Valeo Engine Cooling Modules to Equip Renault’s Future Electric Vehicles
the contract to supply engine cooling modules and condensers for Renault’s
electric vehicles program. The first of these vehicles is the L38 VE project,
or electric Fluence sedan, initially planned for the Israeli market.
Technical requirements for a fully electric powertrain are quite
different from those for a normal engine. In particular, the ventilator
system must have a longer service life than a conventional system. After
working with its suppliers on accelerated endurance tests, Valeo was able to
propose a specific technical definition of the product. It will deliver the
complete engine cooling module, including the ventilator system,
radiator/condenser and the structural housing based on the one already
supplied by Valeo for the current Megane.
For the L38 VE, Valeo will supply an assembled module comprising the
radiator, condenser and ventilator system as of the first quarter of 2011.
Renault’s first 100% electric vehicle, the L38 VE is part of the
automaker’s strategy to increase the share of electric vehicles in its range
to 20% by 2015. Other projects, such as the future electric Clio, or W10 VE,
are already under development.
Valeo is an independent industrial Group fully focused on the design,
production and sale of components, integrated systems and modules for cars
and trucks. Valeo ranks among the world’s top automotive suppliers. The Group
has 121 plants, 61 R&D centers, 10 distribution platforms and employs 50,100
people in 27 countries worldwide.
For more information about the Group and its activities, please visit our
web site http://www.valeo.com
SOURCE Valeo Management Services