Prioritizing Safety at Voltaire Cycles Verona: Our Commitment to UL-Certified eBikes and Chargers
At Voltaire Cycles Verona, we always put our customers' safety first. This core value has led us to ensure that our eBikes and chargers meet the highest safety standards available, notably those set by UL 2849—the Standard for Electrical Systems for eBikes. Here’s a closer look at our commitment to your safety and how we strive to maintain it.
What is UL 2849, and Why Does it Matter?
Underwriters Laboratories (UL) is an independent safety certification company that has been protecting people from products' potential hazards for over a century. The UL 2849 standard was developed to address the unique safety needs of eBikes and electrically power-assisted cycles (EPACs).
Specifically, UL 2849 covers:
1. eBikes and pedal-assisted electric cycles (pedelecs)
2. The risk of electric shock during charging and throughout the product's lifetime
3. Potential electrocution hazards
The standard does not evaluate a rider’s ability to maintain control while riding—an area of responsibility for the rider. However, it goes a long way toward ensuring the bike's electrical system is as safe as possible.
A Unified Industry for Safety
The safety certifi cation provided by UL 2849 is recognized and valued across the industry. UL Solutions is a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and is authorized to certify micro-mobility products, including eBikes, to UL 2849.
This commitment to safety is not just a concern for manufacturers and testers. Retailers, under advisement from the National Bicycle Dealers Association (NBDA), are encouraged to prompt their suppliers to certify their eBikes to UL 2849. This collective action amplifies our dedication to maintaining the safest possible environment for our eBike riders.
Legal Mandate and Consumer Trust
Recently, on March 2, 2023, the New York City Council passed Initiative 663-A, requiring eBikes, among other micro-mobility devices, to be third-party certifi ed. This law, signed by Mayor Eric Adams later that month, is aimed at strengthening the fire safety of eBikes, e-scooters, and the lithium-ion batteries powering these devices. The deadline for companies to obtain certification from an accredited testing laboratory is August 29, 2023.
This law reinforces what we at Voltaire Cycles Verona have always believed—that ensuring the safety of our customers is a paramount duty. We welcome these regulations and see them as essential to protecting our customers and promoting responsible, sustainable micro-mobility.
How Voltaire Cycles Verona Prioritizes Safety
We want to ensure our customers can trust the products we offer. That's why we exclusively carry UL-certified eBikes and chargers. UL certification isn't just a label—it's proof that a product has met rigorous safety standards and has been independently verified.
Furthermore, we understand that safety isn't a one-time event. We stay up-to-date with the latest safety standards and industry advisories. As eBike technology evolves, we continue to update our product selection to align with these safety innovations. By staying at the forefront of eBike safety, we work to ensure our customers can enjoy the freedom and fun of eBiking without compromising their well-being.
Our Future Commitment
Our commitment to safety doesn't stop with today's standards. As new safety protocols and technological improvements develop, you can trust that Voltaire Cycles Verona will continue to prioritize safety in our product offerings. We believe in eBiking's potential and want to ensure its growth is grounded in the safety of riders.
At Voltaire Cycles Verona, your safety is our priority, and we're committed to offering only the safest, most reliable eBikes and chargers on the market. By investing in UL-certified products, we ensure that our customers can ride confidently, knowing the industry's highest safety standards protect them.
Voltaire Cycles Verona Team