Technologies which was earlier known as Continental Powertrain division will be
exhibiting its motorcycle solutions at the upcoming Eicma 2019 (public days
Powertrain division was carved-out as part of the corporation's realignment
process and now operates under the name of Vitesco Technologies, with its own
corporate design, its own online presence, and its own social media accounts.
reason for the carve-out of the Powertrain division was because the rapid
changes in the market environment due to the more stringent exhaust emission
regulations globally. Organisational independence gives Vitesco Technologies
the required entrepreneurial scope to respond promptly and individually to the
wide range of requirements. This is expressed in the name: “Vitesco,"
derived from vita (Latin for life), stands for energy, speed, and agility, and
“Technologies” underpins the innovative aspiration to offer pioneering
technologies, systems, and services.
like Continental Powertrain, Vitesco Technologies has a wide range of
innovative products in the two-wheeler and powersports field—from engine
control units to a variety of sensors and actuators and fuel and exhaust gas
management systems. These provide the customized solutions for the special
requirements of each respective market and meet the latest emission standards
such as Euro 5 (from January 2020), China 4 including On Board Diagnostics
(OBD, since July 2019) and Bharat 6 including OBD (from April 2020 in India).
addition, Vitesco Technologies is working intensively on electric drives for
two-wheelers and is thereby benefitting from extensive know-how in the
passenger vehicle sector, where Continental has been a pioneer of drive
electrification for many years. This focus is primarily on the Asian markets.
“As a first step, we are concentrating on solutions for vehicles which were
previously driven by combustion engines with an engine displacement of up to
150 cc," states Torsten Bellon, head of Non-Automotive Product Line at
this vehicle class, we will offer a 48-volt electric machine with corresponding
electronics. We are in the process of completing the conceptualization and will
shortly be starting the series development,” he says.