Tag Archives: LEVA-EU

LEVA-EU commissions research into potential of light electric vehicles to fight climate change

LEVA-EU has commissioned research from the German Aerospace Centre (DLR) to examine the potential of light electric vehicles (LEVs) in the fight against climate change. LEVA-EU, headquartered in Belgium, said mass uptake of LEVs such as e-scooters, electric (cargo) cycles, e-mopeds, e-motorcycles and small three- and four-wheeled e-vehicles is ‘crucial’ …

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LEVA-EU warns proposed new EU battery rules will ‘harm’ manufacturers

Trade association LEVA-EU has warned that proposed new rules governing batteries for electric vehicles are ‘a sledgehammer to crack a nut’ and risk tying manufacturers of more powerful electric vehicles like motorbikes, e-scooters and electric mopeds in red tape. LEVA EU made its warning following the European Commission’s proposal to …

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LEVA-EU holding information meetings on EU battery proposal

LEVA-EU has organised two information meetings on the Commission’s new battery proposal, both taking place this week. The Commission’s proposal to the European Parliament and Council for new battery legislation is ‘no less than an existential threat’ to most companies in the Light Electric Vehicle (LEV) sector, said the association. …

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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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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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LEVA-EU proposes ZEV-concept for LEVs to remove ‘legal bottlenecks’

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 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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