Stellantis increases production of electric drive modules

13 February 2024, 22:16:01

Stellantis increases production of electric drive modulesStellantis announced it intends to increase the production capacity of electric drive modules (EDMs) by adding production in Szentgotthard, Hungary, targeted to begin in late 2026. The €103 million investment in Szentgotthard, including grants and contributions from the Hungarian government, is the latest example of Stellantis’ commitment to transforming existing facilities for its electrified future. The Company has leveraged Tremery-Metz, France, and Kokomo, Indiana, USA, for production of EDMs. Further, the Mirafiori complex in Italy is increasing production of next-generation electrified dual-clutch transmissions (eDCTs) in 2024 for Stellantis hybrid and plug-in hybrid vehicles.

Szentgotthard-produced EDMs will be used in vehicles built on an upcoming BEV-centric STLA platform. Production of EDMs will be housed in existing buildings at the plant. New work related to electric drive production at the plant will include machining of certain key components and final assembly and testing of 3-in-1 EDMs that combine the electric motor, reduction gearset and inverter into a single unit.

The Szentgotthard plant currently builds 1.2-liter turbocharged three-cylinder and 1.6-liter four-cylinder internal combustion engines used in a variety of Stellantis brand vehicles. Stellantis employees will undergo upskilling training to support the machining and assembly requirements of EDM production.

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