LEVA-EU welcomes 2 new members

The Russian company, eczo.bike, and the Danish company, Pro-Movec, have both joined LEVA-EU. eczo.bike provides people with green, cost-effective personal transport for work and leisure. eczo.bike eases car to bicycle substitution for better mobility, ecology and health. Danish Pro-Movec delivers excellence in the field of complete e-bike solutions, design, development, production, distribution and after sale [...]


LEVA-EU on electric range test for electric bikes: may be relevant, but no legal obligation required

L-category vehicles in type-approval are currently exempted from the electric range test if their maximum speed is less than 50 km/h. At the request of Spain, the European Commission is now considering whether to introduce a specific test for these vehicles after all. Stakeholders had to submit their comments before 15 October, which LEVA-EU in [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

EP’s ITRE Committee votes for “right for the plug”, but whose plug?

The ITRE Committee in the European Parliament has voted in favour of electric vehicle recharging points in non-residential buildings. Furthermore, ITRE has supported the "right for the plug", which means than no tenant or co-owner of a building should be stopped from installing a charging point, unless there is a material reason for it. They [...]

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:  https://goo.gl/forms/YMvqvwtRbggY0pmw2 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, [...]

EBMA files dumping complaint against import Chinese electric bicycles

Source: EBMA Moreno Fioravanti, Secretary General at the European Bicycle Manufacturers Association (EBMA) announced: “dumped Chinese e-bikes are flooding the EU market.  European e-bikes are undercut and overwhelmed in their home market by heavily subsidised, illegally dumped Chinese e-bikes sold below their cost of production.  Imports of e-bikes from China have been increasing quickly and [...]