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IRC seeking views on rule changes for businesses selling products to consumers in EU countries

The Independent Retail Confederation (IRC) is seeking urgent input from its members impacted by recent rule changes for businesses selling products to consumers in EU countries. The IRC, a group of industry associations representing over 100,000 indie retail UK businesses, is looking for valuable information it can present to Government. …

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LEVA-EU ‘cautiously welcomes’ study calling for dedicated legislation for LEVs

LEVA-EU has ‘cautiously welcomed’ a study for the European Commission which calls for dedicated legislation for light electric vehicles. The trade association, headquartered in Belgium, said it was ‘pleased but not fully satisfied’ by the study on Personal Mobility Devices for the European Commission by transport consultancy TRL. LEVA-EU manager …

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Campaign calls for every EU city to have own bike sharing scheme

European bike share operators and service providers have come together to launch a new campaign to show that “there is so much more that could be achieved” if every city in the EU maximised the availability of bike share. “We call for every city to have its own bike sharing …

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Proposed new EU battery rules will ‘harm’ manufacturers, warns LEVA-EU

Trade association LEVA-EU has warned that proposed new rules governing batteries for electric vehicles are ‘a sledgehammer to crack a nut’ and risk tying manufacturers of more powerful electric vehicles like motorbikes, e-scooters and electric mopeds in red tape. LEVA EU made its warning following the European Commission’s proposal to …

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LEVA-EU marks campaign victory as EC confirms LEV legislation is ‘unsuitable’

LEVA-EU is celebrating a campaigning victory after the European Commission confirmed legislation governing light electric vehicles was ‘unsuitable’. The Commission has acknowledged that the Machinery Directive, in place to ensure a common safety level for machinery placed on the European market, is not suitable for vehicles. LEVA-EU, which has campaigned …

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Figures show fall in bike exports from UK to EU

The Bicycle Association (BA) has provided early analysis to its member companies of the UK trade figures for January 2021, which were released by HMRC today. Bicycle exports from the UK to the EU fell by 60% in value and 32% in volume in January 2021 compared to January 2020, …

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Gocycle setting up European subsidiary to support EU growth

Gocycle is to set up a new European subsidiary to better serve its growing EU customer base. The Netherlands-based European subsidiary will include localised EU wide fulfilment from a central distribution centre in Germany. The warehouse will stock and distribute Gocycle products and accessories, fulfilling the brand’s orders across the …

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LEVA-EU presents new ZEV concept to European Commission

Trade association LEVA-EU has laid out in full and presented to the European Commission its proposals for a new legal classification of light electric vehicles. The organisation has also called for better representation for Zero Tailpipe Emission Vehicles (ZEVs), the new concept of vehicles it has proposed, in a bid …

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LEVA-EU calls for amendment to legislation ‘discriminating’ against e-bike manufacturers

Trade association LEVA-EU has called for an amendment to legislation that is said is ‘discriminating’ against e-bike manufacturers over China components. The organisation said that e-bike assemblers must pay 48.5% anti-dumping duty on essential bike components from China, even though the components are not subject to that duty as stipulated …

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The cycling revolution: here to stay?

European leaders recently met virtually with European Commission executive vice-president Frans Timmermans to discuss how cycling can enable a green recovery in Europe. Rebecca Morley reports

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