Renault and its partners Valeo and Valeo Siemens eAutomotive announced plans to develop and manufacture a next-generation automotive electric motor vehicle in France.
Starting in 2027, the businesses claim they will be the first to mass-produce a 200kW electric motor without the need for rare earths. The Renault Group’s Cleon facility in Normandy, France, will produce the motor for the automaker’s purposes.
The three partners will combine their knowledge and know-how to create a one-of-a-kind electric powertrain system that is unmatched globally, delivering more power with less energy and avoiding the use of rare earths.
Each of the three partners will contribute to developing and manufacturing the rotor and stator, which are the two most important components of an electric motor.
Luca de Meo, Renault Group’s Chief Executive Officer, commented: “We are delighted to be partnering with Valeo, whose know-how is recognized the world over. Together, we will design and develop a new generation of high-tech electric motors, produced at our Cléon plant. This partnership is further demonstration of our capacity to be at the forefront of the electric revolution taking place in the automotive industry and to anchor the new automotive value chain in France”.
Christophe Périllat, Valeo’s Chief Executive Officer, commented: “This strategic partnership will result in a major step forward for electric mobility. Alongside Renault Group, we are creating a new-generation automotive electric motor that eliminates the use of rare earths. This new motor will meet the most stringent environmental requirements and the highest performance standards.”