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Full speed ahead: light electric vehicles conquer the city

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Electromobility for light electric vehicles

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Electromobility for light electric vehicles

Major cities around the world have fascinating powers of 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 with Bosch technology are already making inroads today; in addition to their quiet operation and lower consumption of resources, their advanced technology, user-friendly operation and great dynamics make for maximum driving fun.

For a motor capacity of 0.25 to 4 kW, Bosch offers integrated powertrain systems with a choice of in-hub or central motor, specially developed for the Asian market. Electrified two- and three-wheelers are particularly popular in China’s major cities where there are millions of them on the road. For vehicles with a capacity of up to 20 kW, the 48-volt central drive system provides powerful propulsion and is also easily scalable.

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Narrow lanes, congested streets, and a shortage of parking spaces do not present any obstacles for maneuverable two-wheelers with an electric powertrain.

powerful and dynamic

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

“Light electric vehicles like e-scooters have a bright future worldwide. We believe that urban electromobility will take off first and foremost in this segment.”

Dr. Markus Heyn

Dr. Markus Heyn

Member of the Board of Management at Robert Bosch GmbH

Integrated systems which are convincing in every respect

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Speed up: get off to a flying start with an electric drive and leave everyone else behind – this is one of the many advantages of light electromobility. The direct feedback when you accelerate is sure to put a smile on anybody’s face.

And the flexibility you enjoy in city traffic is another unbeatable advantage. When these benefits are supplemented by easy handling, practical connectivity with the smartphone, and uncomplicated battery charging, there is sure to be a well-conceived system from Bosch behind it.

Unique driving experience:
48-volt central drive system for light electric vehicles

The 48-volt central drive system is easily scalable.

For the performance range from 4 to 20 kW, Bosch offers the 48-volt central drive system as a technical basis for safe electric driving and a unique driving experience. The scalable system permits constantly high performance values and impressive acceleration – even on hills. Users can choose their preferred driving mode from four options. The individual components comprising the electric motor, control unit, battery, charger, display and connected app are perfectly coordinated and based on tried-and-tested technology from the automotive sector. This translates into perfect driving fun for urban lifestyles.

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Thanks to this easy scalability, the 48-volt central drive system can be used in various types of light electric vehicles. These include two-wheel e-scooters as well as three-wheel e-cargo scooters for inner-city deliveries. Depending on the vehicle segment and individual power requirements, the drive system can also be enhanced as required. By adding an extra electric motor, for example, heavier loads can be transported without impairing performance. This modular system also permits straightforward integration in new vehicle models as well as shorter times to market.

Integrated system solution for e-scooters and Segways with up to 3 kW

Specially for the requirements of the Asian market, Bosch has developed two integrated system solutions for light electric vehicles with up to 3 kW featuring a choice of in-hub or central motor. In the integrated drive solutions, the system's smartphone apps and display as well as battery and charger are perfectly matched to guarantee an extraordinary driving experience. The system solutions are suitable for a wide variety of applications. The in-hub motor, for example, already powers the Loomo personal transport robots offered by Segway-Ninebot.

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The system solution also includes the smartphone app with many additional features.

The in-hub motor is already used in the Segway-Ninebot Loomo.

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e-bikes: the pioneers of urban electromobility

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The impact of increasing mobility is felt most noticeably in large cities where there is an urgent need to re-think our approach to mobility. Bosch eBike Systems is driving sustainable transformation at several levels: by developing efficient e-bike drive systems and supporting various projects for a smart bicycle infrastructure. Modern technologies and innovative product lines offered by eBike Systems are already providing a wide range of forward-looking solutions today. As a company operating worldwide, Bosch is also assuming responsibility in a variety of ways. Using our knowledge and experience, our ideas and commitment, we meet our own standards of being a key driver for future mobility solutions and creating new opportunities for individual, flexible, and fast mobility.

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