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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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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).

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.

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.

“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…


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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 decree approved on October 23rd, 2018 of the Interior Minister titled “Technical regulation of fire prevention for the design, construction and operation of hydrogen distribution systems for motor vehicles” was published in the Official Journal dated November 5th.

There has been a strong attack by the international Ong Transport & Environment (T&E) against the use of methane gas (including LNG and biomethane) in the land transportation area.

The ecological and economic LPG can also be used successfully on boats.

The decree approved on March 2nd called Promotion of bio-methane gas and other bio – fuels in the transportation sector was published on the Gazzetta Ufficiale n. 65 dated March 19th.

In the latest Ecomobile issues, we often spoke about hybrid cars – new or transformed – that combine petrol engines with electric or LPG traction.

The first edition of ExpoMove - the free event dedicated to electric and sustainable urban mobility - starts at Fortezza da Basso (Florence) from april 9th to 12th 2019.

In Florence the transformation of public and private electric transport is underway, with the third electric tramway line recently inaugurated that revolutionizes the movement of citizens, improves environmental quality and allows ExpoMove to be the first fair in Italy reachable with the only electric vehicles made available by the city.

There will be conferences, research presentations and dossiers held by industry experts, over 70 exhibitors with electric vehicles and initiatives proposed by partners such as: ACI, Symbola, ANIE, Anci, Legambiente, Motus-E, Electricity Futura, Utilitalia, Asstra and Wind3.
A scientific committee composed of KyotoClub, Enea and CNR-IIA, will also present development scenarios, updates on the innovation of the automotive world and discussions about various cutting-edge technologies, new accessories on the market, Smart Grids and charging infrastructure.

It is an opportunity to learn about public policies, the set of incentives prepared by the Government and the regions, public and private strategies and investments.








  • 09 April 2019 - 12 April 2019
  • Fortezza da Basso
  • Viale Filippo Strozzi - 50129 Firenze

The two Hyundai i30 N TCR teams and the respective driver line-up were announced at the BRC Racing Team headquarters in Cherasco for the 2019 edition of the FIA World Touring Car Cup (WTCR 2019).

The thirteenth edition of the fair “Oil&nonoil” has been a success. Held in Verona, from October 9th to 11th, the fair hosted over 4,500 specialized operators in Italy, with more than 150 brands and 22 meetings and workshops.

At the Rimini Fairgrounds from November 6th - 9th 2018, the Ecomondo and Key Energy stands (designed by the Italian Exhibition Group) displayed a platform dedicated to the circular economy and renewable energy, a European reference point for companies and institutions struggling with the transition.

The new LPG fueled Tecno GT was born from a collaboration between the historic Bologna company and Montecarlo Engineering, motherhouse of MCA Montecarlo Automobile, the first car producer of Monaco Principality.

“Independent entrepreneurs and their future”, these few words identify the topic of the three days of Oil&nonoil-Fuel Storage and Transportation fair, from October 9th to 11th at VeronaFiere.

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.

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.

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.

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”.