Speakers on E-Bike Rules at Taipei Cycle Forum
TAICHUNG, Taiwan – Both Larry Pizzi of Accell North America and People for Bikes as well as Eugène Moerkerk, representing the Confederation of the European Bicycle Industry (CONEBI) have confirmed their participation in the Taipei Cycle Forum. They will explain the current e-bikes rules in the US and the EU.
The theme of the Taipei Cycle Forum for the cycling sector’s top management is: “Taiwan Bike Industry in Transition”. The conference takes place on Friday 23 and Saturday 24 March, 2018 in Taichung, Taiwan. Larry Pizzi and Eugène Moerkerk will address the latest developments on e-bike rules and regulations in Europe as well as North America.
Speed e-bike type approval
Eugène Moerkerk is type-approval regulations adviser of CONEBI and will discuss the e-bike regulations in the European Union. He was closely involved in drafting the speed e-bike type approval legislation in 2012. He is also policy advisor in Sustainability & Technical Affairs at RAI Association, the Dutch trade association of manufacturers and importers of all road vehicles including bicycles in the Netherlands.
As ELV-expert of the RAI Association he has coordinated the start-up of the current e-bike battery collecting system in the Netherlands, and is now working on a collective waste collection system for non-type approved e-bikes in Europe.
North America’s eBike committee
The North American regulations on e-bikes will be explained by Larry Pizzi. Besides Presidency of Accell Group’s, North American electric bike businesses he heads-up all commercial activities for Accell North America. Larry also serves as Vice President of the Bicycle Products Suppliers Association (BPSA) and is chairman of the association’s eBike committee.
Larry has had more than 40 years of experience within the bicycle industry. He was the General Manager of Schwinn/GT and held senior management roles at Bell Sports, Service Cycle Supply and Derby Cycle Corporation.