Magna Steyr will debut an electric car at the Geneva auto show that highlights the company's prowess in future technologies.
The four-door concept is built on a flexible platform, which can be used for different drivetrains such as full and mild hybrids or full-electric vehicles.
Called the Mila EV, the concept will be equipped with a 67hp-electric motor powered by a lithium-ion battery, which can be recharged in 2.5 hours. The concept has a range of 150km.
Magna Steyr said the Mila EV will not go into production, but the supplier hopes to find customers for some of the components used in the concept.
Magna Steyr is the Austrian unit of Canadian supplier Magna International. Magna is developing components and systems for the emerging market for electric and hybrid vehicles. The supplier plans to start production of lithium-ion batteries by 2010.
At the Detroit auto show in January, Ford and Magna announced a partnership to introduce a zero-emission lithium-ion battery electric vehicle to go on sale in 2011.
Magna will develop and build much of the vehicle's powertrain, including its battery pack, motor, transmission and control units.