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A year of Stellantis, Tavares: «In Italy production costs are too high. Electrification imposed by politics “

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The rebirth of Lancia

These initiatives, which will be integrated into the industrial plan of March 1 (and here there is also a lot of anticipation for the rebirth of Lancia, a brand given up for dead by Sergio Marchionne), giving the measure of how much Stellantis has aimed at since the first year of life. on the transformation from a car manufacturer to a technology company for sustainable mobility. “Our sector – said Carlos Tavares – is entering a new and exciting era, characterized by increasingly widespread digital lifestyles. It is no coincidence that Stellantis was born just when the world requires a new type of approach, one that pushes this human imperative by providing clean, connected, accessible and safe freedom of mobility for all. I am grateful to every Stellantis employee for their daily contribution to building our community and achieving greatness as we pave the way for a bright future. “

The models produced

During this first year, Stellantis successfully launched more than 10 new models in 2021 including: Jeep Commander, Grand Cherokee, Grand Cherokee L, Wagoneer, Grand Wagoneer, Maserati MC20, Opel Mokka, Rocks-e and Peugeot 308, Citroën C4, Fiat Pulse, DS 4, DS 9. The group has planned investments, as mentioned to implement electrification and software strategies to support the 14 brands and 2 mobility brands, while continuing the transformation process into a technology company for sustainable mobility and the construction of an innovative ecosystem through strategic partnerships. Other models such as Alfa Romeo Tonale and Maserati Grecale, expected in recent months, have suffered delays caused by the pandemic and by the revision of the projects born under the aegis of FCA. Tonale will be launched on February 25th and Grecale will debut by spring.

Collaborations from BMW to Amazon

Among the novelties it unveiled an ambitious electrification strategy with 33 electrified vehicles currently available, including fuel cell vans, and eight other battery electric vehicles arriving in the next 18 months, and partnership with Automotive Cells Company, Factorial Energy, LG Energy Solution, Samsung Sdi and Vulcan Energy, accelerated software transformation through groundbreaking collaborations with Amazon, BMW, Foxconn and Waymo, strengthened global financing operations in the United States, acquiring First Investors Financial Services and developing partnerships in Europe with Bnp Paribas Personal Finance, Crédit Agricole Consumer Finance and Santander Consumer Finance.

Stellantis, batteries and gigafactory

The heart of electric cars are batteries and Stellantis has provided packs of cells that can be configured in different ways for types of vehicles with autonomy between 500 and 800 km and fast charging capacity of 32 km per minute. The goal is to reduce battery pack costs by more than 40% by 2024 and a further 20% by 2030. Nickel and cobalt-free batteries will arrive in 2024, but the real revolution is expected in 2026. Three are also expected. gigafactory in Europe (in addition to those in the US for American brands): one in France, one in Germany and one in Italy which according to plans will be built in Termoli but negotiations are still underway “For now it has been decided for a gigafactory – Tavares declared – in France, another in Germany and we are negotiating with the Italian government on Termoli, but we have not yet concluded ”.

Presence in over 130 markets

Despite having started its journey only 12 months ago, Stellantis has an established presence in three regions (Europe, North America and Latin America), as well as significant potential in important markets such as China, Africa, the Middle East, Oceania and India. With industrial operations in over 30 countries, the company has the ability to satisfy customers and exceed expectations, delivering high-quality vehicles and services in over 130 markets. “We still have a lot to do to keep improving our new company, but we are on the right track,” said Tavares. «The race has begun and Stellantis will be able to make a difference in the difficult sector in which it operates. We will know how to seize the opportunities along the way, making sure that our stars continue to shine ».

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