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In a major step as they move towards the completion of their 50:50 merger as defined in the combination Agreement announces on 18 December 2019, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. and Peugeot S.A. today announce that the corporate name of the new group will be STELLANTIS.

The New 500 made its institutional debut, firstly at the Palazzo del Quirinale, where the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles full-electric car was presented to the President of the Italian Republic Sergio Mattarella, by John Elkann Chairman of FCA; by Pietro Gorlier Chief Operating Officer EMEA Region FCA; and by Olivier Francois President Fiat Brand Global. The FCA Management then traveled to Palazzo Chigi to present the New 500 to Giuseppe Conte, the Italian Prime Minister.

Taking place at LINGOTTO FIERE in Turin from January 30th to February 2nd, the fair will host a series of important events for the BRC GAS EQUIPMENT brand.

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.

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.

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.

After a bleak 2019, which saw a strong decline of more than 5% in global automotive production and ended a 10 years trend of continuous growth, the global automotive industry – among the most important in the world – faces an unprecedented new challenge in 2020.

The race, scheduled for next August 1st and 2nd and organized by Cinzano Rally Team, is the first event of the Italian WRC Championship and the return of high-level competitions.

On February 7th and 8th, the key event of the ACI Sport Directorate for Automotive,the awards of the winners of the various car and kart series of the past season, was held at the Monza Eni Circuit. Two days of celebration dedicated by the Italian Automobile Club to its protagonists with over 900 prizes and numerous awards.

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The Italian Energy Saving Green Endurance Championship closed in Este, Padua, reserved for ecological vehicles powered by alternative and renewable energies – electrical, hybrid, bio-methane, methane and LPG – organized by Aci Sport.

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 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.

One of the problems that all LPG installation workshops face is emptying and securing LPG tanks, with the associated risks of LPG storage and the inconvenience of vapors in the rooms.

The Renault Group completes its offer of commercial vehicles by introducing Renault Kangoo Z.E. Hydrogen at the end of 2019 and Renault Master Z.E. Hydrogen in 2020.

The Roman Vallelunga racetrack was recently the scene of a series of tests for the Alfa Racing Club aimed at demonstrating how two experimental modified cars that adopt ACStag and EcoWorld Gas systems work.

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).

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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