The group Stellantis sees in the advent of electric mobility a great opportunity for growth, this is the maximum summary of what was commented by Carlos TavaresCEO of the group, in a recent interview with Corriere della Sera.
The investment made by Stellantis in the necessary systems and research and development for electric mobility is 14 billion euros per yearan investment that, judging by the numbers relating to the first 6 months of 2022, is already bearing fruit, with 136 thousand electric cars solda handful less than what the group sold Volkswagen.
We have the technology, the people, the facilities and the manufacturing capabilities to make it to 2030 as one team. In Europe we are in second place in electric car sales with less than 3,000 units behind Volkswagen; I can say that we are on his neck. In the United States, we are third in low emission vehicles. We are competing for the best.
The catalog that today features 20 electric models will soon more than double, with the arrival of more 28 models by 2024: today the queen is there Fiat 500ewhich turns out to be the best-selling electric car in Italy and Germany in the first half of the year, but Fiat will soon enrich its offer with two new B segment models.
Asked about the dependence that car manufacturers have on Asian countries as regards the components necessary for the production of electric cars, Tavares replied, underlining the great commitment in terms of infrastructure which is being seen in Europe in recent months.
Europe is catching up on this. We are investing in three gigafactories for the production of batteries, in France, Germany and Italy. In Termoli, as we announced some time ago. In France we are making it in Douvrin, in Kaiserlautern in Germany. They will help reduce dependence on Asia.
The market still has everything to say regarding electric cars, and we just have to arm ourselves with patience and witness the epochal change that has just begun.