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Extra power for drive units

Software updates for Bosch eBike drive systems

  • Cargo Line ensures even more comfortable riding under load
  • Performance Line Speed offers a bigger boost on daily journeys
  • Performance Line CX has new features for eMountain bikers
Tamara Winograd

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Stuttgart/Reutlingen – For model year 2021 Bosch eBike Systems is providing software updates for Cargo Line, Cargo Line Speed, Performance Line Speed and Performance Line CX (from model year 2020 onwards). Now with a maximum torque of 85 Nm and further advances in the software, eBikers benefit from an even more natural and dynamic riding sensation. The increased drive torque ensures greater performance, particularly evident at low cadences: for even greater riding enjoyment in the city, out in the countryside and on the trails.

Easier acceleration with Cargo Line and Cargo Line Speed

Cargo Line makes goods easy and comfortable to transport by eCargo bike. The drive unit comes in two variants – the first with support for up to 25 km/h, and then Cargo Speed for up to 45 km/h. With the software update, cargo bikers will benefit from a stronger torque of 85 Nm as well as more dynamic adjustment. The motor provides even more powerful support at low cadences. This makes uphill starts easier, as well as delivering appreciable acceleration when loaded up – and thus ensures stress-free transporting of heavy goods.

More dynamic riding sensation with Performance Line Speed

Performance Line Speed accelerates S-pedelecs up to 45 km/h, so long distances can be covered with ease. From model year 2021 onwards the drive will provide a maximum torque of 85 Nm. This ensures a bigger boost and a more dynamic riding sensation, both of which are especially evident at low cadences. High speeds are quickly achieved and long distances can be covered effortlessly.

Experience the ultimate in eMTBing with Performance Line CX

Compact, lightweight and with more power, Performance Line CX combines high quality materials, an extremely powerful drive and high-end sensors. With the software update, eMountain bikers can look forward to new motor control features, increased torque of up to 85 Nm, and further advances in eMTB mode. The riding experience is thus even more natural, intuitive and powerful. This brings eMountain biking on the trail to a whole new level.

Software update available from summer 2020

Software updates for Cargo Line and Performance Line CX (from model year 2020 onwards) will be installable by specialist retailers starting in summer 2020. Cargo bikes with Cargo Speed and S-pedelecs with Performance Speed drive units cannot be retrofitted.

Bosch eBike Systems is shaping the future of eBike mobility with innovative products and digital services ranging from highly efficient drive systems to the first production-ready ABS for eBikes and Connected Biking solutions. On the daily routes through the city, on leisurely rides through the countryside or for sporting adventures in the mountains: Bosch eBike Systems offers eBikers the right drive system (drive unit, battery, display, and app) for every requirement and every area of use, ensuring a unique riding sensation. Today, more than 100 of the world's leading bicycle brands trust the perfectly coordinated, modular product portfolio. As an independent division within the Bosch Group, Bosch eBike Systems also makes use of the Group's technology and manufacturing expertise. For healthy, safe and sustainable mobility that is fun.

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The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 421,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2022). The company generated sales of 88.2 billion euros in 2022. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. As a leading IoT provider, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, Industry 4.0, and connected mobility. Bosch is pursuing a vision of mobility that is sustainable, safe, and exciting. It uses its expertise in sensor technology, software, and services, as well as its own IoT cloud, to offer its customers connected, cross-domain solutions from a single source. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to facilitate connected living with products and solutions that either contain artificial intelligence (AI) or have been developed or manufactured with its help. 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.” The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 470 subsidiary and regional companies in over 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing, engineering, and sales network covers nearly every country in the world. With its more than 400 locations worldwide, the Bosch Group has been carbon neutral since the first quarter of 2020. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. At 136 locations across the globe, Bosch employs some 85,500 associates in research and development, of which nearly 44,000 are software engineers.

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