Transmission and drive technology company Getrag Corporate Group has secured a contract from Volvo to supply the electric drive unit 1eDT240 for the electric version of the Volvo C30.

Volvo is building up a small fleet of the vehicle in the course of this year for research purposes.

If required, the 1eDT240 can also be equipped with a higher-performance electric motor delivering up to 145 kW. It can be supplied in three different transmission ratios.

"The 1eDT240 drive unit can be fitted in a wide variety of electric and hybrid vehicles with front or rear-wheel drive thanks to its compact, versatile design," said Getrag chief programme engineer for E-Drive Alexander Strube.

"This unit can cover the entire range from city to sports car and even light truck applications."

Several electric-drive test fleets, for example the BMW Mini, Mercedes-Benz B-Class F-CELL and the Necar Series, have already been equipped with Getrag drive technology.

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