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Stellantis secures lithium supply from California for EV batteries

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June 2, 2022

Stellantis Secures Low Emissions Lithium Supply for North American Electric Vehicle Production from Controlled Thermal Resources

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  • Agreement grows Stellantis’ decarbonized supply of key raw material for electrified vehicles
  • Sustainable lithium hydroxide to support Stellantis U.S. product offensive of over 25 all-new battery electric vehicle (BEV) launches and 50% BEV sales planned by 2030
  • Binding offtake agreement sets a new sustainability benchmark for U.S. battery supply chain
AMSTERDAM – Stellantis N.V. and Controlled Thermal Resources Ltd. (CTR) announced today the signing of a binding offtake agreement for CTR to supply battery grade lithium hydroxide for use in Stellantis’ North American electrified vehicle production.

CTR’s Hell’s Kitchen Project in California’s Imperial County will recover lithium from geothermal brines utilizing renewable energy and steam to produce battery grade lithium products in an integrated, closed-loop process, eliminating the need for evaporation brine ponds, open pit mines, and fossil-fueled processing.

“In the fight against global warming, bolstering our battery electric vehicle supply chain to support our bold electrification ambitions is absolutely critical,” said Carlos Tavares, Stellantis CEO. “Ensuring we have a robust, competitive, and low-carbon lithium supply from various partners around the world will enable us to meet our aggressive electric vehicle production plans in a responsible manner.”

“This definitive offtake agreement with Stellantis sets a new benchmark for the automotive industry in the United States,” said Rod Colwell, CTR’s CEO. “Securing clean lithium produced with energy from a renewable resource helps to further decarbonize the battery supply chain which in turn, delivers cleaner cars with less environmental impact. We look forward to a strong and successful relationship with Stellantis.”

CTR will supply Stellantis with up to 25,000 metric tons per year of lithium hydroxide over the 10-year term of the agreement. Stellantis announced in late 2021 a similar supply deal to support its European vehicle production.

As part of the Dare Forward 2030 strategic plan, Stellantis announced plans to have global annual battery electric vehicle sales of five million vehicles by 2030, reaching 100% of passenger car BEV sales mix in Europe and 50% passenger car and light-duty truck BEV sales mix in North America. Stellantis also increased planned battery capacity by 140 GWh to approximately 400 GWh, to be supported by five battery manufacturing plants in Europe and North America, together with additional supply contracts.

CTR will produce battery grade lithium hydroxide and lithium carbonate along with geothermal energy in Imperial County, California with a resource production capacity in excess of 300,000 metric tons per year.
 

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FCA US LLC Reaches Agreement with U.S. Attorney’s Office to Resolve Diesel Emissions Investigation


June 3, 2022 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - FCA US LLC (FCA US) has agreed to a settlement that resolves a U.S. Department of Justice criminal investigation involving approximately 101,482 vehicles from model-years 2014 to 2016 equipped with second-generation EcoDiesel V-6 engines. The agreement, which is subject to U.S. federal court approval, includes a guilty plea, a fine of $96.1 million, and the forfeiture of $203.6 million in gains derived from the conduct. Consumer claims related to the subject vehicles have already been resolved, and no additional recalls are required. As described in Stellantis N.V.'s 2021 financial disclosures, approximately €266 million ($301 million) was previously accrued related to this matter, which is sufficient to cover the forfeiture and penalty imposed by the plea agreement.
 

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Stellantis Proved Inductive Charging Can Work on Highways

June 13, 2022

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Stellantis proved Inductive charging on highways is possible by having an electric Fiat 500 drive at highway speeds without using its battery.
  • This technology uses coils embedded into the road surface to charge cars while they drive
  • Stellantis conducted tests with an electric Fiat 500 and found it was able to maintain highway speeds without using its battery
  • This means EVs could theoretically have an infinite range when using conductive roads
Tests conducted in Italy by Stellantis show that Inductive charging could be used to eliminate range anxiety and charging stops on long road trips.

By using coils embedded in the pavement, inductive charging creates a magnetic field that can be picked up by a receiver installed on electric vehicles.
This energy can be used directly by the motors, which means the battery isn’t drained and drivers can then benefit from its whole range once they get off an inductive road.
This also means that the range of the electric vehicles using the specially adapted roads would be virtually infinite since their battery would never run out as long as the inductive system is operational.

Stellantis is working on this technology with a number of partners and it has recently it can work by having an electric Fiat 500 drive at highway speeds on its specially designed test track without using any of the power stored in its battery.
The automaker is confident this technology could be used on a wide scale and it claims inductive charging is almost ready to be released to the public.

Among the claims made by Stellantis about the safety and viability of the technology, it said that the magnetic field created by the road is not strong enough to affect the occupants of the vehicle and it also said that inductive roads will be free of cables and safe for pedestrians.
Implementing such a technology will be very expensive, but Stellantis and its partners engineered the system to allow the use of thin aluminum cables instead of thick copper wires, which reduces the costs and makes the supply of materials easier.

 

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Stellantis Taps Tobin J. Williams to Lead Human Resources in North America



June 17, 2022 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - Stellantis North America today announced that Tobin J. Williams has joined the company as Senior Vice President for Human Resources in North America.

In this position, Williams is responsible for leading a regional team focusing on Human Resources strategy, talent and leadership development, organizational effectiveness and supporting the company’s efforts to achieve its long-term strategy as outlined in its Dare Forward 2030 plan.

Previous to his Stellantis appointment, Williams was Vice President, Human Resources for the Acute Care and Physician Group at ProMedica Healthcare Systems in Toledo, Ohio.

Before joining Promedica, Williams held various human resources leadership positions in the U.S. and abroad during a 35-year career at General Motors, including assignments in Brazil, China and India.

“Tobin deeply understands the important role our employee talent plays in our company’s success in this new era,” said Mark Stewart, chief operating officer, Stellantis North America. “He is a great addition to our team and we look forward to his continued leadership and achievements.”

Williams is active in the community and serves on the boards of many key groups, such as the United ***** College Fund, the Detroit and Southeastern Michigan Urban League, Big Brother and Big Sister Detroit and North Carolina A&T University, an Historically Black College.

Williams holds Bachelor of Science and Master of Public Administration degrees from Central Michigan University.
 

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June 20, 2022

Stellantis Invests €33 Million in Global Testing Hubs for Cutting-Edge Engineering

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  • Stellantis’ global network of tech centers and testing facilities plays a critical role in meeting Dare Forward 2030 strategic plan goals
  • Latest investments in safety and aerodynamic centers, among other R&D Capex, support Stellantis’ growth in electrification and digital revolution and accelerate move to a sustainable mobility tech company
  • Safety center in Turin, Italy, adds test tracks with computer-driven camera positioning system for electric and autonomous vehicle development and certification
  • Wind tunnel in Auburn Hills, Michigan, adds moving ground plane technology for refined aerodynamic measurements
AMSTERDAM – Stellantis engineering teams around the world are focused on creating cutting-edge vehicles that deliver clean, safe, and affordable mobility. Stellantis recently invested a total of €33 million in two of its global testing facilities to support the Company’s long-term strategy to achieve best-in-class electric vehicle (EV) performance and master the highest level of autonomous driving technology while ensuring safe and reliable technology for its customers.
These investments, among other R&D Capex, expand Stellantis’ global capability to engineer the future of mobility, accelerate its transformation into a sustainable mobility tech company and propel the Company toward the goals of the Dare Forward 2030 strategic plan, notably a 50% reduction in carbon emissions from 2021 levels by 2030 and carbon net zero emissions by 2038.
The recent enhancements include:
  • Orbassano Safety Center, near Turin, Italy, is fully integrated with digital engineering processes and significantly upgraded to host four test tracks with four impact points and capabilities for full testing of battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) and automated driving technology for passenger cars, trucks, and light commercial vehicles.
  • Wind Tunnel in Auburn Hills, Michigan, U.S., being scaled up with the addition of moving ground plane technology, simulating on-road travel and providing more accurate aerodynamics measurement of vehicles. Reducing wind drag benefits the driving range of BEVs.
“Our world-class tech hubs across the globe are doing the work today that will make tomorrow’s Stellantis vehicles industry leaders in capability, performance and safety,” said Harald Wester, Stellantis Chief Engineering Officer. “Our engineering community is fueled by talent, diversity and global reach, and we are intensely working with the other global functions, as our Monozokuri peers, to energize the core of our technological transformation. It gives us a comprehensive view of the challenges and enables us to consider and refine a full menu of mobility solutions that will put us in the front row of the race to innovate and improve.”
Putting Electric Vehicles and Autonomous Driving to the Test
Key goals of the Stellantis Dare Forward 2030 strategic plan include reaching 100% of passenger car BEV sales mix in Europe and 50% passenger car and light-duty truck BEV sales mix in the United States by 2030.
The €5 million in upgrades for the Orbassano Safety Center give it the capability to test all types of electrified vehicles - mild hybrid, plug-in hybrid and battery electric vehicles. The facility currently runs at least two crash tests a day and is on track to test more than 275 electrified vehicles this year. Vehicles tested at Orbassano can be certified to meet more than 175 international safety and technological standards.
The impact zone of the test tracks is fitted with a Messring movable block for front and side-impact tests, and Orbassano runs some of the industry’s most-challenging tests including the passenger-side small overlap test being used by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
Orbassano’s test tracks include a computer-driven camera positioning system with 13 moveable outboard camera locations over the impact point. In addition, the tracks include the capability for underbody high-speed video, while up to five cameras can be mounted on board the test vehicle.
All these views, plus the instrumented data, provide Stellantis engineers with invaluable data for evaluating current and future vehicle designs. Additionally, the data is shared with Stellantis facilities around the world, including the additional safety testing centers in Belchamp, France; Chelsea, Michigan, U.S.; and Betim, Brazil, to refine digital vehicle development models.
This state-of-the-art facility is fully integrated with Stellantis’ safety digital engineering process, allowing the most efficient vehicle development and virtually covering all possible field crash scenarios.
The new tracks are ready to accommodate future test modes related to the introduction of automated driving functions on all types of vehicles.
Orbassano’s arsenal includes static and dynamic test fixtures for factors such as pedestrian impact, roof crush and rollover, and test sleds to evaluate seating and vehicle interiors. Seat and interior testing become more critical as the adoption of future automated driving technologies hold the potential for new cabin seating configurations.
A Better Breeze
Aerodynamic efficiency is a crucial difference-maker in the drive to optimize the distances electrified vehicles can travel on a single charge. That requires simulating the real driving world as accurately as possible.
At the Stellantis wind tunnel complex in Auburn Hills, Michigan, construction is in progress to install moving ground plane technology (rolling road), which simulates on-road travel while allowing test vehicles to remain static. Stellantis is investing $29.5 million in the project.
Belts enable wheel movement at all four corners of the vehicle while a fifth belt runs beneath the vehicle as if it were rolling over a roadway. Moving ground plane technology also enables measurement of ventilation drag, which is the resistance associated exclusively with wheels and tires in motion. It accounts for up to 10 percent of total, real-world aerodynamic drag.
The existing aerodynamic test facility in Auburn Hills generates wind speeds up to 140 mph. The moving ground plane installation, part of an estimated $85 million commitment included in the Company’s 2019 contract with the United Auto Workers, is scheduled to become operational in 2024.
The added capability will complement the world-class aero-acoustic wind tunnel in Auburn Hills as part of a global network of leading-edge centers also equipped with moving ground plane technology, including two facilities in Europe.
 

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Stellantis Launches $85 Million Wind Tunnel Upgrade


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The Chrysler parent company is adding a moving ground plane to its Michigan wind tunnel.
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Automaker Stellantis is spending $85 million to upgrade its aerodynamic test facility at the company’s Auburn Hills, Michigan headquarters. This will include $29.5 million for the addition of a moving ground plane for its wind tunnel, which is crucial for accurately measuring aerodynamic forces on the cars being tested.
Battery-electric vehicles struggle with driving range because of the comparatively small amount of energy carried in their battery packs compared to that in a tank of gasoline, so efficiency is paramount in EVs to maximize the use of that energy. But when new EVs are boasting an efficiency of 95 percent for their electric drive systems (as is the case for Hyundai’s new E-GMP-based models) there is little efficiency left to be wrung from the drivetrain.



That leaves aerodynamic drag as a key area of potential gain, and automakers are addressing this with expanded wind tunnels, as we’ve seen from the new Honda Automotive Laboratories of Ohio wind tunnel. The new Stellantis moving ground plane facility joins two others within the company that are in Europe.


“Our world-class tech hubs across the globe are doing the work today that will make tomorrow’s Stellantis vehicles industry leaders in capability, performance, and safety,” said Harald Wester, Stellantis Chief Engineering Officer. “It gives us a comprehensive view of the challenges and enables us to consider and refine a full menu of mobility solutions that will put us in the front row of the race to innovate and improve.”

Construction on the installation of the moving ground plane is underway now at the Stellantis wind tunnel complex in Auburn Hills, Michigan. When it is complete, belts in the floor will enable wheel movement at all four corners of the vehicle while a wider fifth belt runs beneath the vehicle as if it were rolling over a roadway.

Significantly, moving ground plane technology permits the measurement of ventilation drag, which is the resistance associated exclusively with wheels and tires in motion. That accounts for as much as 10 percent of the total, real-world aerodynamic drag and it can’t be accounted for and minimized without such advanced wind tunnel technology.


The Stellantis tunnel runs at a maximum of 140 miles per hour, so unlike the new 192 mph Honda tunnel, it won’t get borrowed by racing engineers searching for more speed from the company’s race cars.

The update should be finished in 2024, though we’d have to guess that Stellantis is subject to the same supply chain constraints and the inclination of contractors to take off for deer season as any of the rest of us trying to get a home improvement project finished on time.

 

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Stellantis takes $52 million stake in sustainable lithium miner Vulcan Energy

Stellantis deepens a collaboration with Vulcan Energy, a startup that is seeking to extract lithium in Germany's Rhine Valley with zero emissions.

June 24, 2022




PARIS -- Stellantis has taken a $52 million equity investment in Vulcan Energy Resources, an Australian-German startup that plans to mine lithium, a key element in electric car batteries, with zero greenhouse gas emissions.

The investment gives Stellantis an 8 percent stake in Vulcan, making it the second-largest shareholder, and will be used to expand the miner's efforts in the Upper Rhine Valley in Germany, Stellantis said Friday. The two companies have also extended to 10 years a five-year agreement announced last November.

“Making this highly strategic investment in a leading lithium company will help us create a resilient and sustainable value chain for our European electric vehicle battery production,” Stellantis CEO Carlos Tavares said.

Stellantis, with its partners Mercedes-Benz and Total/Saft, plans to open at least three battery factories in Europe in the coming years, in France, Germany and Italy.

The automaker says it will need 150 gigawatt-hours of battery capacity to reach its 2030 goal of selling only electric vehicles in Europe.

As part of the initial five-year agreement, Vulcan said it would supply between 81,000 and 99,000 tons of battery-grade lithium hydroxide in Europe to Stellantis starting in 2026.

Vulcan is one of a number of companies testing a direct lithium extraction (DLE) method that uses less land and groundwater, making it more sustainable than the most common existing methods of open-pit mines and brine evaporation ponds.

In addition to Stellantis, Vulcan has signed supply agreements with Renault Group, battery maker LG Chem and Belgian recycling group Umicore.
 

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June 24, 2022

Stellantis Expands Relationship with Vulcan Energy Becoming Shareholder in Decarbonized Lithium Company

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  • Stellantis will become second largest shareholder in Vulcan
  • Investment will increase low-carbon production of lithium hydroxide needed for Stellantis’ European production of electric vehicles
  • Initial agreement extended to 10 years
AMSTERDAM – Stellantis N.V. and Vulcan Energy Resources Ltd. today announced Stellantis’ €50 million (A$76 million) equity investment in Vulcan and an extension of the original binding offtake agreement to 10 years. The equity investment will go towards Vulcan’s planned production expansion drilling in its producing Upper Rhine Valley Brine Field (URVBF). Vulcan is already producing geothermal energy from its URVBF and plans to produce lithium hydroxide with zero fossil fuels and net zero carbon footprint as part of the Zero Carbon Lithium™ Project.
“Making this highly strategic investment in a leading lithium company will help us create a resilient and sustainable value chain for our European electric vehicle battery production,” said Carlos Tavares, Stellantis CEO. “We continue our quest of forming strong relationships with partners who share our values as we collectively fight against global warming and provide clean, safe and affordable mobility to our customers.”
“Stellantis’ significant investment in Vulcan and the Zero Carbon Lithium™ Project represents a strong statement by one of the world’s largest automakers regarding sustainable and strategic sourcing of battery materials,” said Vulcan Managing Director Dr Francis Wedin. “We are fully aligned with Stellantis’ decarbonisation and electrification goals, which represent some of the most ambitious in the industry. It is encouraging to see a leading automaker investing in local, low carbon lithium production for electric vehicles. As our largest offtaker, we look forward to deepening our relationship with Stellantis as a substantial shareholder in Vulcan and our Zero Carbon Lithium™ business.”
As part of the Dare Forward 2030 strategic plan, Stellantis announced plans of reaching 100% of passenger car battery electric vehicle (BEV) sales mix in Europe and 50% passenger car and light-duty truck BEV sales mix in the United States by 2030. Stellantis will be the industry champion in climate change mitigation, becoming carbon net zero by 2038, with a 50% reduction by 2030.
Stellantis recently announced its North American lithium hydroxide supply agreement.
 

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June 29, 2022

Transformation in Action: Trémery-Metz Powertrain Plants in France Support Stellantis’ Electrified Portfolio

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  • More than €2 billion has been invested in the French manufacturing footprint since 2018
  • Together with its two JV partners, €150 million has been invested to date in the Trémery-Metz facilities for the latest upgrades
  • Trémery-Metz upgrades strengthen Stellantis’ powertrain manufacturing capability in battery electric and hybrid vehicles
  • Investments in Trémery-Metz embody Stellantis’ capability to create a new electrified value chain with a balance of partners, in-house design and expert manufacturing
  • Engines and transmissions from Trémery-Metz will power Company’s commitment to clean, safe and affordable mobility
AMSTERDAM – During a visit today at the Trémery-Metz manufacturing facilities in France, Stellantis CEO Carlos Tavares highlighted the transformations at the two plants as evidence of the Company’s progress towards achieving its Dare Forward 2030 electrification ambitions, which include reaching 100% of passenger car battery electric vehicle (BEV) sales mix in Europe and 50% passenger car and light-duty truck BEV sales mix in the United States by 2030. Since 2018, the Company has invested €2 billion in its French manufacturing operations.
The upgrades at Trémery-Metz strengthen Stellantis’ powertrain manufacturing expertise in battery electric, plug-in hybrid (PHEV) and hybrid vehicles, supporting society’s need for clean, safe, and affordable mobility and easing the transition from internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles to BEVs.
“Trémery-Metz is a prime example of how we are executing our manufacturing transformation, both in France, and across our global operations,” said Carlos Tavares, Stellantis CEO. “We have now created a new global value chain with trusted partners, including five gigafactories, to support our global EV battery strategy and propel our Dare Forward 2030 targets. I want to warmly thank our social partners, local stakeholders and our highly skilled employees for their collaboration as we ramp up production at Trémery-Metz and manufacture our electrified future.”
Through investments in two key joint ventures (see “Value Chain” infographic) at Trémery-Metz, Stellantis has deployed a vertical integration strategy designed to increase control of the global electrification value chain.
  • Emotors, a 50/50 joint venture with Nidec Leroy-Somer Holding, will start production this year of its cutting-edge range of electric motors at the Trémery plant, formerly the world’s largest diesel plant, and now Stellantis’ first facility to produce electric motors. Backed by €93 million of industrial investments to date, Emotors aims to drive Stellantis’ electrification growth while also meeting the needs of other automakers. The joint venture has a planned capacity exceeding 1 million motors per year from 2024.
  • e-Transmissions, a 50/50 joint venture with Punch Powertrain, supported by industrial investments of €57 million to date, is focused on producing the future generation of electrified dual-clutch transmissions (eDCT) at Stellantis’ Metz plant. Recognized for its expertise in gearbox production, the Metz plant is expected to grow its annual production capacity to approximately 600,000 eDCT gearboxes by 2024 for Stellantis’ hybrid portfolio.
Customer-Focused Electrified Portfolio
The Emotors’ M3 will be the first e-motor to launch in the portfolio. The M3 will deliver a cost competitive and efficient electric drive system designed to operate at 400 volts and to deliver 115 kW of power, set to debut on a Stellantis BEV by the end of 2022.
The eDCT is available with two levels of electrification, 48-volt and 320-volt, and can be used for hybrid and PHEV applications. Due to launch in 2023, the 48-volt hybrid propulsion system combined with a radical evolution of the award-winning PureTech Turbo 3-cylinder 1.2-liter gasoline engine offers a true electrified driving experience propelling the vehicle’s wheels even when the ICE is turned off and reducing fuel consumption and CO2 by up to 20% when compared with the current powertrain.
A Rich History in France
Over the past four years, the merged companies that formed Stellantis have invested approximately €2 billion in the French manufacturing transformation and approximately €750 million since the creation of Stellantis in 2021.
Trémery-Metz brings together the Trémery site, which specializes in the manufacturing of engines and e-powertrains, and the Metz site, dedicated to the manufacturing of five- and six-speed manual gearboxes. Located in the heart of Europe, Trémery-Metz has been rooted in Moselle for over 45 years. Its ideal geographical location and immediate proximity to highways enables Trémery-Metz to ship thousands of engines and gearboxes produced every day across the continent.
The region’s long industrial history allows Stellantis to benefit from 3,230 highly skilled employees whose professionalism and rigor are unanimously recognized. Stellantis is the leading private employer in Lorraine with the Trémery and Metz sites, employing more than 15,000 in eastern France across five sites including Trémery, Metz, Charleville, Mulhouse and Sochaux.
As Stellantis continues investing in its electric future, its transformation is being carried out in co-construction with unions and social partners in France to ensure the sustainability of its manufacturing operations. Stellantis supports employees along this journey through ongoing training and upskilling programs and activities.
 

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Stellantis will launch 16 new cars by 2025 and restyle 28 models


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With the objective of lifting Citroën and Peugeot, keeping Jeep extremely relevant in the market, opening paths for RAM and making Fiat the leader again, Stellantis has a full launch schedule. Proof of this is that the group will have no less than 16 new cars launched in Brazil by 2025, 28 restylings and 7 new electric and/or hybrid cars.

In other words, in the next three years we will have 51 launches covering the five brands of the Stellantis group operating in Brazil, according to information obtained by the engine1. This results in practically more than one new car being launched per month. At least a good part of the agenda for 2022 is already revealed, especially on the Fiat side.

Who already follows the Auto+ It has been known for a long time that Fiat will launch 7 cars by the end of 2022. From this account you can already discount the Scudo that was recently introduced and that counts as two models due to its electric version, the e-Scudo. Next on the list should be the Fastback SUV coupe or the Argo and Cronos restylings.

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This year Fiat will launch the Pulse Abarth and the restyling of the large Ducato van. On the Citroën side, we will have the new generation of the C3, which had its launch postponed again. The French brand should also bet on a hybrid and an electric model around here. Models listed are the C4 and its electric version ë-C4 and the C5 Aircross hybrid.

On the Peugeot side, the French brand should launch the e-2008 in Brazil, in addition to new models. The 408 coupe SUV has a chance to be offered here. But, by 2025, the 208 will be restyled and will get a 1.0-liter three-cylinder turbo engine in place of the 1.6-liter aspirated that is offered today.

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On the Jeep side, the brand should bring news to its national models Renegade, Compass and Commander, but also new models. The Gladiator pickup is already confirmed, while the Grand Cherokee is in testing. 4xe versions of other models like the Grand Cherokee itself and the Wrangler should appear.
Finally, RAM until 2025 will launch the new Dakota, or 1200. The new truck will be derived from the Fiat Toro, being unibody, but will have a size close to that of medium-sized pickups such as the Ford Ranger and Toyota Hilux. Little is known about the new Stellantis pickup so far, other than that it won’t be a giant Toro, despite its parentage.



 

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Stellantis Announces Leadership Changes in North America
  • Champine, McDonald bring proficiency, energy to new roles



July 29, 2022 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - Stellantis today announced appointments in its North America engineering and customer experience organizations.

Effective immediately, Mark Champine will oversee key product development initiatives as head of the North America engineering technical centers, while David McDonald will succeed Champine, guiding quality-improvement activities as head of customer experience – North America.

In his new capacity, Champine will direct the region’s engineering resources to ensure timely vehicle launches that deliver on the potential of numerous advanced technologies in the company’s pipeline. He reports to Chief Engineering Officer Harald J. Wester.

McDonald will continue the company’s efforts to further enhance customer satisfaction, which has manifested itself in historic vehicle-quality achievements. He reports to Mark Stewart, Stellantis North America COO.

“Mark and David bring intensity and a wealth of engineering discipline to these core functions, as we lean into our Dare Forward plan and its promise of transforming Stellantis into a sustainable mobility tech company,” Stewart said.

Champine replaces Jessica Lafond, who has left the company to pursue opportunities outside the auto industry.

Champine has been head of customer experience – North America since Stellantis was formed in 2021, having led the company’s previous quality organization since 2018. His tenure has been marked by increasing levels of recognition for performance metrics that range from dealer service to brand loyalty.

Champine also serves as executive sponsor of the company’s DiverseAbilities Network business resource group, one of 11 such organizations pursuing projects that enhance the work culture at Stellantis. He joined the company in 1996.

McDonald returns to the customer experience group from a leadership role in safety engineering. He supervised key aspects of vehicle production in two previous assignments, most recently as director of vehicle assembly quality.

McDonald performed multiple engineering roles before serving as chief engineer for the L-platform full-size cars, including the iconic Chrysler 300, and for the Jeep® Grand Cherokee – the industry’s most awarded SUV – from 2013-2016. He joined the company in 1993 as an engineering graduate-in-training.
 

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The name ‘Stellantis’ evokes astronomical connotations, and this is perhaps appropriate for a company that was formed from the merger of two already large conglomerates, and now has ambitions to lead the global automotive industry.


Created last year from a merger between FCA (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles) and Groupe PSA, Stellantis is now one of the most brand-heavy companies in the automotive space.




Currently, the company includes 14 distinct brands selling vehicles under their own names. Together, these brands cover the entire gamut of automotive segments, from city cars like the Lancia Ypsilon to the giant Ram 3500 heavy-duty pickup truck.


Stellantis has inherited numerous platforms from its predecessor companies, and with this bevy of platforms comes unique tooling, separate active safety, driver assist and infotainment systems, and a raft of powertrains and drivetrains.


These issues all create substantial inefficiencies and additional costs at the mass-production level, and these issues are further complicated by Stellantis’ commitment to sell electric vehicles in substantial quantities, with the company recently confirming that it expects to sell a total of five million battery-electric vehicles, across its 14 brands, by 2030.




Compared to the typical internal-combustion car, however, an EV requires fewer parts to manufacture.


With the company deciding to gradually phase out production of its combustion-powered models, this also provides Stellantis with an opportunity to heavily consolidate the development and production of its future EV models around a set of uniform architectures, regardless of which brand they will be sold under.


Correspondingly, Stellantis has announced that all future EVs will utilise one of four platforms, namely STLA Small, STLA Medium, STLA Large, and STLA Frame.


Let’s have a look at the technical capabilities of each platform, and what future vehicles we can expect from each.



STLA Small

As the name suggests, STLA Small is designed for compact cars, and may be used for successors to cars like today’s Fiat 500 light hatch, the Volkswagen Golf-rivalling Peugeot 308 and small SUVs such as the Peugeot 2008.


Stellantis claims vehicles based on the STLA Small platform will have battery capacities ranging from 37-82 kWh, facilitating a maximum range of 500km, and will be powered by, at minimum, an electric motor producing 70kW of power mated to a 400V electrical architecture.


The company says STLA Small-based vehicles will also offer the option of electric motors that’ll produce between 125kW and 180kW of power.


It’s likely any spiritual, electric successor to the Alfa Romeo Giulietta or MiTo would also adopt this platform, while the STLA Small architecture would also provide a sound basis for replacements for the Jeep Renegade and Compass SUVs.



STLA Medium

STLA Medium is for vehicles at least one size up from the compact class, and correspondingly, it also offers a step-up in performance.


Vehicles based on the STLA Medium architecture are expected to adopt battery capacities ranging from 87-104 kWh, allowing for a maximum range of up to 700km.


Commensurate with its larger size, vehicles based on STLA Medium will also be available with electric motors that will each produce between 150kW and 330kW of power.


This architecture could underpin replacements for current models like the Peugeot 508 and Citroen C5 Aircross.



STLA Large

Americans love larger cars and globally, the large premium SUV segment also remains a lucrative source of revenue. Larger vehicles also offer greater space to pack in more batteries and larger, more powerful motors, and resultantly, the STLA Large platform aims to represent the peak of Stellantis’ EV engineering expertise.


The company claims vehicles based on the STLA Large platform will be able to offer AWD performance and dynamics with acceleration from 0-100 km/h in as low as two seconds, raising the possibility that a future electric Dodge Challenger Demon could rival today’s hottest hypercars in performance.



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With electric motors each producing between 125kW and 330kW, that creates the tantalising possibility of dual-motor 660kW all-wheel drive powertrains for next-generation performance models like the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio and Dodge’s upcoming ‘e-muscle car’.


STLA Large vehicles will also be able to support battery capacities from 101-118 kWh, facilitating a maximum range of up to 800km.


It’s possible that much of Maserati’s range could eventually be based on the STLA Large architecture, including successors to the current Levante and Quattroporte.




  • Dodge e-muscle concept


Last year, Stellantis teased a range of STLA Large-based vehicles for the Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram vehicles. These included the aforementioned Dodge muscle car, as well as a large sedan, and a range of SUVs including a “very capable” off-roading “whitespace vehicle” for Jeep.


It confirmed it’ll introduce eight STLA Large-based vehicles over the next 3-5 years.


Chrysler has revealed the Airflow concept, which likely previews a new EV for the brand due in 2025, while Ram has confirmed it’ll introduce a Ford Ranger-sized pickup on this platform in 2026.



STLA Frame

With electric utes and pick-up trucks such as the Ford F-150 Lightning, Chevrolet Silverado EV, the Rivian R1T and the forthcoming Tesla Cybertruck all generating significant hype, it’s only natural that Stellantis, through its Ram brand, would also want its spot in the limelight.


Stellantis has announced an STLA Frame architecture designed to cater to the needs of heavy-duty pickup truck users and businesses that rely on other commercial vehicles such as vans.


STLA Frame will offer similar power outputs and maximum range figures compared to vehicles based on the STLA Large architecture, but to compensate for the increased size, weight and worse aerodynamics of pick-up trucks, will also offer increased battery sizes ranging to 200 kWh.




Vehicles on this platform will feature electric motors each producing between 150kW and 330kW, and offer range of up to 800km.


Stellantis confirmed last year it’ll introduce a rival to the likes of the Ford F-150 Lightning in 2024 called, rather simply, the Ram 1500 BEV.


 

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Stellantis North America Announces Leadership Change in Mexico Operations


August 31, 2022 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - Stellantis North America today announced that Carlos Zarlenga will join the company as president – Mexico, reporting to Mark Stewart, North America COO, effective Sept. 1, 2022.

Zarlenga joins Stellantis from General Motors where he most recently was president and managing director of South America. In this role, he led the end-to-end business operations for South America. He has a deep understanding of the automotive industry, its drivers and dynamics coupled with a strong background in finance. Zarlenga began his career at GE where he held a series of positions with increasing responsibility, including divisional chief financial officer.

“Together with his well-rounded leadership skills, Carlos’ experience in different markets led him to achieve remarkable results, including a turnaround in South America,” said Stewart. “We look forward to having Carlos join our leadership team as we continue to transform our company into a sustainably mobility tech company.”

In a related move, after 22 years of service, Bruno Cattori, vice president – head of Mexico, has announced his intention to retire, effective at the end of September.

“The company is grateful for Bruno’s many contributions, and I personally wish him and his family only the best in the future,” said Stewart.

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Stellantis (NYSE: STLA) is one of the world’s leading automakers and a mobility provider. In North America, it's best known for producing and selling vehicles in a portfolio of iconic and award-winning brands such as Jeep®, Chrysler, Dodge, Ram, Alfa Romeo and Fiat. Powered by its diversity, Stellantis leads the way the region and the world move – aspiring to become the greatest sustainable mobility tech company, not the biggest, while creating added value for all stakeholders as well as the communities in which it operates. For more information, visit www.stellantis.com.
 

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September 7, 2022

Stellantis Appoints Chief Digital Information Officer to Further Accelerate Company’s Tech Transformation

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AMSTERDAM – Stellantis N.V. today announced that Chris Taylor has joined the company as Chief Digital Information Officer, reporting to Xavier Chéreau, Chief Human Resources and Transformation Officer, and functionally to Ned Curic, Chief Technology Officer, effective Sept. 5, 2022. In this newly created role, Chris Taylor will help lead Stellantis’ transformation into a sustainable mobility tech company, driving its digital strategy and technologies. He will also be responsible for improving IT project execution and organizational efficiency.
“Chris brings deep knowledge of cutting-edge digital technology to support our sophisticated business needs, both at Stellantis and for our customers,” said Carlos Tavares, Stellantis CEO. “His background in cyber security, new business models and customer-centric solutions will drive the business value we require to meet our aggressive Dare Forward 2030 targets.”
Chris Taylor joins Stellantis with nearly 30 years of global IT experience spanning multiple industries, including aviation, manufacturing, software, and telecom. Chris most recently served as Chief Transformation Officer of ServiceNow. Prior to this, he was Global Vice President at Airbus Group where he led the digital transformation and cybersecurity.
Chris Taylor holds a Ph.D. in aeronautical engineering from the University of Glasgow in Scotland.
 

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Jeep® Brand Reveals Plan to Become the Leading Electrified SUV Brand on the Market

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  • Jeep® brand will introduce four all-electric SUVs in North America and in Europe by 2025

  • All Stellantis brands committed to achieve 100% of passenger car battery electric vehicles (BEV) sales mix in Europe and 50% passenger car and light-duty truck BEV sales mix in the U.S. by end of 2030

  • Jeep brand will benefit from Stellantis’ more than €30 billion investment through 2025 in electrification and software development

  • BEV launches to help Stellantis slash emissions to reach Stellantis’ carbon net zero objective by 2038
AMSTERDAM – Jeep® brand, the global sport utility brand of Stellantis N.V., today announced a comprehensive plan for its next generation of fully electric 4xe vehicles as part of its sustainable transformation to become the leading electrified SUV brand in the world. Announcement comes just weeks after Dodge took a giant step forward on the performance brand’s road to an electrified future, revealing the Dodge Charger Daytona SRT, a perception-shattering concept that reimagines what a battery electric vehicle (BEV) can be.
Ram will share its highly anticipated Ram Revolution EV news in November. The brand’s promise is to serve the next generation of Ram customers with a portfolio of products that delivers on their real-world demands. Ram will push past what competitors have announced and what customers expect to deliver a fuller portfolio of technology with more range, power, productivity and convenience.
Chrysler also announced that the brand will launch its first BEV by 2025 and offer an all-electric Chrysler vehicle lineup by 2028. The Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, the first and still the only plug-in hybrid in the segment, offers an all-electric range of more than 30 miles, more than 80 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe) and a total range of more than 500 miles.
“Today’s news from Jeep brand is yet another example of how our American brands are transforming themselves to support our aggressive decarbonization plans,” said Carlos Tavares, Stellantis CEO. “Across our portfolio of 14 beloved brands we are offering exhilarating electrified products as we push to launch an additional 28 all-new battery electric vehicles through 2024. We’re confident that our upcoming launches will thrill our customers and keep them loving the great American brands they’ve grown up with.”
Stellantis announced at EV Day in July 2021 plans to invest more than €30 billion between 2021 and 2025 in electrification and software development, including equity investments made in joint ventures to fund their activities, while targeting to continue to be 30% more efficient than the industry with respect to total Capex and R&D spend versus revenues.
Electrification announcements support critical Dare Forward 2030 global ambitions, including:
  • becoming carbon net zero by 2038, with a 50% carbon emissions reduction by 2030 compared with 2021 metrics.

  • setting the course for 100% of passenger car BEV sales mix in Europe and 50% of passenger car and light-duty truck BEV sales mix in the United States by the end of this decade.

  • planning to have more than 75 BEVs and reach global annual BEV sales of five million vehicles by 2030.
“It is our ethical responsibility to ensure a sustainable future of mobility for our customers, our employees, and our planet,” said Carlos Tavares. “Jeep’s global SUV electrification offensive fits today’s market demands and we’re eager to lead the way the world moves.”
Global Leadership in SUV Electrification
Building upon the success of the Jeep Wrangler 4xe, the best-selling plug-in-hybrid vehicle (PHEV) in the U.S., and the recently introduced Grand Cherokee 4xe, the Jeep brand is developing a comprehensive electrified product range specifically developed to enhance the brand’s legendary capability and expanding its reach.
The brand will introduce four all-electric SUVs in North America and in Europe by the end of 2025.
Today, the brand showed the first images of two fully electric SUVs – the all-new Jeep Recon and an all-new Wagoneer, code-named Wagoneer S – that will arrive in North America and other regions around the world, while confirming that the all-new, all-electric Jeep Avenger will launch in Europe early next year after its debut at the Paris Motor Show on October 17.
The plan premiered on the Jeep brand’s YouTube channel.

About Stellantis
Stellantis N.V. (NYSE / MTA / Euronext Paris: STLA) is one of the world’s leading automakers and a mobility provider. Its storied and iconic brands embody the passion of their visionary founders and today’s customers in their innovative products and services, including Abarth, Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, Citroën, Dodge, DS Automobiles, Fiat, Jeep®, Lancia, Maserati, Opel, Peugeot, Ram, Vauxhall, Free2move and Leasys. Powered by our diversity, we lead the way the world moves – aspiring to become the greatest sustainable mobility tech company, not the biggest, while creating added value for all stakeholders as well as the communities in which it operates. For more information, visit www.stellantis.com
 

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September 13, 2022

Stellantis and General Motors to Execute a Share Repurchase Transaction

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AMSTERDAM – Stellantis N.V. and General Motors Holdings LLC, a subsidiary of General Motors Company (“GM”) have executed a share repurchase agreement (“SRA”) related to the 69.1 million common shares in Stellantis, representing approximately 2.2% of Stellantis’ share capital (on a diluted basis), that GM is entitled to receive upon the exercise of equity warrants (the “Warrants”) originally issued by Peugeot S.A. (“PSA”) to GM in 2017.
The Warrants were issued to GM as part of the purchase by PSA of the Opel Vauxhall automotive business. Upon exercise of the Warrants, Stellantis will also deliver to GM approximately 1.2 million common shares of Faurecia and an aggregate cash amount of approximately EUR130 million for rights to dividends paid by PSA and Stellantis.
Pursuant to the SRA, the issue and the repurchase of Stellantis common shares will both occur on September 15. The purchase price paid by Stellantis for the common shares will amount, in total, to EUR 923,247,678 (such amount is based on the volume-weighted average price of one Stellantis common share on the regulated market of Euronext in Milan over the last five trading days).
This purchase of Stellantis common shares by Stellantis from GM will be carried out under the authority granted by the general meeting of April 13, 2022.

About Stellantis
Stellantis N.V. (NYSE / MTA / Euronext Paris: STLA) is one of the world’s leading automakers and a mobility provider. Its storied and iconic brands embody the passion of their visionary founders and today’s customers in their innovative products and services, including Abarth, Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, Citroën, Dodge, DS Automobiles, Fiat, Jeep®, Lancia, Maserati, Opel, Peugeot, Ram, Vauxhall, Free2move and Leasys. Powered by our diversity, we lead the way the world moves – aspiring to become the greatest sustainable mobility tech company, not the biggest, while creating added value for all stakeholders as well as the communities in which it operates. For more information, visit www.stellantis.com.
 

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FCA Reports Third-quarter 2022 US Sales
  • U.S. total sales declined 6%
  • After an electrifying summer, Dodge brand total U.S. sales rose 22% versus same quarter last year
  • Charger, Challenger and Durango rose 25%, 17% and 32%, respectively, in total U.S. sales versus same quarter last year
  • Chrysler brand total U.S. sales increased 39% versus same quarter last year
  • Versus the same quarter last year, total U.S. sales for the Chrysler Pacifica increased 46% and Chrysler 300 total U.S. sales rose 17%
  • Total U.S. sales for the Jeep® Wrangler rose 4% over same quarter last year; retail sales of the Compass rose 225% while Cherokee was up 1% versus same quarter last year
  • Jeep Wrangler 4xe remains the best-selling plug-in hybrid vehicle in the U.S.
  • Ram ProMaster City had its best Q3 sales on record for total U.S. sales, rising 55% versus same quarter last year
  • Ram brand's commercial shipments rose 69% over the same period last year
  • Total commercial shipments in Q3 2022 rose 57% versus the same quarter last year



October 3, 2022 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - FCA US LLC had sales of 385,665 vehicles in this year’s third quarter. Overall, total U.S. sales for the third quarter declined 6%. Total commercial shipments in the third quarter rose 57% versus the same quarter last year.

“Our dealers are making every effort to deliver upon each and every customer’s needs while we continue to deal with challenging industry supply constraints,” said U.S. Head of Sales Jeff Kommor. “We also saw orders open up for the all-new Jeep® Grand Cherokee 4xe this August, adding another 4xe nameplate to Jeep brand with the Wrangler 4xe here in the U.S., and the Dodge and Chrysler brands each saw strong third quarters as we head into the final sales season of the year."

Chrysler brand’s total U.S. sales rose 39%, with the Chrysler Pacifica up 46% and the Chrysler 300 up 17% versus the same quarter last year. Pacifica Hybrid accounted for 2,087 (12%) of total Chrysler Pacifica sales.

Additionally, the new 2023 Chrysler 300C, which was announced during the return of the Detroit Auto Show two weeks ago, saw reservations for the vehicle sell out in 12 hours.

Following a summer of firsts for Dodge, including the announcements of the Dodge Hornet, its first electrified vehicle; seven “last call” editions of the Dodge Charger and Dodge Challenger; and its all-electric Charger Daytona SRT Concept during the brand’s first-ever Speed Week event in August, the brand saw total U.S. sales of the Dodge Charger rise 25% and the Dodge Challenger rise 17% versus the same quarter last year. The Dodge Durango saw total U.S. sales rise 32% versus the same quarter last year.

Total sales of the Jeep Wrangler were up 4%. The Jeep Wrangler 4xe, the best-selling plug-in hybrid vehicle in the U.S., accounted for 13,478 (28%) of total Jeep Wrangler sales.

The Jeep brand also saw retail sales of the Compass rise 225% (sales of the vehicle were prioritized for retail customers) and Cherokee increase 1% over the same quarter last year.

The Ram brand’s ProMaster City saw its best Q3 on record, with total U.S sales rising 55% versus the same quarter last year. The Ram brand’s total commercial shipments were up a combined 69% versus the previous third quarter.
 

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FCA US LLC Sales Summary Q3 2022
Vol % Vol %
Model Curr Yr Pr Yr Change Curr Yr Pr Yr Change
Compass 20,631 23,875 -14% 66,966 58,029 15%
Wrangler 47,659 46,044 4% 147,156 164,710 -11%
Gladiator 21,511 22,674 -5% 60,268 71,458 -16%
Cherokee 11,495 11,592 -1% 30,852 78,750 -61%
Grand Cherokee 38,176 81,803 -53% 172,545 189,727 -9%
Renegade 6,523 10,663 -39% 23,776 41,957 -43%
Wagoneer 13,001 21 New 30,276 21 New
Grand Wagoneer 2,353 12 New 9,454 12 New
JEEP BRAND 161,351 196,687 -18% 541,297 604,671 -10%
Ram P/U 118,106 121,704 -3% 363,089 434,772 -16%
ProMaster Van 16,742 20,168 -17% 42,031 49,177 -15%
ProMaster City 4,448 2,868 55% 10,201 11,461 -11%
RAM BRAND 139,296 144,740 -4% 415,321 495,410 -16%
200 0 2 -100% 2 5 -60%
300 4,175 3,569 17% 11,757 14,631 -20%
Pacifica 17,439 11,931 46% 75,902 59,502 28%
CHRYSLER BRAND 21,614 15,502 39% 87,661 74,139 18%
Dart 3 3 0% 4 5 -20%
Charger 24,201 19,395 25% 62,660 61,498 2%
Challenger 16,412 13,994 17% 42,094 44,142 -5%
Viper 0 0 #DIV/0! 1 2 -50%
Journey 31 1,062 -97% 187 13,827 -99%
Caravan 5 89 -94% 26 2,956 -99%
Durango 19,104 14,516 32% 39,543 52,931 -25%
DODGE BRAND 59,756 49,059 22% 144,517 175,361 -18%
500 7 6 17% 8 18 -56%
500L 5 24 -79% 8 177 -95%
500X 179 312 -43% 757 980 -23%
Spider 17 59 -71% 24 932 -97%
FIAT BRAND 208 401 -48% 797 2,107 -62%
Giulia 1,338 1,830 -27% 3,662 6,114 -40%
Alfa 4C 0 9 -100% 1 76 -99%
Stelvio 2,102 2,690 -22% 6,151 8,003 -23%
ALFA ROMEO 3,440 4,529 -24% 9,814 14,193 -31%
FCA US LLC 385,665 410,918 -6% 1,199,407 1,365,881 -12%
 

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Stellantis has filed a patent application for a retractable tailgate side step to make accessing the beds of pickup trucks easier.
Filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), the application shows a mechanism that slides out and down from the tailgate. When deployed, it hangs down just ahead of the rear bumper on one side of the tailgate. An attached step can be used to get to the bed.



As Stellantis notes in the application, the elevated height of pickup beds makes getting stuff in and out of them difficult, which is where a step might come in handy. Because it's built into the tailgate, this side step is less bulky and complicated to use than a standalone ladder, the automaker notes in the application.

Stellantis isn't the first automaker to come up with this idea, however. Ford has offered retractable steps on its F-Series pickups for some time, although they deploy from the back of an open tailgate, not the sides. General Motors offers a simpler solution in the form of molded-in steps on the rear-bumper sides of its Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra trucks, with a more elaborate version as part of Chevy's Multi-Flex and GMC's MultiPro tailgates.


Rivian earlier this year filed a patent application for a tailgate step of its own. The EV truck maker's design has the center section of the tailgate drop down to create a step. Rivian hasn't discussed plans for a production version, however.
Stellantis' Ram division currently lacks an equivalent feature, so perhaps this is how the automaker plans to achieve parity with its Detroit rivals (and potentially Rivian) in the tailgate-step category. As with all patent applications, however, Stellantis hasn't confirmed plans to offer the tailgate side step on a production vehicle. It may just want to reserve the concept for possible future use.
 

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Stellantis Energizes Paris Motor Show with Electrified Portfolio Taking Center Stage
Paris Motor Show, Carlos Tavares and Emmanuel Macron

  • DS Automobiles, Jeep®, and Peugeot showcased electrified technologies and new vehicles
  • Stellantis announced three new electrified models coming to Mulhouse facility: Peugeot e-308, e-308 station wagon and e-408
  • World’s first hydrogen fuel cell vans, Citroën ë-Jumpy and Peugeot e-Expert, on display and available for test drives
  • Announcements support Stellantis’ ambition to reach carbon net zero by 2038 as part of Dare Forward 2030 strategic plan

PARIS – As Stellantis N.V. pushes to launch an additional 28 all-new battery electric vehicles through 2024, the Paris Motor Show (Mondial de l’Auto) was a fitting stage for the Company to showcase its capabilities and broad range of electrified offerings and future plans.
“Our commitment to carbon neutrality in 2038, ahead of all our competitors, benefits France, where we are, and will continue to be the commercial and industrial leader with 12 Stellantis electric models manufactured with pride and passion by our employees in our 12 assembly and component plants,” said Stellantis CEO Carlos Tavares. “By choosing to produce the future Peugeot e-308 and e-408 at our Mulhouse site, Stellantis confirms that it is giving each of its French industrial sites a future for the ‘post-combustion era,’ thanks to a forward-looking approach based on co-construction with our social partners.”

Electric Manufacturing Future in France
Stellantis CEO Carlos Tavares and President of the French Republic Emmanuel Macron today announced that the Mulhouse facility will produce the future Peugeot e-308 sedan and station wagon and Peugeot e-408. Company to have a total of 12 battery electric vehicles (BEVs) produced in France in five factories by 2024 with one million vehicle manufacturing capacity installed. In addition, key electric components (e-motors), e-DCTs gearboxes and batteries will be produced in seven sites in France using French technologies.

Key Product Announcements
  • DS Automobiles made a splash with several world firsts and a remarkably young and 100% electrified range including: the New DS 3 E-TENSE, which made its first public appearance in a 100% electric livery offering up to 402 km autonomy; the DS 4 in its plug-in hybrid version with extended autonomy range; the New DS 7 E-TENSE 4x4 360 developed with DS PERFORMANCE; and the DS 9 Opéra Première.
    DS Automobiles press materials
  • Jeep® Brand unveiled the all-new Jeep Avenger, the brand’s first-ever fully electric Jeep SUV, which spearheads the introduction of a portfolio of all-new Jeep brand battery electric vehicles in Europe. The brand also premiered the Avenger 4x4 Concept, which showcases the art of the possible in terms of capability for the segment.
    Jeep Brand press materials
  • In addition to premiering its dynamic fastback PEUGEOT 408, a new 400 km range version of its PEUGEOT E-208 – the most sold EV in France – and a new 100% electric Scooter, PEUGEOT announced that in the weeks to come it will reveal the PEUGEOT INCEPTION Concept, the Lion Brand’s vision for the next generation of e-Native cars. The PEUGEOT INCEPTION Concept will show the quantum leap the Brand is soon to make in focusing on a dedicated 100% electric product offer.
    Peugeot press materials
  • Stellantis is also hosting a dedicated stand in the Electric and Hydrogen Professional Mobility Zone (Hall 3) where visitors can learn more about the industry’s first hydrogen fuel cell vans. The Company is offering 20-30-minute test drives in the Peugeot e-Expert Hydrogen and the Citroën ë-Jumpy Hydrogen around the show.
Delivering on Dare Forward 2030
Stellantis’ exciting, electrified lineup showcased at the “Mondial de L’Auto” supports its critical Dare Forward 2030 global ambitions, including:
  • becoming carbon net zero by 2038, with a 50% carbon emissions reduction by 2030 compared with 2021 metrics.

  • setting the course for 100% of passenger car BEV sales mix in Europe and 50% of passenger car and light-duty truck BEV sales mix in the United States by the end of this decade.

  • planning to offer more than 75 BEVs and reach global annual BEV sales of five million vehicles by 2030.
Separately, CEO Carlos Tavares will address the Company’s progress on its commitments during a keynote speech October 18 at the Paris Automotive Summit, that focuses on managing a global company in an increasingly fragmented world.

About Stellantis
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