Electric cars: ready for camping?

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Do we have everything? Sleeping bag? Gas stove? Pile? Anti mosquitos? Fans? Suited clothes for winter and summer? In a few words everything you need for a basic camping, we should have and use it at home if we will buy an electric car. You may thing that the hot had got on top of me but no, my friends, the engineers Roberto Barbiero, Ivan Maio and me are ready to sustain what may seem a paradox. If...

Why does PSA want to buy OPEL and VAUXHALL?

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Why does PSA want to buy OPEL and VAUXHALL? A truly intriguing question for the experts, because none of these, except of course ones PSA, are able to answer. And this because it lacks any economic or industrial or commercial evidence of where the winning secret of the takeover. Opel has not exactly a story of success for the last years, and this it was emphasized by Harald Hendrikse of the Morgan...

The electric car and the CO2 emission

The electric car and the CO2 emission
More and more the “world wide” politics promotes the development and production of electric cars, shown as a possibility, at least for the mobility, to reduce the pollution. Consequently, car manufacturers are working hard to offer electric vehicles, but I wonder: What certainties have we that electric cars really affect the overall CO2 reduction and what doubts have we still to solve? It is true...

Electric hybrid vehicles and their consumptions

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For all of us, the electric hybrid vehicles and the electric pure ones by now mean reduction in consumption and therefore less CO2 emissions and more environmental protection, even if there are conflicting opinions because of the damages caused from the extraction of metals needed to build electric motors (see the post ‘Interview to professor Ivan Maio of the Polytechnic in Turin‘). Electric...

Pure electric vehicles and the heat/electric hybrid ones

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More and more frequently we attend the launch of new pure and hybrid electric cars or heat/electric ones, so it comes naturally to wonder: what is the differences of the product they offer and for what types of use? To better understand the products offered and their characteristics, I asked a friend and true expert on the subject for help, Ing. Roberto Barbiero, a career dedicated to car design with...

Interview with Prof. Ivan Maio (Politecnico di Torino – Italy)

Ivan A. Maio
Date of interview: September, 26 2014 Professional profile: Ivan Maio is Professor of Electrical Engineering at the department of Electronics and telecommunications at the Polytechnic of Turin. He conducts research in the areas of circuit theory, signal integrity and electromagnetic compatibility. Always passionate about sports cars. The international scenario about the car fleet foresees an exponential...

Amazon, books and cars

Amazon
  I’ve always been interested in the possible and future developments of our field. A hobby more and more challenging, daily and multidisciplinary, because the new technologies have increased so muchthe evolution in each field. Few days ago I was impressed by one of the Amazon “future project”. As you well know, Amazon.com Inc. is an American e-commerce company based in Seattle, USA. It...

Mysteries of marketing…

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Is it a mobile phone? It’s not only a mobile.. Is it a music player? It’s also a player… But can I sail on internet? Of course! Photo and video? Oh yes! This is the new smartphone beauty and paying a few hundred euro or with small monthly installments you can get these new multifunction objects which open up a world of infinite services, thanks to internet connection, from game apps...

Brazil and the Fiat, a 2012 record

Fiat Brazil
The Brazilian car market ended 2012 as the best year in its history, with a volume of 3,634,510 units sold (cars + LCVs), an increase of 6.1% compared to 2011. Fiat sold 838,219 vehicles, establishing the best result in its history in 36 years of presence in Brazil and once again confirming Market leader with 23.1% share (it is the eleventh in a row!), an increase of 11.1% on 2011; ahead of VW with...
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