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Hub Motor neodrives Z20

Energy-Efficient German Design

Exceptionally silent, energetic and versatile: these are the typical features of rear wheel hub motors. An outstanding representative of this type is the neodrives Z20. Optimized driving dynamics meet sophisticated design, while efficient energy consumption with an efficiency of 85% is combined with a user-friendly touchscreen display.

The features of the neodrives Z20 speak for themselves. The maximum assistance level is 300 percent. Short-term, for example, when starting up, the motor increases its maximum power to up to 700 W. With the 612 Wh battery, you can achieve ranges of up to 145 kilometers (90 miles). The whisper-quiet rear-wheel drive is a gearless engine where not a fraction of the engine power is lost via chain or sprocket. This protects these drivetrain parts, which on average last four times longer than with bottom bracket engines. To meet the highest quality standards, 93 percent of the engines are manufactured in Germany.

A particular advantage of the hub motor system compared to bottom bracket motors is that you can recover energy when driving downhill. This technology is called recuperation. A short pressure on the control unit and the motor brake works as a generator. This charges the battery and also protects the brake pads on your disc brakes. But the drive also protects the environment and your wallet: with modern eco-electricity, a full load of driving pleasure costs you only about 30 cents.

A unique feature for recumbents: your tricycle with hub motor has an electric reverse gear. In this way, the vehicle plays out a further advantage of its design. Activate the function with an initial backward movement and your trike will roll out of the parking space at up to 3 km/h (1.9 mph).

Tailwind by thumb pressure: The remote control of the innovative system is mounted directly on the handlebar. The most important settings can be controlled by pressing the thumb. The developers have arranged the five keys ergonomically in a way that their size and positioning hierarchize them so that control is intuitive right from the start – in other words, the thick plus and minus keys for switching through the support level cannot be missed.

The neodrives Z20 also makes it easy to take a closer look at data such as the remaining range, battery display, current power consumption, daily distance traveled or average speed: thanks to the touchscreen, the menus on the 2-inch color display of the Z20 can be browsed easily. This works even in rain and with various gloves. This works even in rain and with various gloves.

elektroantrieb e-assist neodrives display side mount
elektroantrieb e-assist neodrives display top view

HP Velotechnik trikes give you the choice of positioning the display next to the handlebar for a comfortable place to get in and the “Top View” above the end of the handlebar for best readability.

To match the high-quality electrical engineering, we offer you two extra-class drivetrain options: The Sram 30 derailleur system with 3×10 very finely graduated gears and the robust C1.12 bottom bracket gearbox from Pinion with an enormous gear ratio range of 600 percent.

To match the high-quality electrical engineering, we offer you two extra-class drivetrain options: The Sram 30 derailleur system with 3×10 very finely graduated gears and the robust C1.12 bottom bracket gearbox from Pinion with an enormous gear ratio range of 600 percent.

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All Right, Enough Theory, How Do I Get on This Recumbent?

At these dealers near you, you will find recumbents from HP Velotechnik with a hub motor waiting for your test drive. Click on the dealer for the details and your desired date for an individual consultation.

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