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The Minister and Vice-Secretary for Economic Development Mr.Luigi Di Maio and Mr. Davide Crippa presented, together with Environment Minister Sergio Costa, the Integrated National Plan for Energy and Climate 2030 (Pnec), a prospective plan that will guide our country towards decarbonisation.

Maganetti - historical Valtellina industrial transport group - and the agro-zootechnical Cooperative Speranza sign a supply chain agreement at the headquarters of the CIB (Italian Biogas Consortium) in Lodi for the production of liquid biomethane coming from animal manure and agricultural production residues.

The agreement on air quality in the Po Valley signed in 2017 bears fruit.

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.

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.

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).

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 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%.

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.

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.

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.

In 2008, we demonstrated that it was possible to go from Italy to China using only LPG. Ten years later we decided to try something harder...the same trip but using only methane gas.

Nikolay Balandinsky and Alexandr Morozov, two intrepid Russian travelers have decided to embark on an trip that has always fascinated millions of people: a tour around the globe.

Bari is one of the 10 Italian cities – among the 50 large cities surveyed in the report on sustainable mobility by Euromobility – that never exceeded the limits imposed by the legislation on atmospheric pollution in 2014.

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