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:

Cybersecurity Testing and Compliance

Any product that collects, stores, and transmits information via a network is vulnerable to cybersecurity risks. QIMA’s professional cybersecurity testing and certification services help you achieve compliance with cybersecurity regulations and protect your products from cyber threats.

Why QIMA for Product and Supplier Compliance?

The QIMA Benefits

  • e-bikes lab network
A network of global labs providing one-stop service to you and your suppliers

Testing turnaround time

Industry leading turnaround time for testing

e-bikes testing capabilities

Testing capabilities covering a wide range of consumer products including electrical & electronics, hardlines, softlines, toys and juvenile products

e-bikes testing experts

Lab experts trained and certified in regulatory standards and the newest testing methods

e-bikes technical support

Global technical support team with rich experience to help you build tailor-made testing programs

Easy online access

Easy online and mobile booking and dashboard for managing orders and accessing data anywhere, any time