PSA and Nidec create joint venture for e-motor development

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PSA and Nidec have announced the establishment of Nidec-PSA emotors, a joint venture dedicated to the design, development, manufacture and sale of electric traction motors. The agreement was formalized by MM Shigenobu Nagamori, CEO of Nidec, and Carlos Tavares, CEO of Groupe PSA.

Forty engineers have already been recruited and joined the JV headquarters in Carrières sous Poissy, near Paris, France. By the end of this summer, 30 more engineers are expected to join the site, which features a dedicated R&D area.

The team will design new traction electric motors, which will be produced at PSA’s Tremery plant, in Moselle, France. The new motors will be integrated in mild hybrid, plug-in hybrid and full-electric vehicles.

In an acknowledgment of the important role of high-performance traction motors in development of future powertrains, the two groups will invest €220m (US$258m) to set-up the joint venture. These funds will support PSA’s electrification strategy – that 100% of the Groupe PSA vehicle range will include an electrified offering by 2025.

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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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