Yamaha launches new OEM e-bike system and moves distribution to Europe
Yamaha is offering OEM bicycle manufacturers a new choice of driver and battery specifications with the introduction of its new PWseries CE.
Reducing weight and size remains a major design goal for e-bike makers, while THE PW series CE Yamaha reduces the weight of the scale to 2.9kg by reducing the weight of the drive unit for roller coaster braking.The company's lightest product to date.
Since the first EPAC (electric power assisted circulation) was invented in 1993, the 2020 iteration of the manufacturer's system has fallen far short of its origins.The PWsweries CE provides up to 50Nm of torque with a 250W rated power and a 500Wh battery which can be fully charged from power in 4 hours.
Yamaha's new External Crossover 500 battery is designed to sit on downpipes or in front of seat lines with a simple locking and release system that can be easily removed and then recharged or stored at home.
The centrally-mounted motor is carefully designed to operate almost silently, and is the company's quietest motor to date.In addition to riding assistance, the walking assistance mode helps the rider manipulate the saddle when it is not in the saddle.
Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd (YMC) of Japan will transfer responsibility for its OEM electric bicycle system to Yamaha Motor Europe (YME) in order to ensure faster and more flexible service for European bicycle manufacturers in the rapidly developing market.From July 1, 2020.YME's proximity to its headquarters in Schiphol-Rijk in the Netherlands and its European customers will enable the company to offer more competitive and efficient services, which will benefit manufacturers, dealers and end users.