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More enjoyment for eBikers in town and country

Bosch eBike Systems launches new Active Line and Active Line Plus

  • New technical developments: light, quiet, compact
  • Cycling has a natural feel – thanks to the new gear concept
  • Improved integration into the bicycle frame
Tamara Winograd

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Stuttgart/Reutlingen – eBiking in urban areas and in the country will in future be even more relaxing and enjoyable: for model year 2018 Bosch eBike Systems is presenting the new Active Line and Active Line Plus. Both these drive systems contain a number of new technical developments and thanks to their smaller size they can be elegantly integrated into modern pedelec frames. The new Active Line will have particular appeal for inner-city users and occasional eBikers, while the versatile Active Line Plus will attract convenience-conscious riders who also use their bikes for countryside. With these two product lines the eBiker benefits not only from a natural riding experience but also from the fact that the motor is both light and quiet.

For suburban and country cycling: Active Line Plus makes the ride easier

With Active Line Plus, Bosch eBike Systems is targeting mainly convenience-conscious commuters in the suburbs or in rural areas as well as other eBikers who ride regularly. Like the Active Line, the system features a new gear concept: the advantages for the Active Line Plus user are a quiet motor and less resistance when pedalling. The Plus version is more powerful with a maximum torque of 50 Nm and weighs approximately 3.2 kilos.

Ideal for town and city: everyday urban cycling with the new Active Line

The new Bosch Active Line is synonymous with relaxed pedelec cycling in the city – with a moderate degree of motor support. What are the main differences compared to the earlier version? The gear concept has been completely reworked, thus producing an even smoother and therefore more pleasant riding experience. At speeds over 25 km/h resistance is barely noticeable when pedalling. The drive unit is quiet, even under rigorous conditions. Thus, the system offers the eBiker sheer enjoyment on everyday downtown trips. With its dimensions downsized by roughly 25 percent, the Active Line can be integrated into the frame design of various City and Urban models. Weighing at around just 2.9 kilos, the drive unit is one of the lightest mid drives on the market and provides support with a torque of up to 40 Nm.

Both systems are compatible with the full range of Bosch eBike computers – from the minimalist Purion, through the proven ‘Intuvia’ display and up to the all-in-one-boardcomputer Nyon.

Contact for press enquiries:
Robert Bosch GmbH
Tamara Winograd
Tel.: +49 (0)7121 35-394 64
Fax: +49 (0)711 811 514 042

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Kirstyn MacRandal
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About Bosch eBike Systems

A new generation of bikes is taking town and country by storm and is already a part of everyday 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 70 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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The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 395,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2020). The company generated sales of 71.5 billion euros in 2020. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, 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 440 subsidiary and regional companies in some 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 129 locations across the globe, Bosch employs some 73,000 associates in research and development, of which nearly 34,000 are software engineers.

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