Partners

LEVA-EU has a very extensive, worldwide network in the world of sustainable mobility in general and light, electric vehicles in particular. However, with some of our contacts we have a special relationship. 

With each of the businesses and organisations listed below, we work closely together on a specific issue. That issue may be legal, academic, political, informative, … The common denominator for all these partnerships is trust and respect. 

If you are interested in a partnership with LEVA-EU, please contact Annick Roetynck, +32 9 233 60 05, [email protected]

Light Electric Vehicle Association -USA

The Light Electric Vehicle Association (LEVA) represents the strategic interests of light electric vehicle retailers, dealers, distributors, manufacturers and suppliers to promote the development, sale, and use of LEVs worldwide. Creating a community we can all thrive on.

Our purpose is to provide a service to light electric vehicle companies by helping to establish a favorable operating environment through legislation and regulations, by providing a forum for discussion on non-competitive issues, the promotion of technical standards, and by providing information to assist them in the promotion of their business.

Members receive support and educational resources to expand their businesses while initiating efforts to influence and adopt legislation, regulation, performance standards, promotion and general best practices in the light electric vehicle industry. Here you have a VIDEO, Ed explaining the training. And a link to enroll to get certified

Contact: [email protected] & Website LEVA

BatteriesTransport

BatteriesTransport is a joint industry initiative with the goal to facilitate the implementation of the legal requirements applicable to the transport of battery cells, batteries and equipment containing batteries.

The transport of these products is regulated by UN, regional and national legislation – and applies to lithium-, lead, nickel- and sodium-based battery technologies likewise.

Contact: [email protected] & Website Batteriestransport

Belgian Electrotechnical Committee

The Belgian Electrotechnical Committee (BEC-CEB) is the neutral and independent Belgian standardization platform for electrical engineering, electronics and related technologies, in short “electrotechnology”.

This domain covers a very broad spectrum of standards from large installations such as a power plant to the smallest electrical components or applications such as electronics woven into clothing. It includes all electrotechnology on land, at sea and in the air and in addition, of course, all associated disciplines such as terminology, definitions and symbols, electromagnetic compatibility, safety, characteristics, quality, environment, energy efficiency and sustainability requirements.

The BEC is recognized:

  • Nationally as a Standardization Institute and as a sectoral operator for the field of electrical engineering and electronics.
  • In Europe as the Belgian Electrotechnical Committee and as member and Belgian representative of CENELEC (European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization).
  • Internationally as the Belgian Electrotechnical Committee and as member and Belgian representative of IEC (International Electrotechnical Committee)

Contact: +32 2 706 85 70 & [email protected]  & Website CEB-BEC

ELECTA

ELECTA is part of the Department of Electrical Engineering (ESAT) of the Faculty of Engineering of the KU Leuven.

The research domain of the ELECTA division covers the broad spectrum of electrical energy systems and robust control of industrial systems. The development of the future smart grid is the key activity. As the largest research group on electrical energy systems in the Benelux, ELECTA wants to be recognized as a centre-of-excellence on these topics, where fundamental research is combined with immediately and prospectively applicable solutions for the industry.

Alongside this development of know-how, it is important is to share gained knowledge with the academic community, students, industry and the society as a whole. ELECTA is also co-founder of the knowledge center EnergyVille together with VITO, IMEC and Hasselt University.

Contact: [email protected] & Website ELECTA

Make It China

Make It China was founded in 2016 by Chinese native Dennis Hu, and British national Willow Hu. The company was born out of the real need for services that bring together the best of China, and the best of the West. Cultural and language barriers are still the number one downfall for any Chinese business trying to excel in foreign markets, and vice versa. We carry out consultancy, digital marketing and branding for reliable Chinese companies, and guide them on route to market in the West, and we enable European brands to land in China.

Contact: [email protected]Website Make It China

MOBI

Mobi, the Mobility, Logistics and Automotive Technology Research Centre, nested at The Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), has been officially created in 2007 by prof. dr. Cathy Macharis and prof. dr. ir. Joeri Van Mierlo. MOBI is a Belgian leading and fast-growing multidisciplinary research centre focusing on 4 research and innovation domains: Urban Mobility, Sustainable Logistics, Electric & Autonomous Vehicles and Sustainable Energy Communities.

It gathers a team of around 140 experts, a strong international network of academic, industrial & government partners and years of internationally recognized expertise. The research centre was involved in more than 160 projects over the last five years and is currently involved in 38 European projects.

Contact: +32 (0) 471 54 53 81 & [email protected] & Website Mobi

NBN

Together with its sector operators, the NBNacts as the Belgian knowledge centre for all activities related to standardisation. We play a societal role by helping companies, consumers, public authorities and other stakeholders strive for greater quality within an international competitive context. We do so by offering services related to the development, publication, dissemination and use of standards.

Want to receive monthly updates on standards and the operation of the NBN? Then make sure to register for the NBN newsletter.

Contact: +32 2 738 01 11 & Contact us & Website NBN

NieuwsFiets Media & Events

NieuwsFiets Media & Events is a media platform, focussed on the Dutch and (the Flemish part of) Belgium. The website NieuwsFiets.nu is a dedicated news website, reporting about everything that is related to bicycles, cycling and the bicycle industry and retail. The platform is not only a website, but also provides a weekly newsletter (twice), a YouTube channel NieuwsFietsTV and organizer of study trips for bicycle retailers to the Far East (Taiwan, China, Vietnam).
Owner of NieuwsFiets Media & Events is Arnauld Hackmann, a journalist working in the bicycle industry since 1997.

Contact: [email protected] & Website Nieuwsfiets

Polaris Media

Polaris Media Management Ltd is an award-winning UK-based PR and marketing firm.  Polaris helps clients in the cycling and manufacturing industries unleash their ‘mountain of marketing value’.

We do this through an eco-system of services including the creation of powerful brands, marketing strategy, publicity campaigns, social media, websites, brochures and films. Our campaigns win business and create opportunities for our clients by catapulting them to a mass audience spelling out their pitch and unique selling points.

We specialise in helping international companies promote themselves in English with clients in China, India, Oman and Poland. Our cycling clients include Hero Cycles, Insync Bikes and LEVA-EU

Contact: [email protected] & Website Polaris Media

RECHARGE

RECHARGE is the European industry association for advanced rechargeable and lithium batteries. Founded in 1998, it is our mission to promote advanced rechargeable batteries as a key technology that will contribute to a more empowered, sustainable and circular economy.

RECHARGE’s unique membership covers all aspects of the advanced rechargeable battery value chain in Europe: From suppliers of primary and secondary raw materials, to battery, equipment and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), to logistic partners and battery recyclers.

Contact: [email protected]Website Rechargebatteries

Small Business Standards

Small Business Standards (SBS) is a European non-profit association (aisbl) co-financed by the European Commission and the EFTA Member States. Within the European Standardisation System, Small Business Standards’ mission is to represent the interests of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) in the standardisation process, raise their awareness about standardisation and facilitate their uptake of standards and motivate them to engage in the standardisation process.

The association represents the interests of 14 million SMEs across Europe through 21 SME member organisations.

Contact: +32 2 285 07 27 & Website SBS SME

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