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The first electric motor from Stellantis and Nidec will arrive in 2022 with 154 hp

The Stellantis Group has updated the information on the works of transformation of two of its most important French plants: Trémery and Metz. In its electrification process, it will not only develop new models based on its specific platforms. The plants that were previously dedicated to the production of combustion vehicles and their components are also being modified for this new scenario. Specifically, Tremery, where the diesel engines of the French group PSA were manufactured, is facing its most radical change to go on to assemble the electric motors of Emotors, the joint venture created with the Japanese manufacturer Nidec.

Stellantis’ second generation electrical technology is based on the evolution of the EMP2 platform. It leans on the new engine developed by Nidec-PSA eMotorsthe joint venture created in 2018 between the French group and the Japanese manufacturer Nidec, which is based in the Carrière-sous-Poissy factory in the Paris region.

The Stellantis Group aims to reduce the production costs of its electric vehicles by 40% by 2030. To do this, need to manufacture in-house some of its core components and also put pressure on suppliers to reduce the price of their products.

The output of the joint venture will increase to over a million units in 2024. The first electric motor will be called M3 and it will be released at the end of 2022 in an electric model from the Stellantis Group whose name has not yet been specified. The M3 is designed to operate on an electrical system of 400 volts and will be able to generate a power of 115 kW (154 hp).

These basic specifications establish that a candidate to house the M3 would be the Peugeot e-308, since some information already mentions the power of 115 kW for its new version. At the same time, by sharing the same power train with it, it could also be implemented in the rest of the models of the Stellantis brands that use the same platform as the e-308: such as the new Peugeot 408 or the Opel Astra, which according to the group will also have a fully electric version from 2023.

The 100 kW electric motor that Stellantis currently mounts in its models based on the e-CMP or EMP2 platform continues to come from the German supplier Vitesco Technologies. For now it is not known if this unit will continue to be installed in its models, for example in small cars or in these it will also be replaced by the M3.

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The Dare Forward 2030 Plan involves new models of electric cars, the transformation of plants to manufacture electrical components, five factories to produce batteries and the incorporation of new business lines related to mobility services.

Meanwhile, in another of the most important Stellantis factories, that of Metzinvestments are focused on the production of dual clutch transmissions (eDCT) for hybrid models. This component is manufactured by another joint venture of Stellantis, in this case, the one formed with the Belgian Punch Powertrain. This plant will increase its annual capacity up to 600,000 units in 2024. The eDCT transmission is available with two levels of electrification, at 48 volts (mild hybrids) and 320 volts (plug-in hybrids).

“Trémery-Metz is an excellent example of how we are executing our transformation for electric car manufacturing, both in France and across our global operations,” said Carlos Tavares, CEO of Stellantis. “We have created a new global value chain with reliable partners.” Stellantis is setting up five large battery factories in Europe and the United States, where it will produce 400 GWh of battery cells per year in 2030. It is also expanding its lines of business towards added services and software and does not rule out buying a lithium mine to ensure the supply of this fundamental raw material.

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