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

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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 are struggling to fathom European electric bike rules and to apply them correctly. As a result, it takes them a lot of time, thus money, to bring their products to the market. What’s worse, a large number of products that are on the market are not in compliance with the rules. This could eventually be to the detriment of the image of electric bikes and of the electric bike business.

That is why Bike Europe and LEVA-EU have decided to team up to help the electric bike business to find their way in the legislative maze and to answer all their questions on electric bike rules in the EU.

Should electric mountain bikes be type-approved? Can you produce electric cargo bikes with more than 250W? Must speed pedelec riders wear a moped helmet in the countries where you are active? Do they have to have insurance and a number plate for their speed pedelecs?

These and many more questions will be answered at the Bike Europe and LEVA-EU Electric Bike Information Meeting. Bike Europe Editor-in-Chief Jack Oortwijn will be the moderator of this lunch meeting, which takes place on Thursday 1st September from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in Conference Center East. There will be sandwiches, hot and cold drinks available.

To ensure that as many questions as possible are answered at this meeting, participants are invited to send in their questions beforehand, by email to

Some time soon the European Commission will be reviewing the factor 4 requirement for speed pedelecs in the type-approval. This is the requirement which stipulates that the power of speed pedelecs should be no more than 4 times the power which the cyclist puts into the bike him/herself. In anticipation of the Commission’s review and for his PhD-thesis at KU Leuven (B), Bram Rotthier has done scientific research into factor 4. At this meeting, he will present a summary.

So, unless somebody thinks they know everything about related EU rules and legislation, participating in this information meeting is a must for anybody working in the electric bike business.

To make sure that there is enough to eat and drink for everybody, participants need to register for the meeting at the following website:

The participation fee is € 100 (incl. VAT). Participants who have a subscription to Bike Europe pay € 50, whilst members of LEVA-EU and LEVA as well as members of the press can attend for free.

Bike Europe is the leading trade journal for the Bicycle, E-bike & Scooter Market with worldwide news, market reports, EU laws and regulations, show previews. For more information, click here.

LEVA-EU is the only trade association in Europe that works exclusively for the benefit of Light Electric Vehicles, including electric bikes. LEVA-EU works in close cooperation with LEVA. For more information, click here.

Annick Roetynck

Annick is the Manager of LEVA-EU, with decades of experience in two-wheeled and light electric mobility.

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