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Fewer rechargeable hybrids but more electrics for Stellantis

Born from the merger between PSA and FCA, the brand new Stellantis group intends to step up the pace in terms of electric cars.

While the merger between the two automotive groups has been completed, the new Stellantis entity intends to be active in the electric car segment. And more mainly to spend “At full speed”, as Carlos Tavares said at the microphone of Automotive News.

While all manufacturers will have to convert to electric power voluntarily or by force, not all adopt the same strategy. On the side of Stellantis, things could go faster for the 14 brands of the group, with the massive arrival of battery cars.


Two dedicated platforms for a complete range

Carlos Tavares, CEO of Stellantis, clarified: “We are going to run at full speed on electric vehicles (BEV), because we believe that the sales mix of electrified vehicles will switch very quickly to pure BEV”. Carlos Tavares to be more specific: “We don’t think we’ll have any mild hybrids or plug-in hybrids yet.”

Because if plug-in cars are particularly popular today because of the tax gift they represent, Stellantis believes that their success will quickly drop. The group says it is ready and therefore has two electrical platforms, eCMP and eVMP. This should allow Stellantis, like Volkswagen, to review its initial objective of 35% electric by 2030.

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