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European Commission launches review on regulation relating to LEVs

The European Commission has initiated a review of Directive 168/2013, which regulates type approval for vehicles with two or more wheels. LEVA-EU has argued “long and hard” for a review of the regulation, saying how the market potential of light electric vehicles (LEVs) covered by the type approval is being …

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LEVA-EU calls on European e-bike companies to report “aggressive” customs actions

LEVA-EU is calling on European e-bike companies to report cases in which EU customs authorities have been “aggressive and invasive”. It said it has recently been informed on a variety of actions against companies. According to the association, the allegations include, among other things: – Buying from a European supplier …

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LEVA-EU board member Eddie Eccleston appointed SBS-expert

LEVA-EU board member Eddie Eccleston has been appointed as a Small Business Standards (SBS)-expert by the SBS organisation. SBS is mandated by the European Commission to watch over SME-interests in European standardisation through the appointment of dedicated experts. In his position as SBS-expert, Eccleston will help drive better rules for …

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More cycling “essential” to success of EU Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy

European cycling associations ECF, CONEBI, and CIE have taken part in the public consultation on the roadmap for the European Strategy for Sustainable and Smart Mobility initiative to emphasise the “essential role” cycling must play in achieving its objectives. The strategy is part of the European Green Deal, which aims …

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EU LEV market continues to grow

The 2019 results for the European light, electric vehicle (LEV) market show a sector that continues to “grow and prosper in all its segments”, LEVA-EU has said. This is largely due to the fact that LEVs are sustainable means of transport, which become more and more popular as a solution …

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LEVA-EU urges European Commission to match green transport rhetoric with action on LEVs

LEVA-EU has said the European Commission ‘cannot continue to ignore a key barrier to growth for the LEV market’, following its decision to carry out another study into LEVs. LEVA-EU wrote to the EC calling for ‘urgent’ legislative change for LEVs centring on the technical legislation for L-category vehicles – …

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Cycling “breakthrough” in EU COVID-19 recovery plan

European cycling associations have marked an “important breakthrough” for cycling on the EU agenda as an equal mode of transport with the auto sector and public transport. At a press conference last week, the executive vice president of the Commission Frans Timmermans announced that cycling can be funded as part …

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CONEBI calls for €5 billion EU e-bike access fund

CONEBI and its advocacy partners are calling for investments in cycling infrastructure and a €5 billion EU e-bike access fund. At the European level, CONEBI has signed a letter to the European Commission which was developed together with organisations representing public transport authorities and operators, business associations and Polis, the …

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LEVA-EU says ‘blanket’ EU regulation ‘choking’ LEV sector

LEVA-EU is calling for an “urgent” change in EU regulations it says are “seriously hindering manufacturers”. The advocacy group said the issue has been brought into focus as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, with cities across Europe encouraging use of more light, electric vehicles (LEV), such as e-bikes, as …

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EU e-bike production close to doubling year-on-year

The production of e-bikes in the EU has almost doubled in 12 months and should increase further in the next five years, reports eBike Generation. According to Moreno Fioravanti, president of the European Association of Cycle Manufacturers (EBMA), production was 1.3-1.4 million units in 2017 and increased to 2.3-2.4 million …

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