Low-speed electric vehicles in China are booming

Source: AllChinaTech.com - China’s dream of “leapfrogging” its electric vehicle (EV) industry has ran into some bumps on the road. After reports of widespread abuse, the government has decided it was time for a complete overhaul of the generous subsidy system for EVs, leading to a massive 74% fall in sales of new energy cars [...]


SAVE THE DATE PANEL DISCUSSION “Energy on the move: Going forward with electro-mobility”

The Platform for Electro-mobility is a growing collaborative, multi-stakeholder initiative to accelerate the transition towards sustainable transport by means of electro-mobility. In the framework of the discussions on the “Clean energy for all Europeans” package, our 25 members believe that electro-mobility is one of the main levers to achieve the European Union’s goals to decarbonise [...]

The Urban Electric Mobility Initiative (UEMI) and the urban mobility SOLUTIONS network are calling for cities from Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America to become involved as leading city, take-up city or training participants

The SOLUTIONS network and the UEMI are looking for take-up cities to work together on the implementation of sustainable urban mobility measures. This is part of a new partnership with the European Road Transport Research Advisory Council (ERTRAC) and the European Green Vehicles Initiative (EGVI) as part of the EU-funded project FUTURE-RADAR. As part of an effort to deliver [...]

CO2 mitigation measures for transport will not achieve climate ambitions

Current and foreseeable policies to mitigate carbon-dioxide (CO2) emissions from global transport activity will not suffice to achieve the international community’s climate ambitions, a new study published by the International Transport Forum (ITF) finds. Continued strong growth in demand for mobility means that even in the most optimistic scenario, transport CO2 emissions in 2050 will [...]

United States Trade Representative considering additional custom duties on European exports of motorcycles

The European Association of Motorcycle Manufacturers (ACEM) is deeply concerned about the current decision of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) to consider imposing additional customs duties of up to 100% on European motorcycle exports between 51cc and 500cc as of March 2017. This potential measure follows a formal petition to the USTR from the [...]

4th European Cycle Logistics Federation Conference, Vienna, Austria – 20/21 March 2017

Annick Roetynck, AVERE Policy Manager for Light Electric Vehicles at AVERE, the European Electromobility Association  is presenting at the European Cycle Logistics Federation Conference in Vienna, Austria on 20/21 March 2017 (http://eclf.bike/vienna17/index.html). She will be talking about rules and regulations governing cargo bikes in Europe. The conference will showcase best practice in cycle logistics, highlight [...]