Turn any bike into an electric bike in just fifteen minutes

Categorie(s) : Innovation & Society, News, Research

Published : 1 October 2019

You don’t need to be a DIY expert to install the Gboost electric bike conversion kit! Developed by local startup E-Bike Lite, the ultra-lightweight (950-gram) kit can be installed on any bike with just a single screw. The innovation is an invention of Grenoble Institute of Technology-Phelma faculty member and GIPSA-Lab scientist Dominique Houzet and E-Bike Lite CEO Guenther Hirn.

What makes Gboost so innovative is its patented motor and its controller. The brushless asynchronous permanent-magnet motor (PMM) uses a roller-based transmission; the controller leverages a three-axis magnetic sensor installed on the bicycle pedal axle that analyzes the magnetic field and switches the electric motor on. The company has already sold 500 of the kits this year and plans to double sales in 2020.



Contact: dominique.houzet@grenoble-inp.fr

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