Stellantis to produce hydrogen-powered commercial vehicles

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Stellantis, — parent company to automotive brands like Dodge, Jeep, and Maserati — announced that it will soon produce hydrogen-powered commercial vehicles.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • What Stellantis brands will have mass-produced hydrogen-powered commercial vehicles?

    According to Stellantis, it will mass produce light commercial vehicles for Peugeot, Citroën, and Opel.
  • Where will Stellantis produce the hydrogen-powered vehicles?

    Per Stellantis, the light commercial vehicles will be produced in its factory in Hordain, France.
  • The company reportedly invested in its French factory in Hordain that would allow the facility to carry out mass production of Peugeot, Citroën, and Opel light commercial vehicles (LCV).

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    The hydrogen-powered vehicles will be assembled on the site’s multi-energy line. Using a reinforced platform, the hydrogen-powered models will then follow the usual stages of paintwork and assembly on the same production line as combustion engine-powered vehicles and electric vehicles (EV) before they enter the new 8,000-square meter facility that focuses solely on the final tuning.

    A dedicated team will install the tank, the additional batteries, and the fuel cell on a production line at the Hordain site. This would cut the adjustment time in half, Stellantis explained, compared to the previous small-scale process, where the fuel cell was assembled at a pilot workshop in Rüsselsheim.

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    “I’m very proud of the work done by the management and employees at Hordain, who have made their site the first in the world to combine three types of energy, made possible by the flexibility of our manufacturing system. Today’s announcement demonstrates the Stellantis commitment to investing in France in the latest technologies, and to supporting low-carbon mobility based on the ‘One Company’ principle. Stellantis has succeeded in moving on to the next step in automotive history, in a transition managed in conjunction with our social partners at our 12 industrial sites across seven French regions, where we are proud to have laid historical roots,” commented Stellantis Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Carlos Tavares during his visit at the Hordain site.

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