TWIN invites Electric Bicycle Business and Press to Webinar

Gent, 24 November 2015 The TWIN project, aimed at developing electric bike training for dealers and their mechanics, officially finishes at the end of this year. The consortium is preparing a webinar at which the results of the project will be presented to the electric bicycle business and trade press.

The completion of TWIN is near and the outcome is positive to the extent that the consortium is currently looking into ways of continuing the work. In the meantime, the official presentation of the results has started.

The main target group of the TWIN project consists of training institutes in the European Union. They have gathered for a 2 days’ workshop on 18 and 19 November at Innovam in the Netherlands. The interest for the workshop was extremely encouraging. The TWIN consortium has welcomed more than 20 participants from 11 different member states. Bike Europe Chief Editor, Jack Oortwijn, and Shimano Europe PR Officer, Ben Hillsdon, both presented a keynote speech. Jack Oortwijn started his presentation by saying that the workshop participants had chosen the right business to be in. He concluded: “Twin is striving to support other countries in raising the knowledge level. I am convinced this will greatly benefit the industry.

The consortium was especially pleased at the positive feedback of the participating training institutes. The overall majority is considering joining TWIN, because they are convinced that the initiative can be a major contribution to the development of electric bike training in their country.  This proves the need and the potential for European harmonised training.

The TWIN activities and results will also be presented to the electric bicycle business and to the trade press. Shortly, they will receive an invitation to participate in a webinar, which will take place on Wednesday 16 December at 3 p.m. C.E.T.

Ramon Salceda from Innovam and Twin partner Annick Roetynck, will present the TWIN output, i.e. the competence profile, the online assessment tool and the 4 days’ training for dealers and mechanics. They will also provide details on how the work will be continued after the TWIN project. Finally, they will engage in a discussion with the participants on the role of the industry in the future development of training activities.

Representatives from the electric bicycle industry and from the trade press who wish to participate in the webinar, are invited to register in advance on the following website:

Registrants will receive further practical details as to how to login for the webinar.

For any further details on the webinar or on the project, please contact Annick Roetynck, email; tel. +32 9 233 60 05.

EEVC 2015 from 1st to 4th December in Brussels

The European Electric Vehicle Congress will taken place from 1st till 4th December in Brussels.

EEVC strengthens its position as global platform to foster exchange of views between the R&D, the industry, the authorities, end-users and the NGO’s actors, so to develop synergies in the field of eMobility.

As motivations and constraints are different for each of them, EEVC has the objective to help defining the most promising solutions for market introduction and take-off. This is made taking into account the research and development progresses, as well as the environmental and economic constraints.

Feedback from past and current experiences are also discussed and analysed so that best practices & best ways for a daily introduction of e-mobility could be identified.

The venue is always Brussels, so to ensure optimal connection with the representatives of the European Institutions that are considering Battery, Hybrid and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles to play an important role to lower atmospheric pollution and to reduce oil dependency.

Policy aspects, new mobility concepts, noise and health factors are also issues to be discussed.

The day prior the Congress, a EU Project day is organized to provide the audience with a complete overview of the different programs supported by the European Authorities (FP7, Horizon 2020, IEE, EUROSTAR, INTEREG, …) & related funded projects dealing with e-mobility, so to identify possible actions, overlaps, synergies and/or gaps. TWIN will be presented at this day by means of a poster.

This year, the day will be organized in clusters so to ensure homogeneity of the discussions as well as interactivity between the projects of the different programs.

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