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FCA investing $204 million in Poland for electrified vehicle production

FCA’s Tychy, Poland manufacturing plant is about to get a nice infusion of cash thanks to the Italian American automaker’s electrification initiative. According to a new report from Reuters, Poland’s Deputy Prime Minister, Jaroslaw Gowin, announced that FCA is investing 755 million zlotys, which is equivalent to around $204 million, to prepare the facility for the production of its electrified vehicles.

This is the latest boost to the Polish economy, which is an emerging power in the region. “Modern, hybrid and electric cars of the Jeep, Fiat, and Alfa Romeo brands will start to leave the factory in Tychy in 2022,” tweeted Gowin. Although no further specifics were added, he did hint that FCA may make a future investment in the plant. FCA revealed that it has already prepared for the expansion and modernization of the Tychy facility in late 2020 with the goal of mass-producing three new models by the second half of 2022. As part of a 2018 to 2022 plan, FCA is dedicating 9 billion euros or $11.6 billion for electrification.

With the expansion of the Tychy facility, it wouldn’t be a surprise if the new 500e electric car gets added to that line to boost production. This could also be the facility where the Alfa Romeo Tonale will be made. That model will be the small plug in hybrid SUV slotting under the larger Stelvio. Other vehicles expected to come out of Tychy include the plug-in variants of the Jeep Compass and Renegade, the latter of which has been earmarked for U.S. sale.

Written by Stefan Ogbac
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