Velosion:E is an E-Bike concept developed in cooperation with Plastic Innovation GmbH, the Institute of Polymer Product Engineering of the Johannes Kepler University Linz and Continental. The electric bicycle earned two German Innovation Awards in 2019 and made it to the finals of the Eurobike awards in Friedrichshafen in 2018.
The novel manufacturing process in the bicycle industry brings decisive advantages in product design. No longer dependent on the restrictions of tube forming (hydroforming process), there are promising options in the three-dimensional shaping of the frame geometry resulting in significantly higher customer benefit for many applications. Increased resilience, reduced production costs and a lower carbon footprint are advantages coming along with great possibilities in product design and functional integration of technology such as active lights, sensor technology, safety or navigation functions.