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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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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 420,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2022). According to preliminary figures, the company generated sales of 88.4 billion euros in 2022. 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 128 locations across the globe, Bosch employs some 85,000 associates in research and development, of which nearly 44,000 are software engineers.

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