Electric scooters are subject to testing under UL 2271. This standard ensures the safety of the battery system that powers e-scooters and can prevent fire hazards that are associated with these devices. This standard is required by law and must be done before taking your product to market. UL 2271 does not test for the functionality or other safety features of e-scooters.
Released in 2015 under ASTM International, ASTM F2641 is a voluntary certification that covers multiple safety and performance aspects of e-scooters. The standard covers various aspects of these devices, including their materials, construction, instructions for use, and performance testing.
The purpose of ASTM F2641 is to ensure that recreational powered scooters and pocket bikes are designed and manufactured to be safe for their intended use. It outlines the requirements for the maximum weight capacity, maximum speed, and age range of users, as well as requirements for the materials used in the devices and their construction.
ASTM F2641 specifies various performance tests that must be conducted on recreational powered scooters and pocket bikes. These tests include tests for stability, handling, braking, and impact resistance, as well as tests for an e-scooter’s ability to withstand exposure to the elements and repeated use.
UL 2271 requirements, or their equivalent, must be passed to obtain ASTM F2641 certification.