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  1. 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.

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    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.

  2. LEVA-EU @ WOE & Nieuwsfiets B2B Festival

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    LEVA-EU will be actively participating in World of E-Mobility (WOE), end of October, as well as in the first B2B Festival, organized by Nieuwsfiets in February 2023.

    LEVA-EU was present at the first edition of WOE last year. On the very day that WOE opened its door, the Dutch authorities reintroduced COVID-measures. Even though that had an effect on visitors’ numbers, LEVA-EU came back with positive results from WOE. The networking with the exhibitors was such that LEVA-EU decided to be present at the second edition.

    Another reason for participation is the fact that the International Cargo Bike Festival (ICBF) will be taking place within WOE. LEVA-EU will organize a half day information session at ICBF on electric cargocycle legislation and standardization. This session will be unmissable for all those who are active in the production and sale of electric cargocycles, because in the European standardisation institute, CEN, several European standards for electric cargocycles are currently being prepared.

    On 12 and 13 February, LEVA-EU will be present in the Brabanthallen in ‘s Hertogenbosch (NL) for the first B2B Festival organized by Nieuwsfiets.nu. By means of an information stand, LEVA-EU will be informing visiting companies about the organization’s activities and services for LEV-companies. Nieuwsfiets and LEVA-EU have had a close relationship since LEVA-EU’s establishment. As a result, LEVA-EU is able to offer its members a special rate for participating in the Festival.

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