Alternative fuels to oil, something is moving. On April 15, the European Parliament will vote on the Directive on alternative fuels - yes it is obvious since the law has passed all the foreseen procedures - and for the first time we will have in black and white a clear signal of how Europe intends to manage the fuel issue.
The supply chain is the 'distribution chain' of products, from the factory to the final consumer, but also the movement of goods from one warehouse to another or from one point to another within a production site. Supply chain, in a broad sense, is everything related to the handling of goods and products.
After seeing the electric bike inspired by the unmistakable Harley Davidson style, here comes a more concrete news: Harley-Davidson has unveiled the Project LiveWire, the first electric motorcycle project by Harley Davidson! It is a real pity not to be among those few and highly selected customers who will try the Harley Davidson electric motorcycle these days!
The number of electricity stations in Italy is growing day by day. Europe has finally expressed itself to have unique standards in terms of "connectors for electric cars", in order to favor a wider spread of zero-emission cars. Electric columns for ultra-fast recharging (for which an average of 30 minutes to go from 0 to 80 autonomy), they can count on direct current with two types of connector, while on the front of the public electricity columns, you will opt for powers not lower than 11 kW, this means that to fill up will be necessary from 60 to 120 minutes.
Electric car rental: rates, prices, rental points and companies. In the photo above, the electric car refueling station made available by the Venetian Mobility Company (AVM) with the Io guido car sharing service. The “Io Guido” program active in Venice is just one of the many examples of electric car sharing we have in Italy.
The diesel particulate filter (DPF - Diesel Particulate Filters) serves to limit the emissions of fine particles (especially PM10) from diesel engines. It is currently the best technology available for this purpose and that makes it important. The advantages are indisputable, but there are some flaws that should be considered.
By electric car conversion we mean the "transformation" of a heat engine car into an electric car. The conversion of a conventional car into an electric car, better defined as "electric retrofit", can count on ready-to-use kits. This procedure is quite complex and involves the replacement of all the characteristic components of a car with an internal combustion engine (engine, tank, exhaust pipe, filters…) with the components necessary for electric traction (electric motor, batteries…).
Flex fuel engines: some car manufacturers, including Fiat, produce cars capable of being powered by bioethanol, biodiesel and other biofuel. Bioethanol cars are widespread in Brazil and the manufacturer Fiat offers flex fuel car models not only in Latin America but also in nearby Switzerland (Fiat cars that go to bioetnaol).
ECOMILANO Express aims at the daily goal of 700 home deliveries, but just to begin with. Within 6 months, the Milanese joint venture of last mile eco-logistics will double, chasing the virtuous examples of Utrecht, Burgos, Padua and Lucca. Home deliveries with zero or almost zero impact, especially in Area C, with a fleet of e-bikes, cargo-bikes and electric vans.
It is called UNU and is the German electric scooter offered at a price starting from 1,699 euros with home delivery. At the starting price, the user has the ability to customize the look by choosing from different options and colors (as many as 65 different color combinations). The entry model has an autonomy of 50 km while choosing the double battery you get to 100 km.
Last year we presented the Toyota I-Road as the electric car capable of climbing stairs, presented for the first time to the public at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, today the Toyota I-Road is also a reality in Europe. After the preliminary tests conducted by the Japanese manufacturer in Toyota City and Tokyo, the I-Road electric car is very popular on French roads and could soon arrive in Italy as well, a courageous entrepreneur with an eye to the future would be enough.
After Milan, car2go's car-sharing has also arrived in Rome. The car2go service is a market leader in the "one way" car-sharint field, it is active 24 hours a day and 365 days a year. How does car2go in Rome work? Similarly to what is already happening in Milan and in many other cities in Europe, users can subscribe to the service, download the app on their smartphone, geolocate the nearest Smart and then rent it in a very peculiar way: once rented, the car , must not be returned or re-deposited at the starting point.
Car sharing is depopulated in Milan with really attractive prices: the service offered with Car2go is only the first, soon, the Milanese will be spoiled for choice. Let's take an overview of which car sharing services are active in Milan and what citizens of the Italian capital of work should expect in the immediate future.