If the European Union wants to achieve its objectives of reducing harmful emissions, it must commit more in the transport sector by promoting electric mobility. According to the latest study drawn up by Ricardo-AEA, the result is clear: if Europe wants to cut its CO2 emissions by 2025, it will have to commit to bringing more electric and hybrid cars to the roads.
There are many projects to make the world's highways smarter. From photovoltaic highways to lanes that integrate wind turbines, some projects see the highway surface transformed into a real wireless network, others simply integrate solar-powered EV charging stations.
That of the bike is a completely subjective choice, you have to extricate yourself from personal needs, wallets and tastes! If you want to buy a reliable bike with which to face long journeys and transfers, the obligatory choice is a Touring model, yes, but which one to choose? The answer could give rise to an endless debate, we must consider many criteria such as reliability, load capacity, comfort (possible windshield, seating position, saddle ...), price range and liveliness of the engine.
Biobutanol is one of the protagonists on the biofuel stage; we at our website ironically define it as “the good twin of butanol”, not so much for its use as for its synthesis. The production of biobutanol takes place using fermentation methods that have found an excellent yield thanks to the use of two bacteria in series, Clostridium acetobutylicum and Clostridium tyrobutiricum.
The popularity of electric mobility is growing and with it the market proposals, from electric cars to two-wheelers, are increasing. On the market (release) since March 2014 is BMW's electric scooter, the C Evolution: for its first electric two-wheeler, BMW has decided to play autonomy with a full 100 kilometers on a full charge.
Have you ever played with Legos or other constructions of this kind? If your answer is yes, then why has none of you ever thought about making a real car with those little pieces? Steve Sammartino and Raul Oaida, two very young boys, did it: using more than 500,000 LEGO pieces they managed to build a car powered by compressed air capable of running like a small city car.
While we expected the AirPod to disrupt the automotive market by the end of 2013, we are now at the beginning of 2014 and the compressed air car, the result of the agreement between the Tata group and Motor Development International, is not even visible. The AirPod is the car that "soon" should reach the Italian market with a crisis-proof price, 7.
In 2011, Tesla Motors and the Panasonic company entered into a black-and-white collaboration: Panasonic would undertake the delivery of energy storage systems for cars and Tesla Motors would produce 80,000 electric cars within four years. Only two years have passed since 2011 and Tesla Motors felt the need to renew the agreement and extend the terms of the contract.
Hybrid vehicles are now the norm among London public transport. The diffusion of classic London double-decker buses with hybrid drive dates back to many years ago, among the most performing hybrid models are those supplied by Volvo which in 2009 served on Route 141 in London.
It is called Yamaha EC-03 and is the electric vehicle of the Japanese company that has a list price of 2,490 euros, not bad if you consider that the price of the ME electric scooter, an Italian competitor, counts approximately 1,000 euros more. It is difficult to offer you a review of the Yamaha electric scooter having never driven it in person, but we can offer you the opinions collected in forums and blogs: from launch to today there has been no lack of road tests and test drives.
The Zero S electric motorcycle is renewed again this year. For 2014, the Californian electric motorcycle becomes even more gritty: from this year, motorcyclists have the opportunity to increase the power of the Zero S electric motorcycle, thus the "R" configuration was born. Maximum range also increases. The Zero S "R" electric motorcycle offers 56 more torque and 24 more power.
Incentives for electric cars are mainly provided by car manufacturers. The models of electric cars on the market continue to increase but we are still fasting for incentives. The statistics speak for themselves: Italians would like an electric car but the price is holding them back. In the panorama of electric cars, the most accessible is the Renault ZOE, its price starts at 17.
The EGO electric motorcycle is the first Italian motorcycle with an electric powertrain. The manufacturers have now arrived at a production model: the EGO electric motorcycle will debut on the market in January 2015 at the indicative price of around 26,000 euros. The EGO electric motorcycle, on display at EICMA in Milan (International cycle and motorcycle), is equipped with a 136 HP liquid-cooled engine capable of propelling the Energica EGO motorcycle to a maximum speed of 240 km / h.
It's called Me and it's the electric scooter approved for two people, rider and passenger. Like all electric scooters, Me too is exempt from the road tax, can access the Limited Traffic Zones (ZTL) and has a 50 discount on the RCA. the ME electric scooter is able to reach a maximum speed of 70 km / h, limited by law to 45 km / h on the road.
Electric and hybrid scooters are timidly spreading on the market. The phenomenon of electric mobility should undergo a major surge like the spread of recharging infrastructures: in this regard, electric scooters as well as EV cars, will be able to count on an allocation of 50 million euros for setting up infrastructure for the electric vehicle charging.
There are more and more electric scooters on the market, among these we point out the Govecs electric scooters. The range of Govecs electric scooters, for now, consists of four models which in the most powerful configuration come to offer performance comparable to those seen on classic 125 cc scooters.
Among the hydrogen-powered cars that have been making headlines in recent times, we point out the Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell crossover which from the upcoming spring 2014 will make many Orange County motorists happy.In Orange County, the Tucson Fuel Cell will be powered by obtained hydrogen from wastewater.
The test phase has finally arrived for the Toyota i-Road and if everything goes smoothly, it will soon be commercialized, at which point it will be tough times for the Renault Twizy. The company already says that the Toyota iRoad will be available in five different colors. The Toyota iRoad is an electric car designed for individual mobility in the Greater Tokyo Area, and Toyota's test drives are a preliminary step for a possible launch.
The electric scooter is the evolution of battery-powered mobility on two wheels. There are electric scooters on the market that use the battery as a source of energy for the engine, however there is no lack of prototypes of electric scooters that use fuel cells.When we talk about accumulators, an electric scooter can be equipped with different types of batteries, including the most performing are lithium-ion batteries.
There is talk of second generation biofuels, but what and what are they? These are biofuels produced with production techniques that do not involve the subtraction of agricultural land for food production or changes in agricultural use. In practice, they solve the basic problem of first generation biofuels which have advantages and disadvantages because, to put it short, they risked filling up the tank by emptying the plate.
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.