As industrial designer I´m occupying myself with e-bikes since more than ten years.  I´m asked often: In which direction will these vehicles evolve? To find a realistic answer, I decided to create the project „e-bikeP23“ – the development of an e-bike vision for 2023.

The project will be split into three stages:

  1. research with five main topics (previously)
    • history of electric bicycles
    • social developments
    • technical developments
    • material developments
    • accessory developments
  2. design / conception
    • commuter-e-bike via projectpad
    • e-bike (inhouse)
  3. development and realization of a 1:1 scale model of the inhouse e-bike concept

The blog will accompany each stage of the project.

The target is to answer the question: how will a mass production e-bike look like in 2023? For this project part I´m looking for interested and informed people to participate. Please feel free to contact me for more information about the pad. You have ideas, which you always wanted to develop or you like to create e-bikes in a team via Internet? Great, Let´s do it!


2017: Restart and new Direction

Due to other priorities unfortunately I had to set the project aside in 2013. But it stucked in my mind like a spike. Today in 2017 I suddenly know how to continue:

  1. research new main topic
    • digital developments

Open Source for e-bikes?

Each manufacturer creates his own software for maintance purposes – comfortably to use via apps. Often it is not clear for the user, where all his data is stored. Regarding the fascinating developments in the open source sector concerning smartphones, I asked myself: How about open source apps for e-bikes? How could this look like in 2023?


I´m looking forward to share new ideas with you!





Page last modified on July 13th 2012.