Groupe PSA and Punch Powertrain announced their intention to sign a joint venture agreement, named “Punch Powertrain PSA e-transmissions”, to produce the future generation of electrified transmissions (e-DCT), starting in 2022. The e-DCT gearbox with a 48V configuration, will equip Groupe PSA’s future mild hybrid electric vehicles (MHEV).
This gearbox will save up to 15% fuel consumption and reduce emissions in the city thanks to the use of ZEV mode in heavy traffic conditions.
This electrified dual clutch transmission will bed esigned and developed in Punch Powertrain research centers in Belgium and the Netherlands and manufactured at Groupe PSA’s plant in Metz (Greater East Region.
The Metz plant will have an annual production capacity of 600,000 e-DCTs. In preparation for production, Punch Powertrain will carry out industrialization and design the state-of-the-art production line.