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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.

Smog emergency. From last January up to the second half of October, at least 25 cities have exceeded the limits set for fine dust particles (PM10).

During the past August, in the Italian car market, we recorded 83.363 new car registrations, a 15,8% more compared to August 2016. We also registered an increment on alternative fueled cars.

New clean energy levers: the superheroes of the environment

The future of diesel really begins to be uncertain, and it is actually the car industry to advance this idea.

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.

In these times of economic crisis and peaks of pollution, with the elections at the doorstep, the National Energy Strategy (Sen) is about to be presented together with the arrival of the Dafi directive.

From August 15th, 2017 until April 18th, 2018, transportation companies that wish to buy alternative traction vehicles (CNG, LNG, hybrid and electric vehicles), trailers and semitrailers for inter-modal transportation and trailers, semitrailers or equipment for vehicles of more than 7 tonnes for ATP transport (perishable goods) could receive a special contribution from the government.

Ecogas Consortium participated in the public consultation on SEN 2017, National Energy Strategy meeting.

From June 12th through August 31, 2017 the National Energy Strategy 2017 (ENS) is in session and studying the energetic scenarios from now until 2030.

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

The two main areas of interest that we receive from consumers when we asked them about the use of LPG are: car fuel (83% of the answers) and energy for the house (63%). These are the results taken from the National Union of Consumers (website) in a survey on this subject.

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.

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.

“The G7 unanimously approved the final statement on climate issues. The topics on which we have reached an agreement are sustainable finance, circular economy, resources efficiency, marine waste, and commitment to Africa…

Despite the slow improvement in air quality, air pollution especially in European urban areas is one of the main health dangers which causes illnesses and, as stated by the European Agency for the Environment, causes over 500,000 premature deaths each year.

In July, the European Commission presented its measures to accelerate the reduction of carbon emissions in all sectors of the economy, proposing new goals for 2030 with respect 2005.

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At the recent Exhibition in Tokyo, Toyota has launched a new hybrid LPG cab for the Japanese market.

As of September 1st 2017, new car models will have to pass new and more reliable emissions tests in real driving conditions (“Real Driving Emissions” – RDE) as well as an improved laboratory test (“World Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure” – WLTP) before they can be driven on European roads. Both tests will be phased in for all new cars between 2018-2019.

It is possible to change diesel vehicles into dual fuel cars. Ecomotive SolutionsHoldim Group, a company specialized in engine calibrations, has just presented the new electronic control unit d-gid Light.

With increasingly higher prices of gasoline, the problem of fuel costs becomes increasingly heavier, forcing us to orient consumption towards LPG installations or methane which is much cheaper with the same autonomy.

To install gas implants in cars requires a lot of competence and expertise. In this case, to do things with care is not only a way to say things, but a must, for the perfect efficiency of the car. We spoke about this with Mr. Fabio Ferrari, owner of Fedrauto, together with his wife Mrs. Simona Driol, at their car shop in Zola Predosa, near Bologna, where gas implants have been installed since 1991.

From the Euro 0 to Euro 6, each vehicle benefits from motor conversion to LPG or CNG. It is economical (savings even up to 60%) and environmentally friendly, because the level of all the emissions is extremely reduced.

In Cagliari, on April 12th and 13th, the 4th Island of Energy meeting – Sardinia LNG leader in the Mediterranean area, promoted by the ConferenzaGNL and Sardinia LNG association.

Gabriele Tarquini SHOW - Winner of Race 1 and Race 3

BRC Racing Team could not hope for a better start to the season, thanks to a monumental performance by Gabriele Tarquini at the wheel of his Hyundai i30 N TCR, dominating the first round of FIA World Touring Car Cup (WTCR).

During the Siam, the international car exhibit of the Monaco Principality, the new Challenge Ecorally has been officially presented.

From December 2nd until the 10th, cars and the motor world were once again on display at the Bologna Motor Show exhibition.

The success of circular and green economy
The largest Italian meeting with the green and circular economy is Ecomondo, together with Key Energy took place during the Rimini fair this past November 6th through the 8th.

From December 2nd through 10th, the Bologna Fairgrounds will host the 2017 edition of the Motor Show, the most famous Italian show dedicated to motorcars and motorcycles which combines entertainment with technological innovation.

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.

Dafi and the National Energetic Strategy are planning, that before year 2030, there will be 2,400 methane fuel gas stations and at least 800 LNG stations.

In the world, millions of people die due to air pollution. In fact, 9 out of 10 people live in an area which has higher pollution levels than that recommended by the World Health Organization.

For the launch of car gas transformations
The Ecogas Consortium, which associates with about 1,000 GPL and methane car operators, (including many workshops) is committed to simplify the administrative procedures for gas-fueled vehicle testing.

Globally, there is an increased attention dedicated to energy and environmental policies, not only due to climatic and environmental emergencies but also because of the need to create a balanced and sustainable energy mix.

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.

The Justice of Peace in Porretta Terme (BO) ruled that the 5% tolerance for speed cameras can not be extended to tutors to which it applies a greater level of tolerance, equal to 15%.

On July 21th 2017, Mr. Minniti, the Internal Affairs Minister issued the “Directive to ensure co-ordinated action by police forces in order to prevent and counteract behaviors that are the main causes of road accidents”.

ZF, a German multinational company, has developed a new airbag that protects from lateral impacts.

Cars connected into the net in 2025 will be able to save human lives and prevent accidents thanks to technologies that will be widely spread.