Stellantis details platform for mid-size EVs, starting with Europe

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    Stellantis on Wednesday revealed some technical highlights of its STLA Medium platform, certainly one of 4 devoted EV platforms in growth for future electrical fashions.

    The automaker revealed its STLA platform technique two years in the past this month, unveiling STLA Medium alongside the STLA Small, STLA Giant, and STLA Body platforms, however up till now it hasn’t launched way more details about the technical structure. It is now confirming some particulars for the STLA Medium platform.

    STLA Medium is designed for mid-size automobiles in what is thought within the trade because the C- and D-segments, a Stellantis press launch mentioned. The automaker famous that it presently has 26 nameplates globally in these segments, and may have manufacturing capability for as much as two million STLA-Medium-based automobiles per yr unfold throughout a number of crops, with the primary automobiles coming from Europe.

    Stellantis STLA Medium platform

    A Customary Pack and Efficiency Pack will likely be out there, providing as much as 310 miles and 435 miles of vary, respectively, as measured on the European WLTP testing cycle (corresponding U.S. EPA figures will likely be decrease). Stellantis did not escape particular capability numbers, however mentioned automobiles primarily based on the STLA Medium platform may have a most 98 kwh of usable power and can goal power consumption of lower than 14 kwh per 100 km.

    Stellantis is sticking with a 400-volt electrical structure, reasonably than 800-volt, however continues to be aiming for a 20% to 80% cost in 27 minutes with DC quick charging, a fee of two.4 kwh per minute, in response to the corporate.

    The platform can accommodate single-motor front-wheel drive or dual-motor all-wheel drive powertrains, with focused outputs between 214 hp and 382 hp.

    Stellantis STLA Medium platform

    Stellantis STLA Medium platform

    Deliberate physique types embody “passenger automobiles, crossovers, and SUVs,” in response to Stellantis. The platform can accommodate wheelbase lengths of 106.2 inches to 114.1 inches, general lengths of 169.2 inches to 192.9 inches, plus floor clearance of greater than 8.6 inches for off-road automobiles.

    Off-road competence will seemingly be vital, as certainly one of a number of deliberate Jeep electrical SUVs could possibly be primarily based on the STLA Medium platform. Stellantis plans to launch 25 EVs within the U.S. by 2030, together with a Dodge electrical muscle automotive primarily based on the STLA Giant Platform and a completely electrical and range-extended Ram electrical truck. And STLA Medium could type the premise for heart-of-the-market crossovers from Peugeot, Citroën, and Fiat in Europe. 

    The corporate has acted to localize manufacturing of core techniques for these platforms—with drive modules from Indiana and batteries probably from Indiana and Canada. Final week the automaker additionally gave a glimpse of the way it plans to combination EV charging info, however it did not but say whether or not it would leap to the Tesla NACS normal. 

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