How to Become an Electric Bike Technician

Ed Benjamin reviews the work members of the class who installed a Watts Up meter on a a ProdecoTech electric bike.

Ed Benjamin reviews the work members of the class who installed a Watts Up meter on a a ProdecoTech electric bike.

By Edward Benjamin, LEVA Founder & Chairman

Life and work in the bike biz is getting more difficult.

As I write this, the trade journals are reporting big decreases in bike shop revenues. (And we all know that there are a lot fewer bike shops today than a few years ago…)

Pay for folks who work in bike shops is not so good…. [Read more…]

Electric Bike Shops: Tips On Safer Battery Charging [VIDEO]

battery charging cartBy Edward Benjamin, Lead Instructor of the Light Electric Vehicle Association Technician Training.

Electric Bike Batteries rarely catch fire. But when they do, it can be a serious danger and problem. Lithium batteries are not easy to extinguish, and both training and preparation is needed to reduce the hazard.

Cases of ebike battery fires are very, very rare at home. But in the bike shop, where damaged and defective batteries can be expected, with customers bringing their ‘problem’ batteries to the service center — extra care is [Read more…]

Electric Bike Battery Fires and How to Prevent Them [VIDEO]

A lithium ion electric bike battery pack with its cells exposed.By Edward Benjamin, Lead Instructor of the Light Electric Vehicle Association Technician Training.

For a battery of any sort to catch fire is rare. For an electric bicycle battery to catch fire is, perhaps, even more rare.

There are about 220 million electric bikes in daily service around the globe, and fires are so rare as to attract [Read more…]

Electric Bike Technician Training at ProdecoTech by LEVA

Ed Benjamin reviews the work members of the class who installed a Watts Up meter on a a ProdecoTech electric bike.

Ed Benjamin reviews the work of members of the class who installed a Watts Up meter on a ProdecoTech Stride electric bike.

The other day Robert Provost, CEO of ProdecoTech, invited me to join them for the Light Electric Vehicle Association (LEVA) E-Bike Technician Training at ProdecoTech headquarters.

How could I say no?!

The LEVA E-Bike Technician Training helps electric bike dealers increase their e-bike knowledge and diagnose and troubleshoot electric bike technical issues for their customers.

Ed Benjamin is the founder and chairman of LEVA (also Managing Director of eCycleElectric) and he taught the 3 levels of [Read more…]

ProdecoTech to Host LEVA E-Bike Technician Training & Certification

This is a press release from ProdecoTech.

Oakland Park, FL – Robert Provost President of ProdecoTech along with Heather Marshman Executive Director of the Light Electric Vehicle Association (LEVA) announced today that the Oakland Park based company will be hosting the LEVA E-Bike technician training and certification at their new 60,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility on May 1 and 2 of 2014.

ProdecoTech management expects this training will solidify the advancement of E-bike technologies to its dealer base and also to future prospects. The training has been developed by Dr. Don Gerhardt and various [Read more…]