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Stellantis offers buyouts to thousands of employees, says EVs are to blame

The legacy auto industry is facing perhaps the greatest restructuring in its history, and one unfortunate aspect of this is a growing wave of layoffs and buyouts. Of course, technological and geopolitical changes often lead to job losses. In the past, labor advocates have deplored the relocation of auto plants to low-wage countries and non-union… Read more »

HEVO to collaborate with Stellantis on wireless EV charging

Wireless charging provider HEVO is partnering with Stellantis to integrate wireless charging into Stellantis EVs. HEVO’s wireless charging technology is up to 95% efficient (grid-to-battery), and is compliant with SAE and UL wireless charging standards, according to the company.  HEVO and Stellantis are initially demonstrating Level 2 wireless charging on a Chrysler Pacifica PHEV at… Read more »

Stellantis and Qinomic to develop EV retrofit solution for light commercial vans

Stellantis and Qinomic, a sustainable mobility and retrofitting equipment manufacturer, have partnered to develop a retrofit solution to convert fossil-powered commercial vans (LCVs to our British mates) to electric drivetrains. The electric retrofit solution aims to protect freedom of mobility with an affordable option that meets customer needs to extend the lives of their vehicles… Read more »

Stellantis to build electric aircraft with Archer, provide strategic funding for growth

Stellantis and Archer Aviation have agreed to expand their existing partnership by joining forces to manufacture Archer’s electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, Midnight. Stellantis has been a strategic partner to Archer since 2020, and an investor since 2021. Now Stellantis will contribute its manufacturing technology and expertise, plus personnel and capital, to help… Read more »

Comau to build battery module production line for Stellantis/Mercedes JV in France

Automotive Cells Company (ACC), a joint venture between Stellantis, TotalEnergies/Saft and Mercedes-Benz, has selected Italian automation specialist Comau (which is owned by Stellantis) to design and develop a battery module production line in France. As a first step in the multi-phase project, the joint engineering team will deploy a pilot line at ACC’s plant in… Read more »

Punch Powertrain and Stellantis to produce e-transmissions at a second plant in Europe

Punch Powertrain and Stellantis have agreed to expand their existing manufacturing partnership by adding another manufacturing site. The 50/50 joint venture, called Punch Powertrain PSA e-Transmissions Assembly, manufactures electrified dual-clutch transmissions (eDCT/DT2) for Stellantis’s next generation of mild hybrid and plug-in hybrid models. A manufacturing site in Metz, France began producing electrified transmissions in late… Read more »

Stellantis enters joint ventures for manufacturing in France

Stellantis has invested in two joint ventures for manufacturing in the Lorraine region of France. The company says it has “deployed a vertical integration strategy designed to increase control of the global electrification value chain.” Emotors, a 50/50 joint venture with French motor manufacturer Nidec Leroy-Somer, will start production this year. The first product will… Read more »

Stellantis and LG Energy Solution name CEO for battery joint venture

Stellantis and LG Energy Solution have named their new joint venture battery company NextStar Energy, and have appointed Danies Lee as CEO. Based on Stellantis and LG’s plan to invest $3.87 billion in setting up production, NextStar Energy will begin constructing a lithium-ion battery production plant in Windsor, Ontario later in 2022. Stellantis says production… Read more »

Stellantis expands relationship with lithium producer Vulcan Energy

Stellantis has made a new equity investment of €50 million in lithium producer Vulcan Energy Resources, and extended its original binding offtake agreement to 10 years. Vulcan will apply some of the new funding to a planned expansion of production at its Upper Rhine Valley Brine Field. Vulcan is already producing geothermal energy at the… Read more »

Stellantis and Samsung SDI form JV to build battery plant in Indiana

Stellantis and Samsung SDI have agreed to establish an EV battery manufacturing facility in Kokomo, Indiana. Construction is scheduled to begin later this year, and the plant is expected to go into production in 2025 with an initial annual capacity of 23 GWh, which is slated to increase to 33 GWh over “the next few… Read more »