Alfa Romeo, Lancia and DS will completely switch to electric vehicles

Alfa Romeo, Lancia and DS will completely switch to electric vehicles

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Concern Stellantis (a union of FIAT-Chrysler and PSA Peugeot-Citroen) intends to transfer its Lancia and Alfa Romeo brands to the production of exclusively electric vehicles from 2026 and 2027, respectively.

The French premium brand DS from 2024 plans to launch only new “electric trains”, but the production of previous models with internal combustion engines will continue for some time. This was announced on August 3 by Stellantis CEO Carlos Taveres.

The transatlantic concern intends to double the number of electric vehicles in its range in two years – from the current 11 to 22.

In July, Stellantis announced the construction of a third battery plant in Italy and the reorientation of the UK site at Ellesmere to produce electric vehicles.

Italian Alfa Romeo and Lancia have been in crisis since the 2000s. Today, only the Alfa Romeo Giulia sedan and the Stelvio crossover are produced under the first brand, Lancia has only the outdated Ypsilon subcompact hatch left.

As a reminder, FIAT-Chrysler and PSA Peugeot-Citroen signed a merger agreement in December 2019. The deal was completed in the first quarter of 2021. The alliance exists on a 50:50 split.

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