There are several types of e-bike motors available on the market, including:
Hub motors: These motors are located in the center of either the front or rear wheel and are commonly found on lower-priced e-bikes. Few Indian OEM offer these bikes, Hero cycles, Firefox and Nintyone, are reliable from an after sales service point of view.
Mid-drive motors: These motors are located near the bottom bracket of the bike and provide power directly to the chain, allowing for better efficiency and power delivery.
Some popular Mid-drive e-bike motor brands include:
Bosch: Bosch is a popular e-bike motor brand that produces mid-drive motors for a variety of e-bike applications – Active line, Performance line & Cargo line multiple additonal variants with extra features.
Shimano: Shimano is a well-known brand in the cycling industry and produces mid-drive motors for e-bikes. ( E-6000, E-7000, E-8000)
Yamaha: Yamaha is a popular brand that produces e-bike motors for a variety of applications, including road bikes, mountain bikes, and commuter bikes.
Brose: Brose is a German e-bike motor manufacturer, has an office in Pune, India. that produces mid-drive motors for a variety of e-bike applications,
Bafang: Bafang is a Chinese e-bike motor manufacturer that produces a variety of e-bike motors, including hub motors and mid-drive motors.
TQ Systems: TQ Systems is a German e-bike motor manufacturer that produces mid-drive motors for high-performance e-bikes.
Go SwissDrive: Go SwissDrive is a Swiss e-bike motor manufacturer that produces mid-drive motors for a variety of e-bike applications, including cargo bikes and mountain bikes.