PSA Group announced optimisation of its manufacturing base in Europe, including the launch of in-house production of electric motors.
The French manufacturer established a joint venture with Nidec to produce electric motors for electrified cars sold under its Peugeot, Citroen, DS and Opel/Vauxhall brands.
The engine plant in Trémery (France) will be expanded to handle electric motors starting production in 2019.
Groupe PSA and Nidec to set-up a leading joint venture for automotive electric traction motor
"Prepare the Trémery plant (France) to produce electrical motors from 2019 onwards, before acceleration from 2021 onwards, thanks to the joint venture signed with Nidec. They will support the electrification push, as 100% of the Group’s vehicle range will include e an electrified offering by 2025."
Previously, PSA's EVs in Europe were sold with powertrains and batteries from Mitsubishi (Peugeot iOn and Partner, as well as Citroen C-ZEro and Berlingo), or GM (in case of Opel Ampera).
Yann Vincent, Executive Vice- President, Manufacturing and Supply Chain, said:
“What will make the difference will be our agility to prepare our manufacturing base to produce components that meet customer needs and respond to the energy shift, creating the conditions for a sustainable future through enhanced performance. PSA Group’s 15 component production plants in Europe, located in France, Germany, Austria, Hungary and Poland, are eager to propose the best quality and performance to our customers.”
Groupe PSA optimizes its manufacturing base in Europe