Tag Archives: LEVA-EU

European Commission to review regulation surrounding LEVs and type approval

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 launches new website to offer ‘clearer and better-presented’ information for members

Trade association LEVA-EU has launched a new logo and a revamped website, aiming to make it easier for businesses to receive ‘vital’ assistance in navigating legislation. 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 …

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Cross-industry platform to provide free battery transport information for LEV companies

A new information platform that provides light, electric vehicle (LEV) companies with better information on the rules governing the transport of li-ion batteries has been launched. LEVA-EU has joined the cross-industry platform BatteriesTransport.org alongside Recharge, EPBA, Eurobat, PRBA, EBRA, ACEA, and MDBTC. The associations have made free content available on …

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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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Eccleston appointed as SBS expert

LEVA-EU board member Eddie Eccleston has been appointed as a Small Business Standards (SBS) expert. 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 LEV manufacturers operating …

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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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What do e-scooter trials mean for other LEVs?

As e-scooters begin trials throughout the UK, LEVA-EU questions EU legislation on all light electric vehicles… Since 4th July, the UK has been trialling e-scooters on public roads. However, the change in national legislation is such that not only e-scooters are allowed, but also light electric mopeds without type-approval. This …

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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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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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