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THE WHICHEV VIEW: Stellantis buys in Ai technologies to improve EV experience

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Stellantis, a global automotive giant, has taken a significant step towards enhancing its electric vehicles’ driving experience by acquiring key artificial intelligence (AI) technologies and intellectual property (IP) from CloudMade, a company known for its innovative big data-driven automotive solutions.

This move is aimed at bolstering the mid-term development of the STLA SmartCockpit and aligns with Stellantis’ comprehensive software strategy, Dare Forward 2030. It follows on from the previous purchase of AiMotive.

Take a deep dive on this story over at WhichEV.

THE WHICH EV VIEW: Stellantis ushers in its 2nd gen of electrified commercial vehicles

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By WhichEV

In a new strategic push that targets the compact, mid-size, and large market segments, Stellantis is promising unparalleled capabilities, safety and versatility for businesses and professional customers. The launch features a world premiere of 12 nameplates across all van segments – including Citroën, FIAT Professional, Opel, Peugeot, and Vauxhall.

Stellantis, with its powerful slogan of ‘Six Brands, One Force,’ has brought together a remarkable array of new vans in all segments, from Compact to Mid-Size and Large. The lineup includes the likes of the new Citroën Berlingo, Jumpy and Jumper, FIAT Professional’s Doblò, Scudo and Ducato, Opel/Vauxhall’s Combo, Vivaro and Movano, Peugeot’s Partner, Expert and Boxer as well as the much-anticipated Ram ProMaster EV – set to debut by the end of 2023.

We believe Stellantis holds a ‘Number one for electric LCVs’ position – with brands like Vauxhall, Citroen and Peugeot under the same roof.

At the same time, their initial ranges have had range issues.

Their next-gen has been announced – with new power trains, bigger/better batteries etc, and it all seems much more competitive…

Click here to read the full story over at WhichEV.

The WhichEV View: Stellantis opens 100% EV-only UK manufacturing plant

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There is a lot of talk in the media about the fact that the UK government has put in place provisions to ensure that every electric vehicle sold in the UK must use material sourced in the UK. That amount needs to be 40% of the total production of each vehicle.
This has led to the opening or commitment to open at least three large-scale EV battery plants. Stellantis has taken this one step further, by committing a £100 million investment in Elsmere Port.
This will be the first 100% EV production plant in the United Kingdom and will create a lot of jobs both inside the factory and the surrounding area and along the supply chains for the plant itself. The initial focus will be on van like products either for personal or commercial use…
To read more about this Stallantis initiative, head over to WhichEV.

The WhichEV View: Stellantis urges UK Government to renegotiate Brexit

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By WhichEV

In a startling development, Stellantis, one of the largest automakers globally, has warned the UK government that parts of its car industry could be lost unless the Brexit deal is renegotiated.

The company, known for producing brands like Vauxhall, Peugeot, Citroen, and Fiat, had previously committed to manufacturing electric vehicles (EVs) in the UK.

However, it now claims that it cannot adhere to the trade rules outlined in the Brexit agreement regarding the sourcing of parts. The collapse of Britishvolt at the start of 2023 was a key factor.

The UK government responded to Stellantis’ concerns, emphasising its determination to ensure that the country remains competitive in the car manufacturing sector, but unless large scale battery production in the UK becomes a reality in the very near future – then car companies will have no possibility to avoid costly tariffs on products like the new Vauxhall Astra Electric.

Click here to read the full, fascinating story over at WhichEV.