LEVA-EU Positions

LEVA-EU regularly takes reasoned positions on various matters relating to light electric vehicles. Below is a selection of those positions. 

For more information, contact Annick Roetynck, +32 9 278 45 46, annick@leva-eu.com

LEVA-EU Position on the Commission’s Proposal for a Regulation Concerning Batteries and Waste Batteries

Gent, 1 March 2021 – LEVA-EU’s in-depth analysis of the Commission’s proposal for a new Battery Regulation shows no less than an existential threat to the EU market for light, electric vehicles. LEVA-EU has made proposals to the Commission for essential amendments. Read more.

LEVA-EU Position on Review for Zero Emission Tailpipe Vehicles

Gent, 8 February 2021 – LEVA-EU has published a position paper in which the trade association has developed an exhaustive argumentation for the introduction of the concept of Zero Tailpipe Emission Vehicle (ZEV) in Regulation 168/2013. The ZEV-concept covers all light, electric vehicles and allows for much simpler, more accurate and future-proof rules. LEVA-EU has submitted the paper to TRL in the framework of their on-going study for the European Commission. Read more.

LEVA-EU wants future-proof Driving Licence Directive

Gent, 25 January 2021 – The European Commission is currently reviewing the Driving Licence Directive. LEVA-EU is seizing the opportunity to call for the exclusion of all vehicles with a maximum speed of 30 km/h from the driving licence obligation. LEVA-EU also calls on the Commission to align the Driving Licence Directive with Regulation 168/2013 and to provide for accurate measures for electric vehicles. Read more.

LEVA-EU proposes ZEV-concept for light electric vehicles to give manufacturers same commercial success as e-bikes

Gent, 2 November 2020 – Trade association LEVA-EU, the sole voice for the light electric vehicle (LEV) sector, has unveiled proposals to introduce a new concept for light electric vehicles to remove legal bottlenecks it says are blighting the industry. Read more.

LEVA-EU fully endorses SBS position on Brexit and standardisation

Brussels, 14 September 2020 – As talks between the UK and the EU reach a decisive point, Small Business Standards (SBS), the association representing European Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in standardisation, has published a position paper stressing the importance of standardisation and conformity assessment in relation to trade and the future UK-EU relationship. Read more.

LEVA-EU on the Challenge Innovative Batteries for eVehicles

2020 – We were reading through the announcement of the Challenge Innovative Batteries for eVehicles. To our astonishment, it appeared from the rules for the contest that the challenge is only open for manufacturers of batteries for electric cars. Read more.

LEVA-EU Feedback on the Commission’s Roadmap for an EU Strategy for a Sustainable and Smart Mobility

2020 – LEVA-EU is the only trade association in Europe that works exclusively for light electric vehicles. LEVA-EU currently represents around 50 companies, active in various parts of the LEV-business. Read more.

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