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  1. The 2021 European Mobility Week Awards winners are announced

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    Source: EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK

    Kassel, Rethymno, Tampere, and Valongo were revealed as European sustainable urban mobility awards winners

    This March, the winners of three award brackets were announced; the EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK awards 2021; the 10th Award for Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning (SUMP Award); and the EU Urban Road Safety Award.

    The announcement was shared during a hybrid event based in Brussels, hosted by Matthew Baldwin, Deputy Director-General of the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Transport and Mobility.

    Kassel (Germany) walked away with the EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK Award 2021 for larger municipalities. Meanwhile, Valongo (Portugal) was awarded the title for smaller municipalities. The 10th SUMP Award was given to Tampere (Finland) and Rethymno (Greece) was revealed as the winner of the EU Urban Road Safety Award.

    For full details on the awardees’ achievements, visit the EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK website.

  2. Sustainable Urban Mobility Awards – Winners announced

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    Source: Eltis, Hannah Figg

    Four European sustainable mobility champion locations were recently unveiled in Brussels by Matthew Baldwin, Deputy Director-General of the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Transport and Mobility.

    The four awards and victors were; European Mobility Week Award 2021 for larger municipalities, Kassel (Germany); European Mobility Week Award 2021 for smaller municipalities, Valongo (Portugal); the 10th annual Award for Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning (SUMP), Tampere (Finland); and the EU Road Safety Award, Rethymno (Greece).

    European Mobility Week is an annual event, running from 16-22 September. Cities and towns across Europe can take this opportunity to trial new ideas, promote infrastructure and technologies, and track their own air quality. Residents become involved with and begin discussions surrounding sustainable mobility, heralding a social change towards a greener world. The event saw record-breaking levels of participation in 2021 with over 3,100 towns joining the scheme.

    Adina Vălean, European Commissioner for Transport, commended the award winners’ and finalists’ achievements, sharing:

    “I would like to extend my congratulations to the winners of the EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK Awards as well as to all finalists. These cities have taken concrete actions to tackle transport emissions, noise, and congestion through innovative actions. With the new EU Urban Mobility Framework, we will support better planning of sustainable urban mobility, putting public transport, walking, and cycling at the core of local authorities’ efforts to improve people’s everyday lives.”

    For the full list of finalists, and an in-depth overview of their efforts toward sustainability mobility, view the Eltis coverage of the awards here.

  3. EU Green Capital & Green Leaf Awards 2024 – Application deadline extended

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    Source: Eltis, Conall Martin

    Originally scheduled to close on 25 March 2022, the EU Green Capital and EU Green Leaf awards have extended the application deadline to 28 April 2022, allowing an additional month for applications to be finalized.

    The two awards aim to amplify a simple message – Europeans have the right to live in healthy urban areas and cities should strive to improve both quality of life and environmental impact. The awards are bestowed upon cities that have taken impressive green action, with funding granted to further these actions.

    The EU Green Leaf Award is open to all cities and towns across Europe of population 20,000 – 100,000; up to two cities are selected as winners for this category. The EU Green City Award is open to larger cities with only a single winner selected.

    The objectives of the European Green Leaf Award are threefold:

    • To recognize cities that demonstrate a good environmental record and commitment to generating green growth;
    • To encourage cities to actively develop citizens’ environmental awareness and involvement;
    • To identify cities that are able to act as ‘green ambassadors’ and to encourage other cities to progress towards better sustainability outcomes.

    EU cities are assessed by a Panel of Experts on the basis of 12 environmental indicators:

    1. Air Quality
    2. Noise
    3. Water
    4. Sustainable Land Use and Soil
    5. Waste and Circular Economy
    6. Nature and Biodiversity
    7. Green Growth and Eco-innovation
    8. Climate Change: Mitigation
    9. Climate Change: Adaptation
    10. Sustainable Urban Mobility
    11. Energy Performance
    12. Environmental Governance
  4. Scott Sports ranks 2nd for dealer satisfaction in Germany

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    Source: SAZbike

    LEVA-EU member Scott Sports was awarded 2nd place for dealer satisfaction in Germany by SAZbike. The annual evaluation allows German bicycle shops to evaluate their experience with bike and e-bike suppliers. Participating stores ranked suppliers in 13 wide-ranging categories including communication, product quality, and sustainability; to be eligible for final placement each supplier must receive ratings from a minimum of 25 retailers.

    Congratulations to Scott Sports for demonstrating their consistency in dealer satisfaction, scoring higher than 17 other eligible suppliers to take the number 2 spot.

  5. Fulpra wins 4th place in Chamber of Commerce Innovation Top 100 2021

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    Source: KVK

    The Chamber of Commerce’s annual Innovation Top 100 celebrates SME companies across the Netherlands, awarding LEVA-EU member Fulpra 4th place for 2021. Fulpra develops and sells eCargo bikes for last-mile delivery services. These products reduce emissions in urban areas, reduce congestion, and facilitate a smoother delivery chain.

    The Fulpra L1 can carry four times the weight of comparable eCargo vehicles, this is thanks to a high-power electric pedal drive crafted with reliable engineering. Fulpra’s electric cargo bike is the only product in the Netherlands to have passed the strict RDW inspection and received European approval in the L1e-a category.

  6. CAKE claims ‘Outdoor Retailer Innovation Award’ for 2022

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    The CAKE Kalk AP, developed in collaboration with Southern Africa Wildlife College, was named a winner for 2022.

    Source: Outdoor Retailer

    The Outdoor Retailer Innovation Awards recognize products and retail services that excel in four major categories; spark, desire, function, and impact. After careful consideration by a panel of expert judges, the LEVA-EU member CAKE’s Kalk AP was selected as one of the prestigious winners in 2022.

    Known as the ‘Outback Patroller’, the Kalk AP is the original anti-poaching bike, optimized for wildlife conservation. Working in collaboration with Southern Africa Wildlife College, the product will help anti-poaching units protect Africa’s endangered wildlife.

  7. Citkar named one of Europe’s top 50 clean mobility startups for 2022

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    Source: European Startup Prize for Mobility

    After the European Startup Prize for Mobility received 563 applications from 38 European countries, LEVA-EU member Citkar was announced as a top 50 sustainable mobility startup. Independent evaluators ranked competitors against a rigid methodology with clearly defined criteria; 2022 was said to have both the largest quantity and highest quality of overall entrants in the prize’s history. Citkar’s elevator pitch read:

    “Citkar is improving urban environments with CO2-free sustainable urban e-mobility solutions. Our product is a clever combination of bicycle and automotive tech: stable, reliable, and intuitive to ride.”

    Following the win, Citkar continues its commitment to green mobility, delivering eCargo vehicles across Europe.

  8. Carla Cargo wins big at the 2021 Cargobike of the Year Awards

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    Source: Logistra

    LEVA-EU member Carla Cargo’s trailer was identified as a particularly logistically capable winner, alongside cargobikes from Vowag and Chike e-Cargo.

    The second Cargobike of the Year Awards were recently presented by HUSS-VERLAG at the 2nd National Bike Logistics Conference in Frankfurt am Main. The industry has seen a major surge over the last two years, particularly in professionalization and innovation, with a flood of registrations for this year’s awards. Johannes Reichel, Ceremony Chairman, noted in particular the increasing focus within the cargobike industry, with providers homing in on either the B2B or B2C market; after all, “there is simply no such thing as [one] cargobike for everything”.

    Entered designs were subject to extensive tests throughout the Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences campus, winning vehicles were distinguished by the fact that they took a big step forward and covered a wide range of applications. LEVA-EU member Carla Cargo took home the award for Best Cargo Bike Trailer, with the jury emphasising the trailer’s enormous amount of freight potential with little effort at a relatively low price.

    Congratulations Carla Cargo!

  9. QWIC recognized for excellence in design by German Design Awards 2022

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    Dutch e-bike manufacturer and LEVA-EU member QWIC has won the prestigious German Design Award 2022 with its latest e-bike, the Atlas. The Atlas was crowned the winner in the category – Excellent Product Design – Bicycles and E-Bikes. The jury only awards this prize to products of outstanding design quality. The German Design Award is one of the most renowned design awards in the world.

    The Atlas is the newest e-bike in the QWIC collection and belongs to the equally new Adventure segment. This adventure e-bike is designed for people who strive for fun and safe rides on all surfaces and under all circumstances. It is an e-bike for commuting which is also very suitable for the adventurous detour back home.

    Innovative design
    The integration of the battery into the unisex frame of the e-bike is particularly innovative; for the first time at QWIC, the battery has been moved from a downtube integration to a top tube integration. This clever innovation not only enhances the geometry of the bike, it also makes the Atlas particularly ergonomic.

    Brute force, adventure & GPS
    With an eye on maximum performance, even on off-road trails, the Atlas is equipped with a powerful battery and powerful motor. Thick off-road tires provide low rolling resistance and maximum grip on forest roads and gravel. The geometry and suspension components are ideal for rough roads, both uphill and downhill. For long distances the Atlas is ideal, all your luggage and accessories can be easily carried. Thanks to the GPS system the Atlas is always connected and traceable. 

    Ludovica Zengiaro, Product Designer QWIC: “When thinking about this bike, we envisioned a new user interaction regarding our battery, with an intuitive and easy to access top tube placement. This resulted in a robust frame which looks and feels very safe. When driving on the Atlas, you have a feeling of being in total control of the ride. The frame, with the angled top tube, created a new archetype: sporty and tough but at the same time ergonomic and comfortable.”

    German Design Awards
    The German Design Awards are being presented for the tenth time this year. For this anniversary occasion, the theme is “How Designers Think”. Excellent design means providing answers to the challenges of our time and the future. The top international jury honors groundbreaking design achievements that meet these requirements and makes them visible in all sectors.

    The award ceremony of the German Design Awards 2022 will take place in February 2022.

    About QWIC QWIC is a fast-growing manufacturer of premium design e-bikes. The producer is active in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and Austria. QWIC’s ambition is to reduce current mobility problems and environmental pollution by developing innovative electric bicycles. With a modern design and the use of the best components, QWIC takes its electric bicycles to a higher level every year. This is proven by the many e-bike awards that QWIC has recently won, such as the AD Bicycle Test 2021 and internationally recognized design awards such as the iF DESIGN AWARDS 2020 and the prestigious Red Dot Design

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