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

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

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2002 speed pedelec type-approvals no longer valid since 1 January 2018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 This procedure may be applied for a maximum … Continue reading 2002 speed pedelec type-approvals no longer valid since 1 January 2018

The Collective of European Importers of Electric Bicycles regrets new EU anti-dumping legislation comes late

The Collective welcomes the approval by the European Council of the new anti-dumping legislation but sincerely regrets that these new rules, aimed at amending the EU breach of WTO rules, have come too late. It has not prevented EBMA from filing a complaint against imports of electric bikes from China based on the “old” unlawful … Continue reading The Collective of European Importers of Electric Bicycles regrets new EU anti-dumping legislation comes late

Why LEVA-EU assists the Collective of European Importers in AD643

The Collective of European Importers of Electric Bicycles has requested LEVA-EU to assist them in their defence in AD643 against e-bikes from China. Upon careful consideration, LEVA-EU has decided to accept this task for the following reasons. LEVA-EU is open to any party wanting to join in on the promotion of LEVs, including electric bicycles … Continue reading Why LEVA-EU assists the Collective of European Importers in AD643

EU Anti-Dumping Proceedings Electric Bicycles from China: Important Deadlines

On 20th October, the European Commission has published a notice of initiation of an anti-dumping proceeding concerning imports of electric bicycles originating in the People’s Republic of China, which you will find here: http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=CELEX:52017XC1020(01) LEVA-EU believes it is important for all stakeholders, both EU producers and importers of electric bicycles, to be informed on the procedure … Continue reading EU Anti-Dumping Proceedings Electric Bicycles from China: Important Deadlines

LEVA-EU on electric range test for electric bikes: may be relevant, but no legal obligation required

L-category vehicles in type-approval are currently exempted from the electric range test if their maximum speed is less than 50 km/h. At the request of Spain, the European Commission is now considering whether to introduce a specific test for these vehicles after all. Stakeholders had to submit their comments before 15 October, which LEVA-EU in … Continue reading LEVA-EU on electric range test for electric bikes: may be relevant, but no legal obligation required

EP’s ITRE Committee votes for “right for the plug”, but whose plug?

The ITRE Committee in the European Parliament has voted in favour of electric vehicle recharging points in non-residential buildings. Furthermore, ITRE has supported the "right for the plug", which means than no tenant or co-owner of a building should be stopped from installing a charging point, unless there is a material reason for it. They … Continue reading EP’s ITRE Committee votes for “right for the plug”, but whose plug?