix Città di Merate held on October 10th and 11th and the 1st Valtellina Ecogreen held on October 24th and
25th

Oil&nonoil was one of the few trade fairs that took place in Italy before the new stop imposed by the pandemic.

The 15th edition of Oil&nonOil took place from October 21st to 23rd.

The green economy world has never stopped, in spite of the difficulties, even in the year of the pandemic. Confirmation arrives from Ecomondo and Key Energy, the Italian Exhibition Group expos dedicated, respectively, to the recovery of material and sustainable development and to renewable energies, which will run from Tuesday 3rd November, until Sunday 15th November on the IEG digital platform.

The autumn edition of the Milan Monza Open-Air Motor Show this year will move to Milan form October 29th til November 1st, 2020. 

We are getting used to see scooters that parade, not too slowly, on our streets.

After the research carried out in 2019, the Italian Automobile Club and Bosch presented a new study – carried out by the Filippo Caracciolo Foundation in collaboration with the Turin’ Polytechnic Institute – aimed at demonstrating the effectiveness of the braking assistance system in rear-end accidents.

In 2019, according to the Aci – Istat data, there were 172,183 road accidents with injuries to people in Italy a number slightly lower than in 2018 (-0.2%), with 3,173 victims (killed within 30 days of the event) and 241,384 injured (-0.6%).

The new safety technology developed by Volkswagen, the Local Hazard Warning system (also defined by the car manufacturer as Traffic Hazard Alert), has received the Advanced Award by Euro Nncap. This device allows the cars to communicate with everything around them (Car to Everyone - C2X): i. e. other vehicles, road, obstacles and objects on the roadway.

As the experimental phase is over, the Private eCall, a technological alert service to guarantee urgent medical assistance to motorists involved in road accidents, becomes a systemic project in Italy, thanks to the renewal of the current agreement between Areu and Tsp Association, an organization that brings together the main suppliers of telematic services.

The mandatory law for car drivers to use anti-neglect car seats for children under the age of 4 entered into force on November 7th, 2019.

To optimize the driving style can be a good practice, even environmentally friendly, to be achieved with your own sensitivity or by being helped by dedicated devices.

The LPG power supply has always shown to be versatile, easy to adapt to any engine solution.

Thanks to an aftermarket plant made by Ecomotive Solutions, Autogas Italia, and the Holdim Group, a Cupra Ateca Limited Edition 2.0 TSI 4Drive DSG has been converted to a dual fuel: petrol and CNG (compressed natural gas).

The Gas for Climate consortium has presented to the European Com unity Commission the new policy paper titled “Setting a binding target for 11% renewable gas“.

With the opening of two new LNG distributors in December in Novara, by Blu Lng, a specialized brand of Rete Spa, and in Falconara, by Vulcangas; it was reached the milestone of 100 LNG service stations in Italy.

On November 5th, the first bio-LNG supply took place in Italy, streamed live from the Vulcangas filling station in Rimini. Bio-LNG is produced in the province of Lodi by the purification and liquefaction of biogas by a company that is a member of CIB – Italian Biogas Consortium. Mr. Piero Gattoni, Cib President stated: We are very proud the achievement we reached thanks to our partners: to make liquefied biomethane (Bio-LNG) a reality in Italy. To date, 20 new projects are already under construction or already being authorised or just being approved. The total production capacity will be between 4 to 27 tons per day and that will allow the decarbonization of the journeys of the more than 3,000 trucks powered by liquid methane currently circulating in Italy.

At the end of December, Renzo Zucchi passed away at the age of 92.

BRC Gas Equipment of Cherasco (now part of the Westport Fuel Systems group)

After the premature death of Mr. Paolo Vettori, an historical protagonist in the natural gas field, Assogasmetano during the General Assembly held in Bologna this past July 1st, has nominated its new board. The President of the National Association of Methane Distributor Companies, founded in 2008 by Mr. Vettori himself, is now the Engineer Mr. Flavio Merigo. The Vice Presidents are Mrs. Costanza Zannoni and Mr. Lucio Ponsanesi. We met the new President and talked about the future association’s activities and about natural gas in general. 

Mr. Paolo Vettori, President of Assogasmetano, the national association of methane transport distribution companies, formed in August 2008, passed away on March23rd. A man who contributed to the making the history of the natural gas transport sector in Italy, where he had been active since 1973.

BRC, a leading company in the sector of LPG and CNG systems, believes that environment and to save money are the right keys to confirming the advantages of these green solutions to motorists.

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).