City of Stockholm opens up public procurement for cargo bikes

Source Jeppe D Larssen - The CEO of MoveByBike writes: "Our dialogue and lobby with the city of Stockholm to remove truck-specific rules from the city's public procurement worked. In a new procurement regarding food-delivery for schools they added something like "does no apply for bikes" in Swedish. Also they split up the different schools so [...]

Certification of speed pedelec helmets for the Netherlands now possible

13-12-2016 - Following the publication of a Dutch standard for helmets for fast electric bicycles (45 km/h), NTA 8776, it is now possible to certify speed pedelec helmets to this standard both in the Netherlands and in Belgium. In cooperation with an expert group, the Dutch standardization organization NEN has developed the certification scheme NCS 8776 in which [...]

Are you ready for the new Type-Approval for Electric Bikes? Or are you still struggling?

AVERE Light Electric Vehicle Task Force may have the answers you are looking for. We are only a few weeks away from the definite application of the new type-approval system for electric bicycles. As of 1st January 2017, all new types of vehicles may only be type-approved on the basis of the Regulation 168/2013. From [...]

Dutch standard for helmets for fast e-bikes published

 In order to equip Dutch users of fast e-bikes (S-EPAC) with a suitable helmet, a NEN-project group has developed NTA 8776 which sets out the requirements for such a helmet. NTA 8776 is now available at NEN, the Dutch standardization institute. S-EPAC's, also known as speed-pedelecs, are bicycles with auxiliary propulsion power, assisting the rider with [...]

Bike Europe and AVERE organize Information Meeting at Eurobike for Electric Bike Business

European electric bicycle sales continue to grow spectacularly. Also, new types, such as speed pedelecs or electric mountain bikes, are conquering the market. These developments crank up discussions on rules and regulations. How should these vehicles be categorized? Which technical regulations apply? What are the terms of use, for instance when it comes to helmets, [...]

European Commission asks 18 Member States to correctly apply EU rules on driving licences

The European Commission has requested Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Cyprus, Germany, Denmark, Estonia, Ireland, Spain, France, Finland, Italy, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia and Slovenia to correctly implement the EU Directive on driving licences (Directive 2006/126/EC ). These updated rules on driving licences have introduced among others new driving licence categories, a harmonised validity [...]