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Stellantis unveils STLA Large, the second of its new “native EV” platforms

Stellantis has introduced a new “highly flexible, BEV-native platform that is the foundation for a wide range of upcoming vehicles for global markets in the D and E segments.” The STLA Large platform is one of four planned global BEV platforms—Small, Medium, Large and Frame—that will allow interchangeable battery cell chemistry, EDMs, power inverters and… Read more »

Stellantis and Orano enter EV battery recycling agreement

Automaker Stellantis and nuclear energy company Orano have signed a memorandum of understanding to form a joint venture to recycle EV batteries and scrap. Stellantis will have access to cobalt, nickel and lithium from gigafactories in Europe and North America for electrification and energy transformation. The joint venture will produce “black mass” or “active mass.”… Read more »

Stellantis to acquire 20% equity stake in China’s Leapmotor

Amsterdam-headquartered multinational automaker Stellantis plans to invest some €1.5 billion to acquire 20% of Chinese EV maker Leapmotor. Stellantis will take two seats on Leapmotor’s board of directors. The deal also outlines the formation of Leapmotor International, a Stellantis-led joint venture that will have exclusive rights to the export and sale of Leapmotor products as… Read more »

Stellantis partners with AGI to advance electrification of its US dealerships

Automaker Stellantis and its 2,600-plus US dealers are partnering with EVSE supplier AGI to accelerate transition to EV sales and service and to improve the convenience, accessibility and reliability of EV charging. Stellantis selected AGI to provide turnkey EV charging infrastructure, including the engineering, installation and maintenance of the systems at more than 2,600 locations…. Read more »

Stellantis and Samsung SDI plan second battery gigafactory in the US

Amsterdam-headquartered multinational automaker Stellantis and South Korean EV battery maker Samsung SDI have entered into a provisional agreement under their existing StarPlus Energy joint venture to build a second EV battery factory in the US. Their first is targeted to launch in the first quarter of 2025 with an annual production of 33 GWh. It… Read more »

Stellantis and Saft unveil EV battery modules with integrated inverter and charger

Greater integration of EV components can deliver increased cargo space, simplified manufacturing and lower costs. Now Stellantis and Saft engineers have unveiled a prototype of an EV battery pack that integrates the inverter and charger functions into the modules. The collaborative research project has produced the Intelligent Battery Integrated System (IBIS), in which the electronic… Read more »

Stellantis to supply Merchants Fleet with Ram ProMaster EVs

Automaker Stellantis has announced a  multiyear agreement with US fleet-management company Merchants Fleet for the purchase of 12,500 Ram ProMaster EV vans, which are to debut later this year. The van will be available in multiple configurations, roof heights, cargo lengths and body styles. “Our all-new ProMaster EV is Ram’s first EV offering in North… Read more »

Stellantis rebrands its charging services as Free2move Charge

By most accounts, anxiety about charging is the #1 objection for potential EV buyers, so automakers are wise to do what they can to help facilitate both at-home and on-the-road charging for their customers. Stellantis is addressing the issue with the launch of Free2move Charge, “a 360-degree ecosystem that will seamlessly deliver charging and energy… Read more »

Stellantis funds Lyten’s lithium-sulfur EV battery technology

Stellantis Ventures, Stellantis’s corporate venture fund, has invested in Lyten to speed up the commercialization of the Silicon Valley startup’s 3D Graphene applications for the mobility sector. Applications include the LytCell lithium-sulfur EV battery, lightweight composites and unique on-board sensors. Lyten’s lithium-sulfur batteries have a 60% smaller carbon footprint than lithium-ion batteries since they do… Read more »

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 »