Tag Archives: European Commission

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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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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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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