EU Anti-Dumping Proceedings Electric Bicycles from China: Executive Summary of the Complaint

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: LEVA-EU believes it is important for all stakeholders, both EU producers and importers of electric bicycles, to be informed on the procedure [...]


LEVA-EU survey on electric range test for electric bicycles in type-approval

If you haven't participated in the survey on electric range yet, please do so, the survey is ongoing .  It only takes 5 minutes: All electric bicycles, except those with power assistance up to 25 km/h and 250W, must comply with European type-approval (Regulation 168/2013). These electric bicycles, such as for instance speed pedelecs, [...]

Research: Sustainable vehicles-based alternatives in last mile logistics

Source: City Logistics - The advent of new technologies in last mile deliveries is about to cause a disruption in the traditional business model applied in city logistics. In this context, identifying new business and operations models and vehicles that could be applied for last mile deliveries in urban areas becomes crucial A recent research paper aims to identify, [...]

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

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 [...]

2018 TRB Annual Meeting: Call for Papers, Deadline August 1, 2017

TRB is accepting papers for consideration as part of the program for the 97th TRB Annual Meeting, January 7–11, 2018, in Washington, D.C., and for publication in the Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board (TRR). All papers—whether for presentation at the 2018 TRB Annual Meeting or publication in the TRR—must be submitted [...]

In Holland the Speed Pedelec is no Longer Seen as a Bike

What is written here about speed pedelecs in the Netherlands goes for all EU countries. Speed pedelecs have been categorized as mopeds in European harmonized technical regulations. However, member states have the competence to give them a special status in traffic law and for instance, allow them to ride where bicycles ride or exempt them from moped helmets, … The Netherlands are currently considering such measures. Belgium has already introduced them. Hopefully, other EU member states are to follow since the speed pedelec offers huge potential for sustainable mobility.


E-bikes are a serious alternative for the car to bridge commuting distances. The “problem” is: some of these e-bikes are simply too fast to be treated as a bike in normal traffic. In the Netherlands the average ‘back and forth’ commuting distance is 32 km. With the advent of 45 kmh e-bikes you can easily bridge this distance, even without sweating and get your necessary daily exercise in the process.

New legislation in the Netherlands has now categorized “speed pedelecs” as moped’s and as a consequence banned them from the Dutch bicycle lanes, you need a moped drivers licence and helmets are now obligatory.

[] – Ruim baan voor de supersnelle fiets helpt ook de trage trapper

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