ENVO Drive Systems, a BC-based engineering firm focused on electric mobility, today announces that it is the first Canadian company 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 highest industry standard for the electrical safety system of electric bikes, 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. Attaining compliance with all UL 2849 regulations for the Lynx-20 EBike, in such a short period, is a feat for ENVO that speaks to the company’s sustainable engineering, innovation and safety-oriented mindset.
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.”
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.”
ENVO Drive Systems is an innovative Canadian engineering company with a focus on evolving electric mobility to offset the impact of fossil fuels on our planet. With a vision to be the preferred e-mobility choice for the sustainable future of our planet, ENVO will continue to offer well-engineered, easy to maintain, modern and reasonably priced, clean energy e-mobility solutions for road, snow or water.
There are over 12,000 riders in the ENVO community, collectively saving over 85 million KGs of CO2 every year by opting for clean energy instead of using fossil fuels. ENVO is participating in the global commitment to cleaner air and reduced greenhouse emissions.
ENVO is committed to electric mobility. #ENVOLUTION