Bosch eBike Systems

With eBikes from Lake Constance to Brussels Students and Bosch employees successfully complete European tour

  • Cyclists, eBikes, and Bosch drive systems performed splendidly
  • Meeting with EU Energy Commissioner Günther Oettinger
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Stuttgart/Reutlingen, Germany – The results speak for themselves: After 58.5 hours in the saddle, 1036 kilometers ridden, 6953 vertical meters climbed, and an average of 11.5 full battery recharging cycles per person, participants in the e2rad eBike European tour reached the destination of Brussels last Friday, May 10. Eight students, a professor from the University of Cooperative Education Ravensburg, and employees of the main sponsor Bosch eBike Systems started a week before in Friedrichshafen. Over the next eight days, the group toured through six countries without any ac-cidents or major technical defects. Thanks to the powerful Bosch drives and Bosch PowerPack 400 batteries, the cyclists were able to easily with-stand fierce headwinds, rain, and steep climbs. The eBike fans reached their destination with an average speed of 21 km/h. At the official closing ceremony of the tour in the Belgian capital, they were received by the EU Energy Commissioner Günther Oettinger for exchange of experiences and the opportunity to take eBikes for test rides on the forecourt of the EU Par-liament. In addition, on Saturday, May 11, the group built an eBike test course for interested passers-by at the Brussels train station.

The Ravensburger University project e2rad has been in existence since 2008 and is led by students majoring in industrial engineering. With actions like this year’s Eu-ropean tour, the cyclists would like to increase awareness on the issue of electromobility among the population and explain the benefits of eBikes.

You will find a detailed final report and numerous pictures of the eBike Eu-ropean tour in the coming days at www.bosch-ebike.de.

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.

For more information please visit www.bosch-ebike.de

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.”

Further information is available online at www.bosch.com and www.bosch-press.com, http://twitter.com/BoschPresse.

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