People are thinking more and more about electromobility. The underlying principle of sustainability is both inspiring and appealing. But even apart from the idealists, non-profit organizations and parties, electromobility in the industry has long since taken off from a niche existence to a boom market. The automotive industry is in the midst of the largest upheaval of its over 100-year history.

In recent year the market for e-bikes and pedelecs has experienced a particular boom. The bicycles with an electric motor are now increasingly appealing both to people who are enthusiastic about technology and to the younger generation. In the stop-and-go traffic of cities, you can frequently get somewhere faster and especially at a lower cost with an e-bike, than you could by car. Shared economy has also long since found its way into the area of electromobility, and numerous logistics companies and service providers now depend on electrically driven cargo bikes, scooters or industrial trucks.

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With the founding of Morat Swoboda Motion GmbH, a joint venture between the Franz Morat Group and Swoboda with equal representation, the two tradition-rich companies are expanding their presence on the booming e-motive market. The core business of the newly established company is the production of drive components for electric cars, e-bikes, cargo bikes and e-scooters. The product range includes geared drive shafts, planetary gears, spur gears, pinions and technical housing parts that unite the advantages of metal and plastic. Morat Swoboda’s drive systems combine decades of experience in gear and drive engineering with know-how in mechatronics, electronics, sensors and actuators.

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E-axle for the micromobility

Wheel hub gears from Framo Morat provide drive in electrically powered micro-vehicles in smart cities. The powerful and ultra-compact gear units are part of the e-axle, consisting of wheel, gearbox, motor and control unit. Due to its modular design, the axle is easily scalable and can thus be used flexibly in different types of vehicles, such as cargo bikes or small electric cars.

More information about E-mobility on the website of Morat Swoboda

Spur gear stage for E-Bikes


The advantages of pairing metal and plastic can be seen in this application. The high-precision spur gear stage for E-bike motors consists of a metal helical rotor shaft and a plastic gear. This gear stage ensures savings in weight as well as smooth operation and a long service life thanks to the Made in Germany quality.

Planetary gear for E-Scooter


Light, compact and powerful – these are the characteristics of the new E-scooter by SAEM. The specially developed steering mechanism and the innovative folding mechanism ensure driving fun and highest comfort. With a total weight of 6 kg, this E-scooter has a range of 15 km. The high-performance planetary gear from Framo Morat makes the scooter fit for every slope in town. The planetary gear convinces with its compact design, its light aluminum housing and its high gear ratio.

Drive shaft for electric vehicles

This electric vehicle drive shaft is manufactured for one of the largest automotive suppliers, Continental. It establishes the connection from the electric motor to the transmission. To satisfy the high requirements set for quality and noise, the spherically ground gear is manufactured in a quality level of 3. Framo Morat completes all process steps, including hardening, in house.

Industrial trucks and electric cars

Rotor shafts for the drives of industrial trucks and fork-lift trucks require maximum precision during production in order to withstand the heavy loads in daily operation whilst offering very quiet running. Our rotor shafts for use in sports cars and electric cars meet comparable requirements.

Pinion shaft and rack for steering gear unit of a lightweight formula racing car

This combination of a rack and a polygon profile pinion shaft is a component part of the rack transmission used to steer a 100% electrically powered racing car driven by the Running Snail Racing Team at OTH Amberg-Weiden (Technical University of Applied Sciences) in Germany. It transfers the rotary movement from the steering wheel to the wheels. It requires maximum precision for a play-free shaft-hub connection and high core strength and surface hardness. In contrast to the previously used component which had around 3 degrees of play in the steering wheel, the new pinion shaft achieves steering with virtually zero play.

Planetary gear for electric cargo bikes

electric cargo bike

The transport logistics on the “last mile” uses increasingly electric cargo bikes, which convince through their performance, flexibility, environmental friendliness and cost-efficiency. The hub motor equipped with the planetary gear produced by Framo Morat stands out as a particularly innovative drive solution. It is characterized by its robust design, highest accuracy and very high efficiency, combined with smooth running.

Rotor shaft for electric scooters

This rotor shaft is manufactured for one of the largest automotive suppliers in the bike industry and is used in electric scooter motors. Framo Morat makes use of its entire range of manufacturing, from tuning and cutting to grinding, during the manufacturing process.