|Production and Quality
Frame Design and Construction
All e-Moto bicycle frame designs are rigorously evaluated for strength and safety before entering mass-production. Every e-Moto bicycle is designed from the ground up to be an electric assist bicycle, and is built from 6061 aluminum. To ensure that the added stresses of electric drive do not impact the stability of the frame, each new design is fully tested on a variety of automated machines that simulate riding conditions, excessive weight, and extreme vibration. This rigorous certification process allows e-Moto to stand behind the quality of the frames with a 10-year warranty against defect and failure.
All e-Moto frames receive heat treatment that uses a combination of temperature and liquid curing. The frames are put into a purpose built oven and are heated then, after removal from the oven, they are cooled in a liquid bath controlled electronically to ensure that the aluminum cools at a uniform rate, strengthening the alloy.
Paint and Finish Process
Every e-Moto electric bike is painted and decaled on-site using a state of the art sealed automated paint line. Frames are primed, painted with color, decaled, and then sprayed with a final clear coat for a long lasting shine.
Product testing starts long before any bicycles are built. Each individual Lithium-ion battery cell that ships to e-Moto from Panasonic in Japan is individually cycle tested to ensure optimum performance. Cells that pass the initial testing are then joined together, mated with their Battery Management System, and installed into their enclosure. 100% of those complete systems are again tested for optimum performance in charging and discharging before being installed onto an e-Moto electric bike.
Each e-Moto bicycle is fully tested for completeness, quality, and performance as it rolls off the assembly line. Additionally, a select group from each production lot is extensively road tested. These tests ensure that each e-Moto box contains a fully functional electric assist bicycle.
Select e-Moto bikes are taken from the assembly line and tested for compliance with US consumer safety standards by an independent testing laboratory in America. These tests ensure compliance with US laws and safety standards, as well as testing for the presence of hazardous materials—such as lead paint.
Environmentally Sound Packaging
All e-Moto bikes ship to you in a custom-fitted, double-walled cardboard box that is fully recyclable. The interior protective packing is primarily paper-based, keeping plastics use to a minimum. When possible, e-Moto Electric scooters are shipped in an environmentally friendly all-cardboard crating system, with no metal or plastic framework or bracing.