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Le gouvernement de la Région Bruxelloise est tombé d’accord sur le plan Iris 2. Ce plan est censé améliorer la mobilité à Bruxelles et son impact environnemental. Cependant, il affiche pour objectif premier de réduire le trafic automobile de 20% d’ici 2018 en tablant sur un développement des transports en commun, du vélo et de… » read more

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Their Moon Shot and Ours By THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN China is doing moon shots. Yes, that’s plural. When I say “moon shots” I mean big, multibillion-dollar, 25-year-horizon, game-changing investments. China has at least four going now: one is building a network of ultramodern airports; another is building a web of high-speed trains connecting major cities;… » read more

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Going-Electric is the guest speaker for the April 2010 Comment:Visions broadcast on Euronews, answering the question “If the transition to electric vehicles is so important, then why isn’t it happening faster?” in a six minutes interview. [kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/JR831L3wJlw” width=”425″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /]

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Going-Electric and AVERE strongly believe that in the medium future, the car market will become fully electric. Preparing for this future requires heavy investments from car manufacturers and public authorities. Therefore, all available resources should be exclusively focussed on developing electric car technologies and markets in order to ensure the future competitiveness of the European… » read more

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On 9 February 2010, the upcoming Belgian EU Presidency decided to consult the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) for an exploratory opinion on the topic “Towards a widespread use of electric vehicles“. The Section for Transport, Energy, Infrastructure and the Information Society organized on 12 April 2010 a hearing in view of completing the… » read more

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The European Commission issued yesterday a Communication to the European Parliament, the Council and the European Economic and Social Committee on a European strategy on clean and energy efficient vehicles. While Going-Electric praises the Commission for being less technologically neutral and recognizing electric technologies as clean options, we deeply regret that it does not focus… » read more

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En septembre, Going-Electric a rencontré Michel Vilatte, le nouveau président de la FIGIEFA (Fédération Internationale des Grossistes Importateurs et Exportateurs de Fournitures Automobiles). Cette fédération internationale localisée à Bruxelles regroupe 28 organisations professionnelles nationales de distributeurs grossistes automobiles. L’interview était bien-sûr centrée autour du véhicule électrique et de son impact sur les métiers de la… » read more

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The Department of Energy has closed its $465 million loan with Tesla Motors, Inc. for construction of a manufacturing facility in southern California on the Model S electric sedan and a power-train manufacturing facility in Palo Alto, California. The Palo Alto facility will assemble electric vehicle battery packs, electric motors, and related electric vehicle control… » read more

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Under the Spanish Presidency, EU plans to draft a European strategy to address the obstacles facing their implementation. This strategy could be adopted during next spring. The Spanish EU Presidency presented a discussion paper that puts forward several issues for discussion by the delegations. AVERE and Going-Electric congratulate the Spanish EU Presidency for this excellent… » read more

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“So far in 2009, battery companies have received over $600 million in venture capital funding, compared with $478 million garnered for 2008, according to research analyst Lux Research. The investment isn’t without reason. In a report released Tuesday, Lux predicted that the energy storage market will grow to become a $60 billion industry by 2013.”… » read more

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