Hyundai Motor Group has appointed Alain Raposo as Executive Vice President in charge of its Powertrain Tech Unit at the Group’s Research and Development Division. Raposo will be responsible for engine, transmission and electrification development for Hyundai and Kia brands at Hyundai Motor Group’s global R&D headquarters.
Raposo has led the R&D of powertrain, electric vehicle, and battery development for over 30 years at major automakers including Renault, Nissan and Groupe PSA. Before joining the Group, he was in charge of developing powertrain, battery and chassis at Groupe PSA.
He will report to Albert Biermann, President and Head of R&D Division.
President Biermann says: “We are pleased to have Alain join Hyundai Motor Group. In addition, Alain brings powertrain electrification experience, making us even stronger on our way to become the leading Smart Mobility Solution Provider.”
Alain Raposo adds: “I’ll put all my energy and knowledge, together with my Powertrain Tech unit members, to contribute to the success of the Hyundai Motor Group. I am excited to experience the Korean culture and to join Hyundai in its efforts to make a smart digital transformation from combustion era to fully sustainable mobility.”
The Group plans to launch a total of 44 electrified vehicles, including 23 BEV models by 2025.