Vitesco Technologies has targeted the growing Indian electric two-wheeler market with the showcasing of its demo version of its 48-volt system for electric light motorcycles and scooters with 3 to 7 kW output (equivalent up to 150cc for combustion engines) in India.
Vitesco first revealed these solutions, the 48V demo scooter and also a concept hybrid motorcycle, at the EICMA Show in September 2022 in Milan.
Klaus Hau, Executive Board Member and Head of Powertrain Solutions Division and Anurag Garg, Managing Director & Country Head of Vitesco Technologies India, unveiled the demo scooter at Vitesco Technologies facility in Talegaon, Pune.
“I truly believe that the future is electric, and we are excited to showcase our first 48-volt demo vehicle in India”, said Klaus Hau. “India’s automotive industry is currently undergoing what is possibly the most significant transformation in its history. E-mobility is becoming a mainstream phenomenon and our portfolio focuses on global, scalable platforms for electrified vehicles. We have more than 15 years of experience in the field of electrification and currently have approximately 80% of the components required in electrified vehicles in our portfolio. Our objective is to achieve outstanding growth in electrification technologies and to expand our business,” he added.
Anurag Garg, Managing Director & Country Head of Vitesco Technologies India said: “Our aim with this concept (scooter) is to discover the vision of a new generation of EVs while also establishing standards for other e-mobility projects. Globally, we have been investing in this segment since 2006 and have successfully brought e-innovations to market for well over a decade. We will continue to enhance the efficiency and range of innovative electrification solutions for two-wheelers and powersports in India using cutting-edge technologies.”
Vitesco states that its 48-volt system has been designed for smaller two-wheelers, which play a central role in everyday mobility in Asian countries in particular. The company is already developing the drive system for series production in specific customer projects.
The system is controlled by an eDCU (Electric Drive Control Unit). This integrated control unit for electric drives contains both, the inverter function and additional vehicle functions.
Vitesco also displayed the EMR3 (third-generation Electronics Motor Reducer) electric axle drive, which has already proven itself in the passenger car market, as a tailored solution for high-performance three- and four-wheelers.
The EMR3 electric axle drive is a highly integrated, compact and lightweight unit comprising a permanent magnet synchronous motor, power electronics (inverter) and reduction gear (reducer).