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LEVA-EU Survey on Electric Range Test for E-Bikes in Type-Approval

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BRUSSELS, Belgium – Current e-bike type-approval legislation imposes a test for electric consumption. Electric bicycle manufacturers must measure and report how much electricity the electric bicycle consumes but there is no limit value imposed. However, the European Commission is asking for input on the possibility of introducing a legally binding test of electric range. 

LEVA-EU Survey on Electric Range Test for E-Bikes in Type-Approval

All electric bicycles, except those with power assistance up to 25 km/h and 250W, must comply with European type-approval (Regulation 168/2013). These electric bicycles, such as for instance speed pedelecs, come under category L1e.

The survey, organized by LEVA-EU, is aimed at collecting the opinion of the companies who are directly concerned by this question, i.e. companies that produce, import and/or distribute electric bicycles.

Consequently, LEVA-EU invites all manufacturers, importers and distributors of electric bicycles and of electric bicycle components who operate in the EU to participate in the survey, which can be found here:

The survey consists of 13 questions and takes some 5 minutes to complete.

The Commission has asked for input by 15 October 2017, the survey will be online until 9 October.

Click here for more information on the Light Electric Vehicle Association in Europe (LEVA-EU)

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