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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Revised EN E-Bike Safety Standard Implemented

They have until 30th April to implement at national level, by publication of an identical national standard or by endorsement. For the mechanical part, producers were referred to the ISO standard for conventional bicycles.

This change was made because the mechanical part of an electric bicycle needs more stringent requirements than a conventional bicycle. This means that if an electric bike complies with ENit is presumed to be in conformity with the Machinery Directive.


This should make life for e-bike producers much easier. Whereas before they had to analyze the Machinery Directive themselves for relevant requirements, they can now rely on EN With that however, it is important to note that in most European sn15194 states compliance with EN The revised standard also entails some major changes in the scope.

EU testing requirements for e-bicycles

Because ISO sgandard not applicable to specialized types of bicycle such as delivery bicycles, recumbent bicycles, tandems, BMX bicycles, and bicycles designed and equipped for use in sstandard applications such as sanctioned competition events, stunting, or aerobatic manoeuvres, the old EN could not be applied to the electric versions of such bicycles either.

In the updated version, the scope is defined as follows: Furthermore, electric bicycles intended for hire from unattended stations and electric bicycles of which the maximum saddle height is less than mm are excluded from the scope of the standard.

So, although the new standard makes life of most electric bike producers easier, it rather complicates life of tricycle manufacturers since they are left on their own for compliance with all above-mentioned Directives. Legal obligation With that however, it is important to note that in most European member states compliance with EN Changes in scope The revised standard also entails some major changes in the scope.


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