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PR 140623: Closing date extended for E-Bike Award 23 June 2014
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For immediate publication: PR 140623: Closing date extended for E-Bike Award

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E-Bike Award 2014. Photo: RWE Deutschland AG

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Closing date extended for E-Bike Award

Enter by the 27th June 2014! The best pedelec and e-bike concepts will go before the governments and officials of the eighteen participating member countries of the IEA (International Energy Agency).

The closing date for entries for the E-Bike Award 2014 has been extended to the 27th June 2014. This year will be the second time that the Award has been conferred.

Submit ideas and concepts

Awards will go to ideas and concepts which integrate electric bikes into everyday mobility, and hence which have the greatest utility for the general public. The three winners will receive 5000, 2000 or 1000 Euros towards implementing their concepts, and awards will be presented on the 2nd October.

Participating member countries will receive the results

The E-Bike Award is an official part of the Implementing Agreement of the IEA (International Energy Agency). Especially inspiring examples of Light Electric Vehicle (LEV) infrastructure will be documented and made publicly available. Subsequently the results will be made available to the governments and officials of the eighteen participating member countries.

The decision as to which are the best concepts will be taken at the jury seminar on the 14th July 2014. Represented at the jury seminar will be the ADFC, ExtraEnergy e.V., Bund Deutscher Radfahrer, Deutscher Landkreistag, Tourismus NRW e.V., ElektroBike, Diamant, Atelier Papenfuss (industrial design), RWE and show partner INTERMOT.

Applicants can register to submit ideas and concepts at:

>> www.ebikeaward.de

About ExtraEnergy e.V.
ExtraEnergy e.V. has carried out independent e-bike and pedelec tests since 1992. Since then the organisation has established itself as the most influential information, user protection and promotional organisation for light electric vehicles (LEVs) worldwide.

The ExtraEnergy Test verdict is a recognised stamp which marks out good products and offers customers reliable guidance for their purchasing. The flip side of independent buying advice is straight-talking warnings about substandard products.

The founders realised from the start that these vehicles need to be experienced first-hand. Since 1997 the Test IT Track has been on the road, and today has three units for the Test IT Show. ExtraEnergy is also rooted at its test facility in Tanna, where 22 years of test reports and LEV history are on display at the LEV Museum.

Other services on offer include presentations and exhibitions at trade and public shows, plus information distribution with the assistance of correspondents worldwide.

Alongside our physical presence, www.extraenergy.org provides a treasure-house of information online. With support from the European Union and the IEA (International Energy Agency), in 2012 the GoPedelec! Handbook was published in German, English, Dutch, Hungarian, Czech, Italian, Spanish and Chinese, including much new information and best practice studies for electric-assist two-wheelers.

As founding members of the EnergyBus and BATSO (Battery Safety Organization) associations, ExtraEnergy is also active on both the ISO (International Standards Organisation) Standards Committee, with a focus on mechanical standardisation, and on the IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission), and so helps set safety and communication standards for LEVs worldwide.

About RWE Deutschland AG
RWE Deutschland AG headquartered in Essen is responsible for the German activities of the RWE Group in the areas grid, distribution and energy efficiency, and it controls the German regional companies. The company has autonomous subsidiaries for distribution, the running of the distribution grid, metering and the sale of technical services. Other subsidiaries are responsible for activities relating to energy efficiency including electric mobility and for gas storage. It has a share in around 70 regional and municipal utility companies and about 20,000 employees.

PR contact:

RWE Deutschland AG
Jonas Knoop
T 0201 12 20610
M 0152 21839077
E jonas.knoop@rwe.com

ExtraEnergy e.V.
Angela Budde
T 0366 46 27094
E redaktion@extraenergy.org

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