Academic workshop on electric bicycle commuting: call for abstracts

Electric bicycles are becoming a popular and more socially accepted means of commuting for young, trendy and ‘green’ users. Moreover, because of its higher speeds (compared to the ordinary bike) and longer reach, it extends the capabilities of normal cycling and could be an attractive alternative to the car.

However, the electric bicycle research community lacks a scientific forum for beyond ‘state-of-the-art’ developments, most recent knowledge improvements and further research challenges in electric bicycle commuting.

That is why the KU Leuven organises a workshop on 9 and 10 June 2016 at their Campus in Gent (B). This workshop serves as a platform to discuss and share multidisciplinary scientific achievements related to electric bicycles and to identify common or specific challenges and opportunities for future research.

Abstracts for this workshop can be sent in until 22 February 2016. All further details are here:


TWIN Webinar: don’t forget to register

Don’t forget to register for the TWIN webinar (see below), next week on Wednesday at 3 PM CET.

In the TWIN project, we have developed electric bike training for dealers and their mechanics. Through the webinar, we wish to inform the electric bicycle business and the trade press about the work done.

For registration, please click on this link:

We hope to welcome you at the webinar.

Solutions Webinar on Light Electric Vehicles: don’t forget to register

The Solutions Webinar on Light Electric Vehicles takes place on Tuesday 8 December from 15.00 till 16.00 CET.

For participation, which is free, you can register here:

The webinar will be presented by Annick Roetynck, Light Electric Vehicle Policy Manager at AVERE, the European Association for Electromobility.

This interactive webinar will provide you with a wealth of information on LEVs and on how to promote their uptake and use.

In the webinar you will receive answers to the following questions:

  • What are LEVs?
  • What can LEVs do for sustainable transport?
  • How to integrate LEVs into urban transport?
  • What are the main hurdles?
  • How to stimulate market uptake?
  • Success stories
  • This webinar is part of the European funded Solutions project.

The overall mission of SOLUTIONS is to support the up-take of innovative sustainable urban mobility solutions in Europe and other regions in the world, in particular in Asia, Latin America and the Mediterranean