Suzhou (PRC) / Taichung (ROC), October 9th, 2019 – Bafang, one of the leading manufacturers of e-mobility components and complete drive systems, expands its battery collection for sportive e-bikes with the introduction of the BT F09.430.C, offering 430Wh of energy content. First production models will be on display at Bafang’s booth (Splendor Hotel 1507 & 1508) during the Taichung Bike Week from October 16th to 18th .
Up until now, the 200Wh BT F05.200.C InTube battery persuaded product managers with its stunningly light weight of just 1.6kg. And for ambitious riders, the capacity was enough for up to 150km of motor support – when using the “electric tailwind” mainly for accelerations and as a helping hand in the back on longer, steeper climbs. These riders spend most of their time above the legal support speed limit of 25 (Europe) to 32 kph (USA; 18-20mph).
But in a fast-growing market, there’s a broader range of customers to be addressed – namely the ones who use their sportive new e-bike for a more relaxed ride experience instead of going out for regular sweaty training rides. Or the endurance rider, opting for longer distances over rolling terrain or longer climbs in the spectacular landscapes of the Dolomites, the French Alpes or the Pyrenees, to name just a few.
BT F09.430.C with optional black cover
The new BT F09 InTube battery as well as its BT F05 cousin apply the same design and main technical features:
- Highenergy density due to Bafang’s unique 43V battery design
- Premiumbattery cells (type 21700)
- Long service life
- Full integration into the frame’s downtube
- Chargingon/off the bike – with two charger options to choose from (2A/3A charging current)
- Capacity indicators (LED) on the side of the battery
Charging time (charge current) Dimension (L*W*H)
Both battery options can be a harmonious match for eRoad or eGravel bikes, yet also for sleek flat handlebar Urban or Cross bikes – each with its own focus: The BT F05.200.C is meant for ambitious athletes seeking for the lightest possible ride. And the new BT F09.430.C with its higher capacity might attract recreational and/or endurance riders seeking for the maximum range while still maintaining a light, responsive ride.
The new BT F09.430.C battery will be available for Bafang OE customers as of Q4 2019.
Europe: Christian Allmendinger, Uwe Weissflog
Tel: +49 711 351 640-93 / -91
International: Jack Brandsen
Bafang Electric Motor Science-Technology B.V.
Tel: +31 852 737 102
About BAFANG: www.bafang-e.com
Bafang, one of the leading manufacturers of e-mobility components and complete e-drive systems, has been developing components and complete systems for electric vehicles since 2003.
The company focuses on all global e-mobility trends of the future: be it as an individual e-bike, e-scooter or for public bike sharing schemes. Bafang employs about 500 staff worldwide in five locations. The head office, development and manufacturing center is based in Suzhou, near Shanghai.
Bafang has Sales and Service Centers in the Netherlands, in the USA and in Germany. The newly opened factory in Poland will focus on production of mid motor systems for the European markets.
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