Groupe PSA and Punch Powertrain are negotiating terms of a Joint Venture agreement for the Group’s future electrified transmissions
- On September 27, Groupe PSA and Punch Powertrain announce their intention to sign a joint venture agreement, named “Punch Powertrain PSA e-transmissions”, to produce the future generation of the electrified transmission (e-DCT), starting in 2022.
The Metz plant will have an annual production capacity of 600,000 e-DCTs. In preparation for production, Punch Powertrain will carry out industrialization and design of the state-of-the-art production line.
Informations on the future Joint Venture « Punch Powertrain PSA e-transmissions »:
Headquarters: Metz (Greater East Region) France
R&D facilities: Punch Powertrain in Belgium and Netherlands
Production facilites : Groupe PSA – Metz (Moselle) France
Closing of such transaction remains subject to antitrust clearance and employee representative consultation.
This electrified dual clutch transmission will be:
- Designed and developed in Punch Powertrain research centers in Belgium and the Netherlands
- Manufactured at Groupe PSA’s plant in Metz (Greater East Region), chosen for its cost-efficiency and recognized for its expertise in gearbox production.
With an excellent level of performance, this gearbox will save up to 15% fuel consumption and reduce emissions in the city thanks to the use of ZEV mode in heavy traffic conditions. This e-DCT technology will set the benchmark for dual-clutch transmissions in the passenger car and light commercial vehicle segments.
With its revolutionary design, the e-DCT gearbox with a 48V configuration, will equip Groupe PSA’s future mild hybrid electric vehicles (MHEV).