Valeo Group | 15 Dec, 2020 | 15 min

Valeo is revolutionizing electric bike propulsion! Discover our newest innovation, the Valeo Smart e-Bike system

Valeo, the world leader in automotive electrification, is set to make its debut at Eurobike, the leading global trade show for the bike business. From September 1 to 4, 2021, the Group will be in Friedrichshafen, Germany, to present its Smart e-Bike System, the most high-performance electric assistance system for bikes to date.

At its stand, Valeo will showcase three prototypes featuring its technology: a city bike, a mountain bike and a three-wheeled cargo bike for transporting loads.

Previously unavailable on the market, the Valeo technology developed in partnership with France‑based Effigear comprises a 48V electric motor and a seven-speed automatic, adaptive gearbox in a single unit located in the pedal assembly. With a torque of 130 Newton meters, it provides the best electric assistance for bikes to date.

Interview with Jérôme Mortal, Special Vehicle Applications Director

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Valeo Smart e-Bike System can be adapted to City Bikes

With Valeo Smart e-Bike System, the level of assistance can multiply the cyclist’s effort by eight, while other systems on the market offer up to a fivefold boost.

Valeo Smart e-Bike System can be adapted to Mountain Bikes

With its adaptive automatic transmission, which is a world first for electric bikes, Valeo e-Bike System uses a finely-tuned algorithm to adapt to each person’s riding style and comfort zone. The gears shift instantly and seamlessly depending on how flat or steep the route is, without the cyclist's input.

Valeo Smart e-Bike System can be adapted to Cargo Bikes

A cargo bike equipped with Valeo’s high-end electric assistance system allows the cyclist to climb or reverse up a parking garage ramp with little muscular effort while carrying a 150kg load. On a cargo bike, Valeo’s solution also features a unique braking energy recovery function.

A cargo bike equipped with Valeo Smart e-Bike System allows the cyclist to climb or reverse up a parking garage ramp with little muscular effort while carrying a 150kg load.
A cargo bike equipped with Valeo Smart e-Bike System allows the cyclist to climb or reverse up a parking garage ramp with little muscular effort while carrying a 150kg load.
On a cargo bike, Valeo’s solution also features a unique braking energy recovery function.
Valeo's system can equip a Mountain Bike. The adaptive automatic transmission is a world first for electric bikes
Mountain Bike: Valeo e-Bike System uses a finely-tuned algorithm to adapt to each person’s riding style and comfort zone.
Mountain Bike: Valeo e-Bike System uses a finely-tuned algorithm to adapt to each person’s riding style and comfort zone
City Bike: Valeo Smart e-Bike system’s driving assistance can multiply the pedal torque by as much as eight, compared to the current maximum of five today, allowing the cyclist to ride comfortably and effortlessly in every situation.
City Bike: Valeo Smart e-Bike system’s driving assistance can multiply the pedal torque by as much as eight, compared to the current maximum of five today, allowing the cyclist to ride comfortably and effortlessly in every situation.

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