TREMEC, a subsidiary of KUO, has acquired Electric GT, a provider of plug-and-play EV conversion systems. The acquisition will enable TREMEC to strengthen its product offerings in the rapidly growing ICE-to-BEV vehicle conversion market.
The newly branded company, TREMEC – Electric GT, will be based out of Electric GT’s headquarters in Huntington Beach, CA, and will report directly to TREMEC leadership with access to TREMEC’s global resources.
The TREMEC – Electric GT system solution provides the customer with all the components necessary for the conversion of traditional ICE powertrains to electric, including batteries, cabling, drive motors, inverters, gearboxes, and the control systems necessary to install and operate the system safely and effectively.
TREMEC’s extensive expertise in OEM and aftermarket powertrain technology make it the optimal choice to help Electric GT reach its full potential.—Alejandro de la Barreda, KUO’s CEO
Electric GT’s “Motor Block” employs industry leading design, engineering, & components tied together with a central VCU.
TREMEC is now bringing complete EV powertrain system solutions to this market, with designs that provide electric power and performance in an attractive appearance. The “eCrate” solutions are designed to provide an alternative to traditional ICE engine swaps.
e-Crate Systems rely upon the vehicles’ existing driveline and are currently designed around powering manual transmissions.
TREMEC is developing solutions for electric drive units (EDUs) for the OEM, specialty vehicles and aftermarket segments. The TREMEC EDUs provide advanced motor and inverter technology combined with TREMEC’s 60 years of experience designing and manufacturing gearboxes.
By combining the advanced TREMEC electric drive solutions with Electric GT’s complete electric systems, TREMEC – Electric GT will provide the ICE conversion market with high-performance systems equipped with the technology and the robustness of OEM-developed systems, purpose-built for this market and backed by TREMEC’s distribution network, service and support.
Torque transfer solutions from TREMEC are found in products ranging from supercars and high-performance sports cars to severe duty, commercial and aftermarket vehicles worldwide. The portfolio of products includes manual transmissions, dual-clutch transmissions, EV & HEV drivetrain solutions, gears, shafts, clutches, friction materials, shift systems, synchronizers, mechatronic systems, transmission control units and control software.
KUO is a Mexican conglomerate with annual revenue of approximately US$3.2 billion as of 31 December 2022. KUO exports to around 70 countries across every continent, and has approximately 24,000 employees. Its current business portfolio includes three sectors: Consumer, Chemical and Automotive.