UL Certified Ebikes & Ebike Batteries: Full List

While shopping around for ebikes, you may be seeing references to “UL Certification.” Or maybe you’re shopping for an ebike or ebike battery that is UL listed. Let’s talk about what UL certification means, why it’s important, and where some of the top ebike brands stand in regard to UL certification.

Ebikes use a lithium battery similar to many other common household items such as cell phones, laptops, and electric toothbrushes. In rare cases, these batteries can get hot and even cause fires. In the case of ebikes, this can happen when the batteries get damaged, are improperly charged, or are incorrectly stored. While ebike batteries aren’t inherently dangerous, it’s important to follow all recommendations from the ebike manufacturer. 

Current estimates show that less than 15% of ebikes sold in the US have UL certifications. It is unclear how often ebikes cause fires, but in New York City alone, fires number into the hundreds each year. Check out the National Fire Protection Associations’ thoughts on ebike safety, including tips to stay safe. And if you’re looking for a fire-resistant battery bag, check out our battery bag. (Amazon or 10% using code “battery” on shop.ebikeescape.com). They are also available in larger sizes.

Editor’s Note for Ebike Brands: If you’d like to be added to our list please go over to our contact form. Include models that are UL certified, what certifications have been completed, and a brief write-up similar to the ones shown below.

What is UL Certification for Ebikes?

UL certification is a way for consumers to know that their bikes’ batteries and electrical components are safe. This certification helps minimize fire risk and includes a review of the electrical drive train system, battery, and charger. UL 2849 certification says nothing about the roadworthiness of the ebike and is not a full evaluation of the bike, but rather an endorsement of safety on the electrical aspects.

UL 2271 vs. UL 2849

Another certification is UL 2271, which relates specifically to the battery on an ebike as opposed to all electrical systems. UL 2849 is all-encompassing within the entire electrical system; you may find ebike companies which have only certified their battery.

TÜV Rheinland UL Certified

We also want to mention that many brands follow TÜV certifications, which is an international standard for safety in electric outputs. Companies that seek this certification may not be based in the US, but may sell their products in the States, requiring further compliance. If you see “TÜV Certified,” your bike adheres to the proper electrical safety guidelines. TheTÜV Rheinland lab has recently been recognized by OSHA as a valid lab for UL 2849 standards.

UL Certification and Legal Requirements

There are currently no national regulations around requirements for UL certification for ebikes in the US. Likely due to recent large fires, places such as New York City now require UL certification. Ebike companies are being encouraged by the CPSC to meet these standards as a way to increase safety voluntarily. If the request for voluntary compliance isn’t sufficient, a mandatory endorsement may be required in the future. 

Please note that while some ebikes might not be fully UL certified, the charger may be UL Listed. Do not confuse this with UL 2849 or UL 2271 certifications. So where do the different ebike companies stand? Learn more about which ebikes are UL certified below. If you’re in the ebike business, get in touch to be added to this list.

Lectric Ebikes: All Models Now UL 2849 Certified

As of November 2023, all Lectric models are UL 2849 Certified. Being one of, if not the largest seller of ebikes in North America it’s great to see Lectric making safety a priority. And even more, Lectric models are the most affordable UL certified ebikes we’ve come across.

Check out all of our Lectric reviews here.

Aventon Ebikes:TÜV Certified in Accordance with UL 2849

According to Aventon, their ebikes are TÜV certified in accordance with UL 2849. This assures consumers that the Aventon bikes have been certified to meet critical electrical and fire safety standards. You can make sure your model is covered by clicking here.

In fall of 2023, the NY Department of Consumer and Worker Protection also confirmed Aventon is ok under their new law to continue selling with theTÜV testing.

Aventon has an excellent article about taking care of your battery. It covers all the basics of charging and care for your ebike battery, which will decrease fire risk and increase the life of your battery regardless of UL certification.

Check out our reviews of Aventon ebikes here.

Rad Power Bikes: Moving Forward with UL Certification

Rad Power Bikes is not a brand-new company– it currently holds the title of the largest seller of ebikes in North America. They had been following the European standard, EN 15194, which was available before ebikes took off in the US. 

We are glad to report they are also embracing UL 2849! Starting in September of 2023, Rad announced their commitment to sell only UL-certified ebikes. While many of their models have already been in compliance with the standard, this certification allows for New York City residents to ride the city in safety.

UL certification has become the gold standard of safety compliance. Certifying and testing to the UL standard, as Rad Power Bikes does, ensures that ebike batteries are upheld to the highest standards of safety and have undergone rigorous testing.”

-Rad Power Bikes

Check out our reviews of Rad Power Bikes here.

Flyer Ebikes: All of their Ebikes are UL Certified

Flyer, the company most known for the little red wagon, takes safety seriously. Unsurprisingly, they already have their bikes meeting the UL 2849 certification. Check out our review of their cargo bike here.

Not only do Flyer™ bikes meet the UL 2849 standard, but all electrical systems undergo extensive life cycle testing. This ensures our motors, controllers, and batteries meet and exceed our extended warranty.

-Flyer

In addition, all Flyer bike frames and forks are ISO4210, an international bicycling safety standard that coves both high-impact and long-term fatigue testing. This further highlights Flyer’s dedication to safety.

Velotric – The Discover 1 is UL Certified.

Velotric reports that Discover 1, Go1, and Packer 1 are UL 2849 and UL 2271 certified. More information on the Velotric Discover 1 certifications can be found in their UL certification blog post.

Velotric’s Nomad 1, is also certified to UL 2271 (battery only) but not UL 2849 (all electrical systems). According to Velotric, the Nomad 1 is undergoing testing now and will be UL 2849 certified soon.

At Velotric, we’ve always wanted to create a bike that balances getting the best key components, while keeping costs down. This hasn’t come at the expense of safety, which is and always has been one of our core values”

-Velotric

Here is a direct link to Velotric’s verification.

Check out all of our Velotric reviews here.

Propella: Up To Standard

While Propella emphasizes fire safety in their ebikes, particularly with the Mini Max & 7S V4 XR’s batteries being SGS-certified to UL 2271 standards, it’s important to note this certification applies only to the battery itself, not the entire electrical system. UL 2849 is the specific standard for ebike electrical systems, and currently there’s no information available confirming Propella ebikes meet this wider UL standard.

Propella also claims that their 9S PRO V2’s motor is SGS-certified per UL 2849.

Pedego Ebikes: All new Ebikes are UL Certified

Pedego will be introducing their new 2024 ebikes with the UL 2849 Certification and UL 2271 Battery Certification, elevating the brand with Pedego’s resin-battery manufacturing process and extensive testing to create the highest level of safety and performance. This goes above and beyond the requirements of the UL standard and we’re so excited for Pedego’s new safety era!

Ride1Up: Battery-Centric

While Ride1Up doesn’t explicitly advertise which ebike models sport UL certified builds, their website assures us that nearly all their batteries have undergone UL’s rigorous testing.

We have completed UL certification for nearly all batteries of our bikes

Ride1Up

They also claim that since 2018, with thousands of their ebikes hitting the road, there has never been a reported battery-related fire. This doesn’t mean Ride1Up has received the certifications, but they have conducted their research to ensure rider safety.

If you’ve got your eye on a specific Ride1Up model, it’d be best to contact their support directly to confirm before you hit “buy.”

Juiced Ebikes: Newly UL Certified

The Juiced brand of ebikes recently hopped on board to the full UL 2849 and UL 2271 certifications as of October 2023–all current models, including the RipCurrent S, RipCurrent, RipRacer and CrossCurrent X, are in compliance with regard to electrical safety.

Juiced is proud of our strong commitment to rider safety, and we’re determined to meet these crucial safety certifications for all future models.”

-Juiced

In addition to their electrical compliance, Juiced also provides riders with safety assurance by including hydraulic disc brakes, super bright headlights (up to 2,000 lumens), integrated brake lights, turn signals and rearview mirrors (available on select models).

We can’t wait to see what they bring to the table next! Check our all of our Juiced reviews here.

Euphree: On Their Way

All Euphree ebikes are equipped with UL 2271-certified batteries as of Fall 2023, proving their commitment to safety while working to achieve their UL 2849 full-bike certification in just a couple of months. 

Gaining a certification in regard to consumer safety is a lengthy process with rigorous testing, but we are excited that the Euphree team is currently in-the-works, as their ebike models deserve all the recognition of a reliable ride!

Learn more about the Euphree City Robin X+.

Bosch: Paving the Way

Bosch ebikes not only thrives on their goal to provide high-quality transportation, built to withstand bumps on the trail and time itself, but they have been on par with safety even before New York City’s new regulations.

Since 2021, Bosch has been building their models under UL 2849 and UL 2271 standards. With compliant batteries, controls and all moving parts, riding with Bosch is undoubtedly reliable. So much so, that other ebike brands such as Benno, Bianche, Breezer, Cannondale, Diamondback, Gazelle, Reise and Muller, Trek, Tern, Urban Arrow and Zen use their motor systems, driving their trustworthy brand to further success.

Denago: Eight Models & More To Come

Eight key ebike models under Denago’s portfolio have recently achieved UL 2849 certification. All batteries have already been operating under the UL 2271 certification, and this commitment to safety brings them to a new level. 

Look for these models when considering a smooth and safe ride with Denago: 

  • City 1 Top Tube and Step-thru
  • Commute 1 Top Tube and Step-thru
  • City 2 Top Tube and Step-thru
  • Folding 1
  • Cruiser 1 Top Tube and Step-thru
  • Fat Tire Top Tube and Step-thru
  • eXC1
  • eXC2

While UL 2849 and UL 2271 certifications are new for Denago, manufacturing to the standards is not.

Every Denago model has already been built to meet the UL 2849 and UL 2271 standards from the beginning. Formal testing and certification to demonstrate that our bikes and batteries meet those standards, conducted through a UL partner lab, was the next step in our continual process to build safe, reliable eBikes.”

-Denago eBikes

Check out all of our Denago reviews here.

Heybike: TÜV Certified

Heybike clearly states on their website: TÜV Certified in accordance with UL 2849. This means that all Heybike riders are safe to take on the trail! 

Considering this brand has a wide market here in the US, as well as Canada, France, Germany, and the UK, adhering to TÜV guidelines ensures that all riders across the globe need not worry about their electric bikes functionality.

Magicycle: All But One

Magicycle has kicked their safety into high gear as all but one of their ebikes clearly state “UL 2849 Certified.” Minus their lightweight commuter model, Magicycle’s all-purpose options will take you from the city to the trails without risk of safety to yourself and your surroundings. 

Make every ebike experience “magical” knowing this manufacturer covers all their bases.

Works In Progress

The Ebike Escape team is fully onboard for these exciting updates to the safety of ebikes. We will continually update this list as we find more brands that adhere to the strict safety guidelines that UL 2849 and UL 2271 promote, equipping all riders (especially those in NYC!) with a reliable means of environmentally friendly transportation. 

A few of the well-known brands that we cannot find UL certifications on their websites include:

While they may have not achieved this certification yet, we know these great brands are working hard to ensure safety and compliance for their customers.

In Conclusion…

Ebikes are becoming more popular in the US, and ownership continues to rise. With New York City banning non-UL certified ebikes and batteries, there is likely to be more pressure for further state and/or federal regulation. We are happy to see ebike companies addressing UL certification for their ebikes and hope to see others follow suit in adopting UL or equivalent safety standards.

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    1. This is an ever-changing list and we are trying to keep it updated. Thank you for bringing this one to our attention.

      I see no mention of UL certification on Heybikes website. The only place I can find any mention is in the titles of the listing on Amazon and Walmart and then nothing in the body of the listing. Can you provide me with a better source?

  1. This is is missing all of the much higher quality and certified bikes that use Bosch components like Reise and Muller, Gazelle, Tern, etc.

  2. Wired Freedom is using undergoing UL certification right now according to responses from a staff member. I hope they do because that bike is a beast!
    https://wiredebikes.com/

    Nireka not mentioned here is an unknown but is worth mentioning because their bikes seem to be very good.

      1. I don’t find Macgicycle in the databases of certified products at UL, TUV or SGS. Which lab do they claim to have gotten their certificate issued from and what is the certificate number?

    1. It does looks like there is a mix of UL and non-UL certified bikes on their website.

      We are constantly trying to keep this list updated. The industry is just changing at such a rate, it is hard to keep up!

  3. Are you verifying the certification status or relying on the brand’s own statement they have? I can search for brands and models that received UL 2849 certification in UL’s ProspectoriQ database. It’s not nearly as easy for UL 2271. I think they only have brands that contracted UL for testing and certification (after successful results). I can’t find a similar tool on SGS’s site, which is who Lectric claims to have submitted their models through. All I can find is a contact form through which you can ask to verify if an SGS-published certificate is valid.

    Some brands make this easy: Blaupunkt and Young post PDFs of either the complete report or just the certificate so prospective buyers can download them.

    Some brands I have found in UL’s database (Denago, Himiway, Radio Flyer, Rad Power, Fucare, etc.) don’t, but they’re clearly certified as far as UL is concerned. I don’t know why they wouldn’t as it’s a marketing advantage, or the only way they can legally sell into places like NYC or SF. Perhaps they are still working through old inventory that wouldn’t qualify as certified?

    Anyone can claim to be UL certified, compliant etc. even if untrue, until someone goes to the trouble of finding out and UL, SGS, TUV, Intertek etc. tells them to quit it or face legal prosecution. Who is going to independently verify that a brand’s product actually passed all tests that were conducted internally, which is what “compliant” means? Complaint also doesn’t pass muster for places that require certification (which only UL or one of their authorized independent labs can issue).

    It’s difficult for an individual consumer to verify outside of UL’s database. And I’ve not gotten any responses from some brands that claim UL certified status but don’t publish the certificate or even the certificate number to requests for verification as an individual consumer. However, as a reviewer and social media influencer, you may succeed.

  4. Don’t go by the “word” of any brand. Verify for yourself by checking with UL, TUV or SGS. You have to check the database of the lab that the brand claims to have gotten their UL certification testing and issuance from as they don’t pool the information into a single database, though it’d be great if UL did as it is their standards, but the standard organization is separate from the testing and verification organization to minimize conflict of interest.

    Also, “tested” means the brand or manufacturer did their own testing, but something likely failed, or they’d use the term “compliant”, which means the samples all passed the internal testing. Internal testing is done to make sure the design and quality of production will be good enough to pass independent testing so they don’t waste time or money on deficient designs or samples. Neither is acceptable if your municipality or residence requires UL certification. “Certified” means UL or an authorized third party lab conducted the tests, all samples passed and the lab issued a “certificate of compliance”. Your municipality or residence may request proof of the certification, which you can do by either providing the name of the issuing lab and the certificate number or a PDF of the issued certificate from the lab. Blaupunkt makes it easy. You can download a PDF of theirs from their ebike model page, and they show up in UL’s database. I wish others made it so easy to find theirs.

    Here are search results for currently UL 2849 e-bikes tested and certified by UL:

    https://productiq.ulprospector.com/en/search?term=QGNS&page=1

    Here is where you can search for brands that claim to have their certification issued by TUV, one of the third party labs authorized by UL:

    https://www.certipedia.com/

    Here is where you can search for brands or models that claim to have UL certification issued by SGS, another lab authorized by UL:

    https://www.sgs.com/en/certified-clients-and-products/sgs-certified-components-and-products

    1. Thanks for the information. I’m curious if you have found examples of companies saying “Tested” which indeed is misleading. It seems that they use these words
      interchangeably to mean the same things.

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