The MAHLE Ebikemotion X35 engines are designed specifically for e-road bike. The innovative Ebikemotion X35 engine is a hub engine with only 40Nm of torque. In contrast to the conventional engines that provides assistance based on cadence or power input the Ebikemotion X35 outputs power based on how quickly the cassette is turning relative to the hub. This design means the Ebikemotion X35 drive can be tricked into riding with basically no input from the rider. As long as you keep the cassette and hub turning together, the motor continues to push forward – there’s no torque sensor to detect your lack of pedalling input as the system operates based on the speed of your cassette in relation to how quickly the wheel is turning.
In 2022, Mahle released the new EbikeMotion X20 drive unit following the foot steps of other manufacturers developoing a more powerful and lighter engine. In fact, the EbikeMotion X20 motor delivers a torque of 60Nm (50% more torque than the X35 motor) and weights only 3.2 kg (10% lighter than the X35 motor).
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