Partners PSA Peugeot Citroën, Exagon Motors, and Quebec:
‘A Major Breakthrough for TM4 in the Passenger Car Industry’
TM4 is promoting its role in a joint venture to develop a new drivetrain for electric vehicles. The partners are PSA Peugeot Citroën, Exagon Motors, TM4 parent Hydro-Québec and the government of Québec. The new drive is to draw on technology developed for the TM4 Motive system, which employs the firm’s CO150 inverter and HSM60 motor.
“TM4 will develop a new, highly efficient and high performance drivetrain,” the company says, promising “a state-of-the-art evolution of the TM4 Motive driveline series, consisting of permanent magnet electric motors and power electronics.
“Specifically designed for passenger cars and light-duty vehicles, these systems are effective turnkey solutions created expressively for electric vehicles. This new powertrain will be designed and manufactured at TM4’s headquarters in Boucherville, Quebec,” state’s this week’s announcement.
“This partnership represents a major breakthrough for TM4 in the passenger car industry,” said TM4 COO Robert Baril.
TM4 notes that it’s has collaborated twice with PSA Peugeot Citroën before. In 2004, TM4 developed and produced a four-wheel drivetrain system for a technology demonstrator vehicle Peugeot Quark. In 2006, TM4 developed wheel motors for the concept car Citroen C-Metisse.
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