Media star

Schaeffler in the form of the Bio‑Hybrid has created a new vehicle category that makes headlines around the world. Here’s a selection of exciting publications about our product.

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). 

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.

Elektro-Rad 03-2019

05/17/2019 — Elektro Rad

“The big aim: making cities more livable”

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

Nordbayern 02-2019

02/04/2019 —

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

01/13/2019 — 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

01/10/2019 — 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.

FAZ 01-2019

01/07/2019 — 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)

Kicker 12-2018

12/21/2018 — 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.

AMS 2018-12

12/13/2018 — 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)

Welt 2018-12

12/11/2018 —

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

12/11/2018 — 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)

Stern Extra 2018-13

07/30/2018 — Stern

A clean achievement

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

Schaeffler tomorrow 2017-02

02/15/2017 — 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)

Fully Charged

11/30/2016 — 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?