The STLA Medium platform will be the basis for future Stellantis passenger cars, crossovers, and SUVs.

Stellantis Reveals First Global BEV Platform

July 6, 2023
The STLA Medium platform will be the basis for passenger car, crossover, and SUV battery electric vehicles beginning in Europe later this year.

Stellantis introduced the first of four electric-vehicle platforms upon which it plans to build all of its future BEV models. The STLA Medium platform will be the basis for the automaker’s current C- and D- product series, which it noted accumulated 35 million unit sales in 2022, nearly half of all the vehicles Stellantis sold that year.

The first battery electric vehicles built on the STLA Medium platform will begin production this year.

Following the merger of the Fiat Chrysler and Peugeot organizations in 2021, the then-new Stellantis organization unveiled plans for four global battery-electric vehicle planforms to be the foundation for all future products. It targeted 2030 for the date when 100% of European sales are BEVs, and 50% of car and light-duty truck sales in North America are BEVs.

Each of the new BEV platforms – STLA Small, Medium, Large and Frame – will be adaptable to future battery chemistries, including nickel- and cobalt-free and solid-state batteries.

Vehicles developed for the STLA Medium platform will include passenger cars, crossovers, and SUVs in several electric propulsion configurations, with a range of more than 310 miles (500 km) per standard charge, or 435 miles (700 km) with a “performance pack” enhanced charge. Total production volumes for the new platform will be up to 2 million vehicles annually.

According to Stellantis, the first EV models produced on the STLA Medium platform will be Peugeot, Opel and Lancia brands in Europe, with production starting later this year. Next it will be the basis for Chrysler and Jeep vehicles for the North American market.

Stellantis also intends for the STLA Medium to anchor smaller, low-cost vehicles in Southeast Asia and Europe, to compete against budget options available from Chinese automakers, according to comments by CEO Carlos Tavares.

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