Revonte launches early access programme for ONE Drive System

Revonte has announced the first wave of e-Bike manufacturers who will be releasing e-Bike models equipped with the new Revonte ONE Drive System during 2020.

The ONE Drive System, which made its debut at last year’s Eurobike show, has a high degree of configurability, so much so that it can be used in all types of e-Bikes.

Revonte’s Early Access Programme has brought together a number of e-Bike companies to co-develop what it says will be the ‘next generation’ of e-Bikes, equipped with the ONE Drive System.

The partner companies include Finnish bike company and part of the Accell Group, Tunturi, which is growing quickly in the Nordics. “We are excited to be working with Revonte,” said Riku-Pekka Mikkonen, Tunturi Head of Sales. “The drive system is lightyears ahead of the game. Its advanced features in ‘one package’ gives us the competitive edge we are looking for and for consumers unheard possibility to customise their bike’s features.”

Also partnering with Revonte is UK-based high-end urban e-Bike brand Lavelle Bikes. Founder Paul Lavelle believes combining e-Bike gears with the motor, controlled by the same electronics, is a sensible option: “We have designed a new model – the Lavelle P2R – specifically for the Revonte ONE System and it has allowed us as designers to sculpt a radical single-sided bike while still maintaining a wide range fully automatic gear system.”

Revonte’s third partnership is with industry veteran Rolf Singenberger (RS Development), who before steeing up his own consulting company was the head of R&D and product management at BMC.

He added: “To differentiate in the growing e-Bike market, havign great e-Bike design is not enough anymore. While other drive systems feel exactly the same on different bikes, Revonte ONE can really be customised by the bike designer to deliver unique riding characteristics.

“Having all those features in a very compact form factor is fantastic for a bike designer, as it gives a lot of freedom.”

This sentiment was echoed by Revonte CEO and Founder Otto Chrons, who believes working closely with customers is an integral part of the company’s DNA: “The Early Access Programme is our way of bringing industry knowledge into our product development, to ensure that our system matches and even exceeds the expectation of the customers. With the right partners we are able to move much faster and push the whole industry forward.”

Revonte has been gaining ground in the market having secured $2.4 million in funding at the tailend of last year, and announcing a partnership with the BMZ Group for advanced lithium-ion battery production.

Hayley Everett

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