Stellantis has invested in two joint ventures for manufacturing in the Lorraine region of France. The company says it has “deployed a vertical integration strategy designed to increase control of the global electrification value chain.”
Emotors, a 50/50 joint venture with French motor manufacturer Nidec Leroy-Somer, will start production this year. The first product will be the M3, an e-motor that’s designed to operate at 400 volts and to deliver 115 kW of power, and is set to debut on a Stellantis BEV by the end of 2022.
Stellantis says it expects the capacity of the plant to reach more than 1 million motors per year beginning in 2024.
e-Transmissions will be a 50/50 joint venture with Belgium-based Punch Powertrain, which will produce electrified dual-clutch transmissions (eDCTs) at a plant in Metz. The eDCTs will be available for 48 and 320 V systems as well as PHEVs and hybrids. Stellantis aims to increase annual production of eDCTs to 600,000 by 2024.