Stellantis CEO Provides Updates About New EV Platforms

January 6th, 2024 by


Stellantis CEO Carlos Tavares recently provided updates about the automaker’s new global platforms. Designed to accommodate the automaker’s upcoming EVs, these platforms will serve as the foundation for 8 new vehicles from 2024 to 2026. While ambitious, Stellantis has been eyeing electrification for some time now. The automaker has teased its first EV, an all-electric crossover SUV based on the AirFlow concept. Now Stellantis is gearing up for more EVs including hybrid models. CEO Tavares announced several updates about new platforms including STLA Large, STLA Medium, STLA Small, and STLA Frame. We’ll explore each platform and see what consumers can expect. 

Stellantis Plans Four New Platforms 

Stellantis CEO Carlos Tavares recently provided updates about the automaker’s brand-new global platforms. Four in total, they are STLA Large, STLA Medium, STLA Small, and STLA Frame. The automaker plans to engineer all its future vehicles using these four platforms. Initially, the platforms were created for battery electric vehicles, however, Stellantis has stated that it will also utilize its platforms for hybrid vehicles. The automaker plans to release eight new vehicles in the next three years. A crossover SUV based on the AirFlow concept will be one of the first EVs to debut riding on the new platform.

Stellantis’ global platforms are each dedicated for specific purposes. STLA Large will be used for full-size cars, crossovers, and SUVs. STLA Medium will be used for vehicles that average an estimated battery range of 435 miles. As many would have guessed, STLA Small will be for smaller vehicles like compact sedans. Finally, STLA Frame will serve as the body-on-frame for trucks and SUVs. Stellantis will also incorporate its software platforms into its vehicles like STLA Brain, STLA Cockpit, and STLA AutoDrive. These advanced platforms will enable cloud connectivity, intuitive screen displays, and autonomous driving capabilities. 

Along with the AirFlow concept, other models consumers can expect include the next-generation Dodge Charger and a Jeep Wagoneer EV. Stellantis will also offer new models for its other brands like Chrysler, Alfa Romeo, and Maserati. CEO Tavares has stated that at first, the vehicles released will be offered with a 400-volt charging system as opposed to an 800-volt system. This comes as a surprise but Tavares has commented that the 800-volt faster charging will be available later. The reasoning behind the decision is that Stellantis’ tech is not quite ready. While top trims for models like the new charger won’t debut initially, consumers can expect more powerful variants to arrive later. Tavares has also stated that he believes waiting until 800-volt systems are more economical for both producers and consumers will ensure a better rollout. This is all good news for Stellantis as it moves toward EVs. For now, we’ll be staying tuned for more information.


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