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EV hype helped Stellantis stock beat TSLA in 2021 – Here’s how it can deliver in 2022 (part 1)

Built up on the hype of its new European brand alliances, a few EV reveals, and the promise of profitability that always comes with economies of scale, shares in Stellantis (STLA) rose more than 60 percent in 2021, out-performing shares of Tesla stock (TSLA), which were up 27 percent over the same period. For that growth to continue in 2022, Stellantis has to deliver on product. Here’s how each brand can get it right.

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Chrysler officially reveals Airflow concept, vows to go all-electric by 2028

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Chrysler today officially revealed its new Airflow Concept at CES 2022 – a name invoking the legendary streamlined Chrysler from the 1930s – promising “Level 3” autonomous driving capabilities, more than 350 miles of range, and a fully battery-electric portfolio by 2028. The only real question left is: will they build it?

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Report: Apple possibly leasing Chrysler’s former proving grounds to test autonomous cars

Rumors that Apple plans to develop and market a self-driving vehicle may have gone cold, but CEO Tim Cook has publicly acknowledged that the company is working on a ‘large project’ around autonomous systems.

The latest detail in the story comes via Jalopnik which reports that Apple may have leased Chrysler’s old proving grounds which could be used for testing autonomous cars.



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Chrysler Pacifica plug-in hybrid is finally being delivered, free charger is offered for delays

The electric plug-in version of Chrysler’s new and well-received Pacifica van has been delayed for a while even though hundreds of customers had already placed orders.

FCA is now announcing that they are finally starting deliveries and they offer a peace-offering to customers who have been waiting.

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EPA says Chrysler is latest automaker to cheat on emission tests, showing that EVs are the best way forward

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today issued a notice of violation to Fiat Chrysler (FCA) over alleged violations of the Clean Air Act for installing and failing to disclose engine management software that changed the emission results of their vehicles – just like several other automakers over the past year.

While those ‘DieselGate’ scandals are disappointing for the light they shine on what is an unscrupulous corporate culture of cheating, they also clearly show that the best way to reduce emissions from vehicles is electric propulsion and not increasingly more deceivingly efficient diesel engines.

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Electrek Best of CES 2017 awards: Chargepoint 400 kW charging station and Chrysler’s Portal Concept

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The Consumer Electronic Show, now only known as CES, is becoming a popular trade show for the automotive industry. The auto section was a significant part of the show this year and while it was light on new products, we decided to give ‘Electrek awards’ to the best of CES 2017 for electric vehicle products.

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Chrysler unveils new all-electric and autonomous minivan concept: 250 miles of range and ultra-fast charging

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Chrysler has been rumored to be unveiling an all-electric version of its plug-in hybrid Pacifica minivan at CES this week. As it turns out, the automaker is indeed unveiling an all-electric minivan, but not quite the Pacifica.

The company unveiled the ‘Portal Concept’, an autonomous and electric van “for millennials”.

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Chrysler to reportedly unveil an all-electric vehicle based on the Pacifica at CES

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After a rare step into electrification with a so far well-received plug-in hybrid version of the Pacifica minivan, Chrysler is reportedly ready to move to an all-electric version of the vehicle or at least an all-electric vehicle based on the same platform. The new vehicle is expected to be unveiled at CES in Las Vegas next month.

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FCA CEO Marchionne doesn’t understand Tesla’s model but claims he could copy it

Sergio Marchionne, CEO of Fiat SpA, speaks during an interview at the Italian auto maker's joint venture plant with Guangzhou Automobile Corp (GAC) in Changsha, capital of central China's Hunan province, Thursday June 28, 2012. Fiat-Chrysler APAC announced the start of production of the Fiat Viaggio at the GAC-Fiat’s joint venture facility in China. (AP Photo) CHINA OUT

FCA’s outspoken CEO, Sergio Marchionne, has been known to make unpopular but frank comments about electric cars and the future of the auto industry. The man in charge of Alfa, Fiat, Chrysler and Jeep, called for its customers not to buy his electric car, the Fiat 500e, because he estimates the company is losing about $10,000 per units.

In a recent interview with Car Magazine, he reiterated his comments and elaborated on how he doesn’t understand how anyone can make money selling electric cars other than to comply with government mandates. He also made some interesting and somewhat confusing comments on Tesla’s success.

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Google and Chrysler have confirmed a partnership for 100 self-driving electric minivans

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Following a report this morning from Bloomberg suggesting that Google and Chrysler were about to announce a deal that would see Google’s self-driving technology being implemented in Chrysler’s upcoming new Pacifica minivan, the CEOs of both companies have now confirmed an agreement albeit not exactly what was being discussed earlier today.

While this morning’s report suggested a plan to work on a few “dozens of self-driving prototypes” in order to later bring the technology to the production version of the Pacifica, instead the deal would now see Google buying about 100 Pacifica minivans from Chrysler to use as prototypes,  but no exactly like it does with its current Lexus SUVs, and the Mountain View company will provide a “technological crash course” in self-driving technology to Chrysler though the new partnership.

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Chrysler unveils 2017 Pacifica minivan with plug-in hybrid drivetrain for 30 miles of all-electric range [Gallery]

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Chrysler unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show today the new 2017 Pacifica minivan with an option for a plug-in hybrid drivetrain. The “Pacifica Hybrid” is equipped with a 16 kWh battery pack which allows for an all-electric range of 30 miles, according to the automaker.

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Ferrari chairman believes Apple will build a car, calls Elon Musk ‘great marketer’ after Tesla dig

Apple CarPlay FerrariSpeaking today on CNBC, Ferrari chairman and Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne spoke affirmatively when asked if he believes Apple will make a car. The Ferrari boss explained that he believes the automobile space is one in which Apple can exhibit its skills, clarifying that he believes Apple will have a car assembled rather than building it on their own. Marchionne added that Apple has not approached Fiat for being its partner for assembling a car.

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