Tag Archives: LEVA-EU

Series Hybrid cycles are EPACs excluded from L-category, European Commission confirms

The European Commission has confirmed that e-bikes with a Series Hybrid (SH) system are EPACs as defined in Article 2.2(h) of Regulation 168/2013. As a result, SH e-cycles now enjoy the same status as conventional bikes in all member states, trade association LEVA-EU said. In 2018, several German e-bike dealers …

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LEVA-EU calls on Dutch government to halt national LEV rule plans

Trade association LEVA-EU is calling on the Dutch government to halt plans to introduce national rules for a number of light electric vehicles, which it says will breach European legislation. LEVA-EU, headquartered in Belgium, has announced it is ‘stepping up’ its lobbying of both the Dutch Parliament and the European …

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LEVA-EU requests Dutch Government to withdraw national LEV requirements

LEVA-EU is requesting the Dutch Government to withdraw national light electric vehicle (LEV) requirements. The (outgoing) minister of infrastructure and water management has submitted a proposal to the Dutch House of Representatives to introduce specific Dutch requirements for a number of light electric vehicles (LEVs). LEVA-EU said it has studied …

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LEVA-EU commissions research into potential of LEVs 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 ‘cautiously welcomes’ study calling for dedicated legislation for LEVs

LEVA-EU has ‘cautiously welcomed’ a study for the European Commission which calls for dedicated legislation for light electric vehicles. The trade association, headquartered in Belgium, said it was ‘pleased but not fully satisfied’ by the study on Personal Mobility Devices for the European Commission by transport consultancy TRL. LEVA-EU manager …

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

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 to hold 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. “The …

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LEVA-EU marks campaign victory as EC confirms LEV legislation 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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LEVA-EU presents new ZEV concept 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 amendment to legislation ‘discriminating’ against e-bike manufacturers

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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