Ending 2016 with a New Year's resolution for all

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GREAT News, December 2016

Holiday season is before us, a time of celebration with loved ones as well as a time for taking stock. For GREAT, 2016 has been a year of starting up processes to ensure success in the coming years. The project have also met several project milestones and is now up to full speed. Finding and negotiating sites has proven to be quite time consuming.

Increasing the speed of the shift to decarbonisation of the transport sector is still crucial and GREAT is proposing a New Year's resolution for all to adopt:
In 2017, let's work even harder to upscale the Alternative Fuel demand!
To keep you updated, we will provide reports on all the good work being done by the partners along the corridor in the coming newsletters.

This issue of GREAT News will cover everything from installation status to Fehmarnbelt Days and the GREAT Brussels seminar. Also, get a picture of what is coming in 2017, with even more activities to increase the use of alternative fuels and alternative fuel vehicles.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
The GREAT team

What's left to be built?

Now you can follow the progress and see all locations on a map at the new GREAT web page.

GREAT Midterm Conference

Join GREAT in Copenhagen on the 8th of June for a full day of discussions and inspiration on the topic of sustainable road transport. Registrations are already open.

Upcoming Events

GREAT will be represented the following dates. If you would like to invite GREAT to take part in an event, please contact the coordinating team. Events are continuously updated at
ww.great-region.org/events

Date

Event

26 April

Ekotransport 2030, Stockholm

8 June

GREAT Midterm Conference, Copenhagen
Registrations are open!

15-18 June

Folkemødet 2017, Bornholm
More info to be announced

2-9 July

Almedalsveckan, Visby
More info to be announced

Brussels seminar

To speed up the shift and increase decarbonisation we need policies that reduces total cost of ownership. This was the message from the participants when GREAT together with Region Skåne and Region Västra Götaland arranged a seminar in Brussels on the 9th of November 2016.

The GREAT drive

Driving an EV from Malmö to Hamburg still presents some challenges. What happened when we tried?

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Fehmarnbelt Days

Politicians and political officials discussed the politics on sustainable cross border road transport.

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Scandinavian-Mediterranean Core
Network Corridor Forum

GREAT was invited to speak at the ninth meeting of the Scandinavian-Mediterranean Core Network Corridor Forum hosted by the Coordinator Mr. Pat Cox. Among other speakers was Clever, presenting their MECOR project. GREAT think it´s very positive that the developments on Alternative Fuels in the corridor are highlighted.

Volvo LNG trucks on the way

Volvo is communicating that they will have heavy 450 hp EUR6 LNG trucks available on the market in 2018. With Volvo and Scania dominating the truck market in Sweden, having the domestic OEM's delivering heavy trucks is central. The fact that the Volvo trucks are on the way into production provides a strong signal to keep increasing LNG refuelling infrastructure, as GREAT is doing. 

LNG Terminal in Munkedal

FordonsGas has now decided on the location for the LNG terminal they are building within GREAT. Locations had to be shifted due to planning issues on the original Halmstad site.

The FordonsGas terminal will be built in Munkedal north of Gothenburg and is expected to be operational in Q2 2018.

The new Zoe

In October Renault launched the new 41 kWh version of Zoe with a range of 400 km. The new Zoe is expected to hit the market in early 2017.

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E.ON All Inclusive

This fall E.ON Denmark has launched their new product: All Inclusive, that allows you to charge your EV at a fixed monthly rate.

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GREAT Predicts

2016 has been the year when PHEV's really made an impact in the market. This first step for consumers towards choosing a BEV is positive. On the other hand there are zero emission vehicles available and now government incentives are changed to encourage buying these.

Sweden lowered their incentives to PHEV's in 2016, Norway is doing the same in 2017 and we expect to see more countries following. Statistics on this can be found at the European Alternative Fuels Observatory.

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