TM4 announces partnership with PSA Peugeot Citroën, Exagon Motors and the Gouvernement du Québec for the development of a new drivetrain

BOUCHERVILLE, QC, Jan. 22, 2016 /CNW/ - TM4 is proud to announce its participation in the new joint venture between PSA Peugeot Citroën, Exagon Motors, Hydro-Québec and the Gouvernement du Québec.  TM4 will act as the developer of the electric powertrain in the pre-development phase of the project.

(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20160122/325076)

During this process, TM4 will develop a new, highly efficient and high performance drivetrain. This system will be a state-of-the-art evolution of the TM4 MOTIVE series, consisting of permanent magnet electric motors and power electronics. Specifically designed for passenger cars and light-duty vehicles, these systems are effective turnkey solutions created expressively for electric vehicles. This new powertrain will be designed and manufactured at TM4's headquarters in Boucherville, Quebec.

"TM4 is thrilled to be working with partners recognized for their technological expertise vanguard. Already well established as a supplier of electric powertrains in the commercial transport sector, this partnership represents a major breakthrough for TM4 in the passenger car industry", adds Robert Baril, COO of TM4.

TM4 has collaborated twice with PSA Peugeot Citroën in the past years, demonstrating its expertise and know-how. In 2004, TM4 developed and produced a four-wheel drivetrain system for a technology demonstrator vehicle Peugeot Quark. In 2006, TM4 also developed wheel motors for the concept car Citroen C-Metisse. Éric Martel, President and CEO of Hydro-Québec, emphasizes that "the fact that a major car maker like PSA Peugeot Citroën is taking an interest in TM4 products is a testament to their quality and enviable reputation at the international level."

About TM4

A wholly owned subsidiary of Hydro-Québec, TM4 designs and markets production-ready electric and hybrid powertrain systems suitable for the commercial, automotive and recreational vehicle markets as well as the marine, mining, rail and motorsports sectors. Clean, affordable and highly efficient, the company's advanced permanent magnet electric motors, coupled with power-dense electronic inverters and control software can be adapted to every customer's needs.TM4 is located in Boucherville, Québec. For more information, visit tm4.com.

SOURCE TM4 Inc.

Image with caption: "TM4 MOTIVE electric drivetrain, featuring the HSM60 motor and CO150 inverter (CNW Group/TM4 Inc.)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20160122_C2528_PHOTO_EN_604369.jpg

For further information: Marc-Antoine Pouliot, Press officer, Phone : 514-289-3173, Mail : Pouliot.Marc-Antoine@hydro.qc.ca; Maggie Parisé, Sales and Marketing Coordinator, Phone: +1-450-645-1444 x378, Mail : maggie.parise@tm4.com

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