24th to 27th October 2018, Tanna, Germany. Test pedelecs for their everyday usability. Take part – learn all about them – and take them on test rides. A tough test for everyday usability.
On the 24th to 27th October 2018, ExtraEnergy will be running its Ergonomics Test in Tanna, Thuringia.
Ergonomics Test – a tough test for everyday usability
Since 1992, ExtraEnergy has tested pedelecs and e-bikes as an independent organisation.
Its riding tests involve instrumented test rides on test circuits for ‘everyday and ‘touring’, with an additional test for off-road pedelecs.
The Ergonomics Test then tests the pedelecs for their general practicality. How easy they are to manhandle, how intuitive to understand, and how well they test-ride are all evaluated by as many testers as possible, using a variety of questionnaires.
The Ergonomics Test includes tasks such as lifting over steps and up stairs, battery changing, tests for general ease of use and intuitive operation, and brief riding tests. Ride quality both with and without motor assist is evaluated, as well as design and safety aspects.
View this gallery for an impression of the Test:
The results of the Test are captured via online questionnaires and then feed in as qualitative data which contributes to the final verdicts of the ExtraEnergy Pedelec and E-Bike Test.
Read the article to find out more about the task of each test station:
Call for testers 2018/19
Join the next Ergonomics test on 24th to 27th October 2018 in Tanna, Germany. You can already register here:
At a glance
Date: 24th to 27th October 2018
Start on 24th October: We will meet at 9 a.m. at the ExtraEnergy headquarters to have breakfast together.
End: 6 p.m.
Introduction session on 24th October: 10 a.m.
Where: ExtraEnergy, Koskauer Str. 100, 07922 Tanna, Germany
Please bring with you: smartphone/tablet
Copy and picture: Angela Budde
Translation: Peter Eland
5th September 2018