LAS VEGAS — ZF Friedrichshafen's push into vehicle manufacturing will intensify as its joint venture for full-electric, connected and automated shuttles starts production of the e.Go Mover this year.
Output of the e.Go Mover is targeted to reach a five-digit figure in two to three years, ZF said.
An unspecified number of e.Go Movers will go to Transdev, a mobility provider in France, as it becomes the first customer for e.Go Moove, the JV made up of ZF and German startup electric vehicle maker e.Go Mobile.
The partners announced the deal at CES last week.
ZF said in September that it plans to invest €12 billion ($13.6 billion) over the next five years in electric and autonomous vehicle technology. It also revealed plans to develop a battery-powered delivery van that can drive on its own. That project is different from the supplier's JV for the e.Go Mover.