Renault Group and Valeo are combining their expertise to create the E7A, a new electric motor generation. They each pooled one key part (Renault Group the rotor, Valeo the stator) as well as their expertise in technology development and production.
By using a wound rotor instead of permanent magnets, Renault is improving the engine’s output, securing its supply chain and avoiding reliance on countries that produce rare earths and magnets.
This third-generation motor will also help shorten battery charging times as the system will be built for 800 volts instead of 400 volts.
It will also supply more power without consuming more electricity.
The mass production of this new-generation engine will start at Renault Group’s Cléon factory, in France, at the end of 2027.
The partnership between Renault Group and Valeo started in 2021.