EN is the European standard for electric bikes and was adopted in Australia in and EN allows for a W motor. Read more about EN . Chariman of EnergyBus e.V., Dr. Mo-Hua Yang explains Europe’s EN and EN Standards for Light EVs. This European Standard applies to EPAC bicycles for private and commercial use with exception of EPAC intended for hire from unattended station.

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For the mechanical part, producers were referred to the ISO standard for conventional bicycles. Categories of e-bicycles In the EU, the term e-bicycle is broadly used in connection with two different types of cycles.

The standard has to imply quality, reliability and safety. E-bicycles em15194 a small but rapidly growing portion of the overall global market. Related Topics on E-Bike Regulations. Back to contents page. And, just like automobile operators, E-bike operators must contract for property and liability insurance.

The second category, usually referred to as either e-bikes or s-pedelecs, incorporate a motor that can independently propel the bicycle without the assistance of the rider. The following main battery transport, storage, and use test items are applicable to lithium-ion batteries used in e-bikes under the current EN standards:.

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EMC is one out of many parts of the CE test procedure. This European Standard applies to EPAC bicycles that have a maximum saddle height of mm or more and that standdard intended for use on public roads.

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E-bikes awarded type approval must affix specified type approval marking to their sgandard. Politica europea sulla normazione Normazione e professioni non regolamentate. An e-Bike can lay a claim to a CE-mark only if the final product, including all the individual electronic components has been produced according to the EN standard. E-bikes and pedelecs of which the motor output exceeds 0. This means stqndard compliance with the requirements of the standard does stadard automatically signify compliance with the essential requirements of EU directives.

By the way, the EMC requirements are already in force throughout Europe, including all the e-Bikes that are currently on the market.


The biggest challenge the new version of the EN standards poses for e-bike manufacturers is that e-bike control systems and all safety-related parts and components must comply with the performance levels specified in EN ISOwhere batteries are among the parts and components subject to these requirements.

The widespread differences are reportedly attributable to the use of sealed lead acid batteries in e-bicycles sold in China, compared with more advanced and safer battery technologies such as lithium-ion used in bicycles sold in Europe and North America. Accordingly, e-bicycle manufacturers should consult with a qualified testing organization early in the product design and development process to minimize risk and to ensure timely market access.

As roadways become more congested and parking spaces harder to find, sfandard in many major cities around the world are leaving their automobiles at home and bicycling to work. EN includes the requirements EN stnadard mechanical parts. In practice the enforcement of this type of regulations may be weak but in case of accidents these regulations may cause trouble with authorities and insurance companies.

The future for the e-Bike is looking bright. As said that publication must take place before July 31st For this reason, pedelec stanard are encouraged to seek the assistance of an independent testing laboratory in developing and executing a comprehensive testing plan that clearly demonstrates compliance with all applicable requirements.

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Electric bikes contain a complex system of several e15194 parts and components forming a drive system. The growth of e-bicycles in North America will be more stanndard, with annual sales projections of underunits by However, despite their potentially broad appeal, e-bicycles are subject to a number of regulatory requirements in global jurisdictions.

They have standdard 30th April to implement at national level, by publication of an identical national standard or by endorsement. If the national standards of any EU member countries conflict with the EN standards, the national standards will automatically become invalid as of July 4, In other countries it is part of the European product safety ruling.

This should make life for e-bike producers much easier. For more information, contact us at e-mobility tuv-sud. However, at the same time it will only work as everybody and every e-Bike supplier will comply to it.

In this new standard the CEN European Committee for Standardisation has drawn up the technical, environmental and safety requirements to qualify an e-Bike. The implementation of the EPAC standard varies by country. E-bikes which successful pass type testing are issued a type approval certificate by the testing lab.


In some European countries the CE standard is compulsory by law, while in other countries it is just a part of the European product safety ruling. Bicycles not only provide their riders with physical exercise, they require less road space and are environmentally-preferable to conventional means of transportation.

Electric Bicycles (Pedelecs) EU Regulations: EN – Sustainability-org-il

As a result, all vendors must help e-bike manufacturers ensure that stadnard products comply with the required performance levels. External short circuit 3. Although Machinery Directive standards are still currently being determined, as in the case of the early versions of ENchannel firms and retailers have begun inquiring about how to comply with EN testing standards.

It will change the market for e-Bikes drastically as it will no longer be possible to enter the e-Bike market in Europe by simply importing e-Bikes from China and selling them on.

But the reality with e-Bikes is far more complicated. The lithium-ion batteries used in electronic products have occasionally exploded or burst into flames in the past, and the lithium-ion batteries used in e-bikes have also had frequent safety issues in recent years.

Revised EN 15194 E-Bike Safety Standard Implemented

The public organisation introducing pedelecs for personal mobility should inform about the national regulations on pedelecs. Probably the authorities never had the intention to introduce driving licenses or helmets for this type of vehicles. The National Standards Boards of the other 20 member states of the 27 countries that form the European Union, as well as the three European Free Trade Association countries will have the EN document available before July 31st Trade Regulations in the Bicycle Industry.

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The self-certification within the industry is not foolproof and does not give the owner the guarantee he is entitled to.