Electric bicycles, also known as e-bikes, have become an increasingly popular mode of transportation in urban and rural areas alike. As riders look for an economical, fast, safe, and eco-friendly way to get from point A to point B, the market for e-bikes has continued to grow.
Whether your bike is throttle-assisted or pedal-assisted, e-bikes in the US must meet the following requirements: To comply with standards in the United States, companies must meet the following standards:
- UL 2849 – this standard evaluates the electrical system.
- UN 38.3 – this standard ensures the safety of lithium-ion or lithium metal batteries during shipping.
- 10 CFR 430.32(z) – this regulation by the Department of Energy (DOE) outlines energy consumption requirements for battery chargers.
- 47 CFR 15 – this FCC regulation covers radio/wireless concerns with two separate sections: Subpart B for unintentional radiators, and Subpart C for intentional radiators.
Our standard bicycle testing is comprehensive and will help manufacturers ensure that they meet all local and global requirements before going to market.
Depending on where you plan to sell your bicycle, you may be subject to certain requirements dependent on regional regulations. Requirements for children’s bicycles (bicycles manufactured for children 12 and under) also differ from the regulations placed on traditional bicycles.
Our bicycle testing includes the following items:
- Intended age of the user
- Intended markets for distribution
- Construction and performance testing
- Independent component part testing (i.e. reflectors, handlebars, etc.)
- Quality Assurance of Labels, markings, and instruction manuals
- Chemical Testing