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Intra Drive Limited

Intra Drive Limited

H21.

EH16 4BB Edinburgh
United Kingdom
http://www.intra-drive.com/

Intra Drive Limited is an Edinburgh based start-up, which over the last 3 years has developed innovative drivetrain technology for the e-bike market. Commuting by e-bike in cities is affordable and fast. e-bikes have zero tailpipe emissions and a low embodied carbon footprint. Future Market Insights (FMI), has estimated that the global market for e-bikes will be worth $6.1 billion by 2027.

All current mid-drive motor units (produced by market leaders such as Bosch, Shimano and Yamaha) use traditional derailleur gearing systems to provide a range of speeds. The additional power provided by the motor causes accelerated wear of the sprockets and chain, meaning these "consumable" parts need regular replacement, which is both costly and time consuming.

The founder's vision of a super low maintenance e-bike drivetrain is realised through the use hardened steel gears with oil lubrication running in a sealed gearbox. The compact and highly integrated drive unit combines an 8 speed gearbox, a lightweight brushless motor, and novel electronic gear shifting technology.

Several large European ebike motor manufacturers have expressed a strong interest in Intra drive's technology and have stated that they see multi-speed gearbox technology is the future for ebikes.

Intra Drive is seeking a commercial partner to complete development work, and manufacturer the product under licence.

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  • Intra Drive's 8 speed e-bike drive motor finalist for Eurobike Innovation award

    Intra Drive was founded by Mark Ravilious, an inventive mechanical design engineer with a background in renewable energy. The product combines a gearbox and electric motor removing the traditional cassette and derailleur.
    Intra Drive’s new drive unit combines proprietary multi-speed gearbox technology, a lightweight brushless motor, and a novel electronic shifting system, resulting in a compact and highly integrated 8 speed drive unit. That 8-speed comes with hardened steel gears running in oil for ensuring an extremely long lifetime of the product, with very low maintenance. The drive unit features integrated electronic (wireless) shifting.

    Intra Drive’s new drive unit combines proprietary multi-speed gearbox technology, a lightweight brushless motor, and a novel electronic shifting system, resulting in a compact and highly integrated 8 speed drive unit. Inside the die-cast aluminium casing, hardened steel gears run in oil, ensuring an extremely long lifetime of the product, with very low maintenance. The drive unit features integrated electronic (wireless) shifting, which the company has filed a patent for.

    Intra Drive is now seeking an established commercial partner to progress the product from working prototype to volume production under license.

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