The Stellantis concern, formed in January this year through the merger of the French PSA group with Fiat Chrysler, expects to sell 400,000 fully electric and rechargeable hybrid vehicles in 2021. This is three times more than was realized in 2020, when the total sales of electric cars and rechargeable hybrids of all brands of the group amounted to only 139 thousand cars.
The promise was given by the chairman of the board of directors of Stellantis John Elkann in a letter to the shareholders of the auto concern, writes Reuters. He noted that it will be possible to achieve the desired indicator by introducing 11 new rechargeable models to the market in 2021.
Stellantis is the fourth-largest automaker in the world by sales and unites many brands, including American Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep, Italian Fiat, Alfa-Romeo, Lancia and Maserati, as well as PSA-affiliated Peugeot, Citroen, DS and Opel. However, so far only the French have made any progress in the creation of electric vehicles.
In particular, they have a compact platform on which all-electric versions are already being made, such as the Peugeot 208, Citroen C4 and Opel Corsa. Also in a few years, a fully electric version of the new Peugeot 308 hatchback should appear. It is assumed that the Italians will also borrow these technologies.
The American division of Stellantis can be considered the least electrified: Jeeps and Chryslers still boast, at best, a rechargeable hybrid drive. In the coming years, the company promises to improve this situation.