WEDNESDAY MARCH 28, 2012
The Light Electric Vehicle Association (LEVA) announced new Performance Standards for electric bicycles at the Taipei Cycle Show on March 8, 2012. The new Performance Standards include a Guide and Label that provides information for consumers to compare and shop for electric bicycles. An international group of LEVA members have worked over the past 18 months on creating the standard.
We are excited to announce new universal performance standards for the light electric vehicle industry," said Ed Benjamin, LEVA President. "The performance standards will help consumers choose electric bicycle that meets their needs."
The Performance Standards announced today are the first-ever published standards for the global electric bike industry. The Performance Standards include a Label attached to the bike and an annual Guide with additional performance data and tips for improving range.
Performance data is calculated on test bench using Triple S test protocol to ensure equal results for different bike models. The performance data includes a simulated city course with multiple stop and go’s, a simulated 4% hill climb and an acceleration profile.
The LEVA Performance Standards Guide is designed to give direction to consumers and answer questions about e-bike performance. An online version of the guide will allow consumers to input their own travel route data to receive personalized range estimates.
Test facilities interested in bidding on the test protocol should contact firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about the guide: www.LEVAssociation.com
PPP.pdf (Adobe PDF-document, 1063Kb)
LEVA performance standards for e-bikes
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