Posts tagged “development”

A great Start into 2013

+++  An openminded, successful, inspiring, and healthy year 2013 for all of us   +++ For my project “e-bikeP23” this year started already great. A friend sent a link to a project from TU Delft: the stable bike http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YdtE3aIUhbU

Where does Mobility go?

“If we look into the future it is not evident today in which direction things will go. We are near to a so called tipping point. The ball can fall left or right. The future of humankind can be somehow or other….and it is not the traffic, that determines which…(future) option will arise, but the […]

Where does Society go?

Who will be the main target group(s) for e-bikes and pedelecs in ten years? To answer this question profoundly I checked out developments of environment, society and mobility. Scenarios of various organizations offer a wide spread range of future options. They ask all the same questions: How will humankind respond to the challenges, which are […]

“Future Project Earth” – A Congress of “GeoUnion”

October, 18th and 19th I had the pleasure to participate at the congress “Future Project Earth” organized by GeoUnion. Scientists of various fields of earth sciences talked about the situation of our planet. For me as an interested but ordinary person it was a great overview regarding the actual state of earth, the challenges we […]

Integrative Drive Systems – A Comment to a Mail

It is great to get comments on my posts. Lately I got one via mail, which was very interesting, since it concerned one of the most intrigering drive systems: the NexxtDrive drive. I got a link to the Zemo-project from ZEG (pdf / language: german). Already in 2008 ZEG thought about checking out the NexxtDrive […]

Future starts now

The speed of the drive-developments is amazing. On my actual list are ten companies, which present new drive-systems. As far as I know all can be tested at Eurobike. Some of them are revolutionary. Höganäs and MotorExellence will show their transverse flux motors, Protanium will present a kadern-motor and – if true – the most […]

Studiing Results

Since 2009 the e-bike boom already accelerated, automotive manufacturers like Volkswagen, Ford, or latest Audi and Opel created eye-catching e-bike studies. A question was always: Will the vehicle reach production? Nearly as often as the question the answer was: „We do not know, but we analyze the possibility.“ Having seen quite a lot fascinating prototypes, […]

Back to the Future? Highlights and Findings from 30 years Pedelec History

While digging deep in history of electric bicycles I brought up fascinating facts. The research gave me a more intimate understanding of how long technical developments need and under which conditions they get ready for a  market. I realized that they even need longer to be accepted and bought by customers. A good general overview over […]

Drive Developments

Another fascinating field are the drive developments. A variety of motor prototypes elated the prime enthusiasts but they disappeared in a garage before even reaching the pre-series. In Germany Heinzmann was quite successful with motors developed specially for pedelecs. Other companies bought motors for the series in Asia or / and used them for purposes […]