Stellantis EV newsPosted by john-malcom on July 6, 2023 at 7:55 am
Articles from Electrek and Car and Driver, Stellatis announcing two new EV platforms, the medium platform available for vehicles in 2024, the small platform for lower priced EVs. Development of the new platforms supported by a 30B Euro investment in electrification. (Helps to have money) advertising miles per charge up to 435 (seeing will be believing)
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- MemberJuly 6, 2023 at 8:57 am
Kind of related, but I never realized that Tesla also used their charging stations to gather data to monitor real world vehicle performance and usage.
- MemberJuly 6, 2023 at 9:55 am
These articles are very interesting. After reading them Stellantis is 6 years away and uses larger batteries to get about half the mileage per pound of battery.
Tesla chargers gathering information works mostly as plus for customers. Sure they help Tesla learn how to earn more money, but it helps their R&D develop better & more efficient vehicles so there are better sales, quicker charging, other sales at charging stations. Having driven an EV for great distances, I have enjoyed the Tesla charging stations with Tesla shops on the property. We usually change drivers every 90 to 180 minutes of driving and the shops near the chargers are nice for stretching our legs.
- MemberJuly 10, 2023 at 6:58 pm
I like that other markers are starting to compete with Aptera on price; I doubt a traditional marker will be able to compete on efficiency. To change so drastically would be a huge departure from the “Brand identity”. Look at Hyundai, where the exact same design language goes across their whole fleet even breaks into their genesis line a bit. Aptera’s identity will be hyper efficient vehicles and wont be bound to the Aptera shape just the ethos
- MemberJuly 10, 2023 at 7:37 pm
I believe as battery technologies make new advancements, Aptera’s claim of a 1000 mile range will become increasingly less impressive. That is why I believe that they should start emphasizing the ultimate efficiency of the Aptera. 350 MPGe is INCREDIBLE !!! THAT should be the selling point. I realize the average consumer doesn’t think in those terms, but with a little education, they will wake up to the facts.
- MemberAugust 31, 2023 at 8:59 am
Stellantis is planning to enter the2024 U.S. EV market with a low price EV with a range of 186 miles per charge. The model is currently sold in India. Currently, the lowest price U.S. EV is the Bolt EV with a price of $27,000 and a range of 259 mi/charge. With a $7,500 government subsidy, no competition! BUT, Bolt going away for a while after the end of this production year.
IF Stellantis can deliver in 2024, it will be the lowest price EV until the reresection of the Bolt or the arrival of the Tesla Model 2. Another family friendly (Passenger capacity and price) in the market
But we all know how reliable EV delivery schedules are….
- MemberAugust 31, 2023 at 12:19 pm
May 8, 2023
Why is Stellantis falling?
Shockingly, part of what’s fueling the drop for Stellantis is weak Jeep sales. It wasn’t that long ago Jeep was one of the most envied brands in the industry, a shining star everyone wanted to emulate. Sales of Jeeps plummeted 20% for the quarter and hit a level the brand hasn’t seen in the past six years.
- MemberAugust 31, 2023 at 4:11 pm
Good question. I didn’t realize sales had dropped so much. Thanks for the data point. Perhaps because of the arrival of the Bronco. Jeeps were always expensive and never had good reliability. But that does not account for a 20% drop since those have been Jeep characteristics for a long time.
- MemberSeptember 5, 2023 at 9:53 am
Perhaps you’re referring to specific Jeep models (looking at you, Wrangler), but as a data point, my 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee has over 254,000 miles on it, cranks every time, and purrs like a kitten. I’ve been told that the 4.0L inline 6 cyl engine in it will run just about forever as long as you feed it routine oil changes.
- MemberSeptember 5, 2023 at 10:15 am
Yep, you are right. Thinking about Wrangler. Glad you have such a good experience with a Jeep product. But, it is an older model. Not sure the newer ones are built quite as well.
- MemberSeptember 5, 2023 at 1:00 pm
William, a common failure of that I-6 are the manifold studs. Not to mention the amounts of HC & CO pollutants that are an issue. I worked for a Jeep specialty shop. I am glad you have gotten that kind of mileage but these engines never were designed to purr. They are a tractor motor made to be strong, compact & run under nearly any condition.
- MemberSeptember 7, 2023 at 3:40 am
Stellantis really packed on the profits recently but they are also late to the game with electrification so merely may have delayed the costs and will face reality soon.
Jeep’s only recent new model is on the top end of their line up and I have seen 100k prices on some of these; Grand Wagoneer. The Wrangler is one of those vehicles rarely cross shopped – but some of the other models are just not compelling versus the competition.
What a lot of people miss about the EV market is that there are already fifty plus models available to Americans to buy today and that number grows every year if not quarter. this will put a lot of pricing pressure on everyone across the industry and Tesla isn’t going to give many of them a chance and if the Chinese arrive to the US just look out; they have already displaced the legacy three in Mexico and Central America
- MemberSeptember 8, 2023 at 12:11 pm
As Auto Workers Contract Talks Heat Up, Stellantis Threatens to Move South
MILAN, Sept 7 (Reuters) – Carmaker Stellantis (STLAM.MI) believes internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles could be on the road until 2050, making it necessary to contain their carbon emissions until they’re finally replaced by fully electric ones.
The world’s third-largest carmaker by sales, whose brands include Fiat, Peugeot and Jeep, said this week tests it ran with Saudi oil giant Aramco (2222.SE) showed 24 types of internal combustion engines in European vehicles it produced since 2014 can use advanced e-fuels without modification.
Stellantis has reaffirmed its commitment to all new car sales in Europe being battery-electric by 2030, although the European Union has excluded cars that run on e-fuels from its 2035 deadline to phase out new carbon dioxide-emitting cars.
Many of the new ICE vehicles being sold by Stellantis between now and 2029 would still be on the roads in more than two decades, Christian Mueller, Stellantis’ Senior Vice President, Propulsion Systems for the EMEA region said on Thursday.
“We have to really take care about our inventory fleet,” he said, adding that the long lifespan of cars made the development of synthetic e-fuels, which are produced with renewable energy, more important.
“I think 25% of our vehicles are still in use after 20 years. Hence, this kind of exposure time to e-fuels is considerable, very considerable,” he told a briefing.
Stellantis estimates that its engine types identified as compatible with e-fuels represent about 28 million vehicles on the roads in Europe, with a potential CO2 emission reduction in the region of up to 400 million metric tons between 2025 and 2050.
Many sceptics however point out e-fuels are not a viable alternative in the short time, due to their low availability and high costs.
Aramco’s Transport Chief Technologist Amer Amer said production of e-fuels was expected to start in early 2025 from the group’s two demonstration plants in Saudi Arabia and Spain.
Stellantis and Aramco executives said e-fuel availability was expected to increase and their prices to go down, also thanks to favourable taxation in the European Union, “in the future”, but without providing more specific predictions.
Reporting by Giulio Piovaccari Editing by Keith Weir
- MemberSeptember 8, 2023 at 4:24 pm
Thanks for bringing multiple reports together for us
- MemberSeptember 8, 2023 at 5:07 pm
If Fiat, AKA Stellantis, decides to bring the totally redone Fiat E over to the US, I may have to go to that over the Aptera. The Fiat is a much better fit for me, living in a densely populated city with the constant need to find small parking spaces.
The Aptera with it’s brutally large size would be an adjustment.
Or maybe get both?
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- MemberSeptember 9, 2023 at 7:29 am
I know you are a strong supporter of Aptera. However, it is important to always keep your options open and compare the value proposition of any current and near term alternatives to your own use cases. I hope you find that Aptera fits in for you.
- MemberSeptember 9, 2023 at 8:33 am
If you live in a city where do you charge your car? If I lived in a city and had to rely on finding a parking spot I wouldn’t own a car. In grad school I lived on far North side of Chicago, I frequently had to drive to my parent’s house on the South side to park because there were no spots in my neighborhood. I wouldn’t want to repeat that experience.
- MemberSeptember 9, 2023 at 9:06 am
We live and work in an old warehouse in an (post)industrial area of Oakland. We can drive inside the building to charge, we always park on the street though.
The rest of the life of the car is spent navigating and parking in streets of downtown San Francisco and Oakland, thus the desire for a nimble car.
- MemberSeptember 9, 2023 at 8:13 pm
That’s for the explanation. I get why you would want a small car, If I was in your shoes I’d want a tiny car too.