The parking industry exhibition 2016 took place in Bologna on the first weekend in September. The exhibition brought together 200 exhibitors from parking and public parking facilities from around the world and drew a crowd of over 8500 visitors. I attended the exhibition as a visitor, and was blown away by what I saw.
It was amazing to see the diversity of the exhibitors, from the large multinational players who had booths with hundreds of vehicles parked in front of them to the small local players. We were also able to meet other visitors and gain a better picture of the current trends in the parking industry. I was especially impressed with the new generation of electric buses from Spain, which are already up and running in the cities of San Sebastián and Barcelona.
I was already curious about parking, but it was good to get a closer look at the variety of electric buses that are available in the market. They are certainly cheaper and more efficient than diesel cars, but they are still an expensive option for some. The European electric buses are already in use in cities like Barcelona and Barcelona airport, but the Spanish electric buses are due to reach the American market in 2016.
Spain’s electric buses are a small portion of the total number of buses in the country. There are a few hundred electric buses on the roads in Spain, but the majority of them are diesel. The electric buses are smaller than the diesel ones, but are often larger.
A significant portion of the Spanish electric bus fleet is powered by biofuels, like biodiesel and diesel, making them highly environmentally friendly. In fact, the Spanish government has set up a government funded organization to promote electric vehicles in the country.
Biofuels are fuel made from plant matter, and diesel is a petroleum derived fuel. They’re both derived from the same raw materials, which is why they share a lot of the same properties. Both can be harmful to the earth’s ecosystem, but diesel is highly polluting. Because diesel is mostly petroleum derived, it has all of the same problems as petroleum. Diesel is also a major cause of air pollution in the US, and contributes to global warming.
In the US, diesel is already the biggest source of air pollution. The EPA estimates that over 300,000 deaths per year due to diesel-related air pollution occur in the United States. In the US, diesel consumption is rising, and the EPA estimates demand will continue to grow. As a result, the number of cars on the road in the US is expected to increase by a whopping 600,000 cars a year, which is a 50% increase over currently projected numbers.
The reason diesel is so harmful is because it combines with the emissions of gasoline to form so-called “afterglow.” The afterglow takes place right after the car engine is turned off. It causes the exhaust to linger in the air, and can lead to a number of health hazards, including increased heart disease and increased risk of lung cancer.
This is the good news. The bad news is that the increase in the number of cars is coming at the expense of the number of spaces available. Cars are expected to get a 6% boost in sales, but only 2.5% of those spaces will be dedicated to parking, leading to a total increase of 26,000 spaces per year.
That’s the bad news. The good news is that the number of spaces available is increasing. The good news is that the cars will get a 6 boost in sales and that they’ll be parked in more car lots, leading to an increase of 26,000 spaces per year.