48V eBike Technology on Way to Retailers

Hanover, January 17, 2018

E-bikes equipped with the latest 48V eBike system from Continental Bicycle Systems will be arriving with retailers over the next few weeks: e-bike Manufaktur – a brand of German bicycle manufacturer Cycle Union – is fitting its high-quality City and Trekking bikes with Continental’s new drive system from model season 2018 onwards. 

“Cycle Union is a high-quality German manufacturing partner that has decided to launch nine brand-new models equipped with our technology,” explains Jörg Malcherek, responsible for the marketing of eBike systems at Continental. “The retailers have already received training, and now consumers will be able to experience this innovative new concept for themselves.”

Rainer Gerdes, product manager at Cycle Union, explains the company’s decision to partner with Continental: “We place incredibly high demands on the drive technology of the future. In Continental we have found a partner that develops innovative e-bike mid-mounted motors based on a 48-volt system, offering the highest level of drive technology.”

A total of nine e-bike Manufaktur City and Trekking models will be equipped with the new 48V e-bike technology, which includes 250-watt motors, powerful Li-ion batteries, Bluetooth displays for app connectivity and Continental tires.

E-bike enthusiasts keen to try out the cutting-edge technology can locate their nearest specialist bicycle retailer at www.ebike-manufaktur.com. The new models will initially be available in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France and Belgium.