Renault Group and Vitesco Technologies will join forces for developing power electronics to be used on electric and hybrid powertrains. The two players signed a strategic partnership: under the agreement, both partners will contribute “by their know-how and experience to jointly develop a power electronics concept that is unique on the market”.
The terms of the agreement signed by Renault and Vitesco
According to the terms of the agreement, Renault Group will provide Vitesco Technologies with a multi-year contract for the power electronics of Renault’s hybrid vehicles. In addition, Vitesco Technologies will supply to the Renault Group a “High Voltage Box”, which combines the DC-DC converter and charger, for battery electric vehicles as of 2025.
The goal is a key electronic unit that combines all components in one housing: the DC-DC converter, the on-board charger and the inverter. Renault Group and Vitesco Technologies teams will define the products and assembly processes of this “One Box” by integrating the latest technologies to ensure the best level of competitiveness in terms of performance and cost. This “One Box” concept will also enable an unprecedented gain in compactness (-45% in terms of volume) and mass for the development of Renault’s future vehicles, particularly in terms of passenger space and comfort.