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This Week: LEVA-EU Meetings on Battery Proposal; Find out if your Company is under Threat.

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The Commission’s proposal to the European Parliament and Council for new battery legislation is no less than an existential threat to most companies in the Light Electric Vehicle (LEV)-sector. Find out from LEVA-EU’s information meetings this week if your company is under threat.

The Commission does propose reasonable measures for batteries in light means of transport. Unfortunately, the Commission’s definition of light means of transport is such that it would only categorize batteries in certain electric cycles as portable batteries subject to reasonable requirements. All other batteries, i.e. in electric scooters, mobility scooters, e-mopeds, e-motorcycles and other electric vehicles in the L-category would be categorized as electric vehicle batteries.

It is simply impossible for LEV-battery producers to comply with electric vehicle battery regulations. It is also very debatable whether these requirements are necessary and adequate for LEV-batteries.

Furthermore, in most cases the responsibilities will fall on he who first puts the battery on the market in the European Union, i.e. the vehicle producer or importer. Under electric vehicle battery rules, that producer will be charged with duties beyond his competence.

LEVA-EU has found the Commission prepared to reconsider this proposal for batteries for light means of transport. Unfortunately, the proposal is already with the European Parliament and Council. LEVA-EU therefore needs the support of your LEV-companies in its campaign for a battery proposal that will not destroy any LEV-companies.

To inform LEV-companies on this vital matter, LEVA-EU is organising two online information meetings:

1) on the proposal in relation to e-scooters, self-balancing vehicles, electric (cargo)cycles, speed pedelecs, …
2) on the proposal in relation to all electric vehicles from L3 and upwards, i.e. electric mopeds, electric motorcycles, electric 3 and 4-wheel vehicles

We will explain the proposal, the effects of the proposal on your business, the legislative procedure for the proposal, LEVA-EU’s plan to change the proposal for the benefit of your business and how you can help LEVA-EU in this campaign.

The first meeting takes place on Thursday 22 April from 10.00 till 11.15, the second meeting from 11.30 till 12.45.

LEVA-EU members participate in this meeting for free. The participation fee for non-LEVA-EU-members is € 100 per company. If your company joins LEVA-EU as a member within 3 months of the meeting, we will deduct this fee from the membership fee.

To attend the meetings, you need to register: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/148615277295

Your registration will be valid for both meetings. Following your registration and (for non-members) payment, you will receive a link shortly before the meeting.

For further details please contact LEVA-EU Manager Annick Roetynck, annick@leva-eu.com, +32 9 233 60 05.

Annick Roetynck

Annick is the Manager of LEVA-EU, with decades of experience in two-wheeled and light electric mobility.

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