Stellantis to launch 8 models based on new STLA Large platform by 2026

MILAN: Stellantis N.V. says it will launch eight new models between 2024 and 2026, all based on the innovative STLA Large platform.

It said on Friday that the new and highly flexible, pure electric platform is set to revolutionise the D and E vehicle segments globally.

Initially rolling out in the North American market with the Dodge and Jeep brands, the platform will subsequently extend to other marques in the Stellantis family, including Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, and Maserati.

The STLA Large platform is engineered to set new standards in embedded energy, charging efficiency, dynamic vehicle performance, and off-road capabilities.

It represents a core strategy to meet customer demands in prime global markets, offering a diverse range of vehicles from cars to SUVs, all benefiting from electric propulsion's zero emissions and instant torque response.

Stellantis CEO Carlos Tavares highlighted the ambition and necessity of the STLA platforms in meeting contemporary customer needs. The platform's hallmark is its flexibility and agility, enabling the production of vehicles that outperform current offerings, addressing the unique demands of each Stellantis brand's customers.

A key aspect of the STLA Large platform is its technology flexibility, which enables high levels of vehicle diversity and quality, based on a standardized set of components. This approach allows for robust and cost-efficient manufacturing processes that can be replicated across multiple assembly plants.

The platform's design allows for significant adjustments in wheelbase, length, width, height, and ground clearance, catering to various vehicle types. Advanced materials are used for optimized weight and rigidity, ensuring best-in-class performance. The platform is also designed with energy-efficient components to maximise driving range.

STLA Large supports both 400-volt and 800-volt electric architectures and can accommodate various drivetrain enhancements. It's capable of delivering impressive acceleration and features fast charging capabilities.

The platform will initially include battery pack options with energy ratings between 85 and 118 kilowatt hours (kWh). STLA Large targets an overall range of 800km for sedans and is engineered to easily accept future energy storage technologies when they reach production readiness.

The initial generation of propulsion components holds the potential to deliver acceleration of 0-100kph in the 2-second range. Fast charging will add up to 4.5 kWh per minute to the 800-volt battery pack.

Furthermore, the platform supports hybrid and internal combustion propulsion systems, offering a transitional solution during the shift to electric vehicles.

The company's investment of over €50 billion in electrification aims to reach a 100% BEV sales mix in Europe and 50% in the United States by 2030.

Stellantis said it is on track to become a carbon net-zero company by 2038, with plans to have 48 battery electric vehicles on the market by 2024.
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