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PSA Group and Dongfeng Motors sign agreement to design electric cars

Published: May 13, 2016

At the presentation of the DPCA strategic plan on Wednesday, 11 May, Carlos Tavares and Zhu Yanfeng, the respective chairmen of DPCA’s two company shareholders, signed an agreement to design an electric version of the Common Modular Platform (CMP), which they have been developing jointly since April 2015.

This future electric platform (e-CMP) will deliver a worldwide offering of all-electric, high-performance B and C segment vehicles for the Peugeot, Citroën, DS and Dongfeng brands from 2019. PSA Group and DFM also signed a framework Human Resources agreement designed to increase synergies to develop talent internationally.

In practical terms, the agreement will provide for temporary employee exchanges between operational teams in the fields of Research & Development, Marketing, Manufacturing, Finance and Human Resources. Best practices will also be shared in each area of HR to identify potential areas of cooperation. 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.

At the ceremony, Carlos Tavares, Chairman of PSA Group’s Managing Board, emphasised the effectiveness of the collaboration between the PSA and DFM teams and the importance of building on its synergies through talent sharing. He 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”.

The new “5A+” medium-term strategic plan is designed to make DPCA “an efficient car manufacturer, capable of providing its customers with comprehensive mobility solutions.”

Source: PSA Group

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