PSA Powertrain Tech Center to Cut Emissions

PSA Group has opened a powertrain center aimed at cutting CO2 emissions across its entire range of engines.

Its Powertrain Expertise Centre (CEP) in Carrières-sous-Poissy, France, is dedicated to improving performance of electrified, petrol and diesel powertrains. The facility will address electrification challenges in cooperation with the headquarters of the Nidec-PSA emotors joint venture, which specializes in the design, development, manufacture and sale of electric traction motors.

The center will be bringing 1,300 employees together in a single location offering 15 hectares of surface area and nearly 80 test benches for assessing vehicle, powertrain and motor performance and a total of €32M ($36M) has been committed to fund testing the resources.

It joins eight other research and development sites that the group has including in France Belchamp, La Ferté-Vidame, Sochaux and Vélizy, Rüsselsheim in Germany, Casablanca in Morocco, Shanghai in China and São Paulo, Brazil.

Gilles Le Borgne, executive vice-president, quality and engineering at PSA, said: “The Powertrain Expertise Centre will support Groupe PSA’s electrification offensive. Our development teams are firmly focused on making the energy transition to meet our customers’ expectations and offer them technologies that are increasingly efficient in reducing emissions and energy consumption.”

— Paul Myles is a seasoned automotive journalist based in London. Follow him on Twitter @Paulmyles_

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