Online Survey on Prospects for Small Electric Vehicles in the Transition of Urban Mobility Concepts

Against the background of her master thesis at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and the Hochschule RheinMain in Germany, Amelie Ewert is conducting an online survey on prospects for Small Electric Vehicles. For her thesis, she is exploring the opportunities and obstacles for the market in an international perspective regarding Europe, USA and Asia. Her … Continue reading Online Survey on Prospects for Small Electric Vehicles in the Transition of Urban Mobility Concepts

Bad EEA report for transport

The European Environment Agency Briefing “Transport and Environment Reporting Mechanism (TERM)” gives the annual progress assessment based on a series of indicators which track the progress of the transport sector in meeting related policy targets and objectives. Issues covered in the briefing include emissions, air pollution, noise and renewable energy and the impact of transport … Continue reading Bad EEA report for transport

Greenhouse gas emissions across EU drop slightly in 2016 despite transport growth

Source: EEA Greenhouse gas emissions across the European Union decreased modestly in 2016, according to estimates published in the latest climate ‘trends and projections’ assessments released today by the European Environment Agency (EEA). The estimates confirm that the EU remains on track to meet its emission reduction target set for 2020, but more work is … Continue reading Greenhouse gas emissions across EU drop slightly in 2016 despite transport growth

European Commission study examines Urban Vehicle Access Regulations

Source: Civitas The European Commission recently published a study on Urban Vehicle Access Regulations (UVAR) that aims to assist policy makers in their implementation. UVARs are measures that regulate vehicular access to urban infrastructure. Examples include congestion charging, low-emission zones (LEZ), and restrictions on certain types of vehicles. A proliferation in the ways in which … Continue reading European Commission study examines Urban Vehicle Access Regulations

LEVS Rotterdam: programme unveiled

The 2nd LEVS, World Light Electric Vehicle Summit, will be taking in Rotterdam 22nd & 23rd November 2017. The programme has now been unveiled and can be found here: http://www.levs.mobi/page/program/ If you register through LEVA-EU on this page, http://levs.mobi/page/registration-form/ simply by entering the promocode LEVAEU at the bottom of the page, you will receive a 10% discount … Continue reading LEVS Rotterdam: programme unveiled

New research: Comparing physical activity of pedal-assist electric bikes with walking and conventional bicycles

Highlights •        Compared physical activity of electric bike, conventional bicycle, and walking.• Lab tests calibrate energy and ventilation rates to heart rate for trial assessment. • E-bikes require less energy than regular bike (24%) and walk (64%) for same bout. • E-bikes require moderate (level, downhill) and vigorous (uphill) physical activity. • … Continue reading New research: Comparing physical activity of pedal-assist electric bikes with walking and conventional bicycles

New research: Differences of Cycling Experiences and Perceptions between E-Bike and Bicycle Users in the United States

This new paper investigates the differences of the cycling experience and perceptions between e-bike and conventional bicycle users, using samples drawn from independent bicycle dealer customers. A total of 806 respondents in the United States took the on-line survey, including 363 e-bike-owning respondents. The results show that e-bikes play a more important role in utilitarian … Continue reading New research: Differences of Cycling Experiences and Perceptions between E-Bike and Bicycle Users in the United States

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

Dutch SWOV researches position speed pedelec in traffic

Since on 1st January 1, 2017, new speed pedelec legislation entered into force, as a result of which in the Netherlands they now have to be registered as a moped and be fitted with the registration plate for this category. Before this, speed pedelecs were categorized as low-performance mopeds and could be used without registration … Continue reading Dutch SWOV researches position speed pedelec in traffic