May 31, 2023 - 03:58 pm
Fiat revives the Topolino in form of a fully electric tiny car
Fiat is reviving the name its iconic Fiat 500 was commonly running under. Yet, this time, Topolino designates an all-electric mini car, which may easily be the most petite electric Fiat in the range. It also looks likely to adopt the technology of two older sibling models in the Stellantis group.
May 30, 2023 - 01:36 pm
ACC opens battery factory in France
Automotive Cells Company (ACC), a joint venture by Stellantis, Total and Mercedes-Benz, inaugurated its first factory in France. However, the “Grand Opening” is not synonymous with commissioning, which will take place later this year.
May 26, 2023 - 12:42 pm
Stellantis buys into Li-S battery developer Lyten
Stellantis invests in lithium-sulphur battery developer Lyten, working on a novel three-dimensional graphene material platform. Stellantis wants to get in on what could be a breakthrough in the Li-S sector.
May 24, 2023 - 12:17 pm
Opel reveals revised Corsa Electric
Opel is giving its classic small car Corsa a facelift that comes with some technical changes to the electric version. The battery-electric Corsa-e, which Opel now calls Corsa Electric, gets more power and an improved battery for more range – with an important change to the other Stellantis models.
May 10, 2023 - 03:59 pm
Stellantis to recall over 90,000 PHEVs due to fire risk
Stellantis Group, which includes Citroen, DS, Opel and Peugeot brands, has announced a recall of over 90,000 plug-in hybrid electric vehicles to dealerships. Approximately 32,000 of these affected PHEVs are in Germany. The recall is due to an increased risk of fire.
May 3, 2023 - 11:02 am
Citroën gives its ë-C4 vehicles more power
Citroën has integrated a new drive system and a larger battery into its ë-C4 and ë-C4 X electric models. Previously, the models were only equipped with 100 kW of power and a 50-kWh battery, which were now upgraded to 115 kW of power and a 54-kWh battery.
Apr 28, 2023 - 12:06 pm
Stellantis orders raw battery materials in Australia
Stellantis has secured nickel and cobalt from Australia. The car company entered into a binding agreement with Alliance Nickel (formerly GME Resources) to supply 170,000 tonnes of nickel sulphate and 12,000 tonnes of cobalt sulphate over an initial period of five years.
Apr 11, 2023 - 11:11 am
Alfa Romeo is planning to build two electric SUVs
Alfa Romeo reportedly wants to launch an electric car under the model name Brennero as a spin-off of the Jeep Avenger next year. While the Brennero will probably still be available with several types of drive, the successor generation of another Alfa model will only be purely electric.
Apr 6, 2023 - 02:43 pm
France: Atlante installs fast charger for Duval
Fast-charging provider Atlante, a joint venture between Stellantis, NHOA Group and Free2move eSolutions, is partnering with France’s Groupe Duval to build 188 DC and HPC charging points at sites owned by the property company across France. The first of these fast chargers will come online before the end of 2023.
Apr 3, 2023 - 03:58 pm
Opel designs electric moon buggy
This year we have once again discovered the best April Fool’s jokes in the field of e-mobility and compiled them for you. For example, Opel is showing the Corsa Moon II, a solar-powered electric vehicle for space tourism based on the Corsa-e BEV model.
Apr 3, 2023 - 11:10 am
Stellantis will build EVs in Portugal
Stellantis has announced plans to manufacture electric vehicles in Portugal. From early 2025, the production centre in Mangualde will be the first assembly plant in Portugal to build battery-electric vans for Citroën, Fiat, Opel and Peugeot in large-scale production.
Mar 28, 2023 - 12:22 pm
Stellantis & US DoE announce Battery Workforce Challenge
Stellantis and the US Department of Energy (DOE) are calling on budding engineers at vocational schools and universities to enter the ‘Battery Workforce Challenge’ this fall. It is a three-year team engineering competition that includes other training.
Mar 22, 2023 - 01:54 pm
Opel to release battery-electric Grandland in 2024
The Opel Grandland will be succeeded by an electric model next year. The parent company Stellantis is investing €130 million in the German plant in Eisenach to prepare it for the production of the e-SUV based on the new STLA Medium EV platform.
Mar 8, 2023 - 03:33 pm
Stellantis appoints Vehya to help US dealers get EV-ready
Stellantis has chosen its next partner in support of getting its US dealers ready to sell the Group’s electric models. Vehya, a Detroit-based company, will offer Stellantis’ 2,600-strong dealer network evaluations and EV integration services.
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.
Mar 1, 2023 - 12:09 pm
Stellantis invests in EV component production capacities in the USA
Stellantis has announced a multi-million dollar investment in three plants in Kokomo, Indiana, where the components for the upcoming electric models of the group’s US brands will be built. These models will then contribute to Stellantis’ goal of having every second of its vehicles in the US be electric by 2030.
Feb 28, 2023 - 10:43 am
Stellantis invests in sustainable copper
Stellantis has invested 155 million US dollars in a sustainable copper production project in Argentina. The project is called Los Azules, which will produce 100,000 tonnes of cathode-quality copper per year from 2027.
Feb 20, 2023 - 10:04 am
Ram closes reservations for Ram 1500 REV
Ram Truck no longer accepts reservations or pre-orders for its all-electric pickup truck, the Ram 1500 REV. Demand is apparently so high that the manufactured had close access to the “Ram REV Insider+ Membership”.
Feb 16, 2023 - 02:43 pm
Stellantis has HEVO working on wireless charging
HEVO, a US provider of inductive charging technology, announces cooperation with Stellantis. The merger of PSA and FCA wants to start charging Stellantis electric vehicles wirelessly. A demonstrator is underway.