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 [...]

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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 [...]

LEVA-EU & Stromer write to Brussels Mobility Minister: don’t ban speed pedelecs on Carfree Sunday

The Brussels government has decided to submit speed pedelecs to the same regime as conventional mopeds for Carfree Sunday (17/09) and therefore not to allow them to enter the Belgian capital next Sunday. Both LEVA-EU and LEVA-EU member Stromer have written to the Brussels Mobility Minister, Pascal Smet. They made an appeal to recognize speed [...]

5 Flemish Road Shows to promote (Light) Electric Vehicles: call for participation

The Belgian Association for electric mobility, ASBE, has been commissioned by the Flemish authorities to organize electric vehicle road shows in all 5 Flemish Provinces. The roadshows are part of a number of initiatives to promote electric mobility in the framework of the European Union's Clean Power for Transport Package. ASBE is aiming for roadshows [...]