Continental and Varta are developing a battery for electric two-wheelers
Continental’s development and production service provider, Continental Engineering Services (CES) is cooperating with battery specialist Varta to develop new technologies and products that lead to advances in sustainable solutions in the field of electro mobility.
In a first pilot project, both partners have jointly developed an innovative product for the two-wheeler market: A replaceable 48-volt battery pack for electrically powered two-wheelers with a power of 10 kW and more. Such vehicles are comparable in engine power and top speed with conventionally powered scooters from 125 cc engine displacement.
The battery pack consists of VARTA’s V4Drive high-performance cell based on lithium-ion technology. A specially developed battery management system from CES now allows the use of this battery cell in automotive two-wheeler applications. The nine kg battery pack gives a range of 50 kilometres and power of 10 kW. It can be detached from the two-wheeler with a simple pull and charged externally. In addition, any number of battery packs can be connected and controlled via the new battery management systems. As a result, the range of an e-scooter can be doubled to 100 kilometres by using two batteries.