Eurobike 2022 takes
e-bike and LEV’s to all new environment
Packed with new events, more than 1,500 exhibitors and an eager audience of the international e-bike and bicycle industry meeting face-to-face again look like the ideal ingredients for a good start of Eurobike on its new location. The map showing on this page gives you an idea how to find your way in Frankfurt after so many years in Friedrichshafen. A whole range of new ideas and concepts in the field of connectivity, data collection, electronic shifting, sustainable production, frame production in Europe became reality and will be presented on a trade show for the first time. At the same time the market faces big challenges and not only in the supply chain.
The relocation of the biggest bicycle show on earth in combination with the new dynamic in the industry creates a big challenge for the Eurobike organisation. “We have not taken away the bicycle’s sporty perspective,” wrote the organisation in a statement. The industry program however goes deeper into topics that will define the future of the industry. Topics include the Digital Academy, the Cargo Academy, the presentation of the City Changer Cargo Bike project and the start-up & innovation day which is aimed at bringing together startups, SMEs, investors, scientists and public sector actors. At the end of the start-up & innovation day on July 14th, the Eurobike Innovator’s awards will be announced highlighting young companies, start-ups and innovators in the bicycle industry and pioneering products, services and concepts.
Battery Experts Forum grants insights in global situation
For the first time, the renowned and 17th edition of the Battery Experts Forum coincides with Eurobike in the same week and venue (hall 6, Messe Frankfurt). An extensive program with lectures, keynote speeches and exhibition will present the future of battery technology for diverse industries and applications including e-bikes. The world-renowned specialist conference, which covers all aspects of the entire value chain in battery manufacturing will be accompanied by a corresponding trade fair. Sven Bauer (see photo), CEO and founder of BMZ Group will kick off the second day of the conference as keynote speaker on July 13 starting at 9 a.m. The Forum takes places from July 12 - 14, 2022.
How to handle the battery shortage
Probably the most pressing, short term issue in the e-bike industry is the huge shortage of Bosch batteries. The rapid increase of e-bike sales in Europe but also on the North American markets poses the industry’s leading e-bike system supplier for a major problem. Today it is no exception that consumers have to wait 6-10 months for a battery for their newly purchased e-bike. The long-lead times for this single essential component will certainly create market opportunities for more battery manufacturers in this buoyant market.
Practical information on Eurobike
The 30th edition of Eurobike runs from Wednesday 13 July, to Sunday 17 July 2022, from 9:00 to 18:00 at its new location in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. On Saturday and Sunday, it will be open to the general public. The idea of mobility, the urban bicycle, but also micromobility and digitality have been incorporated actively and to a greater extent. The gravel bike category will be the connector for Eurobike to show its strength when it comes to trends and how they harmonise with the mobility concept.
Gravel bikes rapidly became established category
Next to the electrification of the bicycle, the gravel bike is currently the whizz-kid for the sporty range, on any terrain. As a concept, the gravel bike overrides the differences between pure road bikes on the one hand and touring bikes on the other hand, but also with some elements of the mountain bike. And the other: The bike is perfect for cycling commuters. More robust than the road bike, lighter than the trekking bike and more versatile than other bicycle categories.