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Ware2Go Joins Point A to Drive Supply Chain Innovation

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 21 dicembre 2019

Ware2Go, an on-demand warehousing network designed to help merchants simplify and streamline their fulfillment processes, today announced that it has joined Point A’s supply chain innovation network. Point A is a collaborative supply chain solutions environment that was formed in 2018 to bring together leading companies, startups, and academic institutions in a world-class innovation hub. This environment provides a space for major players in supply chain management to come together to collaborate and innovate the industry. Partnering with Point A means that Ware2Go will be working alongside experts from industry-leading enterprises like Delta Air Lines and Georgia-Pacific, nonprofits like CARE, and educational institutions like Georgia Tech.Joining Point A’s robust partnership network means that Ware2Go will have frontline access to supply chain data and insights from organizations that are leading the charge in technological and operational innovation. Through this partnership, Ware2Go can leverage the expertise of supply chain professionals across the world to continue enhancing the flexibility, connectivity, and sustainability of Ware2Go’s solutions. As a result, Ware2Go can maximize the value of new capabilities deployed through their technology stack and make faster and smarter product development decisions. Ultimately, the ability to quickly and effectively access these insights and metrics will enable Ware2Go to continue delivering advanced capabilities to the merchants, carriers, and warehouse partners that rely on these solutions.
The Ware2Go and Point A partnership demonstrates both organizations’ continued commitment to developing and deploying the next generation of innovative supply chain solutions.

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GEICO Says Drive Safely and Arrive to Turkey Dinner in One Piece

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 27 novembre 2019

As millions of people get ready to travel to destinations near and far for Thanksgiving, GEICO urges travelers to consider the following tips so they arrive safely for dinner.Pack your vehicle sensibly: Make sure no pieces of luggage or other items obstruct your view, which could create challenges when merging or changing lanes on roads and highways.Leave with full tanks and full charges: It’s important to have a full tank of gas from the start in case you hit unexpected traffic along the way. Remember to also top off the windshield washer fluid tank. Drivers should charge their smartphones completely in case an emergency arises.Review your route: Consider using a traffic app to check for accidents, construction or other issues that may create delays. Look at the weather forecast so you won’t be surprised by dangerous winter weather conditions. Leave the racing for video games; most roadways will have heavier traffic than usual, and drivers will need to proceed patiently. Obey the speed limit and practice defensive driving techniques. Ask passengers to handle all mid-trip activities like programming GPS destinations, setting up playlists, changing climate controls or passing out snacks. Set phones to silent or do not disturb mode, and pull off the road if you must reply to texts or emails or post to social media. They save lives – in one year alone the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates nearly 15,000 individuals survived a crash because they buckled up. Take a few seconds to click it so you can have a safe, enjoyable holiday season.

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Nexi and ACI Worldwide to Drive Payments Innovation in Italy

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 8 novembre 2019

Nexi, a leading provider of digital payments technology for banks in Italy, and ACI Worldwide (NASDAQ: ACIW), a global leader in real-time electronic and banking payment solutions, have joined forces to offer merchant customers of Nexi’s partner banks innovative payment services at the point-of-sale (POS).Nexi, which together with its partner banks manages approximately 1.4 million POS terminals across Italy, will use ACI’s UP Retail Payments solution to enable a VAS (value-added services) Layer Platform on its devices. UP Retail Payments is a complete and customizable end-to-end enterprise payments solution that delivers a first-class digital payments experience.Nexi’s new VAS Layer Platform utilizes ACI’s Universal Payments (UP) Framework to centralize onboarding and distribution of all existing and future VAS services. Merchants will be able to offer their customers innovative services through the POS, such as the processing of company meal vouchers, loyalty points and more.“We are excited to partner with ACI Worldwide because it allows us to provide merchants of our partner banks with a flexible, fast and scalable solution, which can adapt quickly to changing market conditions. Furthermore, ACI provides us with a solid platform on which to build new services,” said Enrico Trovati, director of BU Merchant Services and Solutions, Nexi. “This also allows us to implement a long-term strategy on value-added services for different merchant categories.” “To be competitive, merchants in Italy and throughout Europe must offer their customers innovative payment services to generate new business,” said Gianfranco Botti, vice president, ACI Worldwide. “ACI Worldwide has a long and solid track record in the European merchant payments market and we are pleased to collaborate with Nexi as they set the standard for digital payments in Italy.”

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Online Sales to Drive Half of Retail Growth in Western Europe

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 3 agosto 2018

Over the next five years, online sales will drive almost half of retail growth in Western Europe. Italy and Spain will see the fastest online sales growth.By 2023, 21% of non-grocery retail sales will be online, up from 13% in 2017. Grocery will be one of the fastest-growing online retail categories.This promising outlook emerges from a new forecast released today by Forrester. The analysis details growth for 22 product categories across 17 countries in Western Europe, with historical online category sales going back to 2002.“We are seeing an increasing consumer confidence that is driving retail sales growth,” says Principal Analyst Michael O’Grady. “In 2017, the European Union economy grew at its fastest pace in a decade. Western European retail sales will grow by 2.8% in 2018. In addition to the consumer confidence, employment rates haven’t been seen so high since the 2008 banking crisis. As expected, online is playing an ever-increasing role in the mix.”Online-only retailers grew their sales faster than the online retail market as they drive much of their sales from marketplaces.“Marketplaces help consumers to research and buy products but also provide payment and fulfilment services to retailers to allow them to expand both domestically and internationally,” explains Mr O’Grady. “Amazon continues to grow faster that the online retail markets across much of Western Europe. We are also seeing AliExpress grow its presence in Europe, most notably in Spain and Italy.”
Forrester expects that more and more retailers will partner with and sell through marketplaces in the future as the boundaries between physical retail stores and marketplaces start to blur.
Meanwhile, many brick-and-mortar retailers, notably in the UK, saw online sales grow and offline sales contract. One-third of UK non-grocery retailing will be online by 2023.To talk to our analysts to understand where the retail market is going, and which strategies companies should put in place to drive revenue growth, please contact Chiara Carella, Public Relations Europe,

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NanoFlowcell: Electric cars with 48-volt flow cell drive are the future

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 27 gennaio 2017

bildmaterialLondon und Kilchberg, January 2017 – nanoFlowcell Holdings announced in October 2016 that it has successfully achieved variable controllability for flow cells. Following extensive testing with the QUANTiNO 48VOLT, the company now confirms that the redesigned nanoFlowcell system architecture for electric vehicles is suitable for (series) production. By being able to vary fuel cell control directly and thus dispense with the previously necessary supercapacitors (supercaps), nanoFlowcell Holdings has made important progress in flow cell research, enabling a significant reduction in the cost and weight of drive systems for electric cars.Following the long sought-after technological breakthrough in directly variable control of flow cells achieved by nanoFlowcell Holdings last October, the redesigned low-voltage flow cell drive without supercapacitors has been undergoing extensive testing in the QUANTiNO 48VOLT. The benefits of the flow-cell based drive technology compared with other electric drive systems i.e. with lithium-ion batteries or hydrogen fuel cells are remarkable, particularly in respect of power, range, environmental compatibility, cost-effectiveness and safety.“The average range of current electric cars stands around the low three-digit mark, with most far from able to sustain motorway speeds for extended periods. Moreover, no car manufacturer is currently making money with electric vehicles – too expensive to produce and sales incentives too high. With the QUANTiNO, we want to show that electric mobility can be different,” explains Nunzio La Vecchia, Chief Technology Officer of nanoFlowcell Holdings. “The QUANTiNO 48VOLT offers not only the range and speed of a regular car with an internal combustion engine, our flow cell vehicle is also more economical and environmentally friendly than any other electric vehicle on the market. It therefore comes as no surprise that our flow cell drive is making a big impression on expert automotive OEMs – at the end of the day, our bildmaterialnanoFlowcell technology opens up completely new horizons in the field of electric vehicle drives.”It has previously not been possible to vary the control of flow cells directly, meaning they needed buffer storage, so-called supercapacitors, to be able to manage the flow of current for regulating driving speed. However, supercapacitors are very expensive and comparatively heavy. The breakthrough with the new low-voltage flow cell drive in the QUANTiNO 48VOLT is that it will no longer require supercapacitors. Electric vehicles driven by nanoFlowcell are not only safe, environmentally compatible and efficient to run, they will also be considerably more cost-effective to produce in future than comparable electric vehicles with a lithium-ion battery or hydrogen fuel cell.For widespread implementation of electric mobility, these are important technological and economic prerequisites that have so far not be met by any electric vehicle concepts currently on the market.“We are seeing an extremely high level of interest from the OEM and supplier industries in our flow cell technology and the concept we have developed for a low-voltage flow cell drive,” says La Vecchia. “We are involved in active dialogue with the industry and I can well imagine that we will realise the new concept for the nanoFlowcell® 48VOLT low-voltage drive in a standalone QUANT prototype in collaboration with an industry partner.” La Vecchia intends to announce more details on the new low-voltage prototype with flow cell drive soon. The company founder and inventor of nanoFlowcell® remains guarded on the status of negotiations with the industry as discussions on the matter have yet to be concluded. (photo: Bildmaterial)

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How technology will drive the next wave of circular and service-based economics

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 28 gennaio 2016

By Rob van den Heuvel, Senior Vice President Global Asset Management at DLL. Business leaders today face unprecedented challenges, in part due to the astonishing rate of technological advancement. The main topic of discussion at the World Economic Forum in Davos2 in January this year revolved around the impact of digital technology and the Internet of Things, which is set to revolutionize the way businesses serve their customers. In this new age, there are great commercial opportunities for those that utilize this new technology effectively. At the moment, much of this potential is being lost because the data is not being fully utilized. However, if businesses do draw on it effectively, the new industrial wave could generate up to $11.1 trillion a year by 2025, according to McKinsey. Harvard professor Michael Porter, a globally recognized authority on competitiveness, believes the Internet of Things is reshaping business and society. The rise of smart, digitally connected products will, he writes in Harvard Business Review, “generate real-time readings that are unprecedented in their variety and volume. Data now stands on par with people, technology, and capital as a core asset of the corporation and in many businesses is perhaps becoming the decisive asset.”While technology might unleash a new industrial revolution, we are also living in an age where our economic activities are threatening the planet on which we all depend. The great challenge, therefore, is for business leaders also to develop models that draw less and less on finite, non-renewable resources such as metals and minerals and reduces carbon emissions, offsetting two of the biggest environmental challenges we face: resource scarcity and global warming. There is a way forward which addresses both these issues and could help businesses to both engage their customers and develop a more environmentally friendly approach to commerce known as the circular economy, in which goods are designed to be recycled, reused, refurbished or remanufactured, extending their product life cycles. The circular economy concept, informed by such ideas as cradle to cradle, is also about driving towards a low carbon economy and utilizing healthy materials to make products, all of which lends itself to creating positive closed loop manufacturing systems.
This is the ideal. But how do we get there? The answer could be through developing service-based models, facilitated by servitization, in which customers demand smarter, added value services. Instead of selling an asset in a one-off transaction, the supplier provides a service such as selling the service of light rather than supplying lighting products or providing on-going medical scans rather than a scanner. This model is already familiar in some sectors such as office technology.
But the revolutionary shift is that more and more suppliers can go down this road. Porter describes how the service-based model, underpinned by the Internet of Things, will boost customer engagement: “The ability to remain connected to the product and track how it’s being used shifts the focus of a company’s customer relationship from selling—often a predominantly onetime transaction—to maximizing the customer’s value from the product over time. This opens up important new requirements and opportunities for marketing and sales.” They will maintain ownership of the product and will often be responsible, as part of the deal, for servicing it during use. The Internet of Things means that most suppliers will be able to monitor and keep in constant touch with their equipment digitally, facilitating an enhanced service: they can optimize the equipment, predict problems before they occur and fix them without breakdowns and radically improve minute by minute, their understanding of customer behaviour and needs. The second thing this service model does is enable the producer to maintain control over the assets in service and plan for their return and next life cycle. They will be incentivized to make things that are durable and perform well and that can be remanufactured, refurbished or recycled at the end of their first lifecycle. The process is, therefore, both profitable, competitive and environmentally responsible. Peter Lacy and Jakob Rutqvist, authors of the new book, Waste to Wealth, see such service-based models as one of the clear routes to the circular economy and describe how manufacturers should, “consider the entire product lifecycle when setting strategy”. In this scenario, products “must be designed for optimal use, maintenance, reuse, remanufacture, and recycling to avoid issues such as fast quality degradation, short lifespan, low utilization rate, and low recycling/return, which can directly impact the company’s bottom line.”
Putting together these deals is, however, more complex than a straightforward sale of an asset. First, you need to decide on the model to be used such as pay for use, leasing and rental, and then find ways to agree on terms that are viable for both parties, and enable the supplier to take back the asset at the end of use and recapture its value in a second or third life cycle. This is an area that DLL has been heavily involved in and from our experience, we can see that the right financial solutions will drive forward these new customer-centric circular economy models. Indeed, Lacy and Rutqvist explain that companies thinking of adopting a service-based model may “need to think creatively about financing, potentially collaborating with financial institutions such as banks and insurers to make it practically viable.” At DLL we are seeing that financial institutions can do more, working as collaborators and partners in the journey to circularity. Lacy and Rutqvist add that more than 80 percent of the service based-models they have studied are “blending it with one or more circular business models”, often paired with Product Lifecycle Extension models to repair or upgrade products. Indeed, we have built a Lifecycle Asset Management division, which facilitates revenue generating second and third life refurbishment business models. It is here that we have been expanding our capabilities to provide asset data, giving our customers more insights into the usage of their assets through the whole product lifecycle. This service-based model helps customers reduce the costs of ownership, get more efficient usage of their assets, and is beneficial for business and the environment. In this brave new world, financial solutions like our own lifecycle asset management division can provide the wiring for this new infrastructure: the Internet of Things and service-based models linked to the circular economy. And this is driving a revolutionary shift in the way we do business.

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Drive Now Flexible London Carsharing Expand Fleet with 30 EVs

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 20 Maggio 2015

london-centralLondon, UK Today saw the launch of 30 BMW i3’s into London’s DriveNow carsharing service, the BMW / Sixt joint venture offering one-way flexible carsharing in the North London boroughs of Islington, Hackney, Haringey and Waltham Forest. Following their launch in December 2014, this takes their growing fleet total to 270 vehicles being used across the boroughs, offering residents and businesses a viable alternative to use of private cars with it’s on demand, pay per use model.
Today’s announcement means that over 11 percent of the fleet are full electric vehicles, as part of the exclusively BMW / Mini fleet of vehicles, making it London’s largest fleet of shared electric vehicles in a car club. Using the i3 will be a great move for the London carsharing customer, not least because of the emission free driving, but also the chance to test the new technology. The i3 is widely regarded as one of the most innovative EV’s on the market today, built with urban mobility at the heart of its development, and could become a truly important London carsharing vehicle as DriveNow grows. There are already over 10,000 members of the service in London alone, who will be given the opportunity to use the vehicles at competitive prices, in turn promoting the benefits of EVs to an increasing member base and local residents. There are several reasons that DriveNow have chosen to use the i3 in the carsharing fleet. As well as to improve the customer offer, with the new technology and highly acclaimed vehicles, which are also exempt from congestion charge (allowing more use cases), it is an opportunity to increase the marketing of the service, and gain operational insight into the use of EVs in their carsharing fleet. The marketing potential is not just related to the zero emissions from the vehicles and leveraging the new BMW model, but also to promote the benefits and potential application of electric vehicles to their customers of tomorrow. As more DriveNow customers understand how to use an EV in London, the more likely they will be to go and purchase one when they need their own private vehicle, is the theory, which may be more likely to be a BMW vehicle. It also educates Londoners on how to use the vehicles, a necessary intervention to drive behaviour change in cities to overcome range anxiety in particular, as well as operational concerns such as how to use the charging infrastructure. Given free driving credit will be offered to customers in return for charging the vehicles at the end of a rental, there is a good incentive to do so. Finally but importantly, it provides the opportunity to DriveNow to fully understand the operational pros and cons of using EVs in their flexible carsharing fleet. It is well documented that EVs currently cost more than the average combustion engine vehicle. Indeed, the list price of an entry level i3 vehicle at the time of writing is £30,980, compared to ~£20,000 for a BMW 1 series or £16,000 for a Mini Cooper (the other vehicles that make up the majority of the DriveNow fleet). Whilst this makes the business case more challenging, the main concern in London at present exists around the charging infrastructure. Of course, taking 4-6 hours to recharge wipes out a considerable proportion potential utilisation, but more importantly complications with the maintenance and contractual obligations in the transfer from TfL to private operator IER has led to as much as 35 percent of the charging stations unavailable due to faults. Given the fact that IER also operate carsharing firms in France, each London carsharing operator including DriveNow will be seeking clarifications from the local authorities as to the access and payment model to ensure a fair playing field is achieved. What is clear though from this announcement and the continuation of EV carsharing schemes around the globe, is that EV carsharing offers carsharing providers and particularly OEMs a great opportunity to leverage zero emission vehicles in high frequency urban use, and gives the city policy makers the potential to begin a shift from combustion engine to EV fleets by educating a wide pool of customers (carsharing members) with a small fleet of vehicles. Only a few months after launch, DriveNow have over 37 members to each of their vehicles, and exceed 100 members to vehicles in their developed market of Germany, thus using the opportunity to showcase their new EV to as many potential future EV customers as possible. With over 13 percent of global carsharing vehicles being electric already, Frost & Sullivan expect this to exceed 30 percent of carsharing fleets by 2020 given an increased entry from OEMs and support from city authorities to deliver EVs in carsharing fleets, such as parking/charging infrastructure incentives for example.

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Oil & Gas Infrastructure

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 18 dicembre 2011

“Security Market to Reach 29.16 Billion Dollars in 2011” According to New Visiongain Report “Oil & Gas Infrastructure Security Market to Reach 29.16 Billion Dollars in 2011”
London Over the next decade, global demand for oil & gas is set to rapidly increase as rising populations and economic growth help to drive the industry. This will create a need for additional oil & gas infrastructure to be constructed. At the same time, many countries around the world are currently facing a number of security challenges stemming from civil unrest, terrorist activities, and a competitive global market. Together, these factors will create substantial opportunities for companies involved in the oil & gas infrastructure security market as a range of products and services will be needed to protect both existing and future assets. Visiongain calculates the global oil & gas infrastructure security market to be worth $29.16bn in 2012.The oil & gas infrastructure security market covers all of the products and services provided to protect critical assets utilised in the upstream, midstream and downstream sectors of the industry. This can include fencing, sensors, CCTV, infra-red, and satellite surveillance, UAVs, security guards and patrol forces, as well as a range of technologies used for cyber and maritime security. This report offers an examination of the oil & gas infrastructure security market over the next decade, providing detailed market forecasts for each of the leading 15 national markets, plus the market for the rest of the world. The report also provides forecasts and analysis for the four sub-markets: perimeter security and surveillance, maritime security, access control, and cyber security, while the various drivers and restraints of the market are evaluated in order to provide readers with specific insights into the future direction of the industry and where the greatest opportunities are likely to be found.The Oil & Gas Infrastructure Security Market 2012-2022 report includes 138 tables and graphs quantifying the market in detail, and includes two original interviews with companies involved in the oil & gas infrastructure security market. In addition, the report provides a SWOT analysis of the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats facing the market over the next ten years, and offers profiles of 38 of the leading companies involved in the oil & gas infrastructure security industry. The various drivers and restraints of the market are evaluated in order to provide readers with specific insights into the future direction of the oil & gas infrastructure security market.This visiongain energy report will be valuable to those already involved in the oil & gas infrastructure security market or to those wishing to enter this important market in the future.

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Platforms to Drive Growth and Innovation

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 9 febbraio 2011

More than two thirds of CEOs are frustrated with their current growth rate and would like to see it accelerated. However, it is becoming increasingly difficult to grow at above industry average. Without a doubt, Frost & Sullivan experts concede: companies need to have a solid platform in place to drive growth and innovation. Members of the growth partnership company’s exclusive global community of today’s best visionaries, innovators and leaders will gather for a third consecutive year on 17 – 18 May, 2011 at the Emirates Stadium in London for Frost & Sullivan’s flagship client event, GIL 2011: Europe – The Global Community of Growth, Innovation and Leadership. This year’s congress coincides with Frost & Sullivan’s 50th anniversary as a leading information and growth consulting company. CEOs, along with members of their senior management teams and other top-level industry executives, will come together to share, engage and inspire one another with a multitude of best practice disciplines, tools, strategies and various networking opportunities. Frigstad will dissect what the growth partnership company refers to as the Six Platforms of GIL (Growth, Innovation and Leadership), a methodology which empowers companies to develop greater visionary perspectives for the future of their industry, focus on driving growth through innovation and supporting successful implementation of their strategic growth strategy at best practice levels. The congress will also identify and analyze the most important global mega trends, potential scenarios of specific trends in 2020, and the implications of these in transforming society, markets and cultures. Thought leaders and visionaries will brainstorm with fellow participants to identify the most pertinent global forces which can impact businesses and personal lives, and the next generation business models for success.
Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, enables clients to accelerate growth and achieve best-in-class positions in growth, innovation and leadership. The company’s Growth Partnership Service provides the CEO and the CEO’s Growth Team with disciplined research and best-practice models to drive the generation, evaluation, and implementation of powerful growth strategies. Frost & Sullivan leverages 50 years of experience in partnering with Global 1000 companies, emerging businesses and the investment community from more than 40 offices on six continents. To join our Growth Partnership, please visit

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Tyres Drive the Polish Aftermarket

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 1 luglio 2010

London. Despite a recent slight decrease in light vehicle sales, the Polish tyre aftermarket will remain stable thanks mainly to winter tyre and high-performance (HP)/ultra high-performance (UHP) tyre sales. Factors such as speed, performance and appearance are expected to play key roles in promoting the market. New analysis from Frost & Sullivan (, Strategic Opportunity Analysis of the Polish Passenger Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Tyre Aftermarket: Identifying Growth Opportunities, finds that the market earned revenues of $547.00 million in 2008 and estimates this to reach $712.00 million in 2015.
potential. This boost would be very timely, as it follows the 2009 slump in new car and light commercial vehicles sales and lower used light vehicle imports.  Although the overall influence of these negative factors is expected to abate, higher input prices (including energy and tighter environment regulations) may remain detrimental to the market. Strategic Opportunity Analysis of the Polish Passenger Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Tyre Aftermarket: Identifying Growth Opportunities is part of the Automotive & Transportation Growth Partnership Services programme, which also includes research in the following markets: Strategic Opportunity Analysis of the Russian and Ukrainian Tyre Aftermarket, Russian Automotive Market Outlook, and Russian Market of Commercial Vehicles. All research services included in subscriptions provide detailed market opportunities and industry trends that have been evaluated following extensive interviews with market participants.
Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, enables clients to accelerate growth and achieve best-in-class positions in growth, innovation and leadership. The company’s Growth Partnership Service provides the CEO and the CEO’s Growth Team with disciplined research and best-practice models to drive the generation, evaluation, and implementation of powerful growth strategies. Frost & Sullivan leverages over 45 years of experience in partnering with Global 1000 companies, emerging businesses and the investment community from 40 offices on six continents. To join our Growth Partnership, please visit

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Ultimi veicoli a diesel pulito

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 29 ottobre 2009

Los Angeles, Il 3 dicembre, dalle ore 9:30 alle 15:30 per la stampa e il 4-13 dicembre per il pubblico.. Il Green Cars/Los Angeles Auto Show Ride & Drive consentirà ai giornalisti di fare esperienza e confrontare una dopo l’altra la guida di eccitanti modelli, sia nuovi che sperimentali, che offrono un grosso risparmio di carburante, un basso impatto ambientale, o che funzionano usando un’ampia gamma di carburanti alternativi. Il Ride & Drive è sponsorizzato dalla Southern California Edison (SCE) e dalla campagna Plastics Make it Possible(SM) dell’American Chemistry Council. (Logo: Il Los Angeles Auto Show ha conquistato un’ottima reputazione ed è il principale show sulle tendenze ecologiche ed i veicoli verdi emergenti.. Alcuni dei veicoli che partecipano all’evento sono così nuovi, o sono presenti in quantità talmente limitata che le opportunità di prove su strada sono state precedentemente molto rare o impossibili, come nel caso della Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid, della Porsche Cayenne Hybrid, della Porsche Cayenne Diesel e della Volkswagen E-Up! elettrica. Fra le altre auto ecologiche che sono disponibili per prova su strada ci sono la BMW 335d, la Chevy Equinox con celle a combustibile, l’Honda FCX Clarity, la MINI-E, la Mitsubishi i-MiEV, la Mitsubishi i car, la Volkswagen Euro Polo Blue Motion, la Touareg TDI e molte altre. Saranno presenti anche tre fra le finaliste per il Green Car of the Year(R) 2010: l’Audi A3 TDI, l’Honda Insight e la Volkswagen Golf TDI. Il Ride & Drive sarà accompagnato da esposizioni da parte della Southern California Edison e di Plastics Make it Possible(SM). I partecipanti all’Auto show che visitano la mostra della SCE potranno vedere in anteprima cosa è necessario fare per preparare sia il collegamento nelle abitazioni che le macchine elettriche. All’interno del settore automobilistico, le materie plastiche consentono di migliorare il livello dei veicoli per quanto riguarda la sicurezza, le prestazioni e lo stile. Informazioni sulla Southern California Edison
La Southern California Edison (SCE) è una delle più grandi imprese americane di pubblica utilità operanti nel settore elettrico, e serve una popolazione di quasi 14 milioni di persone, attraverso 4,9 milioni conti clienti. La SCE gestisce la più grande flotta americana di veicoli elettrici privati, nella quale ci sono quasi 300 veicoli che hanno percorso oltre 17 milioni di miglia.
Los Angeles Auto Show Il Los Angeles Auto Show si terrà dal 2 al 3 dicembre per la stampa, e dal 4 al 13 dicembre per il pubblico. Quest’anno la Organisation Internationale des Constructeurs d’Automobiles (OICA), l’associazione mondiale dei produttori di automobili, ha ufficialmente citato il Los Angeles Auto Show come una delle sue mostre internazionali approvate per la stagione 2009. Per ulteriori informazioni sul Los Angeles Auto Show è possibile visitare online l’indirizzo Greater Los Angeles Auto Show.

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