Tag Archives: LEVA-EU

LEVA-EU unveils new logo and revamped website during European Mobility Week

Trade association LEVA-EU has unveiled a new logo, a rebrand and a new website. The organisation, which campaigns for LEV manufacturers, importers, distributors and brands, launched its new website during European Mobility Week, which runs from 16th-22nd September and aims to highlight the importance of accessibility to zero-emission transport. The …

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Free battery transport information now available through cross-industry platform

LEVA-EU has joined the cross-industry platform BatteriesTransport.org to provide light, electric vehicle (LEV) companies with better information on the rules governing the transport of li-ion batteries. The association, alongside Recharge, EPBA, Eurobat, PRBA, EBRA, ACEA and MDBTC, has made free content available on the requirements as set out by the …

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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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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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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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Alligt launches new front chainwheel

Alligt has made a new, lightweight 70 teeth chain wheel with a fixed protective edge on both sides. According to LEVA-EU member Alligt, it is at least 20% lighter than its other variants. So far, the chain wheels had been milled from one piece of 15mm thick aluminium but Alligt …

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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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