LEVA-EU vzw

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Overview

Lobbying Costs

50,000€ - 99,999€

Financial year: Jan 2022 - Dec 2022

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

2.5 Fte (5)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation

0

High-level Commission meetings

4

Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    LEVA-EU vzw

    EU Transparency Register

    328705327518-72 First registered on 16 Jun 2017

    Goals / Remit

    We are working for light electric vehicles (LEVs)in the European Union with a view to raising-awareness and promoting LEVs as a means of transport that can make a considerable contribution to greening mobility and making it sustainable.

    We are specifically working for policy frameworks that recognise LEVs as a specific category of vehicles that require their own legal rules. This currently concerns mainly Regulation 168/2013, the Machinery Directive and the draft Machinery Regulation as well as the draft Battery Regulation.

    We also work in standardization for accurate standards for LEVs, i.e. in CEN TC33, CEN TC354 and IEC TC125.

    Main EU files targeted

    Transport policy
    Technical regulations (type-approval L-category)
    Machinery Directive and draft Machinery Regulation
    Draft Battery Regulation
    Clean Vehicles Directive
    Green Public Procurement
    Horizon 2020
    Energy policy
    Climate change policy
    Trade Policy
    Trade Defence Instruments

    Address

    Head Office
    Jan Baptist Guinardstraat 32
    Gent
    BELGIUM
    EU Office
    Hubert Frère-Orbanlaan 159A
    gent 9000
    BELGIUM

    Website

  • People

    Total lobbyists declared

    5

    Employment timeLobbyists
    100%1
    75%1
    25%3

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

    2.5

    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    0 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 04 Mar 2024

    Name Start date End Date
    Ms Annick ROETYNCK 28 Feb 2019 28 Feb 2020
    Mr Daan VAN DIEREN 28 Feb 2019 28 Feb 2020
    Annick ROETYNCK 28 Feb 2019 26 Feb 2020
    Daan VAN DIEREN 28 Feb 2019 26 Feb 2020

    Complementary Information

    None declared

    Person in charge of EU relations

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

    Person with legal responsibility

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

  • Categories

    Category

    Trade and business associations

  • Networking

    Affiliation

    https://www.sbs-sme.eu/who-are-we

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Promotes their own interests or the collective interests of their members

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2022 - Dec 2022

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    50,000€ - 99,999€

    Major contributions in closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for current year

    None declared

    Closed year Costs

    50,000€ - 99,999€

    Other financial info

    None declared

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)

    Working Group on Motorcycles#E01296#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?lang=en&groupID=1296 #Observer #C#Industry#Expert Group on Urban Mobility#E03863#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?lang=en&groupID=3863 #Member #C#Industry, SMEs

    Groups (European Parliament)

    N/A

    Communication activities

    On 24 March 2022, LEVA-EU has organized the event "The Future is Electric and Light" in Brussels (B): https://thefutureiselectricandlight.com/. The event was aimed at EU officials, LEV-businesses, related associations, academic and research institutes. At the event, DLR presented their research into "Potential of Light Electric Vehicles for Climate Protection through Substitution for Passenger Car Trips - Germany as a Case Study". This research was commissioned by LEVA-EU.

    DLR found that half of the kilometres currently driven by car in Germany could theoretically be covered by LEVs. This would reduce greenhouse gas emissions by more than 40 percent compared to car trips. That would mean around 57 million tonnes less emissions per year. Each trip for which an LEV replaces a car would avoid on average 88% of the GHG emissions from the substituted cars. From these findings, DLR concluded that Light Electric Vehicles (LEVs) have great potential to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the transport sector and thus contribute to climate protection.

    "Resource-efficient vehicles are an important element in reducing the climate impact of the transport sector – along with changes in mobility patterns and technological advances," explains Mascha Brost, who led the study. With large and heavy cars, a major portion of the propulsive energy is used to move the vehicle itself, while only a fraction is used to move the occupants. LEVs can significantly improve this ratio. Due to their lower weight, the battery can be smaller, thus also consuming fewer raw materials in production and causing fewer climate-damaging emissions.

    The press release on the study is here: https://www.dlr.de/content/en/articles/news/2022/01/20220324_less-emissions-through-light-electric-vehicles.html
    The study is here: https://www.dlr.de/content/en/downloads/2022/lev-study.pdf?__blob=publicationFile&v=3

    LEVA-EU continues to actively use this study to work for better EU legislation for LEVs, which are currently still hindered by major legal bottlenecks. LEVA-EU also uses the study to raise awareness of the potential of LEVs to make transport much more sustainable.

    Other activities

    None declared

  • Meetings

    Meetings

    4 meetings found. Download meetings

    The list below only covers meetings held since November 2014 with commissioners, their cabinet members or directors-general at the European Commission; other lobby meetings with lower-level staff may have taken place, but the European Commission doesn't proactively publish information about these meetings. For more information about which commissioner is responsible for which portfolio, check out this link: https://commissioners.ec.europa.eu/index_en All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

    • Date 29 Nov 2018 Location Brussels
      Subject anti-dumping and anti-subsidy investigations on e-bikes
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Cecilia Malmström
      Portfolio Trade
      Attending
      • Nele Eichhorn (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 13 Sep 2018 Location Brussels
      Subject Electric bicycles issues
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Violeta Bulc
      Portfolio Transport
      Attending
      • Alessandro Carano (Cabinet member)
    • Date 25 Jun 2018 Location Brussels
      Subject electromobility
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska
      Portfolio Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
      Attending
      • Rolf Carsten Bermig (Cabinet member)
      • Kaius Kristian Hedberg (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 19 Jun 2018 Location Berlaymont, Brussels
      Subject Light Electric Association
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Cecilia Malmström
      Portfolio Trade
      Attending
      • Nele Eichhorn (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
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