TM4 partners with China’s Prestolite to electrify Asian market

Hydro-Quebec subsidiary was recently awarded $3.1 million to develop electric powertrains.

February 8, 2012   by The Canadian Press

BOUCHERVILLE, Que.—A Hydro-Quebec subsidiary has partnered with a manufacturer in China to bring transportation electrification to the Asian market.

The subsidiary, TM4 and partner Prestolite Electric Beijing Ltd. will target markets in member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.

TM4 was spun off from Hydro-Quebec in 1998 and focuses on motors, generators and inverters for the power generation and vehicle markets.

It was recently awarded a $3.1-million grant from Sustainable Development Technology Canada to develop electric powertrains.


Prestolite Electric is a subsidiary of Prestolite Electric Inc., a U.S.-based global manufacturer and supplier of alternators, starters, electrical equipment and services to the transport, military, construction and agricultural industries.

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