Stellantis & Nidec to build first e-motors in 2022
Stellantis has provided an update on the transformation of its Trémery and Metz plants to manufacture powertrain components for electrified vehicles. For example, at Trémery, formerly the largest diesel engine plant, production of electric motors will begin this year as part of the Emotors joint venture with Nidec.
Vitesco reveals motor with coils, not a magnet
Vitesco Technologies has announced it will be presenting several innovations for vehicle electrification at the 35th International Electric Vehicle Symposium (EVS) in Oslo from 11 to 15 June. Among these is a separately excited synchronous electric motor that is to be optimised for long-distance driving at higher speeds.
Audi’s Hungary plant prepares for e-drives for PPE
Preparations are underway at Audi Hungaria for the production of the new generation of electric motors. The new electric drives for the Group’s fully electric models, which are based on the Premium Platform Electric (PPE) developed with Porsche, will be supplied from Győr, Hungary.
LG Electronics & Magna start EV joint venture
LG Electronics and Magna have announced a joint venture to manufacture electric motors, inverters and onboard chargers. The joint venture, tentatively named ‘LG Magna e-Powertrain,’ will also manufacture complete electric drive systems for automobile manufacturers.
Volvo to build electric motors in Sweden
Volvo Cars has just announced that it will assemble electric motors at its engine plant in Skövde, Sweden. The Geely-owned Swedish company aims to establish a complete in-house production of electric motors at the plant by the middle of this decade.
ZF creates new division for electric drives
The ZF Friedrichshafen Supervisory Board is creating a new division for electrified car drives. This will be an amalgamation of what used to be the Car Driveline Technology and E-Mobility divisions. The goal is to offer customers electrified driveline solutions under one roof.
Danfoss announces deals with MHO-Co & Infineon
Danfoss will supply the Danish shipbuilder and operator MHO-Co with hybrid drive systems for the first two so-called Crew Transfer Vessels (CTVs) in the UK. Also, the Danish technology group announces the signing of a contract with Infineon.
Nidec & GAC found electric drive joint venture
The Japanese electric motor specialist Nidec and the Chinese vehicle manufacturer GAC have agreed to set up a joint venture for traction motors. The drives will initially be installed in GAC’s electric cars, but will later also be used by other manufacturers.