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Cities in flux all around us.

Bio‑Hybrid Passenger crossing cycleway bridge

Tomorrow’s livable cities need happy people. Not just satisfied car drivers. And so our urban environments are changing accordingly. They are becoming cleaner and greener. New, sustainable infrastructure concepts are affording people greater space and bringing a new atttitude to living. This is something also reflected in the diversity of mobility solutions, too. Emissions-free pedelecs, such as the Bio‑Hybrid, are our alternative for urban transport.

In a nutshell

57

percent of young people (14-25 years old) are in favour of car-free city centers.

1.4

persons is the average number of occupants per car in Germany.

120

hours is the average length of time car drivers were held up in traffic jams in Germany in 2019. 

31.5

percent is the market share held by electric bikes in the total cycle market in Germany in 2019.

22.6

Percent of commercial traffic in Germany could be shifted to cargo bikes by 2030.

2.5

billions of vehicles could be in use worldwide by 2050 – the current number is 1.2 billion.

10

percent and over — the growth in online retailing to 2022 — these deliveries are contributing to traffic congestion.

400

euro is the average monthly cost to delivery businesses for operating small cars in Germany.

Cities are becoming cleaner and greener

New Harbor canal in Copenhagen

The people of Copenhagen travel 1.4 million kilometers on bike each day.

Cargo bike user with children

Amsterdam plans to replace 11,000 inner city car parking spaces with bike parking spaces by 2025.

Cycle highway between Stuttgart and Sindelfingen

In Baden-Württemberg, an 8-kilometer cycle highway connects Stuttgart with Sindelfingen/Böblingen.

Bike parking garage in Gent

With 13,500 parking spaces, Utrecht's cycle parking garage is the largest in the world.

Veloroute Hamburg

Hamburg's first cycle highway: 1.4 km long, super-wide, no traffic lights.

Cycle Superhighway in London

Ideal for commuters: London's Cycle Superhighways connect the city center with surrounding districts.

Bio‑Hybrid at Berlin's Victory Column

Berlin has 900 kilometers of cycle lanes and routes – and is increasing.

Reforma Street in Mexico City

Reforma Street in Mexico City is open exclusively to bike users on Sundays.

Bike hire station in Paris

Paris has 1,700 bike hire stations – one of the largest hire systems in the world.

Northwestern Cycleway in Auckland

The pink Northwestern Cycleway is Auckland’s first cycleway for commuters.

Mobility patterns in flux

No matter whether it’s the urban or more rural setting: mobility patterns are in flux. Increasing numbers of people are are swapping their cars for alternative forms of transport.

Our aim: by 2030 new, alternative mobility concepts, such as the Bio‑Hybrid, will account for a significant share of this modal split in mobility patterns.

Bio‑Hybrid modal split infografic

* Source: Survey of the German federal ministry of transportation
**Vision of Schaeffler Bio‑Hybrid GmbH

Clean and space-saving

Urban mobility demands a sensible mix of various mobility forms. The Bio‑Hybrid scores comparatively highly with its environmental friendliness and its low space consumption. Less than 90 centimeters wide and with its emissions-free 250 watt electric drive, the Bio‑Hybrid can use standard cycle lanes just like a pedelec, and it only takes up one-third of the parking space of a car.

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The Bio‑Hybrid on the go

The range of applications for the Bio‑Hybrid is widely diverse. Whether in the commercial area, or for personal living.