From start-up to global player
Summary: The success story from 2009 to today
Bosch eBike Systems offers a comprehensive portfolio for pedelecs – everything from highly efficient drive units containing the motor and gear set to premium-quality batteries and intuitively operated, smart on-board and bicycle computers. This product range and division, established in 2009 as a start-up within the Bosch Group, were able to draw on and pool some essential know-how from the Group: the rechargeable batter technology from wireless power tools as well as electric motors, electronics and sensors from the automotive industry.
Today, Bosch eBike Systems counts among the leading manufacturers of eBike drive systems within the premium segment. Over 70 renowned bike brands worldwide trust "epowered by Bosch" components, which are meanwhile providing eBike riding enjoyment worldwide. Since 2014, the company has been strengthening its presence with its own branch offices in the North American market and in Asia. Offering innovative products and solutions, Bosch eBike Systems is shaping the bicycle market where networking, too, is playing an increasingly decisive role. The acquisition of COBI.Bike GmbH in 2017 marked a major milestone, expanding Bosch eBike Systems' portfolio in the field of connected products and services.
Perfect interplay: The Bosch eBike system
The driving force behind the successful development of this product range and division is our proven, sophisticated eBike drive system. All components from Bosch eBike Systems fit ideally together and function as a whole in perfect coordination, creating a synergised ensemble that maximises efficiency, convenience, comfort and riding pleasure.
The drive unit – the heart of the system
The drive units from Bosch eBike Systems lend a particularly natural riding sensation. Three sensors measure the rider's pedalling force, cadence and speed over 1,000 times per second. This facilitates optimum interplay between rider and eBike. With our drive series Active Line, Active Line Plus, Performance Line, and Performance Line CX, Bosch offers eBikers the ideal motor for every riding situation – from relaxed cruising through cityscapes to athletic application on off-road tracks.
Rechargeable batteries – the energy source for pedelecs
Whether for long-distance touring or the daily ride to work – Bosch has the fitting battery to meet any requirements. The PowerPacks 300, 400 and 500 are available in frame or rack variants, while the PowerTube 500 can be form-fit integrated by your eBike manufacturer into the bike frame. By combining two rechargeable batteries, DualBattery permits an energy content of up to 1,000 watt hours. All lithium-ion batteries from Bosch are low-weight in design and feature high energy density and long service life. The intelligent Battery Management System (BMS) from Bosch protects your rechargeable batteries against excessively high temperatures, overcharging and deep discharge.
The on-board computer – intelligence on your handlebars
The various Bosch on-board computers offer eBikers precisely the information and support that they need. This starts by clearly displaying the key riding data, and ranges through to bike-optimized route calculation custom-tailored to your eBike. While the information presented on the analogue Purion and Intuvia displays is minimised to the essentials, Nyon and Kiox open the door to the "colourful" online world – so that connected eBikers have now become reality. With COBI.Bike, Bosch eBike Systems offers customers the option of choosing between on-board computers and smartphone-based solutions.
Short profile: Claus Fleischer
Claus Fleischer has been CEO of Bosch eBike Systems since July 2012. The trained mechanical engineer has over twenty years of experience at the Bosch Group in Germany and abroad. For three years, from the start of 2007 until the end of 2009, he headed development work on brake systems at Bosch in Farmington Hills, Michigan in the United States. He then served at company headquarters at the Stuttgart-Schillerhöhe location as assistant to the Chairman of the Board of Management of Bosch Group, responsible for technical affairs for corporate planning. Fleischer is an enthusiastic mountain biker and road racing rider, and is passionate about alpine sports.
|Dimension:||2480 x 3507 px
21 x 29.69 cm