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Conference and Dealer Training at IFMA

At IFMA Cologne show, ExtraEnergy hosted a one-day LEV Conference on Friday and a dealer training on Saturday.

LEV Conference
Friday, September 19, 2008
9:30 to 18:00
Rheinsaal Sektion 1-4 (CC Nord)

During the one-day conference on the second day of IFMA show, industry insiders gave an overview of the latest LEV market development in Europe, target groups and the electric bikes currently available. During the technology session experts provided  insights into battery technology and logistics, communication technology, and rental projects. The conference was held in German language.

Morning: Markts and Marketing
09:30 Welcome by Hannes Neupert, ExtraEnergy e.V.
09:40 LEV market leader Netherlands, Han Goes,
         Q Square
10:15 Energy consumption and CO2 discussion
         Tomi Engel DGS
11:15 LEV target groups and test results, Frieder Herb          and Hannes Neupert, ExtraEnergy e.V.

12:00 Lunch break

Afternoon: Technology and Standards
13:00 LEV Market in Europe – current situation and
         future perspectives, Hannes Neupert,
         ExtraEnergy e.V.
14:00 EnergyBus – the motor of growth for the LEV           industry, Melanie Wiederkehr, ExtraEnergy e.V.
15:00 BATSO – Why battery safety is so important
         Tim Schaefer, ExtraEnergy e.V.
16:00 LEV positive list by ExtraEnergy, Tim Schaefer
         and Hannes Neupert, ExtraEnergy e.V.
16:30 Basics on battery chemistry and battery pack
         safety, Dr. Mo-Hua Yang (English/German)

17:30 Discussion

Program for download (German, PDF 28KB)

Dealer Training
Saturday, September 20, 2008
9:30 to 18:00
Rheinsaal till 13:00. After 14:00 Conference room A (CC-Nord)

On the third day of IFMA, ExtraEnergy inviteed all dealers to participate in a special electric bike training. In small groups, the participants learned the details about three leading electric drive systems and the service concepts of their manufacturers. In addition, technical know-how, the latest news on market development, trends and the best marketing strategies were presented in lectures to help dealers place themselves in the LEV business successfully. The training was held in German language.

Morning: Markets and Marketing
09:30 Market development in Germany and Europe,          market potential, and marketing ideas
         Hannes Neupert, ExtraEnergy e.V.
10:15 as an efficient marketing tool for          electric bike dealers, Susanne Bruesch,          ExtraEnergy e.V. / SB Communications
11:00 Legal pitfalls for LEV dealers - UN guideline for          dangerous goods, Tim Schaefer, ExtraEnergy
11:30 E-Wheels pedelecs for rent  – a marketing
         method that makes money, Frank Heitmeyer,

12:00 Lunch break

Afternoon: Dealer Workshops

13:00 Kurt Schaer, Biketec
         Werner Schiller, BionX
         Horst Walter, Accell Group EBSC

14:30 Short break, change rooms

14:45 Next workshop (see above)

16:15 Short break, change rooms

16:30 Next workshop (see above)

Program for download (German, PDF 28KB)

All lectures will be online soon.

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Last updated: October 2, 2008



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