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Stellantis reaffirms electrification commitment in 2021 full-year financial results

Stellantis has reaffirmed its commitment to electrification across its brand portfolio. During its 2021 Full Year Results presentation, the company has revealed that between 2022 and 2023 it will add a slew of plug-in hybrid and battery-electric vehicles. On the American side, Jeep and Ram will be among the first to add BEVs to their lineup with the latter introducing an all-electric ProMaster in 2023. It will be followed by the all-electric Ram 1500 and its range extender counterpart.

Jeep hasn’t said what its first BEV will be but it will have the off-road capability expected of a vehicle from the brand. It currently sells two plug-in hybrids, the Wrangler 4xe and Grand Cherokee 4xe. Dodge will get its first PHEV in 2022 before introducing its first electric muscle car in 2024. Chrysler will soldier on with the Pacifica Hybrid until 2025 when its first BEV will arrive and is most likely the production version of the Airflow Concept. By 2028, Chrysler will become a fully electric brand.

Among European brands, Opel/Vauxhall, Peugeot, and Citroën will be leading the charge. Peugeot will be introducing all-electric and plug-in hybrid variants of the 308 and a new compact crossover with a plug-in hybrid powertrain. Opel/Vauxhall is adding the Astra with plug-in hybrid and all-electric powertrains while Citroën will add two BEVs plus the C5X PHEV. DS Automobiles already has plug-in hybrid variants of the DS 4, DS 7 Crossback, and DS 9, and an all-electric DS 3 Crossback.

Fiat currently has one of the most popular BEVs in the city car segment with the new 500e. A second model will join the lineup sometime between 2022 and 2023 as the brand aims to become fully electric by 2027. On the commercial vehicle front, Fiat will add two more battery-electric commercial vans, one of which is the Scudo. These will join the upcoming Ducato. Fiat is also developing hydrogen fuel cell powertrains for its commercial vehicles to complement the BEVs.

On the luxury end, we recently saw the Alfa Romeo Tonale, the brand’s first plug-in hybrid. This initiates the brand’s transition toward electrification as it aims to sell only BEVs from 2027 onward. The Tonale will be followed by successors to the Giulia and Stelvio, a second subcompact crossover, and a new flagship vehicle that could be a sedan or SUV.

Maserati will move toward full electrification the quickest. The next-generation Gran Turismo coupe and convertible will be Maserati’s first BEV, which is scheduled to start deliveries in 2023. Following the Gran Turismo will be an all-electric Grecale. That crossover will slot below the larger Levante, which was Maserati’s first utility vehicle.

In total, Stellantis currently has 34 electrified vehicles across its brand portfolio. That’s 19 BEVs and 15 plug-in hybrids. Between 2022 and 2023, it will launch 17 new electrified vehicles consisting of four plug-in hybrids and 13 BEVs. Which ones will make it to North America? Surely the Ram, Dodge, and Jeep models. Both of Maserati’s models will also cross the Atlantic along with the Alfa Romeo Tonale. We hope that Fiat will eventually get a much-needed infusion of new products since the brand currently sells one model in the U.S., the 500X. Electrified models could revive interest in the brand, especially if they’re priced affordably.

Written by Stefan Ogbac
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