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Powerful drive for transporting heavy loads

Bosch eBike Systems presents the new Cargo Line

  • Powerful drive system optimised for cargo bikes
  • Two variants: Drive Unit Cargo (25 km/h) and Cargo Speed (45 km/h)
  • eCargobikes continue to drive the transport of goods in the city
Tamara Winograd

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Stuttgart/Reutlingen – The ideal solution for parcel and food deliveries, but also for the everyday trips to the supermarket or kindergarten: cargo bikes with electric support are becoming an increasingly common sight on the roads and are already replacing numerous delivery vans and cars. Bosch eBike Systems is presenting a new product line for the 2020 model year that has been specially developed for cargo bikes. The Cargo Line makes transport easy and comfortable, as the powerful motor enables controlled acceleration with or without loads. The drive is available in two versions: with support up to 25 km/h or as Cargo Line Speed for S-pedelecs up to 45 km/h. This also offers families the chance to get out and about in the fresh air, carrying shopping and children in a flexible and environmentally friendly way. Mail and parcel services can also deliver packages to their destinations quickly and efficiently.

Powerful support for cargo transport

The new Cargo Line (25 km/h) from Bosch is specially designed for eCargo bikes with a permissible total weight of up to 250 kilograms. With a maximum torque of up to 75 Newton metres (Nm) and up to 400 percent support, this powerful drive makes it easy to carry loads. Even at low cadences it delivers full power, something especially noticeable when starting off at traffic lights or on steep climbs. The drive unit always adjusts its support to the load. The precise motor control in combination with the multi-sensor concept not only ensures perfect interaction between the rider and the eBike, but also ensures a safe riding sensation: For optimum support, torque, speed and acceleration are precisely determined in every situation, and the cargo bike can also handle acceleration in a controlled way on bends or uneven roads. The drive unit is also characterised by a compact and lightweight design; thanks to its magnesium housing, it weighs just 2.9 kilograms. The Cargo Line ensures a comfortable riding sensation, so that eCargo bikers are ready for the challenges of everyday life.

Get there faster with the Cargo Line Speed

The Cargo Line Speed is particularly suitable for longer distances, whether for transport in everyday life or for use in a delivery bike that needs to cover long distances every day across the city. The motor offers effective acceleration even when carrying heavy cargo and can reach speeds of up to 45 km/h. Riders will reach their destination quickly and comfortably with their cargo on board. The riding sensation is always under control, even on uphill climbs. Another positive point for long-distance use: the drive always operates extremely efficiently, offering long ranges with every charge. In combination with DualBattery 1250, cargo bike riders can go even further: connecting two PowerTubes 625 delivers up to 1,250 watt-hours of energy. This makes the Cargo Line Speed the ideal solution for urban deliveries and a low-noise, sustainable alternative for that crucial "last mile".

Cargo bikes are conquering the city

"eCargo bikes are becoming an increasingly common sight on city streets. The areas of use in both the private and commercial sectors are enormous. By providing a specially designed drive, we aim to further promote this positive development, helping to relieve road traffic and protect the environment," explains Claus Fleischer, CEO of Bosch eBike Systems. Various studies and pilot projects also confirm the potential of this means of transport. Someone traveling 20 kilometres a day in city traffic on a cargo bike instead of a small car will save around 800 kilograms of CO₂ a year, according to calculations by the VCD mobility pressure group. A study by the Polytechnic University of Milan confirms that three eCargo bikes could replace a delivery van for the daily transport of goods in town and city centres. In other words, cargo bikes offer many advantages as a transport solution in the city – they are practical, space-saving and enable fast, clean mobility.

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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