Bosch eBike Systems is an arm of the Bosch multinational technology company, specialising in drive units and batteries for e-bikes.
Bosch eBike Systems was founded in 2009 as an off-shoot of the Bosch technology company. Its parent company dates back to 1886 when Robert Bosch started a mechanical and electrical engineering workshop in Stuttgart, Germany.
It quickly grew from performing simple tasks such as fixing telephone systems to creating a new magneto ignition device for motor vehicles, a development that gained it global recognition. Bosch went from strength to strength, quickly expanding with multiple divisions and off-shoots across a wide range of industries. By 2009 that included e-bike motors through Bosch eBike Systems.
Despite still being a relatively new company in the cycling industry, Bosch has already established itself as one of the market-leading manufacturers of e-bike motors and components, providing technology for over 100 bike brands worldwide.
Its first e-bike motor debuted at Eurobike in 2010 and wide-scale production began in 2011. In 2013 it released the Active and Performance ranges which are still active today. They’ve since been supplemented by the release of the Active Plus, Performance Speed, Performance SX, Performance CX, Performance CX Race and Cargo ranges.
Beyond motors, Bosch also develops a range of e-bike tech, creating the PowerTube series of batteries, a range of braking technology, new apps, onboard computers, and more.
According to Bosch, one of its batteries has enough service life to take a rider around the world one and a half times.
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