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EVS30 Call for Papers extended to Friday, February 17, 2017! Published:12.09.2016  
You haven’t been able to meet the EVS30 call for papers deadline? Then we have good news for you: the deadline has been extended to Friday, February 17, 2017!

We want to hear from you!
Have you done research in the field of electromobility, its components or infrastructure? Have you done a pilot or implementation project with electric vehicles? Have you got an innovative business idea for future mobility concepts or are lobbying for standards or funding for the market penetration of electromobility and its infrastructure?

Then we want to hear from you! Submit your paper by February 17, 2017 at http://papers.evs30.org to be part of the largest international event on electromobility.

All submitted abstracts will be subject to a peer-review by the EVS30 Scientific Program Committee to maintain the high quality of the symposium.

The International Electric Vehicle Symposium & Exhibition (EVS) is returningto Europe. The 30th edition will take place on October 9-11, 2017 in Stuttgart, Germany.
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Platform for Electromobility published position paper on charging infrastructure Published:06.12.2016  
Electro-mobility offers an unequalled solution to make Europe’s transport more efficient, less dependent on imported energy, low carbon, clean and quiet. Specifically, the electrification of surface transport will enable Member States to meet their greenhouse gas emission reduction targets for 2030 and to address the public health crisis arising from urban air pollution.
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Before the Flood - Full Movie - National Geographic Published:05.11.2016  
 If you could know the truth about the threat of climate change — would you want to know? Before the Flood, presented by National Geographic, features Leonardo DiCaprio on a journey as a United Nations Messenger of Peace, traveling to five continents and the Arctic to witness climate change firsthand. He goes on expeditions with scientists uncovering the reality of climate change and meets with political leaders fighting against inaction. He also discovers a calculated disinformation campaign orchestrated by powerful special interests working to confuse the public about the urgency of the growing climate crisis. With unprecedented access to thought leaders around the world, DiCaprio searches for hope in a rising tide of catastrophic news.


Watch it here: https://www.beforetheflood.com/

Or direct via YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90CkXVF-Q8M

The Paris climate agreement is now official. Published:05.11.2016  

Environment groups hail ‘momentous occasion’ but warn governments need to cut carbon emissions more steeply to avoid dangerous global warming.

The significance of the Paris agreement coming into force today is easy to miss: it may seem like an anti-climax, given the travails that led up to its signing last December.

But the moment is of huge importance. This is the first time that a legally-binding agreement, signed by all of the world’s functioning governments, has laid down a commitment to limit the growth of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere with the goal of preventing global warming exceeding 2C above pre-industrial levels.

This figure was not plucked out of the increasingly carbon-rich air. It is the limit of what scientists regard as safety, beyond which climate change will run out of control, unstoppable in its damaging effects.

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Second REE4EU Newsletter is out Published:17.08.2016  
The Horizon 2020 - Spire project REE4EU is aimed at researching the potential of recycling and reusing Rear Earth Elements. AVERE is a partner in the project.

The second newsletter of this project has now been published ance can be found under “public documents” of the REE4EU website:  http://www.ree4eu.eu/

The newsletter contains a presentation of the partners, among which AVERE which is currently carrying out a market analysis of the potential of recycling and reusing REE in the electric bicycle business.
Press release: Launch of the European Alternative Fuels Observatory Published:25.03.2016  


All relevant information about the electric vehicles market in Europe on a single portal !

 
A Consortium led by AVERE, the European Association for Electromobility, has launched the EAFO portal www.eafo.eu. The portal is available to all to provide information on the development and deployment of alternative fuels' vehicles, infrastructure and incentives as well as related relevant topics in the different EU countries. The EAFO was set up at the initiative of the European Commission.
 
Available information is currently focused on electricity, while information on hydrogen and natural gas will be provided as of the third quarter of 2016. The EAFO Consortium will also conduct and publish analysis based on the collected data and information .

The EAFO portal provides details and quality not available anywhere else for the Member States and other stakeholders, in the 28 EU countries and in the EFTA countries (Iceland, Norway, Switzerland, and Liechtenstein).
 
While most of the data is already provided through official sources, the EAFO project team invites all stakeholders to contribute!
 
Note to editors:for further information, please contact Bert Witkamp, Secretary-General of AVERE and Project Coordinator of the EAFO project: bert.witkamp@avere.org.
For general information please contact us at info@eafo.eu
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Is the 45 km/h electric bike a real alternative for the car? Belgian politician does the test. Published:08.02.2016  
Gent, 8 February, 2016 - The Belgian Green politician Björn Rzoska has recently entered quite a remarkable commuting experiment. In the next three months, he will travel from his home to the Flemish Parliament in Brussels on a 45 km/h electric bike. As a result, he will be riding around 100 km a day. 
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