In Italy, a unit of power equivalent to the metric horsepower, about 735.498 75 watts. Symbol, cv.
In 1971, the European Economic Community directed that use of this unit cease by 31 December 1977.¹
1. European Economic Community, Council Directive of 18 October 1971 on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to units of measurement (Directive 71/354/EEC), Annex, Chapter III.
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