Task 11, Electric Cycles

Electric Cycles

Ongoing Tasks

Operating Agent

Completed Tasks

Contact for further information

AVERE European Association for Battery
Hybrid and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles
Robert Stussi / Hannes Neupert

Task 11 Fact Sheet

Programme of Work

Task 11 is identifying electric cycle market barriers and strategies to achieve greater market penetration. Electric cycles are an ideal urban transport option because they are quiet, require little road space, and reduce pollution and energy consumption.

Working Method

The Task work is subdivided into subtasks, and each subtask leader is responsible for the results. Each member country delegates an expert in this field for Task participation. This enables access to non-public information with a clear view on the market potential and barriers for electric two-wheelers on the international level.

Phase One concluded in 2009 and addressed these topics: energy savings and market potential, market introduction, technology improvement, charging infrastructure, and information exchange.

Phase Two objectives subtasks:

  • Structure the electric cycle information gathered from Phase One
  • Organize and complete dedicated technology and infrastructure workshops
  • Promote electric cycles for increased consumer use
  • Educate consumers, dealers, industry, and authorities about electric cycle benefits
  • Organize and complete educational meetings with dealers and other interested parties

Task 11 is working with partners to develop a handbook for bicycle polices for municipal decision makers to establish e-mobility in their communities. The organization ExtraEnergy and others are working within the framework of the European Union project “Go Pedelec!” to launch the handbook.


Phase One of the Task began in 2006 and concluded in 2009. Phase Two began in 2010 and concludes in 2011.

Member Countries

Member countries are Austria, Switzerland, and the United States.


There is an annual contribution fee for membership.

Benefits of Participation

Urban transport is increasingly seen as one of main challenges for the next decade. Electric cycles are one important solution to urban transport. This Task is addressing barriers to enable using more electric scooters as a viable, urban transport option.