Vitesco Technologies agrees e-drive supply deal with PSA and Hyundai

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Vitesco Technologies, the former powertrain division of Continental, has signed agreements with Groupe PSA and Hyundai to supply its fully integrated electric axle drive system for various production models.

Groupe PSA has selected the new electric drive system for its e-CMP modular electric platform, which compact battery electric vehicle models such as the Peugeot e-208 and Opel Corsa-e will be built on.

Hyundai Motor Corporation selected Vitesco as its supplier in China. Two models will be equipped with the e-drive system, the Encino compact SUV and the Lafesta sedan. Production of the new system has already started at Vitesco Technologies’ plant in Tianjin, China.

“We offer our highly integrated electric axle drive system in power ratings from 100kW up to 150kW,” said Thomas Stierle, head of the Hybrid Electric Vehicle business unit at Vitesco Technologies. “With a maximum output of 150kW and maximum torque of 310Nm, the more powerful version is comparable with a conventional 2-liter turbo diesel engine.”

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