PBMA eTech - designed with the mechanic in mind
In creating workshops that feature manufacture training and business focused conversations, the PBMA embarked on a mission looking towards the future with a goal of identifying whats missing. The eBike segment of cycling is growing (like it or not) and as mechanics we must be educated on the technology. While the fundamental elements of the bicycle exist, now we are faced with electronics and power well beyond the typical electronic component we are used to seeing.
PBMA eTech was created with key partners in the electric bicycle community. The Light Electric Vehicle Association (LEVA) provided us introductions to a number of major manufacturers in the Asian marketplace and we identified Bafang and Phylion as great collaborators in this educational mission. We hope to grow and add more partners as we grow the available courses that PBMA eTech will offer.
What makes these companies so key in the development of this class? LEVA has been educating the cycling industry on eBike technology for nearly 10-years. Phylion Battery is a top producer of Lithium-ion batteries with annual production of 2.5GWh (for reference 1GWh = 1 billion watt hours). Bafang systems are likely found on many eBikes you've already seen in your shop. With more than 900,000 motors sold annually to more than 350 manufacturers worldwide it's more than likely you'll eventually run into their product.
PBMA eTech will focus on battery technology including tips and tricks you can do in your shop to create customer satisfaction. PBMA eTech will also focus on various motor drive systems with emphasis on technique and repair.
PBMA eTech is designed to educate technicians on all eBike technology from an unbiased aspect. Lead instructors from LEVA will be supported by brand representatives to field key questions and provide manufacturer recommended answers.
PBMA eTech is an included course in 3 upcoming technical workshops featuring 12 additional business and tech sessions in small class environments.
PBMA eTech will also be available as a stand-alone course at a number of venues around the country. For more details please click here
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