BEIJING--French tire maker Michelin Group and a Chinese company have agreed to jointly develop electric power trains. If successful, the effort could vastly expand Michelin's role as an automotive supplier.
With little fanfare, Michelin and battery material supplier CITIC Guoan Mengguli., known as MGL, signed an agreement this year to develop electric power train systems for electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids, Qi Lu, general manager of MGL, told Automotive News China.
The system will integrate Michelin's active wheel technology with MGL's lithium ion batteries. The controllers used in the system will be jointly developed, Qi says.
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