UL - 2849 BULLETIN
UL Outline of Investigation for Electric Bicycles, Electrically Power Assisted Cycles (EPAC Bicycles), Electric Scooters, and Electric Motorcycles
|Publication Date:||27 July 2018|
Scope and Products Covered by UL 2849 UL explained that the products covered by UL 2849 fall into 3 categories:
1. Electric Scooters
2. Electric Motorcycles
Electric scooters and motorcycles are defined by the National Electrical Code (NEC), ANSI/NFPA 70, as electric vehicles and are covered by Article 625. eBikes, whether pedal assist or non-pedal assist, are not considered electric vehicles and are not covered by Article 625 of the NEC.
The Standard only covers the electrical systems of the specified products, whether onboard or off board, and does not cover other features. It was clarified that on-board electrical systems include any electrical component or system that is located on board the device. This may include motors, motor controllers, interface/controls, battery packs, charging circuitry (which may include on board chargers), and other components or systems. Off-board charging systems include individual chargers for charging batteries that are removed from the device during charging, individual chargers for charging batteries that are in place on the device during charging, supply equipment for providing AC power to the device with an on board charger, or charging systems that consist of multiple charging points such as battery swap type systems or charging rack systems.
As only the electrical systems are covered, it was clarified that the Standard does not preclude 3-wheeled vehicles.
There was agreement by the STP meeting attendees that the scope and products covered by UL 2849 were clear as proposed.