Awards ceremony will take place at the LEV Conference at INTERMOT in Cologne on 2nd October 201. Participants can apply now.
The German ‘National Cycle Traffic Plan 2020’ (NCTP 2020) and the new national government coalition agreement both support the inclusion of pedelecs into existing mobility concepts, and it is just such concepts which energy supplier RWE and the ExtraEnergy organisation will be recognising this year: the best ideas and projects will receive the E-Bike Award 2014. The prize will be awarded as part of the LEV Conference, the largest international gathering of the Light Electric Vehicle industry. This takes place from the 2nd to 3rd October 2014 at INTERMOT, the world’s largest two-wheeler show, in Cologne, Germany.
Further development of pedelec infrastructure is one of the national government’s major objectives. Both the National Cycle Traffic Plan 2020 and the coalition agreement between the CDU, CSU and SPD parties commit to developing solutions for the integration of pedelecs into mobility concepts. Objectives include discovering the most realistic ways to combine the use of different modes of transport, supporting future-oriented projects around the public transport/car-sharing/cycling interface, and unified charging infrastructure. In such a fast-developing market these fundamentals must be swiftly established, states the NCTP 2020.
Energy supplier RWE and the ExtraEnergy organisation support the targets which the national government has set. The E-Bike Award will contribute to the integration of electric bikes in both everyday mobility and tourism activities. With this prize, the awarding partners will give recognition to the best concepts which offer the greatest benefit for the general public, from cities, communities, tourism associations, transport operators and other public organisations across the whole of Germany. Closing date for entries is the 15th June 2014. Applications can be made online at www.ebikeaward.de or in writing to RWE Deutschland AG, Re: “E-Bike Award”, Kruppstraße 5, 45128 Essen, Germany.
The winners will be selected by a panel of distinguished and independent experts. The awards ceremony will take place on the 2nd October as part of the LEV (Light Electric Vehicle) Conference at the INTERMOT trade show in Cologne. The organiser of the event is ExtraEnergy, who since 1995 has invited manufacturers, dealers, R&D personnel, municipal decision-makers, tourism heads and specialist media to the LEV Conference to offer them an opportunity to gain a comprehensive overview of the latest developments in the light electric vehicle field. On the second day of the Conference, the 3rd October, ExtraEnergy is inviting visitors to a knowledge transfer session on the legal framework for infrastructure projects, with practical examples and techniques. Sample themes include hire technologies and the creation of a unified charging infrastructure.
Attendance at the E-Bike Award ceremony is free of charge, but please register by e-mail to:
ExtraEnergy offers an early booking discount for attendance at the second day of the LEV Conference. This is available until the 1st May 2014 via:
Please find the press release here:
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21 January 2014