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Cycling organisations launch industry-wide sustainable packaging commitment

Cycling Industries Europe (CIE) and the Confederation of the European Bicycle Industry (CONEBI) have launched an industry-wide commitment to reduce plastic packaging and eliminate unnecessary packaging from the supply chain. The pledge has been signed by just under 70 founding companies and others are invited to follow suit. “Cycling is …

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CONEBI outlines safety concerns of e-bike battery repair in position paper

CONEBI has published a paper outlining its position on e-bike battery repair. The EU legislation concerning batteries is currently being revised and CONEBI is directly involved in the EU advocacy process to state the importance of safe and high-quality e-bike batteries for European consumers and warning about the safety concerns …

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Cycling organisations welcome European Commission’s ‘Efficient and Green Mobility’ package

The European Commission has presented its “Efficient and Green Mobility” package with revised legislative proposals on the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T) and the Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) directive, and a communication on a new European Urban Mobility Framework. The European Cyclists’ Federation (ECF), Cycling Industries Europe (CIE) and the Confederation …

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EU consumers to benefit from reduced VAT rates on bikes and e-bikes

The Council of the EU has reached an agreement on updated rules for VAT rates, with member states now able to apply reduced VAT rates on the supply, rental and repair of bicycles, including e-bikes. The new rules reflect member states’ current needs and the EU’s present policy objectives, said …

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Bike industry takes ‘strong stance’ against e-bike tampering

The bike industry is taking a ‘strong stance’ against the tampering of e-bikes, with 15 national bicycle industry associations and 68 companies becoming signatories to an industry-wide self-commitment under the aegis of CONEBI. “With the e-bike becoming a familiar sight on roads all over Europe, tampering of those bicycles is …

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22 million bikes and e-bikes sold across EU and UK during 2020, data reveals

CONEBI has released its 2021 European Bicycle Industry and Market Profile Report, with sales shooting up 40% to €18.3 billion or 22 million units sold (bikes and e-bikes) across the EU and UK during the course of 2020. “Spurred on by booming consumer demand, investments in cycling infrastructure and political commitments …

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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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CONEBI E-Bike Working Group renamed 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 …

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Bike sales forecasted to grow up to 30 million per year by 2030

Europeans are expected to buy an extra ten million bikes per year by 2030, 47% more than the annual number in 2019, a new forecast from CIE, CONEBI and ECF has shown. The 30 million per year total will take bike sales to more than twice the number of passenger …

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WBIA General Assembly discusses global impact of COVID-19 on sales and production

The annual General Assembly of the World Bicycle Industry Association (WBIA) took place via videocall on 30th September, discussing the global impact of COVID-19. The General Assembly also agreed that the WBIA Secretariat will continue to be managed by the CONEBI Secretariat in 2021 and Erhard Büchel, current president of …

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