E-bike Testing

QIMA provides quality assurance and testing services to help e-bike manufacturers deliver safe and reliable products to consumers in this rapidly growing market.

QC Tailored for the E-bike Industry

The market for e-bikes is growing as delivery companies, bike sharing businesses, and individual riders around the world increasingly turn to e-bikes for transportation, exercise, to save money and to help the environment invest in e-bikes.

Different countries and states are at different stages in the process of defining e-bikes, passing legislation and establishing safety standards. Knowing the rules for the region where you intend to sell your product is a challenge, but understanding global trends as standards are in flux will give you a competitive advantage. QIMA can help with physical, mechanical and laboratory tests to ensure the quality and safety of your e-bikes.


E-bike Testing Requirements

E-bike quality and safety standards include many of the existing requirements for bicycles and electronics, as well as new considerations. Specific requirements for Europe are as follow:

  • EN 15194 under the Machine Directive

  • All related standards referenced in EN 15194


E-bike Testing Expertise

QIMA has global experience inspecting and testing bicycles, electronics and e-bikes. We can tell you whether your product measures up by testing it in accordance with applicable standards and with customer-specific requirements. In addition to testing products ready for production, we also offer tests for the product development phase – helping you stay on the safe side right from the start.

QIMA performs the following tests for e-bikes to ensure that they meet the quality and safety standards of your destination market:

Mechanical Tests
  • Safety tests (see below)
  • Tests of bells, luggage racks, and bicycle trailers
  • Tests for increased loads
  • Dynamic strength tests (on roller drum test rig)
  • Special tests (e.g., corrosion, UV resistance)
  • Flutter tendency
  • Fitness-For-Use (FFU)

Safety tests may include (market specific):

  • Braking system tests
  • Front fork strength tests
  • Reflector tests
  • Wheel inspection
  • Road tests (riding)
  • Drop tests
  • Maximum power test
  • Additional mechanical tests
  • Pedal assist function (cuts off when the rider stops pedalling forward or maximum speed is reached)
  • Inspection of marking, labelling and documentation
Electrical and Electronic Tests
  • Electrical safety (LVD)
  • Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC)
  • Complete EPAC as well as component
  • Low Voltage Directive (EMF)
Chemical Tests of Components
  • Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH)
  • Plasticizers (phthalates)
  • SCCP (chloroparaffins)
  • Heavy metals (e.g., cadmium, lead)
  • RoHS conformity

Certifications for the E-bike Industry

QIMA is also able to award quality and safety test marks that set your brand apart from others:


Why QIMA for Product and Supplier Compliance?

The QIMA Benefits

  • Supply chain intelligence: get supplier and quality stats in real time
  • Industry leading turnaround time for audits, testing and inspections
  • Online and mobile: manage your orders and access your data anywhere, any time
  • All-inclusive pricing: flat rates for inspections and audits; instant quotes for testing
  • 2,500 auditors and inspectors, 6 in-house labs and operations in 85 countries