Powering Up: Stellantis Reveals Electric Vehicle Plan

In a significant shift towards green mobility, Stellantis, the world’s fourth-largest automaker, announced on Wednesday the introduction of their first electric-centric vehicle platform called ‘STLA Medium’. This forms part of a new initiative to base all of their future models on four distinct Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) platforms: STLA Small, Medium, Large, and Frame.

Established in early 2021, Stellantis resulted from the merger of Fiat Chrysler and Peugeot maker PSA. Last year alone, the company saw sales of approximately six million vehicles. However, they’re turning over a new leaf, with plans to roll out STLA Medium first in Europe.

Stellantis’ CEO, Carlos Tavares, stated that “STLA Medium is intended to be manufactured in many countries: France, Italy, Germany and then in North America in different locations,” indicating that more locations might be incorporated in the future.

Designed with future advancements in mind, these platforms accommodate emerging battery technologies, including those free of nickel and cobalt and solid-state batteries. Stellantis emphasized this flexibility allows the brands to customize vehicle abilities for an optimal balance between cost and performance.

In terms of features, the STLA Medium platform will support multiple propulsion configurations, reportedly offering a standard range of over 500 kilometerrs (313 miles) in a fully electric setup. This range can be expanded to around 700 kilometers (438 miles)with an additional ‘performance pack’. Furthermore, charging the battery from 20% to 80% will only take around 27 minutes.

“What we see today is the product of just over two years of no-compromise innovation to deliver clean, safe and affordable mobility, supported by our €30 billion investment in electrification and software through 2025,” said Carlos Tavares, Stellantis CEO. “The STLA Medium platform demonstrates the power of the global Stellantis technical community, delivering products that are hyper-focused on our customers and rewriting long-held assumptions of transportation as we drive for carbon net zero by 2038.”

Stellantis, housing renowned brands like Jeep, Ram, Alfa Romeo, Citroen, and Opel, currently offers 26 models within the market segments the STLA Medium platform will cater to. The platform is set to form the foundation for up to two million Stellantis vehicles annually, with manufacturing facilities spread globally.

By 2030, Stellantis aims for all European passenger car sales and half of its U.S. passenger car and light-duty truck sales to be battery EVs.

Haye Kesteloo
Haye Kesteloo

Haye Kesteloo is the Editor in Chief and Founder of EVXL.co, where he covers all electric vehicle-related news, covering brands such as Tesla, Ford, GM, BMW, Nissan and others. He fulfills a similar role at the drone news site DroneXL.co. Haye can be reached at haye @ evxl.co or @hayekesteloo.

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