At the recent EV Day event, Stellatis Group outlined its future electrification roadmap. By the end of 2025, Stellattis will invest more than US$30 billion (Rs 22203 crore) in new electrification and software technologies. As a result, the group has promised to provide all its 14 brands of electric vehicles and has invested in 5 battery factories. Stellantis’ goal is that by 2030, low-emission vehicles (LEVs) will account for more than 70% of its European sales and 40% of its U.S. sales.
- Its low-emission vehicles include electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid vehicles
- By 2030, Stellattis expects that BEV will account for no less than 80% of its BEV portfolio
- Opel, Vauxhall, Peugeot and Fiat will be pure electric by 2030
All Stellaantis EVs are based on four BEV platforms
All electric vehicles of each brand of the Stellantis Group will be based on four “BEV-by-design” platforms and will be powered by three series of electric drive modules with standardized battery packs. All four BEV platforms are designed to provide a high degree of flexibility and component sharing. The company said that each car can produce up to 2 million cars per year.
The STLA small platform for city cars has a cruising range of up to 480 kilometers. STLA Medium will be used in high-end cars with a cruising range of up to 704 kilometers. STLA Large will be used in four-wheel drive performance vehicles and muscle cars, with a cruising range of up to 800 kilometers. Finally, the STLA frame will be suitable for models with a stepped frame design, and will be used for large SUVs, trucks and commercial vehicles, with a cruising range of up to 800 kilometers.
These platforms will use three electric drive modules, combining motors, gearboxes and inverters. Their design allows them to be easily scaled for each car. Each platform can allow front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive, and four-wheel drive. The battery pack will be tailored for various vehicles, with capacities ranging from 37kWh to 200kWh. Stellantis has also invested heavily in software, and the BEV platform will allow software and hardware upgrades. This includes over-the-air software updates.
Significant investment in battery production and technology
Stellantis’ new investment will also be used to ensure that the electric vehicle battery production capacity exceeds 130GWh by 2025 and 260GWh by 2030 through five dedicated battery factories in Europe and North America. The company has reached an agreement with two partners to ensure the supply of lithium.
The company said it will also use its technical expertise and economies of scale to reduce battery costs, with the goal of reducing battery costs by more than 40% from 2020 to 2024, and another 20% by 2030. It will also invest in battery repair and remanufacturing, secondary use and recycling. Stellantis will use two battery chemistries: high energy density options and nickel- and cobalt-free alternatives starting in 2024. The company also plans to launch solid-state battery technology in 2026.
What does this mean for individual brands?
The Stellantis Group currently has 14 brands-Abarth, Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, Citroen, Dodge, DS, Fiat, Jeep, Lancia, Maserati, Opel, Peugeot, Ram and Vauxhall. Stellantis has issued statements for all 14 of its brands to reflect each brand’s approach to electrification.
By the end of 2028, Opel (including Vauxhall in the UK) will become a pure electric brand for passenger cars and commercial vehicles in Europe. Peugeot also promised to accelerate sales of its electric vehicles, and its product line will be fully electrified in 2025. As already announced, Fiat will become a pure electric vehicle in 2030 and will launch a new dedicated electric vehicle in 2024. Fiat’s performance brand, Abarth, will also only go electric.
By 2024, even the American muscle car brand Dodge will have their first electric muscle car. jeep It has promised to provide electric vehicle power systems for all its models. American truck manufacturer Ram will also launch an electric model of its popular pickup truck.
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