Tag Archives: European Commission

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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Cycling associations react to EU Commission’s Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy

The European Commission has released its Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy. The strategy is part of the European Green Deal, which aims to achieve a 90% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from transport, in order for the EU to become a climate-neutral economy by 2050. Cycling international associations ECF, CIE …

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BikeBiz December edition is now available

The digital edition of BikeBiz December is now available. This month, we catch up with seven distributors to reflect on an unorthodox year, explore Christmas buying habits in 2020 and discuss how the e-bike industry can help promote sustainable transport. This month’s sector guides are wheels, tyres and inner tyres …

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LEVA-EU proposes ZEV-concept for light electric vehicles

Trade association LEVA-EU has unveiled proposals to introduce a new concept for light electric vehicles to remove legal bottlenecks it has said are “blighting the industry”. The organisation said bringing in the concept of Zero Tailpipe Emission Vehicles (ZEVs) would “finally set them apart” from internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles …

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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 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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E-bike imports into EU shrink

LEVA-EU has revealed the European import and export statistics for electric bicycles in 2019, with imports from outside the EU shrinking by around 30%. In 2018, there were still more than one million electric bicycles with pedal assistance up and a power of no more than 250W imported into the …

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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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