The new eVMP platform aims to streamline new products from Groupe PSA. The new platform will spawn a range of EVs and hybrids in C and D segments for the automotive group.
The PSA Group has revealed its platform architecture plans for its future range of electric cars that will be underpinned by the company’s new Electric Vehicle Modular Platform (eVMP) platform. There will be two derivatives of its new eVMP platform that will underpin all of its future models. These new eVMP platforms will mark a departure for the French multinational car conglomerate from its current range of two multi-energy platforms.
The new eVMP platform will form the basis for a new range of C and D segment electric and hybrid cars in the future and the first of these new EVs will hit the market from 2023 onwards. This will include a new range of sedans and SUVs which will be developed to be suitable in different parts of the world.
The new eVMP platform from Groupe PSA incorporates the company’s know-how in the 60 to 100 kWh range of EV powertrains. The entire floor of the eVMP platform is designed to accommodate batteries, this will allow the new range of PSA EVs to accommodate 50 kWh per meter within the wheelbase of its future EVs. Depending on the body style and size to accommodate battery packs, these EVs will be able to have a driving range of anywhere between 400-650 kilometers on the WLTP cycle. The eVMP platform will also be able to accommodate hybrid powertrains, in order to widen the market prospects for the new range of cars.
The new range of hybrids and EVs will also be designed to be affordable for buyers by leveraging the benefits of existing high-performance battery modules and certain sub-assemblies to keep the development costs in check. Even the production process is being designed to be as lean as possible in terms of pumping in new investments, this is being done by maximising the use of existing infrastructure at its plants. The group is also trying to make its own in-house electrical components.
"With this eVMP platform, Groupe PSA once again demonstrates its ability to innovate by developing for its customer’s state-of-the-art and affordable technologies thanks to the frugality that has enabled a significant reduction in R&D and industrial investments. This global platform will make it possible to offer a range of vehicles that are perfectly respectful of the environment, meeting the changing expectations of our customers and guaranteeing driving pleasure and safety on board, values that are the basis of the Group's reputation today", said Nicolas Morel, Research and Development Director at Groupe PSA.
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