Parent company of Fiat, Opel, Peugeot to develop four EV platforms

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Stellantis will develop four new electric car platforms that could produce a total of two million electric cars annually. The company also wants to set up five battery factories with a total capacity of 260GWh.

Stellantis says it wants to intensify the existing electrification plans and is therefore investing thirty billion euros in electrification and software until 2025. This includes the four new platforms for electric cars, which can be used for different types of vehicles. The company wants 70 percent of European sales to be low-emission vehicles by 2030. For the United States, the target is 40 percent.

The four platforms are called STLA Small, STLA Medium, STLA Large or STLA Frame. These platforms will have ranges of up to 500, 700, 800 and 800 kilometers respectively. Stellantis is also developing three electric drive modules for the platforms, which contain the motor, gearbox and inverter. These modules can be used flexibly. A Stellantis subsidiary brand can use them for front-wheel, rear-wheel or four-wheel drive electric cars. In addition, they can also be used to provide a plug-in hybrid with electric drive.

The parent company of brands such as Alfa Romeo, Citroën and Jeep also wants to invest in large battery factories. There should be five of these, spread across the United States and Europe. These should have a total capacity of 130GWh by 2025, five years later this should be 260GWh. This capacity indicates how many batteries can be made in a factory, with the number of batteries depending on the size of the battery in question.

Stellantis also indicates that it wants to look at other forms of energy storage. For example, there is talk of ‘high energy density options’, nickel-and-cobalt-free solutions by 2024 and solid-state batteries by 2026.

All fourteen Stellantis subsidiary brands will participate in the electrification plans, although it is not clear whether all brands will actually produce electric cars. According to The Verge, Dodge has already announced that it wants to release a fully electric muscle car in 2024.

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