Drive systems for E-bikes

E-Bikes von Velo de Ville

Engines, displays, batteries

Our pedelecs are available with two drive systems:

  • Mid-engine Bosch
  • Front-engine Ansmann

Each of these drive systems has its own advantages, pairing your wishes. The description of the engine power and its technical components shall simplify your choice. As a result of the following quality characteristis, we have opted for these two: ease of use, silent motor, long range of battery. The design also fits perfectly to the individual configuration of your electic bikes

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Mid-engine Bosch

Der manufacturer Bosch uses the mid-engine drive. What we have here is a compact system comprising a bottom bracket, chain ring and crank. Mounting the engine instead of the bottom bracket ensures the wheel retains a low centre of gravity, while the engine support is transferred directly to the crankshaft. The system also allows for virtually unhindered gearing operations. We’ve packed in even more accessories and extensions to make your ride and drive more comfortable and enjoyable than ever before. An intelligent control system and finely tiered support modes ensures travel requests are handled efficiently and directly.

Bosch Purion

Focus on key factors and get the information you need with a single click:  the Purion on-board computer offers unrivalled efficiency and precision.
- Clear display
- Optimum readability
- Service interval display
- Pedelec diagnosis via USB

Bosch batteries

The Bosch batteries are an efficient and reliable source of energy – and the most modern Pedelec batteries on the market. Uniting exceptional running performance, lightweight longevity, an ergonomic design and easy handling. The high-value lithium ion batteries come complete with a battery management system, which detects potential error sources and protects the cells against overload. We use Bosch batteries integrated into luggage carriers and frames and fully integrated.

Bosch Active

If elegant visuals are what you’re after, look no further than our Active line drive system.
A compact design helps the drive unit blend perfectly into the bicycle frame, while weight savings and a lower centre of gravity mean a safer and more secure ride. Experience the pure joy of cycling without any background noise – seamlessly assisted up to 25km/h. If you need more speed, make the most of the low-resistance pedals over 25km/h.

Bosch Active Plus

The varied Active Plus line is the ideal companion when you want to discover new places and extend your Pedelec trips beyond the city. Weighing in at just 3.2kg, the compact and discreet drive unit accelerates seamlessly and responsively up to 25km/h. We made it as lightweight and small as we could to optimise handling; whatever your riding conditions.

COBI Display

The links your smartphone with your Pedelec and everything else that matters to you. The multiple award-winning system equips Pedelecs with intelligent assistance functions, offering you a safer, more comfortable and enjoyable cycle over all types of terrain – and opening up all-new two-wheeled transport potential. As well as displaying standard travel data, the system also navigates you to your destination and keeps your bike secure with a built-in alarm.

Bosch Intuvia, detachable

With Intuvia, operating your Pedelec has never been so easy or more intuitive. The display is easy to read, whatever the lighting conditions. Separate controls let your hands remain securely on the handlebars. Monitor all your travel data any time you like. The gear shift recommendations keep you in the right gear every time, helping preserve your battery and boost your range as a result.
- Optimum control comfort
- Retains functions even when detached
- Good readability
- USB interface can be used as charger (e.g. for smartphones) 
- Service interval display

Bosch KIOX Display

The new display by Bosch offers a wealth of functions in a single ultra-compact casing. At first glance, this discreet and compact 1.9 inch display goes under the radar. The Bluetooth connection, however, transforms the Kiox into a miniature technical miracle, linking it together with the smartphone in a dedicated and comprehensive app that brings all its advantages to the fore.
- Travel mode and speed display
- Fitness function
- Motivation function (compares with prior performance)
- Software updates via Bluetooth
- Electronic gear-change control (if the Pedelec has electronic gears)
- Even more functions thanks to the app (from 04/2019)

Bosch Nyon

Nyon is more than just an on-board computer. Alongside the online portal and the smartphone app, Nyon brings you the next generation of Pedelec connectivity. Thanks to new map data, an updated keyboard layout, more route-planning features, a height preview and an improved athletic performance display, Nyon once again leads the way with the Pedelec on-board computer.
- Route planning
- Intuitive re-routing
- Height display in navigation screen
- New keyboard layout
- Energy usage display

Bosch Performance

Whether trekking, shredding a mountain trail or commuting: even the most demanding e-bikers will be satisfied with this sporty performance line.. A finely balanced high-performance system, with torque peaking at 63 Nm, turns e-bikers into discoverers and adventurers, providing the power they need whenever they need it. Look forward to even more fun in the saddle – up to 25km/h with the Performance Cruise drive unit or whizz up to 45km/h with the Speed model.

Bosch Performance CX

With torque peaking at 75Nm, the raw engine power of the Performance CX line will satisfy even the most ambitious e-bikers.
eMTB mode delivers the power you need, when you need it - from tour to turbo. Get a tailor-made performance boost of up to 300%, plus exceptional dynamics, unbeatable grip and improved start-up –  for optimal assistance, whatever the terrain. Progressive engine assistance tailored to your personal ride style - while retaining all the assistance, so you can focus your full attention on the way ahead.

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Ansmann 250 W front-wheel motor

User-friendliness is what makes the Ansmann drive system so popular. It provides pushing aid of 6 km/h. The LED display enables 6-stage engine support, up to a max. of 25 km/h. It also features a tachometer.

Battery front motor Ansmann

The lithium-ion battery has a capacity of 418 Wh or 482 Wh depending on the model. (Weight: approx. 2,2 kg/418 Wh)

Front-engine Ansmann

The brushless DC motor is driven with 36 volts and delivers output of 250 watts. Torque peaks at 25 Nm. (Weight: around 2.6 kg)

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Shimano STEPS

The Shimano Steps system consists of the powerful mid-engines, long-range batteries and user-friendly bicycle computers. Whether you are adventurous mountain biker or bicycle commuter. There is definitely the right system for you.

Drive Unit Steps 5000

  • Perfect unit for the urban communter 
  • Almost noiseless support
  • Smallest and lightest Shimano Steps drive unit

Drive Unit STEPS 6100

  • Extremely low weight of 2.88 kg
  • Smooth, intelligent pedaling support that’s easy to operate
  • Narrowed pedal-to-frame width for a natural riding feel with increased comfort
  • Sleek, compact, integrated design that blends in with bike frame  

Drive Unit STEPS 8000

  • Designed specifically to give you that natural feel of riding a normal MTB.
  • Weighs only 2.8kg, one of the lightest motors on the market.
  • Stable, smooth intuitive power for improved bike handling over every section of trail.