New contract on electric vehicles to Kongsberg Automotive

Kongsberg Automotive's (KA) Automotive division has booked an order valued at MEUR 2,9 or approximately 26 million NOK. The customer is a well-known European car producer and the new business includes delivery of gearshift systems to an eco-friendly vehicle powered purely by electricity. Start of production is set to 2012 at KA's production plant in Mullsjö, Sweden.

Kongsberg Automotive's (KA) Automotive division has booked an order valued at MEUR 2,9 or approximately 26 million NOK. The customer is a well-known European car producer and the new business includes delivery of gearshift systems to an eco-friendly vehicle powered purely by electricity. Start of production is set to 2012 at KA's production plant in Mullsjö, Sweden.

"I'm a strong supporter of the push towards electric city vehicles", says Hans Peter Havdal, President for Automotive Systems at Kongsberg Automotive. This is the fourth contract KA has secured on battery-powered cars within a few weeks, and it confirms our commitment to be a leading supplier of driveline related systems also to electric vehicles. Although hybrids and electric cars will short term be a niche market in Europe, we expect the penetration to increase in the years to come as a result of improved performance and more environmentally aware buyers".

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