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  • Fuel Efficiency Labels Hit Brazilian Market

    Friday, April 17th, 2009

    Brazil today presented the first vehicles that will bear the new fuel efficiency labels developed by the National Institute of Metrology, Standardization and Industrial Quality (INMETRO). Brazil was the first to develop a fuel efficiency label for cars, although Chile is also headed in that direction. At the ceremony five manufacturers — Fiat, GM (Chevrolet), […]


    CEMIG Considers Electric Cars for Its Fleet

    Thursday, March 26th, 2009

    If you’ve been reading The Temas Blog for awhile, you might recall a prior post about the efforts of the hydropower firm Itaipu Binacional (IB) and FIAT to create an electric vehicle (built at facilities by the giant Itapu Dam) appropriate for Brazil and its MERCOSUR partners (Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay).  Now comes word that the […]


    A MERCOSUR Car Run on Biogas and Electricity?

    Wednesday, July 11th, 2007

    I’ve been holding this one back since I wrote it soon after the car was shown at a rural producers’ expo in southern Brazil in February. I thought it’d make a good “filler” whenever LAC health/environment got slow. But that day never seems to come, so I’ve decided to release it from the Temas backlog […]