Valeo's automatic e-bike transmission means never shifting again

Bye bye, bike chain.

Say goodbye to your old and busted drivetrain

Valeo, a French automotive company whose name has been kicking around the "zero-emissions mobility" space for a while now, has announced an electric bike motor with a completely integrated and automatic transmission.

Radically simplified

Regular bicycle gear systems are pretty complicated; there are sometimes front gears, rear gears, the derailleur, the chain itself, a chain ring... There's a lot that can go wrong. Instead Valeo replaces a large portion of that system with its integrated motor and transmission.