MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — At the Sea Otter Classic later this month, Bosch eBike Systems will be offering consumers test rides on e-bikes with the company’s new PowerTube 500 integrated battery.
The new battery design can be integrated into the frame for a clean look.
“As e-bikes become more popular in the United States and Canada, we’re finding the sleek, integrated design is becoming increasingly important. New e-bikes with PowerTube will look and feel more advanced than ever before,” said Claudia Wasko, the general manager of Bosch eBike Systems Americas.
The PowerTube 500 can be built into different types of frames from city bikes and roadsters to e-MTBs. The battery can be removed from the top, bottom or side. The company said it is easily removed and a safety device prevents it from falling out. It can also be charged without removal from the frame.
The lithium-ion battery has a capacity of approximately 500 watt hours; it measures 13.7″ x 3.3″ x 2.6″ inches and weighs about 6.2 lbs. It is compatible with all of Bosch eBike Systems’ product lines.
At Sea Otter, Bosch will be providing test rides with bikes from Bulls, Gazelle, Haibike, Mondraker, Raleigh Electric and Riese …read more