Four new vehicle platforms announced for 14 Stellantis Group brands

It is planned to invest more than 30 billion euros by 2025 in electrification and software. More than 70 percent of sales in Europe will be low-emission vehicles, while in the United States, their percentage will be over 40 percent by 2030.

Stellantis presented a plan for the production of new models in the coming period. You guessed it, these are electrified and purely electric vehicles.

Stellantis plans to become the market leader in the low-emission vehicle (LEV) market. During 2030, Stellantis’ LEV passenger car supply in Europe aims to grow steadily to over 70 percent – 10 percentage points above current industry forecasts for the overall market supply. In the U.S., Stellantis ’LEV passenger car and light truck supply is expected to be more than 40 percent by 2030.

To implement this strategy, Stellantis plans to invest over € 30 billion by 2025 in electrification and software development, including joint venture capital investments to fund their activities, while intending to continue to be 30% more efficient than the industry when a word about total CAPEX and research costs in relation to revenues.

Using knowledge and synergies, the introduction of electrification of commercial vehicles will be extended to all products and all regions in the next three years, including the delivery of vans powered by hydrogen fuel cells by the end of 2021.

Stellantis’ electrification plan encompasses the entire value chain. The Company’s battery procurement strategy will enable it to provide more than 130 GWh of capacity by 2025 and more than 260 GWh by 2030. The needs for batteries for electric vehicles and components will be met with the help of five “giga factories” in Europe and North America and complemented by additional supply contracts and partnerships to support aggregate demand.

To ensure sustainable delivery, Stellantis has signed Memoranda of Understanding with two partners in North America and Europe related to lithium production, which has been identified as the most important battery raw material in terms of availability, as well as the ability to integrate lithium into the supply chain once it becomes available.

In addition to procurement strategies, Stellantis’ technical expertise and production synergies will reduce the cost of propulsion batteries. The goal is to reduce battery costs for electric vehicles by more than 40 percent from 2020 to 2024, and by more than an additional 20 percent by 2030. All aspects of batteries play a role in reducing costs – optimizing the overall package, simplifying module formats, increasing the size of battery cells and improving the chemical composition of the battery.

The company intends to maximize the full value of the battery life cycle through repairs, renewals, use and recycling, as well as to ensure a sustainable system that prioritizes customer needs and care for the environment.

Focus on the client

Affordability for customers is a priority for Stellantis, as the company intends to make the total cost of owning electric vehicles equal to the cost of owning a vehicle with a SUS engine by 2026.

Electrification is not a uniform plan at Stellantis. Each of the company’s 14 well-known brands is committed to offering the best fully electrified solutions in its class, and to doing so in a way that empowers the DNA of each brand. Stellantis has issued the following statements expressing access to electrification of each brand:

  • Abarth – “Warming people, but not the planet”
  • Alfa Romeo – “From 2024, Alfa becomes Alfa e-Romeo”
  • Chrysler – “Clean technology for a new generation of families”
  • Citroën – “Citroën Electric: Benefit for all!”
  • Dodge – “Split the streets… Not the planet”
  • DS Automobiles – “The art of travel, under scrutiny”
  • Fiat – “It’s only green when it’s green for everyone”
  • Jeep® – “Freedom with zero emissions”
  • Lancia – “The most elegant way to protect the planet”
  • Maserati – “Best luxury with performance, electrified”
  • Opel / Vauxhall – “Green is new cool”
  • Peugeot – “Turning sustainable mobility into quality time”
  • Ram – “Made to serve a sustainable planet”
  • Commercial Vehicles – “Global leader in commercial electric vehicles”

Driving autonomy and fast charging are key to the widespread and acceptance of battery-powered electric vehicles among users. Stellantis responds to this challenge with battery-powered electric vehicles with autonomies between 500-800 km / 300-500 miles, as well as a best-in-class charging speed of 32 km / 20 miles per minute.

Stellantis will offer a full range of solutions for individuals, companies and fleets, which will help make owning these vehicles easier. Our efforts will include providing daily charging offers using green energy sources, using existing partnerships to expand charging options, and accelerating the transition to a smart grid.

The company intends to meet the different requirements of its customers by supporting the development of fast charging networks across Europe, made possible by a memorandum of understanding signed between Free2Move eSolutions and Engie EPS. The intention is to copy the business model of Free2Move eSolutions from the North American market.


Bringers of smart technologies

Four platforms focused on battery-powered electric vehicles are a pillar of the development of Stellantis brand electrified vehicles. The platforms are designed to have a high level of flexibility (length and width) and the ability to share components, which allows economies of scale, as each platform can support the production of up to two million copies per year.

These four platforms are:

  • STLA Small, with autonomy up to 500 kilometers / 300 miles
  • STLA Medium, with autonomy up to 700 kilometers / 440 miles
  • STLA Large, with autonomy up to 800 kilometers / 500 miles
  • STLA Frame, with autonomy up to 800 kilometers / 500 miles

The drives include a family of three electric drive modules (EDMs) that combine a motor, a transmission system and a voltage converter. These EDMs are compact, flexible, and can be easily scaled. The EDM can be adjusted for front-wheel drive, rear wheels, all-wheel drive and 4xe (SUS engine drives the front and electric rear wheels).

The combination of platform, EDM and high energy density batteries will provide vehicles with best-in-class performance in terms of efficiency, autonomy and charging.

The program of hardware enhancements and remote software updates will extend the life of the platform deep into the next decade. Stellantis will develop software and controls internally to keep features unique to each brand.

The batteries will be adapted for a variety of vehicles – from smaller city cars to full-power batteries for high-performance vehicles and trucks. It is planned to use two chemical compositions of batteries in 2024, to meet the different needs of users: the option with high energy density, and the alternative without nickel-cobalt. By 2026, the intention is to introduce solid state battery technology.

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