Groupe PSA has inaugurated a multi-energy powertrain center in Carrières-sous-Poissy, France, dedicated to electrified, petrol and diesel engines.
The facility will address electrification challenges in cooperation with the Nidec-PSA e-motor joint venture headquarters, which specializes in design, development, manufacture and sale of electric traction motors.
The Powertrain Expertise Centre will bring together 1,300 employees in a single location, offering nearly 80 test benches for assessing vehicle, powertrain and motor performance. A sum of €32m (US$36.3m) will be invested in testing resources for the development of new powertrains.
“The Powertrain Expertise Centre will support Groupe PSA’s electrification offensive,” said Gilles Le Borgne, executive vice president, quality and engineering at Groupe PSA.
“Our development teams are firmly focused on making the energy transition to meet our customers’ expectations and offer them technologies that are increasingly efficient in reducing emissions and energy consumption.”
“The modernization of the Carrières-sous-Poissy facility reflects our determination to encourage collaboration, agility and creativity among our teams, especially in R&D,” added Xavier Chéreau, executive vice president, human resources, digital and real estate at Groupe PSA.
“Its newly functional, modern and friendly spaces will improve the Group’s performance, which I believe hinges on the human factor.”