" ・Enhanced driving experience with powerful 350-Watt bottom-bracket motor
・Drive-off support - cycling without the muscle power
・Bosch now an established supplier on the electric bike market, too
Bosch is debuting its new eBike drive system with the "Drive Unit 45" at the "Eurobike" international trade show in Friedrichshafen from August 31 to September 3, 2011. Compared with the existing standard drive for speeds of up to 25 km/h, the new drive enables speeds of up to 45 km/h, thereby allowing electric bikers to reach their destinations even faster with plenty of power in reserve.
Off to a smooth start with drive-off suppor
The new drive-off support feature is exclusive to the new “Drive Unit 45”. No pedal power is required to start the eBike, just the electric drive itself. No matter what gear is selected, it enables speeds of between six and 18 km/h to be reached without muscle power.
Powerful electric motor with energy in reserve
The driving force behind the new drive system is the powerful 350-Watt electric motor, which can generate output as high as 500 Watts for short periods with up to 50 Newton-meters of torque. These values clearly show that there is no shortage of energy reserves for effective thrust, even at high speeds or off-road. All this, and the battery still has a range of between 40 and 105 km depending on mode and terrain.
With outstanding Bosch reliability as standard
The eBike drive from Bosch is powerful, robust and maintenance-free. It is capable of withstanding puddles and rain as well as impact from flying stones when riding off-road.
Bosch engineers were exacting in the development of the drive. Drawing on the experience of the world's leading automotive supplier, they subjected it to tough environmental conditions such as salt mist, industrial conditions and extreme temperature changes.
High-speed eBikes no longer bicycles in the eyes of the law
Motor-assisted eBikes capable of exceeding 25 km/h are no longer considered bicycles in the eyes of the law in many countries. In Germany, for example, the manufacturer or importer has to obtain model approval (homologation) from TUV. To ride a high-speed eBike in Germany, the minimum requirements are a moped license and a vehicle plate. What's more, eBikes can only be used on cycle paths if these have been approved for mopeds.
" Drive Unit 45:
-Bottom bracket motor
Support up to 45 km/h
Rated or nominal power: 350 W (max. 500 W)
40 Nm nominal/50 Nm peak
-The supporting torque is directly transferred on the crank.
f Weight: <4 kg (excluding fixation set)
" Danish Cargo Bike Championships
Saturday, June 26, 2010 on the square at Soren Kierkegaards Plads by the Copenhagen harbour.
There are 5 different races to register for. All races take place on the same track and involve racing with varying loads. Registration is only available online.
It costs 50 kroner [ca. $10] per person per category.
The team relay costs 50 kroner per team. Only the team captain needs to register.
All entry fees go directly to paying for prizes.
There will also be prizes for most beautiful bike.
Two-wheeled cargo bike, Men.
Two-wheeled cargo bike, Women
Three-wheeled cargo bike, Men
Three-wheeled cargo bike, Women
Team relay for four-person teams
Bring your own cargo bike.
Deadline for registration is June 19, 2010 "
地元の国立市の大学通りで上のエントリーでもふれたcargo bike Bullittを見たような気がして、そのことを人に話したら、やはり目撃した人がいました。まあ輸入されているようなので、不思議ではないのですが、なによりももっと近くでみてみたいと思っています。この土日に代々木公園で開催された自転車の試乗会にもカーゴバイクはなかったように思います。
上のエントリーでふれた、LARRY vs HARRY BULLITT Cargo bikeは、日本の道路事情や駐輪スペースを考えるとちょっとつらいような気がします。もう少し、日本の事情にも合いそうなカーゴバイクはないものか？ そんなことを考えていたら、ありました。