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Stellantis and Samsung SDI form a joint venture for North American battery production

In just a week Stellantis has announced a second joint venture for lithium-ion battery production in North America. The latest memorandum of understanding is with Samsung SDI, which is specifically for the production of battery cells and modules. This will add another gigafactory to a whole network that Stellantis plans to build with its partners. […]

by Stefan Ogbac
10/22/2021
Stellantis and LG Energy Solutions create a joint venture for battery production

Stellantis and LG Energy Solutions have announced that both companies have entered into a memorandum of understanding to manufacture battery cells and modules for the North American market. This new tie-up aims to help the former meet its target of making 40 percent of its sales in the U.S. consist of electrified vehicles by 2030. […]

by Stefan Ogbac
10/18/2021
Ram Commercial to introduce electrified ProMaster for 2023

The folks over at Ram Commercial just announced updates to the ProMaster lineup of vans, which includes new safety tech and more available options. It’s all well and good, but Ford is bringing an electric Transit to market this year. Where’s the electric ProMaster? It’s coming. While details are scant, the news release detailing the […]

by Chad Kirchner
8/24/2021
Stellantis to launch several electrified models in the U.S.

A month after revealing its strategy to go fully electric, Stellantis has announced more details on its product rollout up to 2023. It looks like the brands that will see the additional electrified models in the U.S. will be Dodge, Jeep, Alfa Romeo, and Maserati. That first two makes sense because they’re among the stronger […]

by Stefan Ogbac
8/12/2021
All-electric Ram 1500 pickup coming in 2024

The years 2024 and 2025 are shaping up to be big ones for Stellantis as it expects many of its brands to show off important electrified vehicles. This includes the first all-electric Ram 1500, which we’re suspecting is aimed directly at the Ford F-150 Lightning. As part of Stellantis’ electrification offensive, Ram will have a […]

by Stefan Ogbac
7/8/2021
Stellantis EV Days highlights its electrification offensive through 2025

Stellantis has revealed its electrification plans through 2025 and it looks quite comprehensive. The company has revealed that all of its brands aim to have best-in-class battery-electric vehicles with the help of new platforms and fast charging times that will allow its vehicles to regain 20 miles per minute. In total, Stellantis will invest €30 […]

by Stefan Ogbac
7/8/2021
Every new pickup truck debut now should have an BEV option

A paradigm shift recently occurred. EVs went from interesting talking points in the United States to genuinely considered products when Ford revealed the all-new F-150 Lightning electric pickup. In the future, we’ll look back on this time as Before Lightning and After Lightning. Any pickup truck reveal occurring After Lightning will have to have a […]

by Chad Kirchner
6/1/2021
Fiat Chrysler’s Mike Manley confirms electrified Ram pickup is in the works

We know that General Motors has an electric pickup truck coming with the Hummer EV, and we speculate that they have another truck on the way. Ford has confirmed production of an EV F-150 in mid-2022. But what about the folks over at Ram Trucks? As reported by the Detroit Free Press, CEO Mike Manley […]

by Chad Kirchner
10/28/2020
Alternating Currents: What happened to Chrysler, who was at the forefront of EV development?

It may seem absurd in 2020, but as little as10n years ago Chrysler was at the forefront of electric vehicle development. In 2007 the company had founded the ENVI group to investigate the feasibility of launching multiple electric vehicles across the company’s full lineup of brands. Not only did the group develop three EVs with […]

by Bradley Brownell
10/28/2020
Diesel is the top selling alternative fuel type

It is the end of the 3rd quarter and automakers are reporting their sales. The numbers are expected to be lower thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. There are some growth spots to mention, and one peculiarity in the alternative fuels segment. According to Tyson Jominy, Vice President of automotive data and analytics at JD Power […]

by Chad Kirchner
10/1/2020