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Criteria for safe everyday cycling

Safer cycling through better technology. "Currently available bicycles have serious deficiencies in everyday use", says Helmut Wirkner who developed the "meier Cruiser". Manufacturers wanted. more...


Technical seminar at BAFANG

2016 Seminar on Technologies of EPAC Drive Systems wrapped up on December 5, 2015. more...


Batteries and Safety at Battery Show Shanghai 2013

On 29 October 2013, Hannes Neupert (President ExtraEnergy e.V.), gave a presentation on batteries and safety in Shanghai. Download for free. more...


Electric Bike Trip Simulator

First release of a new electric bike trip simulator. The application aims to allow people to understand how fast and how far they can ride with their bikes. more...


Motorways for cyclists - Bicycle expressways for pedelecs

A network of new bicycle expressways is now being created in the Netherlands, aimed particularly at convincing commuters who travel less than 15 km to switch from the car to a bicycle or pedelec. more...


Health as a side-effect - The pedelec as an everyday fitness aid

Technological progress has in industrialised societies led to a decline in exercise. The consequences are muscular degeneration and an increase in(...) more...


Energy storage: real world experience

We carry batteries around constantly in our everyday lives: we walk around with them in our trouser pockets, put them on our bed- side tables and even into childrens' cots. more...


Energy Storage

Electricity is generally something which you need to use just as soon as it’s generated – so something that is very transient. But the existence of batteries is fortunate indeed, because without them a pedelec would be impossible. more...


The ExtraEnergy Tests - There is more than meets the Eye

As an independent organisation ExtraEnergy has tested pedelecs since 1993, and over the years has developed and published a stringent methodology and measurement techniques all targeting what users really want from their pedelecs. more...


Free Webinar on Pedelecs 25/EPACs Machinery Directive

On 11 October 2012, TÜV SÜD will host the free webinar "Requirements for pedelecs 25/EPACs set forth in the Machinery Directive". more...


BATSO - Safe and unsafe Batteries

The BATSO (Battery Safety Organization) battery test laboratory at the ITRI test institute shows a video on riskiness of unsafe batteries. more...


How to measure Wishes - The QFD Method in the ExtraEnergy Test

ExtraEnergy started using the Quality Function Deployment (QFD) method for evaluating e-vehicles at the end of 2009. The QFD method matches a list of consumer wishes to (...) more...


Range Relativity of electric Vehicles

In 2011, Derby Cycle placed the 18 Ah battery on to the market. Forced by the company, the sales argument „range“ got a great deal of attention. This year, the 25 Ah battery will follow. Yet we all know, the range of electric bikes is relative. It is influenced by (...) more...


EnergyBus presented first Connectors

At Eurobike 2009, the EnergyBus organization presented first models of a standardized EnergyBus connector set. Dr. Andreas Fuchs introduced himself as new contact person on behalf of EnergyBus. more...


Update on Safety Regulations for Lithium Batteries

At the Eurobike World Fair 2009 in Friedrichshafen, Germany, BATSO project manager Tim Schaefer presented an overview of safety issues in the electric mobility field. He had a number of things to say about lithium batteries for pedelecs, e-bikes, and green cars, especially worth noting by vehicle manufacturers.   more...


Attention: IEC Plug – More Recalls Expected

ZEG's electric bike recall--because of unsuitable connectors--will not be alone. True: IEC plugs (AC power plugs) are common for e-bikes in China, but illegal in Europe. Why? And what will ExtraEnergy do about estimated 100,000 electric bikes in Europe using unsuitable plugs? more...


UN Transport Rules for Lithium Batteries changed

In December 2006 new UN-Nummers for Lithium batteries have been introduced among some other changes. They are supposed to become effective soon. A report by Tim Schaefer more...


Nickel Batteries more expensive

Dramatic increase of raw material costs changes pricing of LEV batteries. Lithium batteries become relatively cheaper. more...


Lithium-Batteries: Dangerous Goods with Exceptions

All presentation of the ExtraEnergy Lithium Battery Seminar are now online. At the event in Karlstein, Germany, on November 15, 2005 the safety of Lithium batteries and the UN transport regulations for dangerous goods were discussed. Yes, Lithium batteries for LEV’s are dangerous goods but there are exceptions! more...


Tip: Store Batteries Charged

When it's getting cold: Before you put your pedelec, e-bike or scooter in storage for the winter––charge the battery! more...



27th to 30th March 2019, taipei, Taiwan, Taipei Cycle Show

29th to 31st March 2019, Praha, Czech Republic, For Bikes CZ

6th to 7th April 2019, Bocholt, Germany, Radtrends Bocholt

27th und 28th April 2019, Berlin, Germany, Velo Berlin

27th April 2019,
Berlin, Germany,
Pedelec Awards Ceremony VELOBerlin

13th to 18th May 2019,
Tanna, Germany
Prototype Pedelec Test

21st June 2019, Westendorf, Kitzbühel Alps, Austria
E-Bike Convention

22nd and 23rd June 2019, Westendorf, Austria, E-bike Festival Kitzbüheler Alpen

12th to 15th September 2019, Birmingham, England, The Cycle Show Birmingham

5th to 10th November 2019, Milan, Italy, EICMA

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