New electric drive from China for Japan

Engineering firm HORIBA MIRA has partnered with the Japanese automotive supplier Keihin to develop electric vehicle technology. The partnership sees the companies set up an engineering programme to develop a powertrain for China.

The new development will take China’s new energy vehicle policy as a guide. The electric drive system thus gears for more efficiency and not just bigger batteries.

MIRA China, a subsidiary of HORIBA MIRA, will provide local support to the project.

A timeline has not been released yet.