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.
In Italy the aim is to have more aware motorists. Safer and less polluting vehicles but also more difficult to tamper with. With the advent of electric bikes with limited speeds, it is not difficult to think that a type of user can change the speed or power limits to obtain a more performing (but less safe!
Someone will have seen them on the sidewalks of some cities, probably handled by people who in suits (but also without) go to work or run errands. They are personal transporters, or human transporters, vehicles of great impact (it would be better to say low impact since emissions are zero) in the context of sustainable urban mobility.
A beautiful white week is what it takes to take back some of your time, be with friends, play sports and enjoy nature. The mountains, however, are not always close and a long drive can be a problem, especially for large companies, as well as a stress. What if you went by train?
After helping the Milanese to experience the advantages of electric mobility first hand, the Elettrocity event begins a tour of Italy that will take it in 2013 with important events in Rome, Turin and Genoa, in addition to the four editions scheduled in the Lombard capital and a Temporary Tour in other 20 Italian cities.
Can the Marche Region, one of the most productive in Italy, not be connected at high speed with Milan, the capital of business? NTV has asked itself the question, which has also been answered: in a few months, June 2013 the forecasts say, and the Lombard capital will be connected to Ancona with 6 Italo trains per day that will cover the route in 3 hours.
A journey within a journey with Italo. On the train, at 300 km / h, and in great literature. Yes, because now with NTV's Italo high-speed trains you can also travel in the magical world of books, without spending a cent more than the ticket price. A journey within a journey, precisely.The novelty, which has the scent of the Christmas present, is the result of the agreement between NTV and RCS and consists in making the digital library available on the ItaloLive on-board portal with a rich selection of multi-genre books and editorial news.
Usually when things go well the turnover flies, but in the case of Italo, which is a train, it is better to say that it runs. NTV has disclosed the data for the last month of December and the whole of 2012 with a brief but full of satisfaction statement. To justify the good humor are the numbers, which are decidedly flattering and which make us think of an Italy that gets on a train and maybe even in the race.
If a hybrid scooter can easily delapidate our small capital, the situation changes when it comes to electric scooters. The prices of electric scooters are more than affordable, plus, with 50 euro cents you can travel over 60 kilometers! Electric scooters, being carriers of sustainable mobility, provide state but also local incentives.
The interiors of Italo The nice thing about this news is that it comes from abroad, where evidently the Italian style still has its charm and when we are good others make wow. The point: the influential British magazine Wallpaper Magazine has included Italo, the train built by Alstom for the Nuovo Trasporti Viaggiatori (NTV) company, among the winners of the prestigious 2013 Design Award.
Ferries burn a lot of fuel, sail the seas and pollute the environment. In Norway, the days of polluting ferries are over to make way for an electric ferry that will ply Norwegian waters from 2015. The electric ferry can accommodate 360 passengers and 120 cars.
And where else? Take a train trip. Put a cozy compartment and a few hours to talk quietly. Tomorrow, January 24, the Minister of the Environment Corrado Clini and the president of Eataly, Oscar Farinetti, will do what more and more commuter managers have learned to do: use the train to travel on long routes and optimize travel time with meetings of work.
Starting from the 120 km of road autonomy and from the 120 km / h of speed (self-limited) of the electric Brammo Enertia +, the specialists of the OMT Garage in Origgio (VA) have developed a zero emission motorcycle at home that will make the eyes of the generation shine. the eighties. So beautiful and fun that it will make you forget the noise, in fact the only thing that you feel (only at the beginning) a little nostalgia.
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.
Let's imagine what one of the most classic conversations in history could be like: A. "Will you pick me up?" B. "Of course, at 21.00 I'm with you!" A. "Please, get off a little before Saturday night is chaos" B. "No, don't worry ... I'm coming by helicopter, I've just filled up with hydrogen ..." It's called Dragonfly and it's a very environmentally friendly helicopter for personal use: the only exhaust gas it produces is water vapor.
Italy is the country of the sun. The TV commercial for tourism in the Italian peninsula also says so ... The sun is there, unfortunately there is a lack of investments for the preparation of innovative systems and street furniture that can exploit the energy of the sun at any time. California does not have these problems, in fact in Texas charging stations have been installed for electric vehicles that use solar energy.
The transport sector currently holds the national record for greenhouse gas emissions. Reducing CO₂ emissions in transport is therefore one of the primary objectives of a policy aimed at the green economy. In light of this need, the Foundation for Sustainable Development, in partnership with the Ministry of the Environment, produced the report entitled "Towards a plan to reduce CO₂ emissions in transport ”, containing the guidelines for a green policy in the transport sector.
Solar energy could replace fossil fuels to power Russian civil aviation vehicles. Russia is moving substantial capital to finance this kind of research. The economic interests that move around the green economy are always greater; fuel prices continue to rise… so what will become of the aeronautical industries of the globe?
An accompanying service for children, Italo Junior, could not be missing on Italo di Ntv, to be used when parents cannot be near during the trip. Holidays with grandparents, mum and dad to reach on business trips, stays with friends and relatives, emergencies ... whatever the reason, Mary Poppins travels by train for the peace of mind of children who cannot be accompanied by their parents.
A new innovation begins to spread in the electric vehicle sector. It is wireless charging and ... while Italy is watching, Germany is taking new steps towards the future. It is enough to cross the Italian border to understand that electric cars are a well-established reality. In France there is no shortage of car-sharing services for EVs, in the Netherlands charging stations are frequent and in Germany the electric car is now normal.
Overcoming the force of gravity and flying, lifting off the ground and floating in the sky, this is the challenge that fascinates many men. There are those who dream of flying wearing a jetpack and those who do it by building a solar-powered vehicle. Solar-powered air vehicles seem to be the last frontier of the transport industry and the dream in the drawer of young designers.