During the first half of 2008, the ExtraEnergy Test Track has already been part of trade and visitor events in Stuttgart and Brussels. Even EU Commissioner Hanley took a ride on a pedelec.
Bicycle Action Days
Stuttgart, Germany, May 17 - 18, 2008
In front of the New Caslte in Stuttgart the ExtraEnergy TEST IT Track was set up and pedelecs of different manufacturers were available for test riding. Guided tours through Stuttgart were offered on on a pedelec
Event brochure (PDF)
Cities for Mobility Event
Stuttgart, Germany, June 1 - 4, 2008
The Cities for Mobility network has its coordination office in Stuttgart and invited the local governments of all partner cities as well as visitors to join the versatile program including a conference, workshops and events on mobility issues. Pedelecs were a central topic.
June 2: Test Track at the market square (Marktplatz)
June 2: Cities for Mobility Conference with pedelec workshop at 16:00
June 3: Pedelec cruise with city mayors from all over the world
More about pedelecs at Cities for Mobility Conference
Cities for Mobility Website
Brussels, June 3 - 6, 2008
Every year, the European Commission organizes a Green Week, which is a week of seminars, workshops and events aimed at discussing environmental problems and solutions. The central theme this year was “Only One Earth, don’t waste it”. The Green Week took place from 3 to 6 June in the Charlemagne-building, just across the Berlaymont-building in the heart of Brussels’ European district.
On June 4 and 5 companies who are members of ETRA provided different kinds of vehicles for test riding on the ExtraEnergy Test Track. Despite chilly, rainy weather, Nicholas Hanley of the European Commission took a ride on the Velo-city 2007 bicycle without motor and - for comparison - on a Batavus pedelec. Mr. Hanley is positive that electric bikes will help promote cycling as an alternative to other means of individual transportation.
Green Week Website
(with videos and photos of the event)
Last updated: July 17, 2008