Stellantis has signed a partnership deal with Qinomic to retrofit light commercial vehicles with electric powertrains.
Many companies and people who own light commercial vehicles customize them; some put more money into the customizations than the vehicles themselves. Retrofitting these with electric power can give them a new life when the engine or transmission get close to, or reach, the end of their lives. In addition, a large number of areas in Europe are being declared “low emissions zones” where electric power is a definite advantage.
The partnership will be part of the Stellantis Circular Economy Business Unit. Qinomic “visent à accélérer le déploiement de solutions décarbonées (électrique ou hydrogène) en créant de la valeur sur tous les cycles de vie du véhicule.” In English, French firm Qinomic has 30 years of experience in the auto industry, and currently deploys BEV and hydrogen solutions for extending vehicle life.