French auto maker Groupe PSA has selected Punch Powertrain technology for its future electrified transmission systems. Groupe PSA has been actively accelerating its shift to electrified vehicles – mild-hybrid (MHEV), electric vehicles (EV) and plug-in hybrid (PHEV) – with the aim of developing an electrified offering covering 100% of its range by 2025.
In this context, Groupe PSA’s decision to select Punch Powertrain as the supplier of its next generation electrified transmission systems is highly strategic. Groupe PSA’s main reason for cooperating with Punch Powertrain is to leverage its cutting-edge and patented dual clutch transmission design, which allows for fewer components, and hence a lighter and more compact transmission system. In addition, it delivers outstanding performance and a very favorable fuel economy at a competitive cost. The next generation of this design, with a 48V motor configuration, will be installed by Groupe PSA in its vehicles. This DCT technology establishes a new reference point for all competing DCTs in the passenger car and light commercial vehicle segments, given its outstanding characteristics.
The agreement with Groupe PSA is a major step for Punch Powertrain as it aims to become a global automotive supplier. For growth, the company has focused on two objectives: expanding its product portfolio and establishing a worldwide customer base.
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