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October 24, 2019
Mass Production to start November 2019
Tokyo, October 24, 2019 Hitachi Automotive Electric Motor Systems, Ltd. today announced that its motor for electrified vehicles will be on exhibit at the 46th Tokyo Motor Show 2019, organized by the Japan Automobiles Manufacturers Association, Inc. (JAMA) from October 24 (Thursday) through November 4 (Monday) at Tokyo Big Sight. Mass production will begin in November 2019.
In July 2017, Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd. and Honda Motor Co., Ltd. created a joint venture company to develop, manufacture, and sell motors for the electrified vehicles market, which is expected to grow globally. Since its establishment, the company has been preparing for mass production. The company also opened the Global R&D Center in April 2019 to develop next generation technologies, effective MONOZUKURI (manufacturing) technologies, and engineers to enhance development and maintain quality.
The company also plans to begin production of motors for electrified vehicles in China in 2020, and the US in 2022.
Hitachi Automotive Motor Systems will continue to promote electrified vehicles by OEMs, and further contribute to environmental conservation globally.
Motors for electrified vehicles that Hitachi Automotive Motor Systems mass produce.
Hitachi Automotive Electric Motor Systems, Ltd. is a subsidiary of Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd., headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. The company is engaged in the development, manufacture, and sales of motors for electrified vehicles.