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DfT’s E-cycle extension fund boosts take up

A recently published document outlines successful bids for funds to further promote electric bike uptake in various local authorities. Amongst those, £250K has been allocated to both Leicester City Council and Norfolk County Council, while Birmingham City Council will use £199k to increase the availability of e-bikes and adapted e-bikes through a range of local …
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Northumberland swaps petrol for pedals

Northumberland County Council has launched a ‘change gear’ initiative as part of a new campaign to encourage residents to slow down and ditch their cars in favour of walking and cycling. ‘The Big Northumberland Gear Change’ is asking residents to sign up to changes in habits, alongside a range of challenges suitable for different ages and abilities. The environmentally-friendly drive aims …
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Extraordinary Escapes on an e-bike

Channel 4’s Extraordinary Escapes will tonight demonstrate the practicalities of using electric bikes to explore all Kent has to offer. The programme features Sandi Toksvig, who recently departed her role co-hosting Bake Off, alongside various celebrity friends while they visit quirky bolt-holes and getaways in Suffolk, The Cotswolds, Scotland and windmills and nature reserves in …
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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 …