Renault selects Punch Torino to boost hydrogen engine development

The Renault company has chosen Punch Torino, a renowned center of expertise for propulsion systems and electronics, for the development of diesel and hydrogen engines.

Renault does not ignore its supply of thermal engines even as it invests heavily in its range of electric vehicles. The development of diesel engines for light commercial vehicles will be jointly undertaken by the French manufacturer and Punch Torino, an affiliate of the Punch group and a Belgian-Italian engine manufacturer.

PUNCH will be permitted to purchase, utilize, and market both present and upcoming 4-cylinder diesel engines from Renault under the conditions of this agreement. The two companies will work together to create Renault 4-cylinder diesel engines for light utility vehicles that are Euro VI and Euro 7 compliant at the same time. Production will be headquartered at the Renault plant in Cléon, Normandy, and is anticipated to begin in 2025.

While the core of this new arrangement is the provision of diesel engines, the two parties are also looking at expanding their collaboration in the area of hydrogen combustion engines.

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