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Stellantis to exclusively build Archer Aviation’s ‘Midnight’ eVTOL in the US

Stellantis eVTOL

Multinational automaker Stellantis announced it is expanding upon a previous partnership with Archer Aviation, adding its manufacturing experience to aid in producing the latter company’s electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft. Named “Midnight,” this eVTOL is now planned to be mass produced on US soil.

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Stellantis relaunches Lancia as all-electric marque, teases radical EV design

Italian automotive brand Lancia is experiencing a new renaissance in its 116 year history, and it involves going all electric. During a “Design Day” event today, the Stellantis subsidiary kicked off a ten year strategy that will introduce three bespoke Lancia EVs between 2024-2028. While it didn’t share any glimpse of its future EVs, Lancia did share an interesting looking automotive sculpture that encompasses the radical design we will see in all three of the future models. See more below.

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GAC calls out Stellantis CEO for ‘lack of respect’ toward Chinese customers amid failed Jeep joint venture

Chinese Jeep

Following news that global automaker Stellantis would be terminating its joint venture to produce Jeeps with Guangzhou Automobile Group (GAC), the Chinese automaker has clapped back. More specifically, GAC has singled out Stellantis CEO Carlos Tavares over his recent comments about the failed joint venture, and the supposed “broken trust” between the two partners.

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Stellantis terminates Jeep joint venture with GAC in China after failed takeover attempt

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Global automaker Stellantis is making its footprint slightly less global, following the termination of a joint venture established with GAC Group over a decade ago to build Jeeps overseas. Stellantis has cited a “lack of progress” in acquiring a majority stake in the JV, and instead will try to import its electrified Jeep offerings to China.

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Stellantis and Samsung SDI announce joint venture to build 33 GWh battery plant in US

Stellantis Samsung US

Kokomo, Indiana, may not be the location the Beach Boys were singing about, but its definitely the current tune of both Stellantis and Samsung SDI, as the two announced a joint venture to build a US EV battery plant there. Together, the global automaker and battery manufacturer will invest over $2.5 billion to bring a slew of new EV jobs to Kokomo and its surrounding areas.

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Maserati will offer a BEV version of every model by 2025, beginning with GranTurismo EV and Grecale SUV in 2023

Maserati EV

Following the initial announcement of its “Folgore” 100% electric range strategy in 2020, Maserati has given the public an update as to where it stands on EVs. During a press event this morning, the Italian luxury vehicle manufacturer reiterated plans to electrify its entire lineup by 2025. This will begin next year with two 100% electric Maserati models – the GrandTurismo EV and the Grecale SUV.

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Electric Jeep and Ram 1500 BEV teased in Stellantis’s ‘Dare Forward 2030’ strategy to become carbon neutral by 2038

Electric Ram pickup

Multinational automotive manufacturer Stellantis has officially joined the electric revolution by recently outlining its blueprint for net zero carbon emissions by 2038. The conglomerate’s strategy, called Dare Forward 2030, calls for 50% of US vehicle sales and 100% of European sales to be BEVs by the end of the decade. Stellantis also teased two upcoming EVs under its marques: Jeep’s first electric SUV and a Ram 1500 BEV pickup said to deliver some leading performance.

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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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Stellantis says goodbye to ICE as Citroën Berlingo, Peugeot Rifter, and Opel Combo go EV-only

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Just days after revealing the new Chrysler Airflow Concept electric crossover at CES and promising to go 100% electric by 2028, Stellantis began to take steps toward meeting that goal by reducing the engine options for its European Citroën Berlingo, Opel Combo Life, and Peugeot Rifter models down to one. And it’s electric!

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Current Classics: This ’72 Plymouth Satellite packs Ludicrous heat

The ’72 Plymouth Satellite is a bit more obscure than the ’69 Dodge Charger from The Dukes of Hazzard or Kowalski’s white ’70 Challenger from Vanishing Point, but it’s still one of the most desirable pre-emission Mopars out there. The owner of this particular Satellite loved the looks of the car, but Hemi muscle isn’t what it used to be. So, he went searching for a way to keep the car relevant 50 years after its original build date. Thanks to a Tesla Model S Ludicrous rear drive unit and 100 kWh battery pack, it looks like he found one!

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

chrysler airflow concept ces 2022

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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Stellantis and Samsung SDI will open a Lithium-ion battery factory in North America [Update]

Amsterdam-headquartered global auto manufacturer Stellantis and South Korean battery maker LG Energy Solution announced a joint venture on October 18 to produce battery cells and modules for North America. Now Stellantis has today announced yet another battery production partnership, with Samsung SDI.

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