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Stellantis and CARB collaboration expected to cut millions of tons of emissions

Stellantis, in collaboration with the California Air Resources Board (CARB), has announced a partnership that underscores its commitment to becoming carbon net zero by 2038, aligning with its Dare Forward 2030 strategic plan. The agreement emphasizes the expansion of Stellantis’ efforts to enhance its electrification initiatives, focusing on educating U.S. consumers and dealers about the advantages of electric vehicles (EVs). As part of this endeavor, Stellantis will work alongside Veloz, a leading organization in promoting EV awareness, to offer discounted EVs to underprivileged communities and contribute an additional $10 million towards the installation of public EV charging stations.

The CEO of Stellantis, Carlos Tavares, highlighted the mutual benefits of the agreement, noting its potential to reduce 10 to 12 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions throughout its duration. Tavares further mentioned that the partnership would facilitate U.S. consumers’ access to Stellantis’ advanced technologies, including five plug-in hybrids and two pure electric vehicles. The collaboration is seen as a step towards offering sustainable transportation options across Stellantis’ brand portfolio.

California Governor Gavin Newsom and CARB officials lauded the partnership as a significant move towards achieving California’s environmental goals, emphasizing the role of industry collaboration in advancing the state’s clean air and climate change initiatives. The agreement is also expected to contribute to improving health outcomes for California residents by accelerating the deployment of zero-emission vehicles.

Stellantis currently offers five plug-in hybrids in the U.S. market and plans to introduce eight new battery electric vehicle (BEV) models this year as part of its global strategy to offer 48 BEV nameplates by the end of 2024. The company’s investment in electrification exceeds €50 billion for the decade, with a goal of achieving a 100% passenger car BEV sales mix in Europe and a 50% mix in the U.S. by 2030. Stellantis is securing around 400 GWh of battery capacity to support these targets, aided by six battery manufacturing plants in North America and Europe.

Written by EV Pulse Staff

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