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LEVA-EU proposes Zero Tailpipe Emissions category

LEVA-EU, the light electrical vehicle trade association, has proposed a new concept of “Zero Tailpipe Emission Vehicles” (ZEVs) as a way of excluding more electric vehicles from being shoehorned into EU Regulation 168/2013, the type approval rules for which are hampering market growth for certain sectors of the electric bike market. These current regulations class …
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LEVA-EU holds industry meetings ahead of EU LEV type approval review

LEVA-EU has today issued a statement announcing the European Commission’s review into type approval regulations for light electric vehicles within the EU. The organization say today that they have “argued long and hard for a review of Directive 168/201” and have “extensively argued how the market potential of light electric vehicles (LEVs) covered by that …
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Cowell’s accident was on an electric motorbike, say BA

Following widespread media coverage of Simon Cowell’s ‘e-bike accident’, the UK’s Bicycle Association has released a statement to clarify that the ‘electric bike’ Cowell was riding at the time would be classed as an electric motorbike in the UK. The BA cite reports that the vehicle he was riding when the accident happened was a …
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Rules continue to frustrate e-cargo & speed pedelec growth, says LEVA-EU

LEVA-EU, the trade association for the light electric vehicle sector in the EU, has voiced its frustration on learning that another mobility safety study is to be carried out by the European Commission ahead of implementing any changes to regulations the association says are urgently needed for an innovative sector ‘desperate to break free from …
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Ena: The e-bike that reads your mind

A collaboration between Southampton University, Monash University and IBM has developed an electric bike which uses EEG (electroencephalogram) to regulate motor assistance to the rider, by recording and responding to the cyclist’s changes between central vision and peripheral vision. ‘Ena’ is an EEG-electric bike prototype system that detects electrical activity in the brain via an …
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Cube launch Compact Hybrid

Cube recently launched the Bosch-powered, step-through with 20” wheels for people to “ride the future and save the planet.” With the UK slowly increasing mobility again, Compact’s timing is right on cue. Demand for electric bikes is soaring. Cube see the Compact’s role as avoiding built up traffic, whilst contributing to improving air quality with …