Stellantis Plans More Hybrid Production

Fiat to build a gas-hybrid version of its 500 at the brand's iconic home factory.

Paul Myles, European Editor

May 28, 2024

1 Min Read
Hybrid sibling to join the production line at Mirafiori.

Stellantis commits to building a gas-hybrid version of its battery-electric Fiat 500e at the brand’s iconic Mirafiori plant, Europe’s oldest auto factory.

Its decision follows a meeting with union leaders to outline the automaker’s model allocation to its Italian factories until 2030 and beyond that will trigger additional production in Italy.

Stellantis CEO, Carlos Tavares, stressed the principle of manufacturing flexibility towards “uncertain electrification trends.” He also announces the allocation of a new gas-hybrid version of the Jeep Compass in the Melfi plant in Italy.

The move is a clear reaction to the slowing consumer interest in BEVs and targets the stronger demand in Europe for hybrid powertrains that are not limited by inadequate public charging.

The announcement, coupled with Stellantis’ existing commitment to industrial extension of the Fiat Panda hybrid in Pomigliano, should boost the workload of Termoli plant and Mirafiori e-DCT and transmissions plants for the coming years. The automaker says it is also committing to increased hiring of younger workers mainly in Mirafiori.

Tavares concludes the shared ambition with Italian government to reach 1 million vehicles produced in Italy by 2030, will need a supportive business environment, currently impacted by electrification uncertainties and strong competition with new entrants to the market.

About the Author(s)

Paul Myles

European Editor, Informa Group

Paul Myles is an award-winning journalist based in Europe covering all aspects of the automotive industry. He has a wealth of experience in the field working at specialist, national and international levels.

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