BMW, ZF adapt Europe powertrain plants to cope with EV, plug-in hybrid shift
ANE guide provides details on more than 90 engine and transmission factoriesUPDATED: Oct. 20 - Toyota adds 2 gasoline engines in Poland
Automotive News Europe's Guide to Powertrains shows 91 locations -- up from 86 last year -- where global automakers and suppliers produce the engines and transmissions that drive the auto industry in Europe, Russia, Turkey and beyond.
This year's map shows the move toward more electrified drivetrains is underway in Europe. Our powertrain map has been expanded to include items such as BMW’s electric motor production in Landshut and Dingolfing, Germany, and ZF's addition in Brandenburg, Germany, of a flexible eight-speed dual-clutch transmission that fits Porsche's plug-in hybrids.
Europe's largest automaker, Volkswagen Group, continues to have the largest powertrain manufacturing footprint in the region, with 13 plants, of which four are in its home market.
Renault-Nissan along with Russia's largest automaker, AvtoVAZ, is second in terms of powertrain plants in the region covered by the map.
France, Spain, Portugal and Russia account for a combined eight of Renault-Nissan-AvtoVAZ's 11 plants.
Sponsored by ElringKlinger, the map is the go-to resource to help stay on top of all of the changes to Europe's powertrain footprint. ANE regularly updates the data on the map to reflect the changes taking place at some of the most powerful automakers in the world.
Karin B. Holly and IHS Automotive contributed
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