As Stellantis plans to launch an additional 28 all-new battery electric vehicles (EVs) through 2024, the automaker used the Paris Motor Show (Mondial de l’Auto) as a center stage to showcase its capabilities, its broad portfolio range, and future plans.
“Our commitment to carbon neutrality in 2038, ahead of all our competitors, benefits France, where we are, and will continue to be the commercial and industrial leader with 12 Stellantis electric models manufactured with pride and passion by our employees in our 12 assembly and component plants,” said Stellantis CEO Carlos Tavares. “By choosing to produce the future Peugeot e-308 and e-408 at our Mulhouse site, Stellantis confirms that it is giving each of its French industrial sites a future for the ‘post-combustion era,’ thanks to a forward-looking approach based on co-construction with our social partners.”
Electric Manufacturing Future In France –
Earlier this week, Tavares and French President Emmanuel Macron announced that Stellantis’ Mulhouse facility will produce the future Peugeot e-308 Hatchback and Station Wagon, alongside the new Peugeot e-408 crossover. The automaker will have a total of 12 battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) produced in France in 5 different facilities by 2024 with a manufacturing capacity of a million vehicles. In addition, key electric components (e-motors), e-DCTs gearboxes, and batteries will be produced in 7 different sites in France.
Key Product Announcements at the Paris Motor Show –
DS Automobiles – The French premium brand was highlighted with the unveiling of several new vehicles. These vehicles were the new DS3 E-Tense, which made its first public appearance in a 100% electric livery offering up to 402 kilometers (250 miles) of range; the DS4 in plug-in hybrid (PHEV) offering extended range; the new DS7 E-Tense 4×4 360 developed with the DS Performance brand; and the DS9 Opéra Première.
Jeep® – We covered the debut of the new Avenger, the brand’s first-ever fully-electric Jeep SUV, which spearheads the introduction of a portfolio of all-new Jeep brand battery electric vehicles in Europe. The American adventure brand also surprised the public with the Avenger 4xe Concept, bringing the possibility of 4×4 capability to the small B-UV segment.
Peugeot – The French mainstream arm of Stellantis’ portfolio, showed off the new Peugeot 408 crossover to the public for the first time. They also showcased a new version of its Peugeot e-208, which now will feature a 400 kilometers (249 miles) range. The current version is the most-sold EV in France. The automaker also debuted a new 100% electric Scooter, under its motorcycle brand. It also announced that in the upcoming weeks, it will reveal its new Inception Concept vehicle, a future vision for the next generation of e-Native cars.
Stellantis Electric and Hydrogen Professional Mobility Zone – Stellantis has made it clear, that a total transition to a fully-electric vehicle is not an option for all customers. Instead, the automaker is showcasing 20 to 30-minute test drives in either its Peugeot e-Expert Hydrogen and Citroën ë-Jumpy Hydrogen at the show, to show that electricity combined with hydrogen can not only increase range but include fast fill-ups, proving the zero-emissions combination could be the true future of electrification.
Delivering On Dare Forward 2030 Plan –
Stellantis’ electrified lineup showcased at the Paris Motor Show, supports its critical Dare Forward 2030 strategic plan. This includes:
- Becoming Carbon Net-Zero by 2038: with 50% carbon emissions reduction by 2030 compared with 2021 metrics.
- Setting the course for 100% of passenger car BEV sales mix in Europe and 50% of passenger car and light-duty truck BEV sales mix in the United States by the end of this decade.
- Planning to offer more than 75 BEVs and reach global annual BEV sales of 5,000,000 vehicles by 2030.