Dongfeng is the third manufacturer, after PSA And Hyundai, to use the EMR3 in its series-produced electric cars.
The first model powered by the EMR3 will be the all-electric version of the Dongfeng Yixuan, C-segment model, with a range of 400 km (250 miles) NEDC, a top speed of 155 km/h and weight of roughly 1,500 kg.
The Dongfeng Passenger Car Corporation version of the EMR3 integrates electric motor (120 kW and 260 Nm of torque), power electronics and single-speed transmission - all in a single, compact package under 80 kg.
The EMR3 is produced in Tianjin, China where Vitesco is also building a new research and development center.
Gregoire Cuny, head of Vitesco Technologies in China said:
“The EMR3 is developed for the electric vehicle volume market. It meets minimal space requirements, it helps to bring down the weight of a new energy vehicle, reduces cabling complexity, and it is fun to drive. Based on many years of continuous development and optimization, the integrated axle drive is now just as much a proven technology as it is highly innovative, plus it helps to make electric mobility more affordable.”