Bosch eBike Systems

A 1,000-kilometer eBike tour through Europe: “e2rad” university project in Ravensburg starts on May 3rd 2013
in Friedrichshafen; tour to lead through six European countries and end
in Brussels

  • Bosch eBike Systems is the project's main sponsor.
  • Anyone who is interested can try the eBikes on test tracks in Bregenz and Brussels.
  • Additional participants are also welcome to join in for segments of the tour.
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  • April 24, 2013
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Stuttgart/Reutlingen, Germany – On Friday, May 3rd 2013, one professor and eight students from the Baden-Württemberg Cooperative University in Ravensburg will start on a 1,000-kilometer tour through Europe on eBikes. They will be accompanied by employees of the project's main sponsor, the Reutlingen-based Bosch eBike Systems. The tour will officially begin at 8:30 a.m. at the Zeppelin Museum in Friedrichshafen under the slogan “Doping with electricity: an eBike tour through Europe.” From 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. the group will make a stop at an information booth in Bregenz located by the ice cream pavilion on the lakeshore, where visitors will be able to try out the eBikes on a test course. The cyclists aim to use the tour to raise awareness for electric drive systems and demonstrate the advantages of eBikes. During the eight day-long stages, the eBike enthusiasts will cycle through Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Luxembourg and Belgium. On the 10th of May the group will arrive at the finish line in Brussels. Here, too, members of the public will be able to learn about eBikes and test out these high-tech bicycles in front of the main train station in Brussels on May 11th .

First-rate technology for the eBike team
The e2rad university project in Ravensburg began in 2008 and is organized by students from the industrial engineering program. In 2012 the team members crossed the Alps on eBikes. The previous year, five students participated in a long-range test, during which they cycled from Flensburg to Friedrichshafen. Bosch's proven eBike System will provide the group with a reliable boost of power to speed them ahead on this year's e2rad tour. Tamara Winograd, Press Spokesperson for Bosch eBike Systems, states: “The right technology plays a crucial role in a project of this kind. This is why we are delighted to act as the tour's main sponsor. Furthermore, we see this project as an excellent opportunity to meet people along the way who haven't had any experience with eBikes before, and to give them the opportunity to find out for themselves how easy and appealing it is to ride eBikes with components from Bosch.” The team will be using bicycles equipped with the powerful Bosch Drive Unit mounted on the middle of the bicycle frame and the high-performance PowerPack 400 battery and charger.

Additional participants welcome to join in
Members of the public are welcome to join the team for individual segments of the tour. Journalists and employees of Bosch eBike Systems will also accompany the group along the way. “The course is planned so that other eBikers and cyclists can join in at any time,” says Andreas Rist, who is responsible for planning the tour. “We're looking forward to meeting all kinds of new people and sharing experiences with them in a friendly atmosphere.” Details on the course and the schedule for the tour are available online at The participants will be sharing their impressions, photos and videos of the tour on the Bosch eBike Systems and e2rad Facebook pages. Additional information on the e2rad project and the tour through Europe is available at and

About Bosch eBike Systems
A new generation of bikes is taking town and country by storm and is already a part of eve-ryday life. eBikes are a modern means of transport for modern people: people in a hurry and people who prefer to take it easy, the fit and the comfort lovers, commuters and pleasure cyclists and, of course, young and old. The tailwind of technology-leading eBikes made by what are already more than 50 leading brands in Europe is powered by components that Bosch is developing to perfection. The Bosch portfolio ranges from the highly efficient drive unit (motor and gearbox) and high-quality batteries to a smart on-board and cycle computer that can be used intuitively. Perfect coordination of components holds the key to typical Bosch performance in terms of both comfort and efficiency. Like other Bosch products, the eBike systems benefit from the Bosch Group’s technology and production know-how. From conception and engineering to manufacturing, marketing and after-sales service, Bosch eBike Systems constantly set new standards for the eBike industry. The Bosch Group’s experience in the areas of electric motors, sensor technology, displays and lithium-ion batteries ensures that Bosch eBike systems use technology that is invented for life and that eBike users have their fun.

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About Bosch
The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 375,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2015). The company generated sales of 70.6 billion euros in 2015. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing and sales network covers some 150 countries. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. Bosch employs 55,800 associates in research and development at 118 locations across the globe. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to deliver innovations for a connected life. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.”

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