Horse Powertrain Limited, the union of Renault and Geely to make engines

Horse Powertrain Limited, the union of Renault and Geely to make engines

Together we are stronger. That is what the two automotive giants who are now teaming up to create seem to have thought. Horse Powertrain Limited, a new company based in London that has positioned itself from the moment of its birth as one of the leaders and references in the world market for internal combustion engines, hybrids and transmissions.

This j which it goes 50-50 between Group Renault and Geely (owner of Volvo, Polestar, Lynk&Co., Lotus and even a shareholder in Aston Martin or Daimler) will have Matias Giannini as general director and three members from each company on its Board of Directors. Specifically, on the French side there will be François Provost (Director of Purchasing, Alliances and Public Affairs), Gilles Le Borgne (Director of Engineering) and Denis Le Vot (CEO of the DACIA brand and Director of the Renault Group Supply Chain) ; while the Chinese will be led by Daniel Li (vice president of Geely Auto and general director of Geely Holding) - also president of the Board of Directors of Horse -, Jerry Gan (general director of Geely Auto Group) and Joe Zhang (financial director of Geely Holding .)

Horse will manufacture future engines for Renault, Dacia, Volvo, Nissan...

Among the plans of this new company, what stands out above anything else is the fact that combine various technologies for the future market, such as highly efficient internal combustion engines, e-fuels or synthetic fuels and hydrogen. Therefore, as they announce, they will be in charge of designing, developing, producing and selling all solutions for engines, transmissions, hybrid systems and batteries with the latest cutting-edge technologies.

Horse will manufacture future engines for Renault, Dacia, Volvo, Nissan...

The list of customers to whom Horse will initially supply products is filled with brands such as Renault, Dacia, Alpine, Geely Auto, Volvo Cars, Proton, Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors Company. Furthermore, it is easy for all of them other global firms join in the future.

«With this project, both Renault Group and Geely will benefit from an immediate scale effect and better market coverage. Thanks to the transfer of intellectual property from Renault Group and Geely, Horse Powertrain Limited is now fully autonomous to develop the future engine, transmission and hybrid technologies that the market will require, especially in the field of alternative fuels such as green methanol, ethanol and hydrogen. The portfolio of complementary products j and its regional presence could offer solutions for 80% of a growing global market for powertrains," say its creators.

Horse's first creature, a REEV system

The truth is that its presentation has already caused a lot of interest in the sector as it is accompanied by the launch of a new generation of extended range engines (REEV). The system, intended for passenger cars and light commercial vehicles, is made up of an electric motor, a battery and a gasoline engine that works as a generator to achieve a autonomy in zero emissions mode of 200 km. The thermal part would also provide another additional 600 km.

Images | Horse Powertrain Limited


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