The Powertrain Expertise Centre, in Carrières-sous-Poissy, France, is part of a €32m investment in testing resources.
With nearly 80 test benches and 15ha of surface area, the facility will bring together 1,300 employees in a single location dedicated to assessing vehicle, powertrain and motor performance, including all aspects of testing and development.
The Powertrain Expertise Centre will address electrification challenges in cooperation with Nidec-PSA emotors, a joint venture between Groupe PSA and Nidec that specializes in the design, development, manufacture and sale of electric traction motors.
The facility is one of nine R&D centers that support Groupe PSA’s development, with multibrand, multiregion programs in the following countries: France (at Belchamp, Carrières-sous-Poissy, La Ferté Vidame, Sochaux and, Vélizy), Germany (Rüsselsheim), Morocco (Casablanca), China (Shanghai) and Brazil (São Paulo).
Gilles Le Borgne, executive vice president, quality and engineering at Groupe PSA, said, “The Powertrain Expertise Centre will support Groupe PSA’s electrification offensive. Our development teams are firmly focused on making the energy transition to meet our customers’ expectations and offer them technologies that are increasingly efficient in reducing emissions and energy consumption.”