Collective of European Importers of Electric Bicycles asks Commission to reject EBMA request for registration

Today, the Collective of European Importers of Electric Bicycles has asked the European Commission to decline EBMA’s request for registration of imports. In a 13-page document, the Collective argues in great detail that there is no justification and necessity for such registration. According to the Collective, the EBMA has failed to provide sufficient evidence to … Continue reading Collective of European Importers of Electric Bicycles asks Commission to reject EBMA request for registration

EU dumping case on e-bikes from China: the facts so far

There is a lot of incorrect information and unsubstantiated rumours going around in and outside Europe about the anti-dumping proceedings against electric bicycles imported from China. With this article, LEVA-EU establishes the facts based on dumping legislation. LEVA-EU hopes that this will put a stop to the gossip factory and will help companies to make … Continue reading EU dumping case on e-bikes from China: the facts so far

L1e-A Category “powered cycles” impedes innovation and technological development of electric bicycles

In an article of 15 February, Bike Europe reports “Confusion on Categorization and Type-Approval”. LEVA-EU wants to make it clear that there is no confusion whatsoever. The L1e-A category in Regulation 168/2013 has been largely overlooked (ignored?) by the electric bike sector. It is true however that the majority of member states seem to be … Continue reading L1e-A Category “powered cycles” impedes innovation and technological development of electric bicycles

Registrations of electric motorcyles and mopeds increased in 2017 in the EU

The European electric motorcycle market grew from 3,496 units in 2016 to 4,121 units in 2017 (+20.4%). However, it remains at niche levels. Only 0.45% of all motorcycles registered in Europe in 2017 were electric. Registrations of electric mopeds in the EU increased substantially from 11,342 units in 2016 to 27,029 units in 2017 (+38.3%). … Continue reading Registrations of electric motorcyles and mopeds increased in 2017 in the EU

Belgian distributor looking for supplier 3 or 4-wheel L-category vehicle

A distributor specialized in the distribution of light electric vehicles for sustainable mobility in Belgium is seeking to supplement his current offer with a 3 or 4-wheel LEV. The vehicle should be designed for 1 or 2 people and a loading bed at the back. The width of the vehicle should be no more than … Continue reading Belgian distributor looking for supplier 3 or 4-wheel L-category vehicle

AVERE E-Mobility Conference on 17 & 18 October in Brussels

AVERE and its Belgian branch ASBE organize a European Conference with a focus on policy, products and inspiration across businesses and across borders. The AEC, which includes a conference and an exhibition, will take place on 17 and 18 October 2018 in Brussels. AEC, just like the organizers AVERE and ASBE, is about joining the knowledge and … Continue reading AVERE E-Mobility Conference on 17 & 18 October in Brussels

E-Bikes Take Lead in Belgian Market

Source: Bike Europe  The Belgian people embraced e-bikes like in no other European market. A recent market study by ‘Velofollies’, the country’s biggest bicycle show, confirmed results of previous surveys which showed that the e-bike is currently the largest bicycle category in Belgium with a market share (in units) of 45%. Read the rest of … Continue reading E-Bikes Take Lead in Belgian Market

European Commission hears Collective of European Importers

The European Commission has granted the Collective of European Importers of Electric Bicycles a hearing, which took place half January. This hearing allowed the Collective to detail their response to the anti-dumping and anti-subsidy complaints and proceedings and to further develop their argumentation against possible measures. The Collective was represented by 5 importers from Belgium, … Continue reading European Commission hears Collective of European Importers

2002 speed pedelec type-approvals no longer valid since 1 January 2018

Since the 1st January 2018, the homologation of unsold speed pedelecs type-approved according to Directive 2002/24 will become invalid. As a result, these vehicles may no longer be sold, unless they are/have been registered for end-of-series in the member state where they are meant to be sold. This procedure may be applied for a maximum … Continue reading 2002 speed pedelec type-approvals no longer valid since 1 January 2018