What’s Happening: Stellantis, the multinational automotive manufacturer, has announced that its Cassino Assembly Plant in Italy will start producing vehicles based on the flexible, BEV-centric STLA Large platform. The platform is one of four BEV-centric architectures that underpins Stellantis’ electrification plan.
Why It Matters: This move by Stellantis to produce vehicles based on the STLA Large platform at the Cassino Assembly Plant is part of the company’s €30 billion investment in electrification and software to deliver BEVs that meet customer demands. This investment is a key component of the Dare Forward 2030 strategic plan, which aims to cut CO2 emissions in half by 2030 and achieve carbon net zero by 2038.
- Stellantis’ Cassino Assembly Plant in Italy will produce vehicles based on the flexible, BEV-centric STLA Large platform.
- The plant is highly automated and uses more than 1,200 robots for stamping, plating, painting, and plastic parts operations.
- The STLA Large platform is designed to deliver up to 800 km/500 miles of electric range with Stellantis-designed electric drive modules and modular battery packs.
- Stellantis’ Dare Forward 2030 strategic plan aims to cut CO2 emissions in half by 2030 and achieve carbon net zero by 2038, with 100% of passenger car sales in Europe and 50% of passenger car and light-duty truck sales in the United States to be BEVs by the end of the decade.
Bottom Line: Stellantis’ decision to produce vehicles based on the STLA Large platform at the Cassino Assembly Plant is a significant step towards achieving carbon net zero by 2038. The highly automated plant’s energy and resource conservation emphasis aligns with Stellantis’ sustainability commitment. The production of BEV-based vehicles will help the company meet its electrification targets while delivering clean, safe, and affordable mobility to customers.