Within the scope of its accreditation Velotech.de tests in accordance with the European standard, EN 15194 which continues to be in use.
After more than 45 years membership the United Kingdom has left the European Union. However, what consequences will this have for EPACs placed on the market in the United Kingdom? The following observations apply only to Great Britain, i.e England, Scotland and Wales. Northern Ireland is exempt.
EPAC´s are subject to the machinery directive and require a CE mark valid throughout Europe. As from the 01.01.2021 new regulations apply to the United Kingdom/Great Britain. During a transitional perod of one year products which have already been placed on the market will be permitted to use the CE marking. Products which are newly placed on the market are obliged to use in future the UKCA marking. UKCA stands for „UK Conformity Assessed“ and means in effect that the conformity of the product has been assessed.
To ensure the safety of their EPAC´s a great many manufacturers have their products tested by independent test institutes. Velotech.de is specialised in the testing of micromobility vehicles with and without eletrically assisted drive. The harmonised European standard EN 15194 which applies to EPAC´s is listed in the machinery directive and is within the scope of the accreditation of Velotech.de. Manufacturers can continue to have tests in accordance with this standard performed by velotech.de on EPAC´s which are intended to be sold on the British market. Currently test reports on this basis are being accepted by customs and other authorities in Great Britain and facilitate the import of such products.
You can get further information from us to the new requirements of UKCA marking and to safety testing by phoning +49 9721 82777. We are happy to support you with our advice in such turbulant times..