New ISO Standard for E-Bikes planned

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New ISO Standard for E-Bikes planned

Postby AUbicycles » Tue Nov 10, 2015 9:44 am

As the title suggests, there is work in this area and I am quoting the most interesting parts and there are a few further snippets inside the article by Bike-Eu

“We are only at the beginning of the discussions for an ISO standard on e-bikes,” said Neuberger. “The aim is to include everything that’s not covered by the European type approval regulation. In that situation we are talking about the 25 km/h and 250 Watt e-bikes only. We have to take into consideration the differences in this product category in Europe, America and Asia. Just think about the 20 miles limit in the US, let alone the current regulations in Asia. First we have to create a clear structure to include all the different categories.”

“We are currently working on the revision of the EN 15194 standard for electrically power assisted cycles (EPAC). As Europe currently drives the global EPAC market, the final draw of EN 15194 will be the basis of the new ISO work tough we should not start it all over again.

We agree to our Japanese colleagues to develop a new part 10 of the ISO 4210. This means we would not have to redefine everything again for e.g. frames, forks and handlebars as the requirements and test-methods are already described in ISO 4210 part 1 to 9. In my point of view it will take minimum another two years to finalize this ISO 4210 part 10 for EPAC. It will include also 25 km/h e-MTBs and other specific 250Watt categories.”

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Re: New ISO Standard for E-Bikes planned

Postby cj7hawk » Tue Nov 10, 2015 11:26 am

Why does this seem like a bad idea? They are regulating around manufacturing e-bikes without any consideration that non-manufacturer made products are not known to cause serious crashes or other issues - even at 20 mile per hour ( I think it's not 28 miles per hour for US ebikes ) - And yet they keep referring to the EN15194 legislation... Power grab perhaps?

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