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Peugeot Citroen evaluates free-piston linear generator for range extender

PSA Group, the maker of the Peugeot, Citroen and DS brands, is preparing to test a free-piston linear generator from Israeli startup Aquarius Engines as a range extender for its EVs. “We are evaluating the technology,” said PSA Research and Development Director Gilles Le Borgne. “Nothing has been decided yet.” The free-piston linear generator has… Read more »

Peugeot Citroën to produce 4 EVs, 7 PHEVs by 2021

PSA Peugeot Citroën presented its new electrification strategy at a recent company event. The group plans to consolidate development on two global modular platforms – CMP and EMP2 – that will be the basis for legacy ICE vehicles, EVs and PHEVs, starting in 2019. The Common Modular Platform (CMP), developed in partnership with Dongfeng Motors,… Read more »

Peugeot Citroen delivered 4,000 EVs in 2011

A year after launching its lineup of urban EVs, French auto giant PSA Peugeot Citroen has booked 6,000 orders and delivered nearly 4,000 cars. The Peugeot iOn and the Citroen C-ZERO, both rebadged versions of the Mitsubishi i-MiEV, went on sale in Europe in late 2010. The group’s EV offerings also include twin light-duty commercial… Read more »

Global automakers planning to invest over $300 billion in electrification

Global automakers are planning an unprecedented level of investment to develop electrified vehicles and procure batteries over the next five to 10 years, according to a Reuters analysis of public data. Carmakers have announced plans to spend at least $300 billion on electrification projects. The lion’s share – some $136 billion – will be directed… Read more »

Nidec’s E-Axle integrated traction motor system to be used in new Chinese EV

Nidec, which was founded in 1973 as a Japanese manufacturer of small electric motors, and now employs some 100,000 people in 40 countries, has developed an integrated traction motor system called the E-Axle. Nidec’s E-Axle fully integrates the reduction gearbox and inverter. Designed to be compact and lightweight, it weighs only 83 kg, and offers… Read more »

European automakers fear EVs will eat into auto industry profits

Several new electric models made their debut at the recent Paris Motor Show, including PSA’s DS3 Crossback and the Mercedes EQC, but off the noisy show floor, away from the turntables, hors d’oeuvres and booth bunnies, executives are ruefully acknowledging that the transition to EVs will mean an end to the record profits of recent… Read more »

Groupe PSA and Nidec form JV for automotive traction motors

Groupe PSA, owner of the Peugeot, Citroën, DS, Opel and Vauxhall brands, and Nidec Leroy-Somer, a French manufacturer of small precision motors, plan to form a joint venture to develop a range of traction motors for electrified vehicles. The 50/50 JV will receive an initial investment of €220 million ($262 million). The main components of… Read more »