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Ergonomics Test in Wassenaar – call for testers

7th and 8th June 2017, Wassenaar, Netherlands. Test pedelecs for their everyday usability. Take part – learn all about them – and take them on test rides. ExtraEnergy and the Royal Dutch Touring Club (ANWB) warmly invite you to participate.

On the 7th and 8th June 2017, ExtraEnergy will be running its Ergonomics Test as part of a new partnership with the Royal Dutch Touring Club (ANWB). The Ergonomics Test will take place in the Netherlands. With 4.4 million members, the ANWB is the largest club in the Netherlands. The location for the Ergonomics Test is Wassenaar.

Watch a video on the first part of the Ergonomics test in Wassenaar here:

>> ANWB and ExtraEnergy seek cooperation

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.
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.
View this gallery for an impression of the Test:

>> Photo gallery Ergonomics test 2016/17 (flickr)

Call for testers
We seek 30 testers for each Ergonomics Test. All are welcome to participate. The only restriction is a minimum age limit of 16 years (and for all participants under 18, ExtraEnergy requires the signature of a parent or guardian).
Each tester should set aside sufficient time to test at least 20 pedelecs at the six test stations. Each bike will require around 15-20 minutes to test.
The test starts on both the 7th and 8th June at 9 AM, with an introductory session. The venue for the event is: Paviljoen de Klip, Katwijkseweg 2, 2242 PA Wassenaar, Netherlands.

Anyone interested in being a tester can register at the following link. Registration is open now:

>>  Ergonomics Test 2017 Registration
At a glance
Date: 7th and 8th June 2017
Start: 9 AM
End: 6 PM
Introductory session: 9 AM each day
Where: Paviljoen de Klip, Katwijkseweg 2, 2242 PA Wassenaar, Netherlands
Please bring with you: Identity card/passport
Contact for any questions
Angela Budde (Editor, at: 
The ExtraEnergy and ANWB team look forward to meeting you! 
Text: Hannes Neupert, Angela Budde
Picture: Angela Budde
11 May 2017
Last update: 22 May 2017



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