O Stellantis Group
announces that it intends to triple its sales volume of electrified models in 2021. Considering the 139 thousand units sold last year, the conglomerate formed by FCA
(Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles) e PSA
(Peugeot-Citroën Group) aims for an annual volume of around 400 thousand units.
The announcement was made by executive John Elkann, global director of Stellantis
in an interview with Reuters. According to him, the group’s brands will have 11 new models in the category to leverage sales.
Before closing the alliance with the Peugeot-Citroën Group
to train Stellantis
, a Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles
bought about $ 363 million in EU credits to invest in reducing toxic gas emissions. The manufacturer is committed to spending about $ 2 billion by the end of 2021.
Despite the pandemic caused by new coronavirus
having caused a 20% drop in the global car market in 2020, the segment of hybrid and electric vehicles registered an expressive growth of 67%. Based on the results, the Stellantis
intends to offer electrified versions of all its European vehicles by 2025.
To aim at the mark of 400 thousand electrified vehicles sold in the world in 2021 is a bold plan on the part of Stellantis
, which today forms the fourth largest automotive group on the planet. In Brazil, the category is still in its infancy, but the brand has already confirmed that it will have hybrids and electric in the dealerships.
The first vehicle of the category in Brazil will be the electric hatch Peugeot e-208 GT
. It should arrive in the middle of the second half, delivering 136 hp of power and 26.5 kgfm of torque. According to the manufacturer, the model can cover 350 km.
At the same time, the FCA
should import the Jeep Renegade
hybrid that was promised at the end of last year. The model is capable of measuring 45 km / l, developing 180 hp of power and 27.7 kgfm of torque.
Another electric model that will come to Brazil is the Fiat 500e
. The Italian brand has already requested the registration of the compact at the INPI (National Institute of Industrial Property), but its launch should be for the first quarter of 2022.
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