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Summary Light eMobility

The metropolises of this world exert a powerful magnetic attraction. People stream to them from all corners of the globe to live, work, and enjoy the city lifestyle. But as populations grow, so too does the urban landscape, with clogged roads, high noise levels, and poor air quality. Urban mobility today faces great challenges, and electromobility is one of the ways to counter them.

Light electric vehicles are becoming an increasingly visible feature of this urban landscape, and Bosch technology has been on board for several years now. After starting out in 2010 with powertrains for e-bikes, Bosch has since emerged as the market leader in this segment in Europe. The e-bike has become a fundamental part of urban mobility, with its advanced yet user-friendly technology serving to maximize riding enjoyment. In Asia, e-scooters have been rolling along in city traffic over the past ten years. There are some 200 million such scooters on China’s roads alone, offering a quiet and resource-conserving transportation alternative. And there’s no compromise on speed: a small two-wheeler can weave quickly in and out of traffic.

Thanks to its extensive expertise in the automotive world, Bosch is rigorously driving forward the electrification of the powertrain, recently expanding its efforts to include compact and sporty electric four-wheelers, too. As shown by e.GO Life, e-mobility doesn’t have to mean paying top dollar or sacrificing driving enjoyment. With its broad and seamless portfolio of powertrain systems, Bosch is making a lasting impact on urban life.

Great

flexibility

Narrow streets, clogged roads, and cramped parking spaces are no problem for light electric vehicles.

Powerful & dynamic

Full torque from the word go makes for a thrilling driving experience.

All supported by Bosch systems

Light electric vehicles are ideal for city life. Here, Bosch draws on its expertise in the automotive sector and supplies a scalable system that makes it much easier for manufacturers to develop new vehicles, cutting their development time and costs. The integrated system, which includes motor, control unit,

battery, charger, display, and app, can already be found in various light vehicle classes. For example, cult brand Schwalbe has built a Bosch system into its first electric scooter, the eSchwalbe. The start-up e.Go Mobile is also taking advantage of Bosch’s electrification expertise for its e.Go Life compact car.

“Small electric vehicles have a bright future, worldwide. We believe that it is especially in this segment that urban electromobility will take off.”

Dr. Markus Heyn

Dr. Markus Heyn

Member of the board of management of Robert Bosch GmbH

Helping shape tomorrow’s mobility

There are now more than half a million electric and hybrid cars equipped with Bosch technology on the world’s roads, and several thousand Bosch associates are working in the electromobility field. In this video, Martin Acevedo explains why electrical powertrains are the future of mobility, and why he personally finds his job so exciting.

An electric lightness of being

Couple scooter

Step on the gas and leave everyone behind with breathtaking acceleration – just one of the many attractions of light e-mobility. The direct feedback when you accelerate is sure to put a smile on anybody’s face. Then there’s the flexibility you get while driving in the city. Add in simple operation, smartphone connectivity, and easy battery charging, and it must be a thoroughly thought-out Bosch system.

Bosch system solutions for light electric vehicles from 0,25 kW to 20 kW

Electric central drive system

Electric integrated system with in-hub motor

An integrated system that impresses across the board

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