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More and more e-bikes crowd Germany’s roads, i.e. two millions currently. And this number grows by several one hundred thousands of new models every year. Reason enough for the CCI Stuttgart to publicly appoint and swear in Dirk Zedler already long recognized as expert in the cycle industry as one of the first experts for electric bicycles in Germany. This is commented by Dr. Gunther Schaefer, CCI Stuttgart region, as follows:
"With the appointment of Mr Zedler as expert for electric bicycles we meet the development in road traffic and the demand in experts for this field. From our point of view this was a logical step in view of the e-bike boom. These bicycles require a particular expertise to be able to precisely assess their operational safety and damage."
Nearly 20 years after his public appointment and swearing in as one of the first bicycle experts, this is for Dirk Zedler a further step in direction of professionalization of the cycle sector. "I am happy that we could convince the CCI of the necessity of this public appointment and their examination committee from our specific knowledge. Our competent expert’s reports for insurers, courts as well as for manufacturers and private individuals will help raising the level of the courts’ and insurers’ work on an adequate level. And this is absolutely necessary taking account of the fast development of the e-bike sector."
Author: Jürgen Wetzstein
velobiz, autumn 2007