Renault Group has acquired a 21% minority stake in Whylot, a company based in the Lot region of France that is developing axial flux motor technology.

In June, Renault signed a partnership with Whylot to develop and industrialize on a large scale an innovative axial flow automotive e-motor. According to the auto maker, axial flux motors are particularly well suited to hybrid powertrains and offer potential cost reductions while cutting CO2  emissions by 2.5g/km according to the WLTP standard (for passenger cars in segments B/C). Renault Group claims that in 2025 it will become the first mainstream automotive manufacturer to produce an axial flux electric motor on a large scale.

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