Groupe PSA has selected Punch Powertrain as the supplier of its next generation of electrified transmission. 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 percent of its range by 2025. Punch Powertrain is an independent supplier of innovative and clean powertrains. It has over 45 years of experience in the production and development of Continuously Variable Transmissions (CVTs).
“The main reason to enter into this cooperation with Punch Powertrain lies in its cutting edge and patented dual clutch transmission design. It allows for fewer components, and hence a lighter and more compact transmission. In addition, it delivers outstanding performance and a very favourable fuel consumption level 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 establishes a new reference point for all competing DCTs in the light vehicle segment, as per its outstanding characteristics,” a statement said.
Groupe PSA designs automotive experiences and delivers mobility solutions to meet all customer expectations. The Group has five car brands, Peugeot, Citroën, DS, Opel and Vauxhall and provides a wide array of mobility and smart services under the Free2Move brand. It is also involved in financing activities through Banque PSA Finance and in automotive equipment via Faurecia.
This contract with Groupe PSA is a major step for Punch Powertrain along its strategic direction of becoming a global automotive supplier. To secure a sustainable and continuous growth, the company has focused on two objectives-expanding its product portfolio and establishing a worldwide customer base in global markets.