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What 'Right to Repair' means for e-bike sellers and manufacturers

What 'Right to Repair' means for e-bike sellers and manufacturers

On April 23, the 'Right to Repair' directive was adopted by the European Parliament. The proposed law should encourage repair and reuse of defective...

The new regulation applies to any operator or trader who places commodities including palm oil, coffee and rubber on the EU market. – Photo Schwalbe

New EU rules on tyre imports to prevent deforestation

BRUSSELS, Belgium - Starting in 2025, products and raw materials contributing to deforestation will need to comply with new regulations. Importers...

“Increasing tariffs on domestic importers and manufacturers without providing incentives to shift production from China  is unfair,'"  US trade organisation PeopleForBikes says. - Photo Shutterstock

US e-bike market threatened by 25% tariff on lithium-ion batteries

WASHINGTON, USA - The latest publication by the US Trade Representative (USTR) regarding tariff action has not brought any clarification whether the...

Currently, approximately two-thirds of the components used in the production of bikes are imported from outside of the EU. – Photo Decathlon

Decathlon urges politicians to implement European Cycling Declaration

LILLE, France - In the run-up to the upcoming European Parliament elections from 6-9 June, sporting goods producer and retailer Decathlon calls upon...

SGS’s braking performance test with machine method is a customised braking performance test facility designed for cargo bikes, to adopt the wider and longer dimension than a typical two-wheeled bicycle. – Photo SGS

Shifting gears: Europe's new standard for e-cargo bikes

GENEVA, Switzerland - E-cargobikes are becoming an increasingly common sight on our city streets. They offer a sensible and sustainable alternative...

According to the European Public Prosecutor, the two companies imported e-bikes into Belgium in separate parts, allegedly to avoid the payment of anti-dumping duties due on the importation of fully assembled e-bikes. – Photo EPPO

Three convicted for evading €3.1 million in duties on imported...

LUXEMBOURG, Luxembourg - One individual and two companies have been found guilty of evading customs duties on the importation of e-bikes from China....

With 27 European Transport Ministers joining the informal council meeting, the high-level gathering can be seen as a big step forward for growing cycling and developing a world-class European cycling industry. – Photo CIE

Signing of European Declaration on Cycling marks historic milestone

BRUSSELS, Belgium - The interinstitutional European Declaration on Cycling was signed on Wednesday 3 April at the Informal Council meeting of...

The development of a new standard in the US became urgent after the publication of the e-bike related incidents. – Photo Shutterstock

US authorities soliciting industry comments on e-bike safety

WASHINGTON, USA - To counter the rapidly increasing number of accidents with e-bikes, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has initiated...

LEVA-EU hosted a meeting for its members with the European Commission on the topic of anti-dumping regulations. – Photo Shutterstock

LEVA-EU and members meet EU Commission to discuss e-bike anti-dumping

BRUSSELS, Belgium - To draw attention to the impact of anti-dumping and anti-subsidy measures against made-in-China e-bikes, LEVA-EU hosted a meeting...

“We believe e-bike brands and sellers of lithium-ion batteries testing, certifying, and labeling their products as complying with UL 2849 and UL 2271 will help the US market,” says Heather Mason of the NBDA. - Photo Bike Europe

E-bike fires unites US Congress in vote for battery safety legislation

WASHINGTON, USA - The number of e-bike battery related fires in the city of New York has resulted in bipartisan support in Congress for legislation...