Vitesco Tech Joins Swap-Battery Motorcycle Consortium, Auto News, ET Auto

The main objective of SBMC’s activities is to establish standards for future battery management systems and to industrialize them in a consistent manner.

New Delhi: International manufacturer of modern drive technology and electrification solutions, Vitesco Technologies today announced that it has joined the Swappable Batteries Motorcycle Consortium (SBMC).

The consortium was created in 2021 by four global 2-wheel manufacturers: Honda, KTM, Piaggio and Yamaha. It now has 21 members.

The SBMC uses the leverage of standardization to accelerate the electrification of the L-Class vehicle segment globally and promote more sustainable battery lifecycle management. This will make electric vehicle batteries more economical, help conserve resources and, most importantly, make them more convenient for customers.

“As in the passenger car sector, Vitesco Technologies aims to become a leading provider of electrification solutions in the two-wheeler market,” said Torsten Bellon, non-automotive product line manager, Vitesco Technologies, “In joining the Swappable Batteries Motorcycle Consortium, we want to help create the conditions for lightweight motorcycles and scooters to continue to play a central role in future mobility.We focus on a wide range of different electric vehicles such as mopeds, scooters , motorcycles, three-wheelers and four-wheelers, he added.

    Battery management system
Battery management system

The primary goal of SBMC’s activities is to establish standards for future battery management systems and industrialize them in a consistent manner, Bellon said.

According to Vitesco, the consortium aims to develop common technical specifications for interchangeable battery systems; Confirm routine use of battery systems; Develop and promote common specifications of the Consortium towards standardization within European and international standardization bodies for interoperability, compatibility and harmonization of systems and; Expand the use of the Consortium Common Specification globally.

The first such production line at the Leipzig plant was put into operation in May 2021 and supplies the battery modules for the BMW iX.