PSA and DFM dream electric dreams

PSA Group and DFM have agreed to design a new electric platform for B and C segment vehicles for the Peugeot, Citroën, DS and Dongfeng brands from 2019.

The two have been working together for the past year developing the Common Modular Platform (CMP), and have now agreed to design an electric version (e-CMP) as well.

PSA Group and DFM also signed a framework Human Resources agreement designed to increase synergies to develop talent internationally. The agreement will provide for temporary employee exchanges between operational teams in the fields of Research & Development, Marketing, Manufacturing, Finance and Human Resources

For PSA Group, the agreement goes hand in hand with its Push to Pass strategic plan and serves to address a number of human resources challenges.

Carlos Tavares, chairman of PSA Group’s managing board, said, ‘The future e-CMP platform is a key milestone in our partnership with Dongfeng. It will speed up the worldwide development of both of our groups, while helping us to reach the strict carbon objective set for 2020.’

Meanwhile, DPCA believes this deal will support its medium-term strategy to become ‘an efficient car manufacturer, capable of providing its customers with comprehensive mobility solutions.’