From 10 to 11 November 2012, 25 pedelecs were examined for daily use and intuitive usability. 25 enthusiastic ADFC members came to Tanna to improve the ADFC`s advisory activities on Pedelecs.
The ExtraEnergy Pedelec and E-Bike test includes riding test, ergonomic test, and safety tests and takes place twice a year. The ergonomic test examines a product’s suitability for daily use and its intuitive usability.
Different questions on suitability for daily use and intuitive usability are evaluated during the Ergonomic Test. The evaluation is carried out on a scale from 1 to 6 with 1 as the best and 6 as the worst. The tasks:
Task 1: Battery and charger
>> remove battery (JPG)
>> find out charger for batterey (JPG)
>> replace battery (JPG)
Task 2: Rear carrier - Travel
>> Mounting at rear carrier (JPG)
Task 3: Stairs - Live and storage
>> Stairs (JPG)
Task 4: Sill - Obstacles and transport
>> Obstacle (JPG)
Task 5: Adjustment - Before starting to ride
>> Ergonomic adjustment (JPG)
>> Choose riding mode (JPG)
Task 6: Test ride
>> Test ride (JPG)
Ergonomic Test - Global Quality Improvement
Hannes Neupert (President ExtraEnergy e.V.) invited Chinese pedelec manufacturers to participate the Ergonomic Test. Xu jin: "We are learning from the European market to improve the quality of the pedelecs in China."
Synergetic Effect Ergonomic Test
25 enthusiastic ADFC members came to Tanna to participate in the Ergonomic Test.
Armin Falkenhein (ADFC chairman Bavaria) and Markus Schildhauer (ADFC country manager Bavaria) agree: "The Ergonomic Test enables to give competent advice on pedelecs. We will continue to participate and recommend it to our ADFC members."
ExtraEnergy would like to thank the ADFC for the dedicated participation and looks forward to seeing the national German cycling organization ADFC at the spring test 2013.
>> Photo Gallery Ergonomic Test Autumn 2012 (JPG)
Translation and photos: Angela Budde
12 November 2012