Stellantis upgrades powertrain plants in France to boost electrified portfolio

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Stellantis has invested a total of €150 billion in its Trémery-Metz facilities in France. These upgrades, according to the conglomerate, will strengthen Stellantis’ powertrain manufacturing capability in battery-electric and hybrid vehicles.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • How much did Stellantis invest in upgrading its French production facilities?

    Stellantis has invested around €150 billion euros in its French factories.
  • What products will these plants produce?

    Per Stellantis, the Trémery plant will produce a cutting-edge range of electric motors while the Metz plant will produce the future generation of electrified dual-clutch transmissions.
  • Stellantis CEO Carlos Tavares took a trip this week to the French factories where the consortium chief highlighted the transformations at the two plants as evidence of the company’s progress towards achieving its “Dare Forward 2030” electrification ambitions.

    “Trémery-Metz is a prime example of how we are executing our manufacturing transformation both in France and across our global operations. We have now created a new global value chain with trusted partners, including five gigafactories, to support our global EV battery strategy and propel our Dare Forward 2030 targets. I want to warmly thank our social partners, local stakeholders, and our highly skilled employees for their collaboration as we ramp up production at Trémery-Metz and manufacture our electrified future,” said Tavares.

    Under Stellantis’ Dare Foreward 2030 goal, the company aims to reach a 100-percent passenger car battery electric vehicle (BEV) sales mix in Europe and a 50-percent passenger car and light-duty truck BEV sales mix in the United States by the aforementioned year.

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    To realize its plan, Stellantis has secured two key joint ventures at Trémery-Metz that will see the automotive firm strengthen its foothold in the global electrification value chain.

    The first is Emotors, a 50/50 joint venture with Nidec Leroy-Somer Holding that looks to produce a cutting-edge range of electric motors at the Trémery plant. The second is e-Transmissions, a 50/50 joint venture with Punch Powertrain that focuses on producing the future generation of electrified dual-clutch transmissions (eDCT) at Stellantis’ Metz plant.

    Emotors will debut on a Stellantis BEV later this year while the eDCTs from e-Transmissions will launch the following year.

    Photos from Stellantis

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