The “Made in Germany by Urwahn” frame is used in the company’s first e-bike named ‘Platzhirsch’. Start-up Urwahn Engineering GmbH is funded by bmp Ventures AG and IBG Beteiligungsgesellschaft Sachsen-Anhalt GmbH (investment company owned by the Saxony-Anhalt State). The IBG funding includes subsidies from the EU’s European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).” The ERDF program supports research, technological development and innovation in Saxony-Anhalt.
Urwahn Engineering MD Ramon Thomas points out that the company is working with a 3D prototyping partner based in Dresden. “Thanks to this partnership we are able to produce cost-effectively. We do not need expensive tools and are extremely flexible from prototype to prototype.”
This is also how the first e-bike of the Magdeburg-based startup has been created. It is equipped with the Ebikemotion hub motor from Mahle. The maximum torque of 40 Nm at the rear wheel can be adjusted to three riding modes. It’s powered by an 250Wh InTube battery for which an optional 208Wh range extender is available. The Platzhirsch city e-bike uses navigation via the Mahle App.
Next to the city e-bike Urwahn Engineering offers two regular bikes fitted with chromo 3D printed frames. More at www.urwahnbikes.com
Reference: Bike Europe