Mar 1, 2023 - 03:55 pm
Stellantis & Toyota launch recall due to battery issues
Numerous electric models from Stellantis and Toyota will have to go to the workshop because of possible battery problems. The affected vehicles, all of which were built in 2022, may have a fault in the specific software calibration of the traction battery control unit.
Dec 6, 2022 - 04:28 pm
DS has presented their Formula E racer for the upcoming season
DS Automobiles has now unveiled its new race car for the upcoming Formula E season. At the wheel of the new DS E-Tense FE23 will be current world champion Stoffel Vandoorne and Jean-Eric Vergne, the only double champion in Formula E, for the racing team DS Penske supported by Stellantis.
Oct 19, 2022 - 11:58 am
DS changes teams from Techeetah to Dragon
DS Automobiles has parted company with the Techeetah team in Formula E and will be working with the US team Penske Autosport (Dragon) in the ‘Gen3’ era of the all-electric racing series from the coming season. In addition, the two drivers for 2022/2023 have been determined.
Aug 15, 2022 - 01:01 pm
Mercedes driver Vandoorne is Formula E world champion
Stoffel Vandoorne has won the Formula E championship. At the final race weekend in Seoul, a fifth and a second place were enough for the Mercedes EQ driver to win the title. The manufacturers’ championship also went to Mercedes for the second year in a row.
May 2, 2022 - 02:06 pm
Vandoorne wins Formula E race in Monaco
Mercedes driver Stoffel Vandoorne won the Monaco E-Prix, the sixth race of the 2022 Formula E World Championship season, on Saturday to claim his first victory of the season. Mercedes-EQ thus extends its lead in the team championship.
Feb 8, 2022 - 04:17 pm
DS presents 600 kW concept prototype
DS Automobiles has presented the prototype DS E-Tense Performance, a technology carrier for the development of future electric DS models. The electric coupé also gives a preview of the future design language of DS Automobiles, especially with its front.
Nov 25, 2021 - 11:38 am
Peugeot e-208 & e-2008 receive range upgrade
From the beginning of 2022, the electric versions of the Peugeot models 208 and 2008 are to receive a higher WLTP range – of up to 22 kilometres. This is made possible by changes to the software, but also to the hardware.
Aug 31, 2021 - 11:28 am
DS Automobiles reveals upcoming electric models
Stellantis subsidiary DS Automobiles has given the first details of its next two BEV models – including one based on the new Group platform STLA Medium. A little information on the other electric vehicle model was already revealed a short while ago.
Aug 5, 2021 - 11:58 am
Further Stellantis brands to go fully electric
At the presentation of its business figures for the first half of the year, Stellantis gave new details on its electrification strategy. Accordingly, DS Automobiles will only launch pure BEVs on the market from 2024. Alfa Romeo is to become an all-electric car brand from 2027.
Apr 12, 2021 - 01:04 pm
Vergne & Vandoorne win Formula E in Rome
The two races on the second weekend of Formula E have produced two new winners this season. Saturday’s race was won by previous champion Jean-Eric Vergne in the DS Techeetah, while on Sunday, Mercedes driver Stoffel Vandoorne crossed the finish line in first place.
Apr 1, 2021 - 12:52 pm
Atos aims to electrify entire corporate fleet by 2024
IT service provider Atos has announced that it will fully electrify its nearly 5,500 company cars by the end of 2024. Atos has chosen Renault and Stellantis as its main suppliers of battery-electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles.
Jan 18, 2021 - 12:04 pm
PSA & FCA complete Stellantis merger
PSA and FCA have now completed their merger, paving the way for the creation of Stellantis. The new group’s ordinary shares will start trading on Euronext in Paris and Mercato Telematico Azionario in Milan on 18 January, and on the New York Stock Exchange on 19 January, each under the symbol “STLA”.
Jan 14, 2021 - 02:43 pm
PSA sold 120,000 electrified models throughout 2020
The PSA Group recorded around 120,000 new registrations for electrified models in 2020, one reason it met the European CO2 targets. At the same time, the French company’s total sales slumped 27.8% to 2.51 million cars in the crisis year compared to 2019.
Dec 3, 2020 - 01:22 pm
DS reveals details of the DS 4 PHEV
PSA brand DS Automobiles released information about its new plug-in hybrid DS 4. The compact premium model will be their first model to be produced in Germany starting next year, namely at DS’ sister company Opel in Rüsselsheim.
Oct 2, 2020 - 12:45 pm
PSA building chargers for European employees
The French automotive group PSA has announced that it will establish charging infrastructures for its employees at all European locations. By the end of 2021, almost 500 charging stations are to be installed at 49 Group sites in twelve countries.
Sep 7, 2020 - 02:12 pm
Stellantis can choose from three EV platforms
The planned merger of the car companies PSA and FCA under the name Stellantis will apparently be able to rely on three electric car platforms. In addition to the existing platforms eCMP and eVMP, according to a new report from Italy, a base developed by FCA will also trade for larger electric cars.
Jul 17, 2020 - 10:49 am
DS to focus on BEV & PHEV as of 2025
The electrification strategy of the PSA brand DS Automobiles provides for an even stronger orientation towards e-mobility: From 2025, DS intends to offer only fully electric models and plug-in hybrids.
Jun 16, 2020 - 02:08 pm
New plug-in hybrid variants of the DS 7 Crossback
PSA brand DS Automobiles has expanded its plug-in hybrid offering for the DS 7 Crossback. In addition to the DS 7 Crossback E-Tense 4×4 with all-wheel drive, the DS 7 Crossback E-Tense 225 with front-wheel drive is another PHEV variant now on offer.
Jun 5, 2020 - 12:40 pm
PSA considers launching electric Peugeot 3008
The PSA Group has recently decided to produce the next generation of the Peugeot 3008 at the Sochaux site from 2022. Meanwhile, French media report that the new 3008 will come in a plug-in hybrid version as well as a purely electric offshoot.
Jun 3, 2020 - 03:01 pm
Punch Powertrain & PSA form new joint venture
The PSA Group and the Belgian transmission manufacturer Punch Powertrain have signed an agreement to set up a second joint venture and expand their strategic partnership in the field of electrification. This will focus on transmissions for HEV and PHEVs – also for other manufacturers.
Mar 6, 2020 - 03:39 pm
PSA announces charging system partners
The French car manufacturer PSA has selected a partner for the installation of charging stations for all its brands in each European country. The recommended companies offer charging solutions for business customers as well as for consumers in single or multiple family homes.
Feb 26, 2020 - 01:51 pm
GKN testing new drive in the Arctic Circle
GKN Automotive continues their tests on the 3-in-1 powertrains and has several prototypes underway in the Arctic Circle. New inverters and motors are being used in the test vehicles based on the Tesla Model 3 and Fiat Ducato.
Feb 25, 2020 - 01:54 pm
DS 9 to be released with 3 PHEV variants
With the new DS 9, the PSA brand DS Automobiles has presented its top model, for which three PHEV variants are planned. However, only one version of the plug-in drive is to be available for the market launch, the other two are to follow “with a certain time lag”.