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UL - 2849 BULLETIN

UL Outline of Investigation for Electric Bicycles, Electrically Power Assisted Cycles (EPAC Bicycles), Electric Scooters, and Electric Motorcycles

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Organization: UL
Publication Date: 27 July 2018
Status: inactive
Page Count: 6
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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

3. eBikes

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.

Document History

August 28, 2020
UL Standard for Safety the Standard for Electrical Systems for eBikes
A description is not available for this item.
September 6, 2019
UL Outline of Investigation for Electric Bicycles, Electrically Power Assisted Cycles (EPAC Bicycles), Electric Scooters, and Electric Motorcycles
A description is not available for this item.
June 3, 2019
UL Outline of Investigation for Electric Bicycles, Electrically Power Assisted Cycles (EPAC Bicycles), Electric Scooters, and Electric Motorcycles
This Standard covers the electrical system of eBikes powered by a lithium-based, rechargeable battery. EBikes include both Electrically Power Assisted Cycle (EPAC - pedal assist) and non-pedal assist...
August 24, 2018
UL Outline of Investigation for Electric Bicycles, Electrically Power Assisted Cycles (EPAC Bicycles), Electric Scooters, and Electric Motorcycles
This Standard covers electrical systems of devices designated as eBikes, electric scooters, and electric motorcycles. EBikes include both Pedalec (pedal assist) and non-Pedalec types. Electric...
2849 BULLETIN
July 27, 2018
UL Outline of Investigation for Electric Bicycles, Electrically Power Assisted Cycles (EPAC Bicycles), Electric Scooters, and Electric Motorcycles
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 3. eBikes Electric scooters and...
February 1, 2018
UL Outline of Investigation for Cycles – Electrically Power Assisted Cycles – EPAC Bicycles
This standard covers electrical systems of eBikes, electric scooters, and electric motorcycles. EBikes include both Pedalec (pedal assist) and non-Pedalec types. Electric scooters and electric...
July 18, 2014
UL Outline of Investigation for Cycles – Electrically Power Assisted Cycles – EPAC Bicycles
A description is not available for this item.
July 1, 2013
Outline of Investigation for Pedal Electric Cycles (Pedelecs)
A description is not available for this item.
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