Electrification In Motion

Groupe PSA, committed to clean and sustainable Mobility

 

To develop clean and sustainable mobility solutions, Groupe PSA has made judicious, publicly recognised technological choices regarding its internal combustion engines (ICEs).

Today, it is expanding its line-up with new electrified powertrains.

Groupe PSA is technologically ready to play its part in the energy transition thanks to a multi-energy offering. Whatever the model they want, its customers will be able to buy it in an internal combustion or electrified (electric or hybrid) version.

 

A judicious multi-energy offering built on technological and industrial flexibility

Groupe PSA is focusing on building its models on two platforms, the Common Modular Platform (CMP) and the Efficient Modular Platform 2 (EMP2), which are able to integrate any of the powertrains in its line-up, whether internal combustion, electric or hybrid. These modular, multi-energy and global platforms provide technological flexibility to meet customers’ various expectations.

They allow the Group’s plants to produce internal combustion, hybrid or electric vehicles on a single production line, depending on demand.

 

CMP & EMP2 Platforms

Vehicle range 100% electrified by 2025

 

Committed to social responsibility, Groupe PSA aims to be a major European player in electrified mobility.

For this reason, Groupe PSA’s five brands – Peugeot, Citroën, DS Automobiles, Opel and Vauxhall – will offer clean mobility solutions in the form of all-electric zero-emissions vehicles or plug-in hybrids emitting less than 49 grams of CO2 per kilometre.

Starting in 2019, all new petrol and diesel models will also systematically come in a hybrid or all-electric version.

Fifteen new electrified vehicles will be launched in just two years

 

Two platforms at the centre of manufacturing and energy challenges

 

The ingenious design of its two CMP and EMP2 platforms and the streamlining of its series production processes have given Groupe PSA the flexibility to adapt to changes in the energy mix in its various markets. This means we can offer all our customers around the world a comprehensive range of internal combustion vehicles, plug-in hybrids and electric vehicles that meet their usage needs, thereby contributing to ever more responsible mobility.

 

The CMP and EMP2 platforms both make it possible to produce internal combustion, electric and hybrid versions on the same production line.

  • CMP, launched in 2019 with the DS 3 CROSSBACK, is dedicated to the manufacture of all small city cars (segment B), entry-level and mid-range saloons (segment C) and compact SUVs. As of 2019, the platform is also available in a variant featuring an electric powertrain (eCMP).
  • EMP2, launched in 2013 in Europe and in 2014 in China, is dedicated to compact and premium models (saloons, coupés, leisure activity vehicles, SUVs and light commercial vehicles). In addition to internal combustion versions, its design now makes it possible to roll out new plug-in hybrid models equipped with the best of hybrid technology.
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Electric offer
Plug-In Hybrid offer

Strategic partnerships

As part of the rollout of electrified vehicles, Groupe PSA announced that it has formed two joint ventures: one with Nidec for the design and manufacture of electric motors, and one with Punch Powertrain for the manufacture of electrified dual-clutch transmissions (eDCTs).

 

“Nidec-PSA emotors” joint venture

On 4 December 2017, PSA formed a joint venture with Nidec Leroy-Somer Holding in the field of electric motors. Under the joint venture agreement, the main components of the electric powertrain will be designed and manufactured in France.

Backed by a €220 million investment, the partnership between Nidec Leroy-Somer and Groupe PSA will be a valuable asset for both entities in tackling tomorrow’s technological challenges, leading to the development of a cutting-edge range of electric motors for electrified vehicles. The joint venture aims to meet the needs of both Groupe PSA and other carmakers.

Based in Carrières-sous-Poissy, just outside Paris, the entity currently comprises 80 employees dedicated to designing and developing new electric powertrains to be produced at the Trémery plant (Moselle, France). The powertrains will be fitted in MHEVs, PHEVs and BEVs.

Production will begin in 2022, with a long-term target of 900,000 units.

“Punch Powertrain PSA e-transmissions” joint venture

On 27 September 2018, Groupe PSA and Punch Powertrain announced their intention to create the “Punch Powertrain PSA e-transmission” joint venture. The entity will be backed by an investment of €82 million and will focus on producing the future generation of electrified dual-clutch transmissions (eDCTs) as from 2022.

Featuring a 48-volt configuration, the transmission will be fitted on Groupe PSA’s future MHEV models. Thanks to the use of zero-emissions vehicle (ZEV) mode in heavy traffic conditions, the technology will improve fuel efficiency by up to 15% and reduce emissions in the city. The eDCT technology will set the benchmark for dual-clutch transmissions in the passenger car and light commercial vehicle segments.

The eDCT will be designed and developed in Punch Powertrain research centres in Belgium and the Netherlands, and manufactured at Groupe PSA’s Metz plant (Moselle, France), a facility chosen for its cost-efficiency and recognised for its expertise in gearbox production. The Metz plant will have an annual production capacity of 600,000 eDCT gearboxes.

Prospects for the development of the electrified market

According to current forecasts for the period 2017-2025, the world market for electrified vehicles (100% electric or plug-in hybrid petrol) would increase tenfold in less than 10 years.

In North America

-200,000 vehicles electrified in 2017; more than 1.7 million in 2025
-A market multiplied by 9 by 2025
Plug-in hybrid vehicles would represent 2/3 of the market with 1.2 million in 2025

In Europe

-280,000 vehicles electrified in 2017; 3.5 million in 2025
-A market multiplied by 13 by 2025
Plug-in hybrid vehicles would represent more than half of the market with 1.9 million vehicles in 2025

In China

-590,000 vehicles electrified in 2017; more than 4.7 million in 2025
-A market multiplied by 8 by 2025
-100% electric vehicles would represent more than 2/3 of the market with nearly 3.7 million vehicles in 2025

 

The market is changing. This is a global change.

 

Manufacturing Strategy: Flexible Production Plants

Groupe PSA’s manufacturing base

 

Groupe PSA’s manufacturing base comprises 35 plants worldwide:

  • 17 vehicle production plants
  • 18 mechanical components facilities and foundries

The “electrified” manufacturing base

The CMP and EMP2 platforms both make it possible to produce internal combustion, electric and hybrid versions on the same production line.

Groupe PSA Plants
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