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ENVO awarded a UL 2849 electric bike certificate in Canada

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ENVO is working toward certification of more of its products in the future.

VANCOUVER — ENVO Drive Systems, a BC-based engineering firm focused on electric mobility, announces that it is to be awarded UL 2849 certification for its Lynx-20 foldable electric bike. ENVO is working toward certification of more of its products in the future.

The UL 2849 certification process assesses a wide range of aspects of the electrical system of electric bikes, ranging from battery management systems to controllers, chargers, and electric batteries.

According to Ali Kazemkhani, CEO at ENVO, “Keeping in line with this and the values of our organization, we are glad to announce successful enrollment with UL 2849 which is a testament to the quality assurance of our products. At ENVO, we are committed to electric evolution or, as coined by us, #ENVOlution. Our passion lies in sustainably engineered, future-proof mobility solutions that are industry leading when it comes to safety, and this certification shows our commitment to just that.”

M. Haseeb Javed, R & D Engineer at ENVO, said, “Designing the Electric bike system that was UL 2849 compliant was easy. The challenge was convincing the whole supply chain to comply with the requirements of the standard during the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to lockdowns and factory shutdowns, we had difficulties sourcing material that would meet UL 2849 requirements. The work-around was thoughtful planning and sourcing parts months in advance to achieve UL 2849 certification for the Lynx-20. Of course, we are working toward certification for all of our products.”

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While not a mandatory requirement as of now, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), USA, listed UL 2849 as the primary electric safety system standard to help ensure the safety of electric bikes and electrically power-assisted cycles (EPACs).

Kazemkhani adds, “ENVO continues to uphold its promise of delivering safe, environmentally friendly products. Our value proposition, the safety of our customers and our drive to keep moving forward, is something we do not compromise on.”

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