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China New Technical Specification Of Electric Bikes/electric Scooter Safety
May 23, 2018

The "Electric Bicycle Safety Technical specification" was formally take effect on April 15, 2019. The production enterprises had a technical upgrading during the transitional period of 11 months.

 

In January this year, the specification was launched out. The newly revised specifications added technical indicators such as tamper-evident, fireproof, flame-retardant, and charger protection, and adjusted and improved technical indicators such as speed limit, vehicle quality, and pedaling ability. Among them, the maximum speed was adjusted from 20 kilometers per hour to 25 kilometers per hour, the vehicle mass (with battery) was adjusted from 40 kg to 55 kg, and the motor power was adjusted from 240 watts to 400 watts.

 

 

China is the world's largest producer and marketer of electric bicycles and electric scooters. Currently, it has a total population of about 200 million vehicles and an annual output of more than 30 million. However, due to the incomplete safety standards in the past, accidents occurred frequently. According to statistics, from 2013 to 2017,

 there were a total of 56,200 road accidents which has occured deaths and injuries caused by electric bicyclesin the country, causing 8431 deaths, 63,500 injuries, and direct property losses of 111 million yuan.

 

According to the relevant person in charge of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, the revision of this standard is based on the principle of "three guarantees and one persistence": that is, to ensure the safety of consumers' lives and property, to ensure the common interests of all road transport participants are maximized, and to ensure the demand of   general consumer for travel, adhere to the non-motorized properties of electric bicycles.

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