Bike Europe and LEVA-EU organize Electric Bike Information Meeting at Eurobike

As a result of the persistent success of electric bikes in Europe, manufacturers, importers and dealers are confronted with the numerous and complicated rules governing these bikes. That is why Bike Europe and LEVA have decided to organize an information meeting at Eurobike. It is becoming clear that many players in the electric bike business [...]

Dutch speed pedelec fleet estimated at 10,000

Source: Tweewieler - According to ANP (General Dutch Press Agency), to date around 10,000 speed pedelecs are circulating in the Netherlands. Almost 7 out of 10 speed pedelec owners are between 45 and 65 years old. The highest rate of speed pedelec owners occurs in the provinces of Utrecht, Overijssel and Zeeland, whilst the provinces of [...]

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Why Northern Ireland is in a mess over pedelec regulations

People in Northern Ireland who are using or would like to use a pedal assisted electric bike 25 km/h-250W have to put up with a few legal hurdles. Whilst the rest of the European Union categorizes these vehicles as bicycles, Northern Ireland, in a fit of insanity, decided otherwise and categorized the vehicle as a [...]

In Germany, e-bikes are still very popular

Source: VSF - Early June, the Federal Statistical Office announced  1.9 million, that is 5.1% of all private households in Germany had at least one electric bicycle at the beginning of 2016. In 2014 the share was only 3.4%. In  2016 again around 600,000 pedelecs were sold, accordint to the two-wheeler industry federation (ZIV). However, the [...]