Bridgewater-based professional electric bicycle brand Vanpowers Bike has been awarded the EN 15194 certificate by TÜV SÜD, the world’s leading third-party testing and certification organization.
The certification means that the City Vanture, the world’s first assembled-frame e-bike, has passed all the tests required to meet the EN 15194 standard. The product has therefore reached the highest level of quality and safety certification and possesses the necessary qualifications to enter the international market.
“To meet the need for stable, fast and lightweight e-bikes,” the Vanpowers Bike team said, “we developed the City Vanture, the first Lego-like assembled-frame e-bike, with a frame alignment tolerance below 1 millimeter, bringing this city-oriented electric bike to near racing-class standards. We’re proud to be dedicated to the innovation of sustainable e-bike development solutions and clean, green mobility options.”
To create the first assembled-frame e-bike on the market, Vanpowers Bike used an ancient construction technique seen 7,000 years ago: the mortise-and-tenon structure, a very sturdy type of joinery used in many buildings that are still standing after thousands of years.
The technique is so notably reliable that it is even used today in modern woodworking. Applying this method as an approach to frame assembly prevents further contribution to the high scrap rate found with repeated brazing throughout the traditional manufacturing process.
TÜV SÜD is one of the most trusted authorities in the field of quality certification. The German headquarters has certified that the City Vanture’s frame, safety components and electrical systems comply with EU government and market standards.