Car sales decline for the last 3 months in Europe

By |2018-12-15T14:51:21-08:00December 15th, 2018|Categories: Europe|Tags: |

In November 2018 passenger car demand fell by 8.0%, marking the third consecutive month of decline across the European Union. In November 2018, passenger car demand fell by 8.0%, marking the third consecutive month of decline across the European Union. Ahead of the introduction of the new WLTP test in September, car registrations jumped by [...]

Russia versus Azerbaijan – political pipelines

By |2018-12-14T17:45:54-08:00December 14th, 2018|Categories: Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), Emissions, Environment, Europe, Natural gas, Politics|Tags: |

John Batchelor and Lou Ann Hammond talk about the political pipeline There's a reason Vladimir Putin is interested in President Trump and Ukraine. He is losing the dependence on Russian natural gas with the finding of gas in Azerbaijan and a proposed pipeline to Italy. Even though President Trump has given coal companies more leniency [...]

Honoring Veteran’s Day in Italy

By |2017-03-22T07:59:40-07:00March 13th, 2016|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Europe, Travel & Leisure|Tags: , , , , |

Originally a group of five motorcycles leaving Rome together, the two riders behind us were no longer visible in our rear view mirrors, and I hoped the riders were okay. The ride to Rome began as a road trip from Naples to the Sicily-Rome American Cemetery to lay a wreath honoring Veteran's Day. [...]

Dieter Zetsche, 1968 Vienna Convention and autonomous cars

By |2017-03-22T08:00:00-07:00January 27th, 2015|Categories: #youtube, Automobiles and Energy, Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Europe, Mercedes-Benz, Video|Tags: , , , |

Almost all of the European member countries (with the exception of Spain and the United Kingdom) signed and ratified the Convention on Road Traffic, also known as the 1968 Vienna Convention. The verbiage in the Convention uses words such as carriageway, and has the most basic definition of what constitutes a car. Article [...]

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