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  1. International Cargo Bike Festival announces new 2024 venue and dates

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    The International Cargo Bike Festival (ICBF) will take place at Jaarbeurs Utrecht, Utrecht on 25-26th October 2024

    Source: Cargo Bike Festival

    The International Cargo Bike Festival (ICBF) has announced its 2024 venue and dates: it will take place in Utrecht, the 4th largest city in the Netherlands, 40 km south of Amsterdam, where the ICBF 2023 event was held.

    Utrecht has a population of 360,000 and is known for being an important hub for national & international transport networks. It’s a globally renowned bike-friendly city that has admirable cycling infrastructure, including its multi-storey bike parking facility, which is reportedly the largest in the world.

    ICBF says Utrecht is one of the most cargo bike-friendly places in the world and it can’t wait to show everyone on a global stage. The city has numerous cargo bike schemes, and many of its citizens use this mode of transport.

    New venue, new partnerships

    ICBF’s 2023 event was hosted at the same location as Fully Charged’s Home Energy and Electric Mobility show, but they will not be collaborating for this year’s event due to a date change for Fully Charged’s show, making ICBF a standalone event for 2024.

    The International Cargo Bike Festival has also announced that it will be working with Dutch Cycling Week for 2024, and exploring more of its possibilities in the years ahead. Dutch Cycling Week is a Utrecht-based cycling knowledge platform that aims to become the world’s largest platform for increasing bicycle awareness levels, policy making and usage.

    ICBF has confirmed there will be plenty of opportunities at the 2024 show for cargo bike and cycling-related companies to showcase their offerings through its expo, test-track, presenting on stage, or numerous online and offline sponsorship and promotional options that are on offer.

    Save the dates

    The ICBF team are compiling information to release to visitors and exhibitors as soon as they can, and in the meantime invites everyone to stay updated by signing up to its mailing list, and keeping an eye on ICBF Instagram, LinkedIn, Facebook, Threads and Twitter social media channels.

    Previous 2023 show presentations can be viewed on YouTube. ICBF also looks forward to unveiling a new website revamp and rolling out the 2nd issue of its own magazine, Carrier. Carrier Issue 01 can be accessed here.

  2. LEVA-EU Session on E-Cargocycle Regulations at ICBF/WOE

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    On Thursday 27 October, LEVA-EU hosted a special session at the International Cargo Bike Festival (ICBF). The session was fully dedicated to curent legislation and rules governing electric cargocycles.

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    Break-out room 1 was completely packed with very interested participants who asked a lot of questions. LEVA-EU Manager, Annick Roetynck, opened the session with an overview of the general EU legislative framework for e-cargocycles. Joost Witsenburg, (NEN) presented an overview of the ongoing standaridization work for (e)cargocycles in working group 9 of CEN TC 333, of which he is the secretary. Next, LEVA-EU Technical Director, Bram Rotthier presented the DLR study on the emission saving potential of light, electric vehicles, including electric e-cargocycles. Finally, Annick Roetynck concluded the session with an update on the legal status of Series Hybrid systems.

    The presentations may be obtained free of charge by sending an email to annick@leva-eu.com.

    Nieuwsfiets nieuws world of e-mobility 2

    The International Cargo Bike Festival, including the LEVA-EU session were part of the World of eMobility (WOE), which was announced as a meeting place for alle stakeholders in the eMobility industry. According to Nieuwsfiets.nu, the World of E-Mobility deserves a chance. Compared to last year, the mobility fair has made some serious progress and organiser Rick van Rijthoven has managed to get a nice delegation from the e-(cargo)cycle and light electric vehicle (LEV) industry on board.

    The automotive sector and the LEV industry have been growing closer in recent years, especially since the electrification of vehicles is gaining momentum. Van Rijthoven is adequately responding to this development with the set-up of World of E-Mobility. A year ago, the business fair took a false start, partly caused by Corona. Attendance was low and shortly before the fair, a number of exhibitors dropped out. In the run-up to the second edition, the organiser promoted the event relentlessly, especially through LinkedIn. He rigged up a broad programme of lectures and presentations and integrated the International Cargo Bike Festival into his fair. The efforts resulted in an event that grew both in size and number of exhibitors.

    Among LEV-exhibitors at World of E-Mobility positivity prevailed and they felt that Van Rijthoven’s initiative deserves a chance. The fair offered a wide variety of electric vehicles, ranging from e-cycles to agricultural vehicles and everything in between. That wide range of offerings meant that visitors were also from very diverse backgrounds. The fair has widely varying starting points and, as a result, exhibitors also got visitors to their stands who were less relevant to them. On the other hand, they could come into contact with interesting visitors they would never have met otherwise. “It is a fair that cannot be compared to any other and so it takes some getting used to. We will now take stock of the results for our company, which will determine whether we will come back next year. Of course, this fair has room for improvement, but it is a new initiative that deserves a serious chance,” said one of the exhibitors from the e-cycle industry, therewith expressing the opinion of many other participants.

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