PARIS: Groupe PSA has announced that from 2023 onwards, it will launch vehicles in the C and D-segments ranging from sedans to sports utility vehicles in different regions of the world.
The company added that its vehicles will benefit from its new reference platform - Electric Vehicle Modular Platform (eVMP).
The platform is said to concentrate all of its engineering know-how with 60 to 100kWh batteries to take up the entire sub-floor of the platform.
By restoring 50kWh per meter within the wheelbase, it is the benchmark in the electric vehicle market and will, therefore, be able to offer an all-electric range from 250m/400 km to 406m/650 km (WLTP cycle) depending on the body.
In order to provide a high-performance solution adapted to each mobility need anywhere in the world, hybrid derivatives may be offered on certain markets on the basis of this state of the art electric platform.
In addition to a high level of technical performance, the efficiency of eVMP also lies in the optimisation of R&D and industrialisation costs.
This is achieved through the use of certain sub-assemblies and existing high-performance battery modules.
In addition, the industrial process has been studied to obtain maximum synergies with the existing means in our plants, therefore limiting investments.
In the same logic of making in-house electrical components, this platform compliments parts developed and manufactured with Groupe PSA or with its e-motors or ACC Joint venture.
"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 Groupe PSA research and development director Nicolas Morel.
Groupe PSA is a French multinational manufacturer of automobiles and motorcycles that are sold under the Peugeot, Citroën, DS, Opel and Vauxhall brands.