Posts tagged “pedelec”

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 […]

Eurobike 2012 – Daily Business?

Known and unknown manufacturers presented their announced news. New Companies like Momentum from Great Briten joined the old bulls. A lot of the news is already pubblished in the relevant media, missing themes will follow in the forthcoming days. My question of interest was:Does the market explode in reality? My personal impression is: no, not […]

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, […]

Die Entdeckung weiterer europäischer Hersteller und Märkte

/post is available in ENGLISH via email hidden; JavaScript is required/ Auch in den anderen europäischen Ländern entwickeln sich die Märkte – langsamer zwar als in den drei Hauptabsatzländern, aber sie wachsen stetig. Verkauft werden anscheinend am ehesten sehr günstige Pedelecs. Deren Qualität fällt oft entsprechend gering aus. Es ist fraglich, ob diese „Billig-Bikes“ sich […]

E-Bike Highlights und Nischen-Hingucker – eine Auswahl

/post is also available inENGlISH via mail/Dass sich eigenwillige Pedelecs auch mit dem Bosch-Antrieb konzipieren lassen, zeigt das Downhill-Bike von Grace aus Brandenburg. Ob Downhiller dieses Fahrzeug wirklich annehmen, wird sich herausstellen. Andere High-End-Gefährte haben eine weniger spezielle Zielgruppe. Viele warten stattdessen mit anspruchsvoller Technik auf, die sich in manchen Fällen sicherlich erst beweisen muss. […]

Markt Check

/post is available in ENGLISH via email hidden; JavaScript is required/ Der Elektrorad-Markt ist international am Boomen – das ist Tatsache. Steigen die Zahlen weiter so, sieht die Zukunft für die Elektro-Vehikel äußerst rosig aus. Liest man sich quer durch die internationalen Märkte, ist überall ein deutlicher Marktzuwachs zu erkennen. Manchmal etwas schwächer wie z. […]

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 […]