History of Bosch eBike Systems

A success story

Founded in 2009, launched in 2010 and brought to the market in model year 2011. Bosch eBike Systems has been equipping eBikes with efficient drives since that time. Innovative technology from Bosch is present in many pedelecs - even the first generations of the Bosch eBike Systems are still very up-to-date.

History of Bosch eBike Systems

A success story

Founded in 2009, launched in 2010 and brought to the market in model year 2011. Bosch eBike Systems has been equipping eBikes with efficient drives since that time. Innovative technology from Bosch is present in many pedelecs - even the first generations of the Bosch eBike Systems are still very up-to-date.

2011

Bosch gets involved with eMobility

Bosch brings new mobility to the eBike market: with a drive system that can be used just as easily for relaxed cruising in the city or sporty bike trips into the countryside. The detachable on-board computer means that the rider has important information in view at all times.

 

 

The first drive system from Bosch flexibly adapts to every riding style and situation - whether a leisurely bike ride or a more athletic outing, whether for a trekking bike or city bike.

  • 50 Nm Torque
  • Four riding modes (Eco, Tour, Sport, Speed)
  • Innovative 3-sensor technology
  • Support up to 25 km/h

The powerful rechargeable battery with proven Bosch lithium-ion technology and short charging time provides the necessary power and range for even greater independence when eBiking.

  • 288 Wh power
  • Standard or rack battery
  • Max. charging time 2.5 hours
  • Frame or rack battery

The detachable Bosch on-board computer displays the most important basic information (for example, current speed or remaining range) and is a reliable companion on any trip.

  • Current riding information
  • Battery monitoring
  • Riding mode selection
  • Compact design

Compact chargers from Bosch quickly re-energise rechargeable batteries – ideal for when you're on the move. ECP battery cell management protects against overcharging and overheating.

  • 110 or 230 Volts
  • Charging time: max. 2.5 hours
  • Compact dimensions
  • Light weight (> 1.0 kg)

2012

Even more speed for the eBike

Drive Unit Speed is the name of the new high-performance drive system from Bosch: This allows support of up to 45 km/h to be achieved, guaranteeing that tailwind feeling.

The intelligent 3-way sensor system delivers the motor power very sensitively – enabling fast and powerful support in every situation and at all speeds.

  • 50 Nm Torque
  • Four riding modes (Eco, Tour, Sport, Speed)
  • Innovative 3-sensor technology
  • Support up to 45 km/h 
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2013

Intuitive on-board computer

The Bosch Intuvia on-board computer makes riding the eBike even easier and more comfortable: The separate control unit makes it easy to select the desired riding mode - the clear display shows current information such as travel time or remaining range.

Intuitive on-board computer

The Bosch Intuvia on-board computer makes riding the eBike even easier and more comfortable: The separate control unit makes it easy to select the desired riding mode - the clear display shows current information such as travel time or remaining range.

The improved Bosch PowerPacks make even extended trips with the eBike a genuine pleasure. Single cell monitoring enables the voltage of each individual cell to be monitored.

  • 300/400 Wh power
  • Battery Management System (BMS)
  • Long service life
  • Frame or rack battery

 

 

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The intuitive on-board computer is the control centre of the drive system, uniting rider and machine. The smartphone can also be charged via the USB port.

  • Separate control unit
  • Information on speed, range, distance and time
  • Off-board mode
  • USB port for smartphones
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The compact and lightweight chargers supply the Bosch PowerPacks with 100% energy in a maximum of 2.5 or 3.5 hours - for even greater ranges and more flexibility.

  • 230 V
  • Charging time: max. 2.5 hours
  • Compact dimensions
  • Lighter weight (0.8 kg)

2014

New drives for greater dynamism

The innovative Bosch Active and Performance Line drive systems are characterised by maximum efficiency and dynamics. Whether you choose a relaxed pace on your way to work or a sporty style when riding off-road: Bosch ensures the optimum "tailwind" for every trip by eBike.

Drive Unit Performance Line 25 km/h or 45 km/h

Maximum sporting performance for the eBike: The finely-balanced drive with powerful torque provides enough power for every challenge - whether on a weekend excursion or on the way to the office.

Drive Unit Performance Line 25 km/h or 45 km/h

Maximum sporting performance for the eBike: The finely-balanced drive with powerful torque provides enough power for every challenge - whether on a weekend excursion or on the way to the office.

The smooth and agile drive system from Bosch adapts to the needs of the rider with the utmost precision - for perfectly delivered support in every situation.

  • 50 Nm Torque (hub gear system)
  • 60 Nm Torque (derailleur system)
  • Five riding modes (Eco, Tour, Sport, Turbo, Off)
  • Innovative 3-sensor technology
  • Support up to 25 km/h or 45 km/h
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The smooth and agile drive system from Bosch adapts to the needs of the rider with the utmost precision - for perfectly delivered support in every situation.

  • 48 Nm Torque
  • Five riding modes (Eco, Tour, Sport, Turbo, Off)
  • Innovative 3-sensor technology
  • Optional backpedal function
  • Support up to 25 km/h
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2015

Simply smarter eBiking

Advanced solutions from Bosch: Nyon is the first all-in-one on-board computer for the eBike and offers numerous functions such as GPS navigation and individual fitness training. Nyon is the key to a new, uniquely networked eBike world.

Nyon on-board computer

The Nyon smart on-board computer paves the way to the interconnected eBike world: Together with the Bosch online portal and the smartphone app, Nyon is a travel guide, tour planner and fitness trainer all in one, offering a whole new dimension in eBiking.

The all-in-one on-board computer offers numerous functions:

  • Numerous riding information
  • Fitness function
  • Smartphone function
  • eBike Connectivity
  • GPS navigation

Nyon on-board computer

The Nyon smart on-board computer paves the way to the interconnected eBike world: Together with the Bosch online portal and the smartphone app, Nyon is a travel guide, tour planner and fitness trainer all in one, offering a whole new dimension in eBiking.

The all-in-one on-board computer offers numerous functions:

  • Numerous riding information
  • Fitness function
  • Smartphone function
  • eBike Connectivity
  • GPS navigation

Concentrated performance in an attractive design: The modified drive system offers high-precision motor control - for powerful drive, fast sprints and sporty riding styles.

  • 75 Nm Max. Torque
  • Five riding modes (Eco, Tour, Sport, Speed, Off)
  • Innovative 3-sensor technology
  • Ergonomic, compact design
  • Support up to 25 km/h
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The electronic solution for integrated gear shifting makes eBiking even more comfortable, while at the same time enhancing safety by allowing you to concentrate fully on the ride.

  • For derailleur systems and hub gear systems
  • Four electronic gear shifting solutions
  • Depending on cadence or speed
  • Cooperation with NuVinci Cycling, Rohloff and Shimano
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2016

Power for greater range

Bosch batteries are particularly efficient energy suppliers: With a range of up to 90 kilometres, this is the perfect choice for ambitious eMountain bikers, sporty riders and commuters.

 

PowerPack 500 rechargeable battery

The high-quality lithium-ion batteries combine impressive mileage performance with low weight and simple handling. The Bosch PowerPack 500 is as big as and just a little heavier than the PowerPack 400 but offers greater range. It is fully recharged in just 4.5 hours.

  • 500 Wh power
  • Frame or rack battery
  • Battery Management System (BMS)
  • Long service life

 

PowerPack 500 rechargeable battery

The high-quality lithium-ion batteries combine impressive mileage performance with low weight and simple handling. The Bosch PowerPack 500 is as big as and just a little heavier than the PowerPack 400 but offers greater range. It is fully recharged in just 4.5 hours.

  • 500 Wh power
  • Frame or rack battery
  • Battery Management System (BMS)
  • Long service life

2017

New design, new energy.

Bosch is expanding its eBike product range with the Purion on-board computer, which features an impressively minimalist design. Also new is the dual battery for maximum range: It combines two powerful PowerPacks and delivers up to 1,000 Watt hours.

With its clearly structured display containing important basic information, Purion combines design and functionality - and simple operation with a the click of a thumb ensures comfort and safety.

  • Clearly arranged, non-glare display
  • Information on speed, range, distance and riding mode
  • Optional service interval display
  • Micro-USB port
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With its particularly compact format, the charger fits into any pannier, making it ideal for longer eBike tours. It fully charges the PowerPack 500 in just 7.5 hours.

  • 110 - 230 Volt
  • 40% smaller than the standard charger
  • Weighs just 600 grams
  • Robust and resistant to dirt
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The combination of 2x PowerPack 500 delivers up to 1000 watt hours, intelligently switching between batteries, making it ideal for tour bikers and cargo bikers.

  • 1,000 Wh
  • Battery Management System (BMS)
  • Intelligent charging system
  • 100% charge in 9 hours
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2018

The first ABS for pedelecs

The first production-ready anti-lock braking system for eBikes is a particular product highlight: It ensures maximum safety in every situation, whether on dry or wet roads. Other highlights include the new Active Line Plus which is quiet and small but powerful, and the new Active Line, which impresses with its reduced weight and elegant appearance.

The quiet Bosch motor gives you even more riding pleasure, without any annoying background noise and, thanks to the intelligent drive system, produces a particularly smooth power characteristic

  • 40 Nm Torque
  • Five riding modes (Eco, Tour, Sport, Speed, Off) 
  • Intelligent 3-sensor concept
  • Minimal pedal resistance in Off mode
  • Support up to 25 km/h
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The new gearbox concept enables the drive system to deliver a smooth and agile riding sensation. Its modest weight ensures optimum handling in all riding situations

  • 50 Nm Torque
  • Five riding modes (Eco, Tour, Sport, Speed, Off)
  • Minimal pedal resistance in Off mode
  • Innovative 3-sensor technology
  • Support up to 25 km/h
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The slim battery can be integrated within the frame either vertically or horizontally, so that it remains invisible. A convenient function makes the battery easier to grip for removal and replacement.

  • 500 Wh
  • Convenient battery replacement
  • Safety mechanism
  • 100% charge in 4.5 hours
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The world's first production-ready anti-lock braking system for eBikes enables controlled, stable braking, even under difficult conditions - making it ideal for trekking and city riding.

  • ABS for the front wheel
  • Rear wheel lift control
  • Separate ABS light
  • Activates from speeds of 6 km/h
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eMTB mode in the Performance Line CX switches between the Tour and Turbo modes for improved start-up behaviour and optimum support whatever the terrain.

  • Maximum torque of up to 75 Nm
  • Dynamic support up to 300%
  • Optimum traction and control
  • For the ultimate Uphill Flow
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Faszination eBike epowered by Bosch

Staff at Bosch eBike Systems develop unique and useful solutions in the area of eMobility. They are committed to a forward-looking eBike world and are playing an important role in shaping the mobility of the future.

Faszination eBike epowered by Bosch

Staff at Bosch eBike Systems develop unique and useful solutions in the area of eMobility. They are committed to a forward-looking eBike world and are playing an important role in shaping the mobility of the future.