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.
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)
01/06/2020 — 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)
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)
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)
11/09/2019 — 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)
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)
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).
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).
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.
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)
02/04/2019 — 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)
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.
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.
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)
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.
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)
12/11/2018 — Welt.de
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)
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
07/30/2018 — Stern
A clean achievement
Cargo bikes assisted by electric motors are evolving into a create alternative in urban transportation (German article)
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)
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?