Based in Angouleme (France), ez-Wheel was founded in 2009 by three engineers in the pursuit to develop an autonomous, fully electric wheel that provides traction and assistance for the transportation of bulk freight. Its product addresses all operations which involve the movement of goods: it increases the safety and efficiency of operations within automotive factories, food industry sites, logistics warehouses and hospitals. The solution developed by ez-Wheel fully integrates into the wheel all the functions of a conventional power train: from high-end electric motor, dense and super long life batteries, to power controller featuring state of the art motor control, battery management and wireless interface. Its compactness allows for an easy and simple upgrade of traditional mechanical, hand moved carts. More than a thousand electric wheels are already successfully operating at various French and international sites of automotive OEMS’s, food processing sites and hospitals.