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Harmonization of the “Pedelec” Standard – EN 15194

In December 2017, the current version of the EPAC or “Pedelec” standard was published. The new set of rules introduced a number of changes with respect to the requirements for pedelecs and corresponding test methods, particularly with respect to the area of mechanical safety (we reported on this). The European standard was also adopted as the DIN standard DIN EN 15194 via our national standardization body.

With the Implementation Decision (EU) 2019/436 of the Commission, the latest version of the harmonized standards was published in connection with the Machine Directive in March 2019. The EPAC standard falls under this for the first time too: EN 15194:2017 “Cycles – cycles with pedal assistance, which are equipped with an auxiliary electric motor – EPAC cycles”. This latest version of the standard applies immediately as a stipulation for the fulfillment of legal requirements.

In connection with its accredited test services*, Hansecontrol offers the tests in accordance with DIN EN 15194:2018 / EN 15194:2017 and is happy to provide assistance for any questions relating to the quality and safety requirements of pedelecs. As a long-standing member of the DIN standard committee for cycles, we have in-depth expertise and extensive experience testing pedelecs. These are the perfect prerequisites for ensuring comprehensive supervision in the sense of our customers.

* Declaration: Test laboratory accredited in accordance with DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025 by the DAkks and certification body accredited in accordance with DIN EN ISO/IEC 17065. The accreditation is only valid for the accreditation scope listed in the certificate annexes (D-PL-12142-01-01, D-PL-12142-01-02, D-ZE-12142-01-00 and D-PL-14563-01-00).

If you have any questions on this topic, please get in touch with your respective sales representative in the sales department or our customer competence center at the phone number +4940600202-888 or by e-mail.