Alain Raposo to steer Hyundai Motor Group’s powertrain tech unit, Auto Information, Automobilnews
New Delhi: Hyundai Motor Group on Friday introduced the appointment of Alain Raposo as government vice chairman in control of its powertrain tech unit on the group’s analysis and improvement (R&D) division. Raposo will probably be accountable for engine, transmission and electrification improvement for Hyundai and Kia manufacturers at Hyundai Motor Group’s world R&D headquarters from September 28, 2020. He’ll report back to Albert Biermann, president and head of R&D division.
Raposo is an knowledgeable who has led the R&D on powertrain, electrical car, and battery improvement for over 30 years of main automakers, together with Renault, Nissan and Groupe PSA. Earlier than becoming a member of the group, he was in control of growing powertrain, battery and chassis at Groupe PSA.
“We’re happy to have Alain be a part of Hyundai Motor Group. He brings powertrain electrification expertise, making us even stronger on our solution to changing into the main sensible mobility resolution supplier,” Biermann mentioned. Raposo mentioned, “It’s nice privilege and honour for me to reach in Hyundai Motor Group, which I think about as the corporate with the quickest development in expertise, high quality and enterprise enlargement within the automotive trade.”
He will even spearhead the group’s transfer in direction of extra streamlined platforms and architecture-based powertrain improvement and can play essential function in balancing the event methods between inside combustion and electrical automobiles because the group prepares itself for future mobility.
The group plans to launch 44 electrified automobiles, together with 23 BEV fashions, by 2025.
Since beginning his profession at Renault in 1987, Raposo has been primarily in control of engine improvement. In 2005, he moved to Nissan to steer its powertrain efforts. From 2008 to 2017, he spearheaded powertrain methods at Renault-Nissan Alliance.
In 2017, he moved to Groupe PSA to steer the event of electrical car programmes and e-mobility methods.
Raposo is a graduate of France’s INSA (Nationwide Institute of Utilized Sciences) and ENSPM (Nationwide Institute of Petrol and Engines) the place he specialised in engines and merchandise of petroleum functions.