Gocycle is assembled in the European Union to the highest standards. Our battery packs use the highest quality Panasonic lithium cells available on the market and are manufactured in Europe.
Gocycle including the battery and charger is CE certified and meets or exceeds applicable safety standards relating to EPAC EN 15194 standards. Our batteries and chargers are UN 38.8 tested and certified.
The New York City (NYC) Council recently passed a local law mandating that all e-bikes sold, distributed, leased, or rented within NYC meet specified UL standards for e-bike batteries (UL 2271) and complete e-bikes (UL 2849). Gocycle’s battery packs are compliant and certified to UL 2271.
This legislation for the full e-bike UL 2849, effective since September 16, 2023, was swiftly enacted by the NYC Council earlier in the year. Typically, manufacturers are granted a reasonable grace period to comply with new standards once the enforcement date is established.
However, this grace period was not granted for the NYC standard, leading to a surge of manufacturers seeking to meet the new standards under short notice. This has created a backlog of processing through the UL standards agency.
While Gocycle's battery packs are compliant and certified to UL 2271, complete e-bike certification under UL 2849, resembling the European EN 15194 standard Gocycle already adheres to, is likely to take until Spring of 2024 due to the backlog at UL labs.
Rest assured that while there can be minor labelling and marking differences in these two standards, the new UL e-bike standards are broadly similar to EU / EN safety standards.
We apologize for any inconvenience caused. Gocycle prioritizes safety, with our products already meeting EU and UN safety standards as well as the UL 2271 battery safety standard. We are working through the certification process for UL 2849 for our NYC customer base and will update you in the new year when the backlog has worked its way through UL labs.