Low-Voltage Electrification
Auto Components India|March 2021
Committed to 100 per cent carbon neutrality, Valeo has launched a pedal assembly for e-bikes. Team ACI looks at the mobilisation of this ‘zero-emission’ product in the portfolio.

Valeo is on a mission! Committed to 100 per cent carbon neutrality by 2050, the company is accelerating its portfolio expansion. It is offering ‘zero-emissions’ products in emerging markets. Most recently, in a unique effort, the company launched a pedal assembly for e-bikes. The pedal assembly integrates an electric motor with an automatic transmission inspired by the automotive industry. Averred Jacques Aschenbroich, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Valeo, “To do this, we are leveraging and adapting the technological platforms that we’ve developed for the automotive industry – both those dedicated to Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and to low-voltage electrification (48V).” Valeo claims that the e-bike adapts to the cyclist instead of the other way around. Valeo showcased three prototypes: a city bike, a mountain bike and a cargo bike for goods transportation with reverse and braking energy recovery functions.

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