Fiat-Chrysler to build EVs in Poland from 2022
Fiat Chrysler plans to invest 755 million zloty (around 166 million euros) in its plant in Tychy in southern Poland to produce hybrid and electric cars for Jeep, Fiat and Alfa Romeo brands starting next year.
The announcement was made on Twitter by Jaroslaw Gowin, Poland’s Minister of Development, Labor and Technology. The Italian-American car company confirms its intention to build electrified models in Tychy and also gives more concrete details about the schedule in a press release. According to the release, mass production of a first electrified FCA model is scheduled to begin in the second half of 2022.
Pietro Gorlier, Fiat Chrysler’s COO for the EMEA region, points out that the group has already been present in Poland for 100 years. The first Fiat branch opened in 1920. “The investments announced today are the fulfillment of the promise to strengthen our operations in Poland that FCA made two years ago when we presented our business plan,” he added.
A few weeks ago, Fiat Chrysler already announced plans to invest around 1.5 billion Canadian dollars (just under one billion euros) in its Windsor plant in the Canadian province of Ontario, where it also plans to produce electric cars and plug-in hybrids from 2025. Windsor is located directly opposite Detroit on the Canadian side of the Detroit River and is accordingly connected to Michigan’s supplier infrastructure.
Additionally, the car company is planning a merger with the French group PSA under the name Stellantis. Stallantis probably wants to fall back on three electric car platforms, as emerged in September from a report by website clubalfa.it. In addition to the eCMP and eVMP platforms, a base for larger electric cars developed by FCA will follow.
reuters.com, twitter.com (statement by the minister), fcaemea.com (press release in Polish)
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