Panasonic Automotive Powers First Ul-certified Ebike

Zen Rider "Powered by Panasonic" launches in the U.S. market, available for off-the-shelf purchase and white label distribution


LAS VEGAS — Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America, a Division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, announces its collaboration with Totem USA to bring Totem’s first UL-certified eBike to the U.S. market, “Zen Rider.”  In 2019, Panasonic received the industry’s first e-Bike safety standard certification from UL (UL2849), a not-for-profit safety standards development organization and leading safety science company.

Powered by Panasonic, the Totem USA eBike “Zen Rider” provides consumers with an affordable, family-friendly option to meet growing demands of the eBike market. Research from NPD indicated a growth rate for electric bicycles of 240% in the 12 months leading up to July 2021, with sustained interest expected after the dramatic growth seen in cycling and sporting equipment amidst consumer pandemic spending.

“We’re proud to announce Totem USA’s first eBike, with a UL-certified Panasonic system, to expand mobility transformation in the United States.  With a low step through mounting on the Zen Rider, the bike design and motor/battery system are especially suited for urban areas,” said Derek Arciniaga, senior manager of business development at Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America.

Panasonic’s second UL 2849 certified motor & battery system features include:

  • 2-Axle motor + battery eBike system
  • 75 Nm of max torque, and a 404 Wh battery
  • Pedal assistance up to 15mph (perfect for city / local ordinances with 15mph speed limitations)

Totem USA, in collaboration with Panasonic, is prepared to design, develop and produce custom eBike offerings for companies interested in UL certified eBikes.  The Panasonic drive system is suitable for two-wheel and three-wheel city, touring or cargo eBike variants.

To demo the eBike at the CES eMobility track or to learn more about the Zen Rider Powered by Panasonic, please visit:

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