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SAZbike 15/2013
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Electromobility will increasingly influence future developments

It’s not always the manufacturer who is to blame (…)

(…) Dirk Zedler from Zedler - Institut für Fahrradtechnik und -Sicherheit who maintains an own test institute for the German magazine "e-bike" is rather sceptical about the electrified mountain bikes. As one test had shown that all the six e-mountain bikes had problems climbing a rather long slope. Either the rechargeable battery failed at short term or the system had overheated or needed quite a long "rest". In addition, some motors turned out to be real "guzzlers". Zedler still sees some possibilities for the future of test procedures. He declared to pay more attention to operational strength by ensuring however a closer relation to practice than for example Stiftung Warentest. "We start by testing according to the standard and then slowly increase the load", declares Zedler. In future, special e-bike accessories, such as tyres, should be also tested increasingly. According to Zedler, the standard’s deficiency is the fact that it is limited to trekking bikes and still incomplete. (…)

Author: Thomas Geisler

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