As the world continues to move towards a more sustainable future, the popularity of electric mobility products has skyrocketed. From e-bikes to e-scooters, hoverboards, and other e-products, these modes of transportation offer a more eco-friendly and cost-effective way of commuting.

While many product distributors are eager to hop on the e-mobility bandwagon, it’s essential to understand the importance of product safety testing and certification. In this article, we’ll cover what you need to know about e-mobility product testing.


E-bikes are one of the most popular forms of electric mobility products. They typically come in two categories – pedal-assist and throttle-controlled e-bikes. Pedal-assist e-bikes require the rider to pedal, and the motor provides additional power to assist the rider. Throttle-controlled e-bikes, on the other hand, do not require the rider to pedal, and the motor provides all the power needed.

E-bikes must undergo testing to ensure they meet safety standards. At ACT LAB we offer UL 2849 certification which tests electrical, fire, and shock safety related to the bike’s electrical system.


E-scooters have become a common sight in many cities, especially for short commutes and leisure rides. Like e-bikes, e-scooters must undergo safety testing and certification to meet the standards set by the region of the intended distribution market. They are typically divided into two categories: standing e-scooters and seated e-scooters.

In the United States, UL 2272 is a required standard that manufacturers must meet to legally sell their electric scooters in the US. This standard protects users from fire-related injuries. Another standard that tests the performance of the scooter and can give your consumers more peace of mind is ASTM F2641. According to UL, “this standard establishes the performance requirements and corresponding test methods used to minimize the hazards to users of recreational powered scooters and pocket bikes.”

Other E-Mobility Products

While e-bikes and e-scooters are the predominant products within the micro e-mobility space, a slew of other products have started to hit the market and make their mark on the industry. While many of these products are subject to similar regulations as e-bikes and e-scooters, additional testing can help to keep consumers and companies safe.

  • Hoverboards: Hoverboards are subject to UL 2272, a standard that ensures electrical system safety in personal e-mobility devices.
  • Electric Skates and Electric Unicycles: Both of these products can benefit from UL 2272 testing, even if it isn’t required by your region of distribution. This test can ensure the safety of the batteries in your product and may be a requirement if you plan to sell your product through marketplaces like Amazon.

Not sure what testing is best suited for your product? Our team is eager to help guide you through the testing process and help ensure the safety, quality, and performance of all of your personal e-mobility devices.


ACT-LAB is an ISO/IEC 17025 accredited laboratory that conducts consumer product safety and compliance testing for an active world. We can help ensure that your products both meet industry standards and are inspected to ensure the utmost quality.

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