Open a bar in a desert and it will remain a desert. Open a hundred and it will become Las Vegas. Ergo: competition stimulates demand, and you don't need economists to understand it. And if the demand is also good for the environment, success is even greater. Let's take the Italy of high-speed trains. Since NTV's Italo started connecting the country's main cities in 2012, Trenitalia with its Frecciarossa not only hasn't lost passengers but has gained a lot.
More and more public, shared and electric. This is what urban mobility will look like in the future according to all market and common sense indicators known to date. The management is marked by the problem of air quality in the city (the news of pollution in Beijing is horrifying) and the need to cut fuel costs.
Frugality will have to be the watchword in the planning of transport infrastructures in Lombardy and Italy in the coming years. This was suggested by the Lombard regional councilor for Infrastructure and Mobility Andrea Gilardoni opening, yesterday March 4 at Bocconi, the presentation of the research 'The infrastructures of the future: reflections for the governments that will seek' carried out by his department at local and national level.
There is talk of electric mobility and finally the first steps are also taking place in Italy. It opens with Parma where the city council, in recent days, has approved a memorandum of understanding to promote and encourage the use of electric vehicles. The agreement was signed between the Municipality, the Region, Enel Distribuzione and Aem Distribuzione Spa-Iren Group, the agreement provides for the supply of electricity, the supply and installation of refueling stations for electric cars.
The train is increasingly popular and Casa Italo also opens in Mestre. After Padua, this is the second service center for assistance and information for travelers that NTV inaugurates in Veneto. The initiative accompanies the launch by Ntv of a package tailored to the needs of travelers in the North East.
What is an electrical retrofit kit? It is the set of all the components necessary to "electrify" a vehicle. An electric retrofit kit could convert a car with an electric motor into a car that can rely on an electric motor. The prices to convert a traditional car into an electric vehicle fluctuate a lot; the market also offers kits for the electric retrofit of scooters or bicycles.
In Turin Porta Susa, in the futuristic station designed for High Speed, a new Italo house has opened. It is the latest in order of time of the NTV traveler service centers, a reference point for information and assistance, from the purchase and modification of tickets at the parking area, to the free Wi-Fi connection.
We all know the energy implications of frying, those "excess energies" are called calories and end up on our hips and stomach ... who would have thought that the exhausted oil would have powered the engine of an airplane! KLM is a company Dutch airline that, every week, offers transatlantic flights powered by a mix of fuels made up of 25 percent cooking oil and 75 percent classic fuel.
There is no smart city without smart transport. The smart city needs modern interports, technologically advanced and logistically interconnected on a continental level with the logistic networks of European transport operators. We also need different options for the delivery of goods. Modern interports where goods arrive and leave sorted for delivery by road using ZEV (Zero Emision Vehicle) vehicles or by train, perhaps taking advantage of the conversion of disused railway branches.
Environmental sustainability must not exclude any sector, not even the aeronautical one. While in Russia solar energy is being tested for air transport, in Italy the focus is on energy efficiency with the development of super-powerful and environmentally friendly engines.The European Commission, for the development of the aeronautical sector, has set strategic objectives of sustainability.
In Europe, the transport sector is responsible for the presence of harmful levels of atmospheric pollutants and a quarter of greenhouse gas emissions in the EU. To reverse this negative trend, today more than ever, it is necessary to support and promote more sustainable mobility.
Not everyone knows that the first "Aerocar" for civilian use was homologated in 1956. An Aerocar is a vehicle like a car but has wings and does not need roads because it moves across the sky. The flying car sector is really niche. There are few people who travel with a personal aircraft and the technological challenges to overcome are still numerous.
Green light for dogs of all sizes on Ntv's Italo trains without limitations on timetables, sizes and connections. The good news is for XXL dogs, and their owners of course: after an experimental phase that provided for an hourly limitation to the transport of dogs by train (from 10 to 16) to avoid crowding at peak times, from today they can travel on all 50 daily connections of Italo.
According to an analysis by the European Environment Agency (EEA), road tolls should be much more expensive in countries where air pollution exceeds a certain threshold. The reason is not purely environmental but above all economic: drastically lowering the air pollution produced by road transport, there would be a reduction in health-related costs of about 100 billion euros.
Streetscooter is an innovative electric vehicle built specifically for parcel and mail delivery. The idea comes from the German DHL, one of the world's largest logistics operators. More will be known in the coming days as DHL has organized an Innovation Day to present it to the press across Europe.
The Austrian manufacturer, KTM, is making other proposals in the field of electric propulsion. The European brand is world famous above all for its off-road motorcycles. It was founded in 1934 and boasts a long experience in the field of two-wheeled vehicles: racing motorcycles, scooters, off-road vehicles and for some time also with electric scooters.
An aspiring tourist goes to a travel agency and asks: "Hello, I'm planning my holidays in Polynesia and I would like to buy a plane ticket, would you be able to tell me the price?". In response, the insider states: "Sure, just tell me how much it weighs." Does this seem absurd to you? The airline Samoa Air determines the price of its tickets based on the weight of the passenger.
The next generation electric cars will be equipped with more efficient batteries, in the technological field there is a flood of ad hoc innovations, you just need to understand which way to go. If for the Japanese Toyota and the German BMW the answer is given by Lithium-Air batteries, there are those who point to Sodium-Air batteries and those who still talk about the Aluminum-Air combination, in this case the car company is French, yes it is about Citroen ... the hypotheses are many and development tests are underway!
A car with tires in order is safer and consumes less, therefore it produces less smog. However, the safety, economic and environmental benefits of tires in order are not sufficiently known: more than half of the cars on the road travel with under-inflated tires.
ElettroCity Store in via Foppa in Milan will be the largest electric vehicle store in Europe From pedal assisted bicycles to electric cars with all possible use formulas: purchase, short and long-term rental, leasing, sharing. The largest multi-brand electric vehicle sales, rental and service exhibition in Europe opens in Milan on Saturday 20 April.
When it comes to aviation, we aim for sustainability by developing more efficient engines, the electrification of aircraft is still a long way off! While in Russia they are aiming for solar energy to power airplanes and in Piedmont they are developing super-powerful engines for the jets of the future, a prototype aircraft with an electric motor arrives from the Czech Republic.