Horiba MIRA and Keihin partner for next-generation EV powertrain


Horiba MIRA has partnered with Keihin to develop next-generation electric vehicle technology.

Engineering, research and testing experts Horiba MIRA and Japanese Tier 1 automotive supplier Keihin will combine their expertise in an engineering program, with an aim of developing an EV powertrain system with class-leading energy efficiency.

The electric vehicle powertrain will be initially targeted at the Chinese market. China has recently updated its NEV (New Energy Vehicle) points system to reward OEMs for the range their EVs can achieve for each kWh of battery capacity – rewarding powertrain efficiency rather than merely the development of larger batteries. MIRA China, a subsidiary of Horiba MIRA, will provide local support to the project.

“With the increasing demand for electric powertrains, particularly in Japan and China, we are committed to developing cutting-edge technology to help OEMs bring low-carbon vehicles on to our roads,” said Keihin’s president, Chitoshi Yokota.

“With Horiba MIRA’s expertise in EV engineering and powertrain software, we look forward to developing the next generation of electric vehicle technology.”

“We are very pleased to be working with Keihin on the development of groundbreaking electric vehicle technology,” added Horiba’s global business lead for electrification services, Greg Harris.

“Keihin is a highly respected Tier 1 supplier both in Japan and globally, and Horiba MIRA is ideally placed to support their new program, as a Japanese-owned business with a strong engineering track record in China.”

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Matt joined UKi Media & Events in 2014 after seven years of living and working in Dubai. He has been a journalist for over a decade and has worked for a wide range of publications, including Rolling Stone, Time Out, iQ and Loaded. After starting out on the automotive team as deputy editor of Engine Technology International, Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology International and Transmissions Technology International, he began editing Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology International in 2016, and took over as editor of Tire Technology International in 2018.

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