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MMfE requests the rejection of Dutch technical regulations for LEVs

MMfE requests the rejection of Dutch technical regulations for LEVs

March 2023


Micro-Mobility for Europe (MMfE), joins LEVA-EU in requesting the rejection of the Dutch technical regulations. We also support LEVA-EU’s renewed call for a European harmonised legislative framework for light electric vehicles, outside of Regulation 168/2013 and the Machinery Directive/Regulation.

MMfE is the alliance of shared micro-mobility providers of e-bikes and e-scooters. Members include Bird, Bolt, Dott, Lime, Superpedestrian, TIER and Voi. 

The absence of a unified approach and harmonised regulation for light electric vehicles is causing great legal uncertainty in the market, with direct impacts on Europe’s transition to sustainable transport networks. Not only does the current market fragmentation make it very complex and costly for shared micro-mobility operators to run their services by requiring different vehicle specifications and certification procedures, but it also creates great uncertainty for users in the traffic and road use rules that apply to different micro-mobility modes. 

The ITF stipulates that, in order to achieve a sustainable and resilient transport transport mix, active travel, micro-mobility and shared mobility are needed to account for close to 60% of the world’s global transport activity by 2050. It is therefore of the utmost importance that the European Commission lays a regulatory environment that encourages the uptake of such modes across all Member States.

It is regrettable that member states are forced to design national level regulations that are not up to market standards due to an absence of European legislation.

Micro-Mobility for Europe reaffirms its commitment to working together with decision-makers and other relevant players, to establish an EU legislative framework that supports the continuous development of sustainable transport solutions across Europe.

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