The French PSA group, which owns brands Citroen, Peugeot, DS and Opel, has developed a new platform for electric vehicles.
Currently, all electric vehicles, the PSA group are available on the universal platform CMP (Common Modular Platform), which provides for the production of a unified architecture for electric vehicles and cars with internal combustion engines. However, the existing truck has a number of disadvantages. In particular, on its basis it is possible to build a compact electric vehicles.
A new architecture, called eVMP (Electric Vehicle Modular Platform), designed exclusively for electric vehicles and hybrid models. The platform involves the installation of traction batteries with a capacity from 40 to 100 kilowatt-hours. The casing of the batteries will be placed in the superstructure of the body. In a new truck motor will be located on the rear axle, by analogy with the MEB platform of the Volkswagen group. The mileage of the electric vehicle on the new architecture will be able to reach 650 kilometers on a single charge.
Platform eVMP will form the basis of all future electric cars C – and D-class. Based on it will produce electric models of Citroen, Peugeot, Opel and premium DS. It is not excluded that the new architecture will be applied when the structure of the electric Fiat, and the future of electric cars sports Maserati. The first production electric car on a new platform needs to come off the Assembly line in 2023.
In early may, Israeli start-REE introduced a new platform for electric vehicles with lots of editable elements. According to the developers, the new architecture gives more freedom than any currently available similar products.