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Bild 03-21

03/16/2021 — Bild

Is this bike the car of the future?

It’s not a bike, it’s not a car. But it could be the vehicle of the future in cities. (German article)

Zeit Online 12-20

01/13/2021 — ZEIT ONLINE

Together in a Cargo bike through the city

Now four-wheeled pedelecs for commuters and the older generation are coming onto the market. But is there enough space on the bike path? (German article)

Wirtschaftswoche 10-20

11/04/2020 — Wirtschaftswoche

Bio‑Hybrid: Company builder takes over spin-off from Schaeffler

The automotive supplier has caused quite a stir with its car-like e-bike, but is now handing over the business to Meisterwerk Ventures. (German article)

MDR 10-20

11/03/2020 — MDR

Riding through Leipzig with the Bio‑Hybrid Passenger

How fast does the Bio‑Hybrid get through the city compared to a car? The “Mitteldeutsche Rundfunk“ (German Television Channel) tested our Passenger in Leipzig. (German video)

Focus E-Bike 2-20

08/03/2020 — Focus E-Bike

The future moves with the times

Focus E-Bike has tested our Bio‑Hybrid on the streets of Munich. The result is an exciting field report. (German article)

Bike Bild 2-20

02/20/2020 — Bike Bild

Bio‑Hybrid Cargo and Passenger in test

E-bike or mini-car? The bio-hybrid combines both: the 250 watt drive of a pedelec with the seating position, weatherproof roof and driving stability of a car. (German article)

Süddeutsche Zeitung 1-20

01/07/2020 — Süddeutsche Zeitung

Teeny-weeny with a pickup bed

Automotive supplier Schaeffler is developing a four-wheel pedelec for commuters and delivery services. But is there enough space for it in a bike lane? (German article)

Connect 12-19

12/18/2019 — Connect

Bio‑Hybrid: First impression of the electric cargo bike

The Bio‑Hybrid startup founded by Schaeffler is developing a four-wheel electric cargo bike. We obtained an initial impression of the concept. (German article)

motorsport-total.com 12-19

12/17/2019 — motorsport-total.com

Schaeffler Bio‑Hybrid (2020): The e-bike with four wheels  

Why is it that e-bikes always have just two wheels? Obviously, that’s what the people at Schaeffler asked themselves as well and invented the four-wheel Bio‑Hybrid – to be launched in 2020. (German article)

Kicker 11-2019

11/11/2019 — Kicker

Bio‑Hybrid: The Pedelec becomes a pedal car

Eco-conscious: No other vehicle would fit this description any better than this one. For starters,“Bio” is right on target with the green thinking of our times and “Hybrid” indicates concern for the environment in powertrain technology. The Schaeffler Bio‑Hybrid is a weather-proof pedelec with a roof and four wheels. (German article)

ADAC Motorwelt - 10-2019

10/11/2019 — ADAC Motorwelt

With a roof over your head

Riding a bicycle or e-bike to work: For many of us, this only works in the summer. A startup from Franconia presents pedelecs featuring a microcar look – for (nearly) all kinds of weather. (German article)

VISION mobility - 10-2019

10/09/2019 — VISION mobility

Initial impressions: Schaeffler Bio‑Hybrid on course for production

The editors of VISION mobility have had a chance to drive our Bio‑Hybrid. Their verdict: like a bike in terms of form, but like a small car in terms of handling and ride. (German article).

i3 It is Innovation – May/June 2019

05/28/2019 — i3 – It is Innovation

The New Mobility – Redefining the Auto Industry for the Future

Check out this great article “The New Mobility: Redefining the Auto Industry” in the i3 flagship magazine from the Consumer Technology Association (CTA). 

Elektro-Rad 03-2019

05/20/2019 — Elektro Rad

“The big aim: making cities more livable”

Schaeffler’s head of innovation about the future of urban mobility. (German article)

Schaeffler tomorrow 01-2019

05/20/2019 — Schaeffler tomorrow

About a car that isn't a car

The Bio‑Hybrid is more than a vehicle somewhere between a bicycle and an electric car – it’s the missing link in future micromobility.

Nordbayern 02-2019

02/06/2019 — Nordbayern.de

New vehicle concepts come – from Franconia!

Middle Franconia has no automakers. Or does it? Schaeffler from Herzogenaurach is working on modern ideas for mobility of tomorrow. (German article)

Heise 01-2019

01/22/2019 — Heise Online

The highlights and lowlights at CES 2019

The lights at CES have been turned off and the tech trek is moving on. The c't and heise online squad sums up the show, highlighting its personal favorites. Top: Schaeffler Bio‑Hybrid.

Spiegel Online 01-2019

01/22/2019 — Spiegel Online

CES in Las Vegas: An eye-opening tour of the show

The CES technology show in Las Vegas is increasingly turning into a major display of the automotive industry as well. German supplier Schaeffler is bringing the Bio‑Hybrid to the fore, a drivable combination of muscle power and an electric motor.

Kicker 12-2018

01/22/2019 — Kicker

"Bio" through the city

Under the promising name of "Bio‑Hybrid," a startup belonging to Schaeffler is planning the market launch of a vehicle that conceptually crossbreeds a pedelec with a micro car.

FAZ 01-2019

01/08/2019 — Frankfurter Allgemeine

Breaking new ground in substantial style

The future of the internal combustion engine is uncertain. This affects automotive supplier Schaeffler as well. Consequently, the company now intends to build pedelecs. Its chief technology officer feels that the automobile is too slow in many cases. (German article)

Welt 2018-12

12/21/2018 — Welt.de

Schaeffler Bio‑Hybrid

Schaeffler’s Bio‑Hybrid ranges somewhere between a bicycle and a small car. From 2020 on, it is supposed to make big city traffic eco-friendlier. (German article)

VisionMobility 2018-12

12/21/2018 — VISION mobility

CES 2019: Schaeffler announces initial details of the Bio‑Hybrid

The independent subsidiary, Bio‑Hybrid GmbH, intends to make the four-wheel vehicle the “i-Phone” among pedelecs. Near-production vehicles at the trade show. (German article)

AMS 2018-12

12/21/2018 — auto motor und sport

Pedal car assisted by an electric motor

CES 2019: Automotive supplier Schaeffler will unveil a Bio‑Hybrid Concept at CES 2019 in Las Vegas. The small city vehicle uses an electrically assisted pedal drive. (German article)

Fully Charged

12/19/2018 — Fully Charged Show

Bio‑Hybrid. This is a Fully Charged exclusive!

Not something that has ever happened before. We present the prototype Schaeffler Bio‑Hybrid personal transport system. A pedal assist car? A four wheeled bike?

Schaeffler tomorrow 2017-02

12/19/2018 — Schaeffler tomorrow

From the draisine to the bio-hybrid

Karl Drais invented the archetype of the bicycle 200 years ago – today, some pedal-powered vehicles are exceedingly complex high-tech devices. A time journey. (German article)

Stern Extra 2018-13

12/19/2018 — Stern

A clean achievement

Cargo bikes assisted by electric motors are evolving into a create alternative in urban transportation (German article)