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European Commission confirms legislation for light electric vehicles 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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Gocycle to open Netherlands-based subsidiary to serve growing EU customer base

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 European …

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Proposals for new ZEV concept presented 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 end to ‘discrimination’ against EU e-bike assemblers

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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CONEBI General Assembly renames E-Bike Working Group in honour of Siegfried Neuberger

The CONEBI General Assembly has renamed the CONEBI E-Bike Working Group in honour of Siegfried Neuberger. The last CONEBI General Assembly took place on 20th November via video call. The CONEBI board of directors, secretariat and national members remembered Neuberger, previous managing director of ZIV and member of CONEBI, who passed …

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European e-bike imports drop 30%

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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LEV market growth continues throughout Europe

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

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