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ETRA Meeting on e-Bike Type-Approval

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GAND, Belgium – The European Two-Wheeler Retailers’ Association (ETRA) invites the electric bicycle sector to their information meeting on the new rules following the new type-approval legislation the European Union has decided on a few weeks ago.

ETRA Meeting on e-Bike Type-Approval
ETRA Secretary General Annick Roetynck.

This new European Union type-approval legislation will apply to a large number of e-bike models.

European Commission participates
A group of European Commission representatives will participate in the ETRA information meeting on the new rules. The meeting is aimed at technical and general management staff of any company active in the electric bicycle sector: electric bike manufacturers, battery and motor manufacturers, component manufacturers, importers, wholesalers as well as dealers.

All you need to know:

  • The meeting takes place on Thursday 10 January 2013
  • Scheduled from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Location: UEAPME offices
  • Address: Rue Jacques de Lalaing 4, 1040 Brussels


The preliminary agenda is:
10.30 – 11.00: registration and welcoming of participants
11.00 – 12.00:
presentation by Annick Roetynck, ETRA Secretary General on the New Type-Approval and the implications of the new legislation for electric bicycles – Questions & Answers
12.00 – 13.00:
type-approval: how does it work? Presentation on the legal, practical and administrative aspects of the type–approval procedure – Questions & Answers
13.00 – 14.00:
14.00 – 16.00:
Mr Guido Gielen en Mr Peter Broertjes, policy advisors at the European Commission’s DG Enterprise and Industry, Directorate Automotive Industry will answer all participants’ questions on the new type-approval and electric bicycles.
16.00 – 17.00:
any other business

For practical reasons, participants need to register on the event webpage.

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