BANGOR, ME (BRAIN)—The Light Electric Vehicle (LEV) industry has organized a global trade association to develop technical standards for LEVs and promote the use of LEVs worldwide.
All component suppliers, manufacturers, assemblers, wholesalers, retailers and interested individuals are invited to join.
Light electric vehicles are defined as battery, fuel cell, or hybrid-powered two-or-three-wheel vehicles generally weighing less than 200 pounds (100 kilograms). Of this group, electric bicycles are the most common with electric scooters coming in second.
LEVA's purpose is to provide a service to companies in the light electric vehicle industry by helping to establish a favorable operating environment, by providing a forum for discussion on non-competitive issues, and by providing information to assist them in the promotion of their business.
No matter where you are in the world, companies share the same need for:
-Networking opportunities between professionals in the form of conferences and seminars during international trade shows
-Finding customers and suppliers through membership contacts
-Improving communications within the industry by having an educational sharing website, bi-monthly electronic newsletters and seminars and conferences
-Suggesting models for regulations, “how others do it” through the survey of worldwide legislation which is continuously updated
-Promoting and advocating LEV use by supporting local, regional and state/country wide efforts
-Providing business to business opportunities through Web site advertising and promotional opportunities for members
-Standardization, tracking and analyzing industry data by developing a glossary of terms and definitions and conducting surveys of members with follow up reporting to members
-Developing component standards for LEVs in the area of connectors, chargers, owner's manuals, and warranty programs
-Developing service, quality and safety standards to ensure that consumers are protected
By obtaining an LEVA membership, you are joining a fast growing association in the LEV industry. Whether you are a western company trying to find the right partners in Asia, or a global company looking for opportunities in overseas markets, you will discover that the LEVA is the perfect medium for networking, establishing contacts and expanding your business.
For more information or to join, visit LEVA's Web site at www.levassociation.com.