Going-Electric was started in May 2008 as a "de facto" association by Jacques de Selliers and a few other Electric Vehicle afficionados. Their aim was to complement AVERE regarding European advocacy for EVs.
Since the association grew, it decided to become an international non-profit association under the Belgian law (Association Internationale Sans But Lucratif AISBL), then named "European Association for Battery Electric Vehicles", abreviated as "Going-Electric".
The founding general assembly took place in Brussels on April 29 2009. Its creation was confirmed in a Royal Decree dated June 7 2009, which was published in the Belgian official journal "Le Moniteur" on June 24, 2009.
Download Going-Electric's 2009 constitution act (in French - pdf 70kB).
Download the Royal Decree dated June 7 2009 (in French - pdf 1MB).
Download the constitution act publication in the official journal (in French - pdf 250kB).
On 8 June 2010, the association held an Extraordinary General Assembly, where it decided:
- To change its name to "Going-Electric".
- To slightly modify its statutes, notably by systematically changing "Battery Electric Vehicles" into "Electric Vehicles", in order to implicitely include Extended Range Electric Vehicles (EREVs) and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCVs).