EN 15194 covers a wide scope of tests that ensure the safety, mechanics, and durability of e-bikes that go up to 25 km/hour. Some of the key components of this standard include:
Electrical System Testing: EN 15194 testing examines the electrical components of e-bikes, including the battery, charger, and control system. It evaluates their safety, efficiency, and performance characteristics, ensuring proper functioning and preventing potential hazards.
Braking Performance Testing: The standard mandates that e-bikes must meet specific requirements for braking efficiency. EN 15194 testing assesses the braking system’s effectiveness, including the electric brake cut-off feature that disables the motor when the brakes are applied.
Range Estimation: EN 15194 testing verifies the claimed range estimation of e-bikes, considering factors such as battery capacity, motor efficiency, and power assistance levels. This testing provides consumers with reliable information about the expected range under different riding conditions.
Stability and Durability: The standard addresses stability and durability aspects by evaluating the frame’s strength, structural integrity, and resistance to fatigue. EN 15194 testing ensures that e-bikes can withstand the rigors of regular use without compromising rider safety.