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ETRA and LEVA will organize a seminar for the electric bike business taking place on September 3rd in Friedrichshafen. According to both organizers this seminar will provide essential information on

ETRA/LEVA Provide Update on E-bike Legislation

GAND, Belgium – ETRA and LEVA will organize a seminar for the electric bike business taking place on September 3rd in Friedrichshafen. According to both organizers this seminar will provide essential information on the application of the European Machinery Directive to electric bicycles.

Other main point on the agenda is the on-going review of the European type-approval legislation, which will have a major impact on the classification and technical regulations governing electric bicycles.

Finally, there will be an inspiring exchange of ideas with Eurisy on the possible use of satellite applications in the (electric) bike business. Eurisy is a European non-profit association of over 30 governmental space offices and space agencies, international organisations, research institutions, and private businesses involved or interested in space-related activities.

Program of the day*

9.30: Opening of the seminar and welcome by Erik Oddershede, ETRA President.
9.35: Machinery Directive – Thomas Weingand, TV Rheinland
– how to comply with the technical requirements of the Machinery Directive
– how to comply with the administrative requirements of the Machinery Directive
– self-certification versus certification by a test-house/notified body
10.20: Questions and answers
10.45: Coffee break
11.00: State of affairs on the legal procedure on the review of the type-approval including ETRA’s proposal for amendments by Annick Roetynck, ETRA Secretary General
11.30: Questions and answers
11.45: Possible use of satellite applications in the (electric) bike business, by Stefanie Reetz, Eurisy Policy Coordinator. Eurisy is a European non-profit association bridging space and society.
12.15: Exchange of ideas between Eurisy and the (electric) bike business
12.45: Conclusions by the moderator**
13.00: Closure of the seminar by the Chairman

* Subject to change
** Moderator: Ed Benjamin, LEVA Chairman

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