The testing procedure with dates and highlights in overview.
Test Schedule and Highlights
January 23, 2009
Publication of test route and test criteria at ExtraEnergy.org (German, English will follow soon)
February 9 - 10, 2009
Info meeting in Tanna for all manufacturers who are interested to participate in the test
February 23, 2009
Registration deadline for test participation
March 23, 2009
Payment deadline for test participation
Until April 2009
ExtraEnergy will purchase additional bikes for the test, representative of what is on offer in the market.
April 3, 2009
Delivery deadline of participant questionnaires
Publication of supporting program in Tanna
April 16, 2009
Delivery deadline for test vehicles to be tested in different frame versions
April 16 - 22, 2009
Verification of test vehicles to be tested in frame versions
April 23, 2009
7:30 - 8:30 am: Delivery of identical test bikes, to be delivered personally for the test event in Lorsch, Germany.
April 23, 2009
Preparation of first test run: Fitting of measuring equipment, checking of battery cable connections, numbering of test vehicles, measuring of weight, calibration of measuring instruments.
April 24 -25, 2009
Test rides by volunteer riders on the ExtraEnergy TEST IT Track in Lorsch, Germany, with measuring instruments on board. Ergonomics testing, studio photos etc.
April 26, 2009
More test rides at the ExtraEnergy TEST IT track at the special bike show “Spezi” in Germersheim, Germany
April 28 - May 6, 2009
Test rides and supporting program for participating manufacturers in Tanna
May 7, 2009
Final evaluation of technical test results.
May 8, 2009
Press conference with announcement of technical test results (highlights), results published by ExtraEnergy.org.
Production of editorial test reports.
June 2, 2009
Editorial deadline for the July/August issue of “Aktiv Radfahren” magazine which will include a special report on electric bikes with all test results.
Publication of test reports at ExtraEnergy.org in multiple languages.
June 26, 2009
Appearance of the July/August issue of “Aktiv Radfahren” magazine in the German news trade. It will include a 30-page special on electric bikes with all test reports.
June / July 2009
Mechanical permanent tests at Velotech in Schweinfurt
Norm conformity tests at SLG in Chemnitz.
Installation of test bikes in glass showcases for the ExtraEnergy test exhibition at Eurobike 2009.
September 2 - 5, 2009
Test exhibition in the entrance area of Eurobike 2009.
Last updated: April 24, 2009