LEVA-EU notifies SWOV of factor 4 mistake in speed pedelec report

LEVA-EU has written to SWOV to point out that their recent report on the position of speed pedelecs on the road (see https://leva-eu.com/2017/09/21/dutch-swov-researches-position-speed-pedelec-in-traffic/ ) holds some incorrect information. Footnote 17 on page 16 of the report states: "According to European legislation the motors of speed pedelecs are allowed a motor output of 4000 W.  With that it is [...]

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Register for LEVS Rotterdam through LEVA-EU and enjoy 10% discount

The second Light Electric Vehicle Summit (LEVS) takes place in Rotterdam on Wednesday 22 and Thursday 23 November 2017. LEVS aims at providing a high quality global platform to foster exchange of views and development of synergies between players in the field of light electric vehicles. Seeing the huge congestion problems our cities are facing [...]

LEVS call for papers closes on Friday

The call for papers for the 2nd World Light Electric Vehicle Summit, to take place in Rotterdam on 22 and 23 November 2017, will be closing on 15th September 2017. Do not miss this unique opportunity to present your work to the premier panel of specialists in the field of Light Electric Vehicles! Submit here: http://www.levs.mobi/page/topics-list/#call

LEVA-EU and Bike Europe Information Meeting at Eurobike: electric bike companies still have many questions on electric bike rules

At Eurobike, LEVA-EU and Bike Europe organized an information meeting on electric bikes. In the EU these are subject to a lot of complicated rules: type-approval, CE-standards, the Machinery Directive, helmet obligation, insurance, traffic code, ...  Companies which are manufacturing, distributing or selling electric bikes in Europe may well get lost in this maze of [...]

Call for Papers: Special Issue of Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice (TR A) “Cycling and Walking for better Transport|Health and the Environment”

Guest Editors Prof. Regine Gerike: regine.gerike@tu-dresden.de Dr. Audrey de Nazelle: anazelle@imperial.ac.uk Prof. John Parkin: john.parkin@uwe.ac.uk Dr. Rico Wittwer: Rico.wittwer@tu-dresden.de Motivation Transport, Health and the Environment are closely linked and have to be necessarily considered in conjunction. Active mobility is key to a more sustainable lifestyle with numerous positive effects on health and the environment. A better understanding of what [...]

Flemish speed pedelec commuters: please fill in survey

At the request of the Flemish Environment Department, the universities KU Leuven and VUB and the Belgian electromobility association ASBE are researching the potential of light electric vehicles in Flanders. In this framework, the researchers are investigating among other things the experiences of commuters who use speed pedelecs to travel to and from work. For [...]