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.”