(AOF) – On September 30, Renault Group carried out a minority stake acquisition of 21% in the capital of Whylot, a start-up based in the Lot which has developed a unique technology in the growth sector of electric motors innovative. This entry into the capital of the French start-up strengthens the existing strategic partnership between the two players.
Announced last June, Renault had previously signed a partnership with Whylot in order to develop and industrialize on a large scale an innovative automotive e-motor with axial flow.
This technology will be applied to electrified and electric powertrains, with the objective in particular in hybrid powertrains to reduce costs while saving CO2 emissions of 2.5 g / km of CO2 according to the WLTP standard (for passenger cars in the segments B / C).
Renault Group says it will be the first generalist manufacturer to produce an axial flow electric motor on a large scale from 2025.
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