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Bosch Electric Bike Systems

Power that moves you forward.
And everywhere.

An eBike is much more than a bicycle. The power of its electric motor helps you get around better. In the city, across the country or up a mountain. It gives you a power boost when you need it and makes you independent of schedules or parking spaces. The electric bike takes up little space and produces neither noise nor exhaust fumes. In return, the focus is on riding fun even on longer routes. And, of course, an incomparable riding experience.

No wonder the eBike is booming. Its advantages fascinate and convince. And yet there are questions. About the technology, about operation, about use in road traffic. 



Bosch Electric Bike Mid-drive Motors

Bosch of Germany have developed a range of electric bike motors and celebrated 10-years of production in 2019.

Dyson Bikes offer Bosch powered ebikes by AVE, Benno, Orbea and Yuba.

Expand your Life

We are constantly on the move. Whether we are commuting to work, going on a shopping trip, cruising through the city or going on holiday. Mobility is the pulse of the city – and the eBike has developed to facilitate urban and sustainable mobility in recent years. However, in addition to the practical use, it also represents much more: the pure joy of discovery and experiences. Experience your city on the move, like never before.

Bosch Mid-Drive System Range

Bosch offer five different motors from the Active Line to the eMTB focused Performance Line CX, read on to learn more.

Active Line

Whether you need to get to work in the morning or to a restaurant in the evening: Active Line brings the fun back to urban mobility - even in rush hour. Its controlled acceleration with barely detectable pedal resistance at over 25 km/h or when switched off turns every trip into an experience and an elegant statement.

Active Line Plus

The easy way to gather new experiences: Active Line Plus brings mobility to your everyday life, lets you discover the city and extends your options for spontaneous excursions. The quiet, small and powerful drive unit offers a major advantage in riding enjoyment. The lightweight, compact unit can be integrated perfectly in the frame of your electric bike. No disturbing extraneous noises, barely perceptible pedal resistance over 25 km/h - new experiences and discoveries await you.

Cargo Line

From making deliveries, collecting the kids from kindergarten to doing the shopping - the new Cargo Line, which is designed specially for cargo electric bikes, makes transport easy. Whether laden or unladen, the efficient Cargo drive unit provides support up to 25 km/h or, as a speed variant and enables load-controlled acceleration, even when starting off. Ideal for longer distances: the Cargo Speed version, which unleashes its power in combination with DualBattery, even at low cadences.

Performance Line

Whether trekking, all-mountain riding or commuting: The sporty Performance Line is the perfect choice for ambitious eBikers.


The finely balanced, high-performance system with a maximum torque of 63 Nm transforms eBikers into explorers and adventurers and provides the required power at any moment. Look forward to even more fun in the saddle – up to 25 km/h with the Performance Cruise drive unit.

Performance Line CX

No path too steep, no challenge too great: the new Performance Line CX is made for anyone for whom the trail is a second home. The most powerful drive from Bosch for ambitious riders is particularly lightweight, compact and at the same time extremely powerful and efficient. eMTB mode will always give you the power you need at precisely the right moment. The Performance Line CX accelerates extremely powerfully, responds without delay and features convincing agile handling and even more control. With up to 340% of perfectly delivered support, it pushes the joy of eMountain biking to the next level.


Does Bosch produce its own eBikes?

Bosch does not manufacture a complete Electric Bike in 2020. As a provider of eBike systems, Bosch works together with renowned bicycle manufacturers that develop Pedelecs. More than 70 well-known bicycle brands globally and over 20 brands in Australia already use eBike systems with the "epowered by Bosch" quality seal.

Kiox 300

The Kiox 300 is a connected and robust computer for sporty riders. Regular over-the-air updates ensure that it is always up-to-date.

Small, connected and pioneering: Kiox offers ambitious sporty eBikers access to the digital world via the eBike Connect smartphone app, while also enabling them to navigate to their destination. The robust colour display ensures eBikers can always see their riding data at a glance, while the separate control unit allows them to keep the eBike under control. Kiox can record your trips and send all the relevant data via the smartphone's Bluetooth connection to the eBike Connect online portal. When connected with a heart rate monitor using Bluetooth, it also enables riders to get the most out of their training. This makes Kiox the perfect companion – for athletic rides and Connected Biking adventures. 

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For even more flow

Defining modern-day mobility: the Electric Bike is more than just another mode of transportation. It is a new way of living and moving - offering you ease and enjoyment in movement and allowing you to be active but at the same time completely relaxed. It also gives you the pleasure of knowing that your adventures are environmentally friendly. This applies equally whether you're in the city or on an off-road trail. eBiking epowered by Bosch - now with new products and functions that connect the eBiker with the digital world even more intelligently, takes eMountain biking to a new level and ensures greater safety and efficient mobility in the city.



The new Nyon paves the way for a fully connected eBiking experience: The on-board computer with the 3.2 inch, high-resolution colour display can be operated intuitively using the touchscreen and is connected to the smartphone with the eBike Connect app.


More torque

Increased performance for Performance Line CX and Cargo Line: The drives will provide support with a maximum torque of up to 85 Nm from model year 2021 onwards.




For over a decade, the electric tailwind "epowered by Bosch" has put a smile on eBikers' faces. Bosch eBike Systems was founded in 2009 and since then has been developing products that enable a unique driving experience and make sustainable mobility even more convenient and safer. Thus, the model year 2020 has a lot to offer as well.

Evolution of the Performance Line CX

Performance Line CX

The Performance Line CX offers a unique eMTB experience: Compact, lightweight and with more power, it combines high-quality materials, an extremely powerful drive and high-end sensors. This brings eMountain biking on the trail to a whole new level. From model year 2021 with a torque of up to 85 Nm, new features in the motor control and a further development of eMTB mode - all as a software update. For a thrilling riding experience: more natural, intuitive and powerful and an absolute benchmark in its class.


Perfect control

Ready for every challenge: The advanced eMTB mode ensures even better control on the trail, without having to switch riding modes. The motor responds much more sensitively to the rider's effort, especially in low gears, enabling an extremely sensitive start.

More torque

More powerful than ever: Increased to 85 Nm, the torque has a noticeable effect on riding behaviour. It accelerates faster, particularly at low cadences, and makes uphill starts much easier. The eMountain biker has more power available for whenever it's needed.

Extended Boost

Impressive performance on the trail: Extended Boost is the unrivalled function for negotiating exposed roots, steps and stones with ease, even uphill. This function enables you to manoeuvre with greater agility and ease on even the most technically demanding trails.

Maximum agility

Extraordinary sensitivity: Thanks to the multi-sensor concept that takes more than 1,000 measurements per second, the Drive Unit is characterised by an extremely sensitive response.

Natural riding dynamism

Perfectly controlled support: The powerful 32-bit processor enables sensor signals to be processed at high speeds. Performance can be controlled precisely, offering eMountain bikers the best possible support in all riding situations.

Thermal stability

For extreme loads: The Drive Unit is extremely efficient and, thanks to the completely maintenance-free 16-pin BLDC electric motor featuring the latest bar winding, it is characterised by great thermal stability.

This ensures constant performance even under continuous load. Check out this video for the latest Bosch ebike systems in 2021.



Kiox, the compact colour display for sporty electric bike riders, uses the eBike Connect smartphone app to connect eBikers with the digital world. As a result, riding and fitness data recorded by Kiox can be transferred to the eBike Connect online portal via the app. After the ride, activities can be conveniently evaluated using the smartphone or computer. The data is automatically synchronised between Kiox and the app via Bluetooth, and software updates can be downloaded to the on-board computer wirelessly.

New software protects against tuning

Tuning pedelecs is a risky business. Many people don't realise that using tuned eBikes on public roads may not only lead to technical problems and safety-related issues, but can also result in serious legal consequences. Awareness and prevention are important. Technological measures will also be taken to make manipulation more difficult in the future. For model year 2020, Bosch eBike Systems is launching software that recognises eBike tuning and consequently reduces support.

Lock – a smart complement to the mechanical lock

According to police crime statistics about 800 bicycles are stolen in Germany every day. This is particularly annoying when the electric bike in question is a costly eBike. That makes it all the more important to take appropriate protective measures. A mechanical lock is indispensable. The new premium Lock function from Bosch eBike Systems now offers pedelec riders additional digital protection: The function enables motor support to be blocked by removing the on-board computer Kiox.

eSuspension – fully integrated electronic suspension

Bosch eBike Systems has teamed up with FOX to offer eMountain bikers an electronically controllable suspension designed for maximum performance on the trail. FOX E-Live Valve can be easily controlled via the Kiox on-board computer. Using a sophisticated system of sensors, the E-Live Valve determines the conditions of the terrain 1,000 times per second and adjusts the electric bike fork and rear shock accordingly within fractions of a second. This means that the eMountain biker can always be sure of the ideal suspension setting and can concentrate fully on the trail.


How long does a Bosch e bike battery last?

The Bosch 400Wh, 500Wh and 625Wh PowerPacks used on Bosch powered Electric Bikes are quite advanced. They offer a great balance of range, reliability longevity compared to many other batteries.

Some people are concerned by the price of a replacement e-bike Lithium-ion battery, at $1,000 plus for a genuine replacement battery this is a valid concern, however it really shouldn't be.

Bosch warrant their batteries for 2-years or 500 charge cycles (whichever comes first). This doesn’t mean your battery will die after 2 years. Typically we find the battery is good for the life of the bike.

Think of it this way - if you typically get 50 kms of range per charge multiple this by 500 and that is equal to 25,000kms of riding.

Most riders cover around 1,000 - 2,500 kms per year, so that works out to 10 or more years of riding.

By the time your bike has travelled 25,000+ kilometres it will be getting pretty tired and it is probably better to upgrade rather than replace the battery.

After 500+ cycles the battery will still work, but any battery will age over time so it will start to lose capacity and the assisted range of the electric bike will be decreased.



11 Questions about the Bosch eBike battery


The battery is the pedelec’s power source. It supplies the motor with the electrical energy that is required to provide power assistance when cycling. So it is hardly surprising that there is frequent discussion and “talking shop” about the eBike’s battery in particular. What is the difference between batteries? How far can you go on a fully charged battery? What do you have to remember about storage? Thomas Raica, head of technical customer application, here provides information and advice.

1. What is special about lithium-ion batteries?

Thomas Raica: Lithium-ion batteries are among the most up-to-date and common pedelec batteries around. Thanks to their high energy density they can store more energy and are relatively light in weight. We rely on lithium-ion technology for all of our Bosch eBike batteries – our PowerPacks. Bosch batteries weigh about two and a half kilograms and are among the lightest on the market. They also have the highest energy density.

2. How long does a battery last?

Thomas Raica: Lithium-ion batteries are not only light; they also have a long service life. Bosch PowerPacks are designed for many tours, distances and years of use. The smart electronic Bosch battery management system protects lithium-ion batteries from too high temperatures, overloading and deep discharging. A precise life span is impossible to forecast, however. The battery’s service life will depend mainly on the nature and duration of the stress to which it is subjected.

3. How can you influence the service life?

Thomas Raica: To get the longest service life out of a battery eBikers need only to follow a few simple rules in respect of protection, transport and storage. They include storing the battery in a dry environment and protecting it from direct sunlight at a room temperature of around 10° to 20°C. The ideal charging level for a battery is between 30% and 60%. Ideally, the battery should be recharged at room temperature. When transporting an eBike it is important to remove the battery from the bike and store it safely in the car.

4. How long does it take to charge a battery?

Thomas Raica: The charging time depends on the battery’s capacity. Using the standard charger the PowerPack 300 takes about an hour to half-charge, the PowerPack 400 about an hour and a half and the PowerPack 500 around two hours. A totally flat PowerPack 300 takes two and a half hours to fully recharge, a PowerPack 400 three and a half and a PowerPack 500 four and a half hours.

5. How far can you travel on one battery?

And which factors affect the battery’s range? Thomas Raica: For many eBikers these are crucial questions to which there are, however, no generally valid answers. The answer can differ enormously – from less than 20 to well over 100 kilometres on a full battery charge. Many different factors affect the range. They include the assistance level, cycling behaviour, air resistance, the cyclist’s weight, tyre pressure and, of course, the terrain. What are the ground conditions? Am I cycling on a paved road, a farm track or a forest trail? Does my route include ascents or consist solely of flat and open country? All of these factors influence the battery range. If you are planning a tour, a visit to is highly recommended. The website includes a range assistant that takes the different factors into account and gives you an idea of how far you can expect to travel in the conditions that you specify.

6. What precautions should be taken in winter?

Thomas Raica: A general rule is that cold weather reduces battery performance. That is why, in winter at below-zero temperatures, it is advisable to wait until just before you set out before attaching to your eBike a battery that has been charged and stored at room temperature. If you have not used the eBike for quite a while – in winter, for example – the battery should be stored in an environment that is dry and cool at about 30% to 60% of its charge capacity.

7. What must be borne in mind when cleaning the battery?

Thomas Raica: A pressure washer is unsuitable for cleaning an eBike, especially its electronic components. We recommend wiping the battery with a damp cloth. Do not use strong detergents that might affect the surface and always remove the battery before cleaning the eBike. Its plug connectors should also be cleaned and lightly greased from time to time.

8. How are batteries best charged?

Thomas Raica: PowerPacks with their lithium-ion cells can be charged for as short a period as you like irrespective of their charge status. The PowerPack’s integrated battery management system, combined with a Bosch charger, protects the battery from overload when charging. Interrupting the charging process does the battery no harm. An important point to bear in mind is that eBike batteries should only be charged with the right charger because irreparable damage might otherwise result and warranty or guarantee claims might become invalid.

9. How often can a battery be recharged?

Thomas Raica: Even after 500 full charges the battery will still retain a high capacity. 60 to 70% of the original capacity will then still be available. In an ADAC test carried out in autumn 2015 a Bosch eBike battery was fully discharged and recharged 1,515 times before it retained only 30% of its original capacity and was no longer of any real use. This means that the battery would have been sufficient for up to 57,000 kilometres – or one and a half times round the globe.

10. Where can batteries be repaired?

Thomas Raica: High-quality lithium-ion batteries like the Bosch PowerPacks are complex, finely-tuned systems the repair of which requires special expertise and elaborate production facilities. That is why a defective battery must in nearly all cases be replaced. We recommend the following procedure. First, let the dealer check whether the battery really is defective and has, for instance, a fault in its electronics. That is something the dealer can check using the battery management system and the diagnostic tool. If the battery is defective, the dealer will dispose of it with due regard for the safety regulations.

11. How do you dispose of an old battery?

Thomas Raica: We recommend the end user contact your local council.

About Thomas Raica

Thomas Raica, a 50-year-old mechanical engineer, has been with Bosch for 24 years. As head of Technical Customer Appliation department at Bosch eBike Systems his responsibilities include maintaining relations with bicycle manufacturers and collaboration with customers in the field of development. To take it easy from his innovative career environment, Thomas, a father of two, is a vintage car lover after work. In his spare time he is also a keen mountain biker and enjoys swimming.


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