On the 28th August 2015, the ExtraEnergy Pedelec Awards were presented to the winners of the Spring 2015 Test season.
Pedelec Adventures launched “Berlin Trefected - exploring the limits” and the five pedelec game changers of the future were shown.
The trophies were handed over on the 28th August at the EUROBIKE show in Friedrichshafen, Germany, to high-ranking staff members from the award-winning manufacturers. A supporting programme presented stories, products and applications with a pedelec theme.
Another highlight of the show was the launch of the latest Pedelec Adventures project and it’s documentary video “Berlin Trefected - exploring the limits”. The audience gathered around EUROBIKE’s fashion show stage in the East Foyer watched the stunts, met the riders - trial champion Marco Hösel, LEV designer Norbert Haller, and Pedelec Adventures head Susanne Brüsch - while learning about the 4-kW-powered Trefecta e-bike in an interview with Trefecta-founder Haiko Visser live on stage.
In addition, ExtraEnergy welcomed the pioneers of the off-road pedelec, Carol Urkauf Chen (owner KTM Bicycle) and Susi Puello (head of Winora Group Accell Germany). „In 2010, ExtraEnergy tested the first off-road pedelec on the market, the KTM eRace“, recalled Hannes Neupert (Chairman ExtraEnergy e.V.). „One year later, the first full suspension off-road pedelec on the market, the Haibike eQXduro Fs, was tested by ExtraEnergy.“
Also, the five pedelec tech game changers of the future were shown. These are the plastic injection molded frame, presented by Alexander Oelschlegel (Rehau AG), new hybrid drive systems, presented by Steffen Braune (IAI GmbH), Peter Broghammer (Marquardt), Rod Keech and Linan Gong (NexxtDrive), connectivity through standard interfaces, represented by MyStromer AG, and standard energy storage, presented by Johannes Dörndorfer, Rüdiger Nierescher (EnergyTube Holding GmbH) and Calle Nicolai (Heisenberg).
Pedelec Award Ceremony
Four vehicles achieved exceptional ratings across five very different product groups.
The award-winning manufacturers were AGOGS ELECTRIC BIKES, ZEG Zweirad-Einkaufs-Genossenschaft/ eG, Giant Deutschland GmbH and Maxcycles Fahrrad Leichtbau Manufaktur.
City-Comfort Pedelec test winner
AGOGS Tracer Trek - A rocket on the hills and on tour, and one which asks little of the rider's own pedal power. The award was handed over to Jakub Dietrich (Jednatel - Managing Director AGOGS ELECTRIC BIKES).
Tour and Family Pedelec test winner
Bulls Green Mover Lacuba Plus Trapez - The best Tour and Family pedelec in the Test, and in the hotly contested product category of Easy pedelecs it also managed the second highest customer wish fulfilment factor. For a relaxed and safe ride under any circumstances. The award was handed over to Sören Mühle (Product Management ZEG Zweirad-Einkaufs Genossenschaft eG).
Easy Pedelec test winner
GIANT Explore E+ 1 GTS - With its smooth-starting push and very good power assist levels, the Giant Explore E+ 1 GTS propels you powerfully then ramps back smoothly. A definitive all-rounder. The award was handed over to Steffen Barkhau (Product Manager Giant Deutschland GmbH).
Lifestyle Pedelec test winner
Maxcycles CXone X-Pro 27 - Glide in dignity through town and country on the all-black Maxcycles CXone X-Pro 27. Well-balanced and nippy, it achieved the highest range in the test on the ‘Tour’ circuit, at 93.8 km. The Award was handed over to Heiko Schweizer (Director E-bike ANSMANN AG).
Test results for all of the following bikes are in Issue 12 of ExtraEnergy Magazine:
AGOGS Tracer Trek, BAGIER el viaje Cityrad, Bulls Green Mover Lacuba Plus Trapez, Fischer City PROLINE Damen, Fischer MTB PROLINE EVO Herren, GIANT Explore E+ 1 GTS, Hartje CONTOURA Caldera E, Hercules Alassio, Kettler CITY HDE, Kettler EXPLORER HDE, Maxcycles CXone X-Pro 27, Riese & Müller Homage dualdrive HS, SFM SAXXX YES, Pedalpower eMammut Cargo
The ExtraEnergy Magazine Issue 12 is available as a free PDF download in the following article:
>> ExtraEnergy Pedelec and E-Bike Magazine Issue 12
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Copy: Angela Budde
Translation: Peter Eland
Photos: Michael Burger, Ines Schöne
10 September 2015
Last update: 12 September 2015