Stellantis reveals how it will electrify Alfa Romeo, Lancia, DS Automobiles

While presenting its H1 2021 sales results, Stellantis included in the 47-page document a couple of slideshows illustrating its electrification plans. During the next 24 months, 10 fully electric vehicles will be launched, complemented by nine plug-in hybrid cars, plus a model that will come in both PHEV and EV flavors. Looking ahead, some brands will be transitioning to electric-only lineups.

Take for example Lancia, which will be entirely electrified in 2024. Granted, the troubled Italian brand currently sells only one model, the aging Ypsilon supermini, and only at home in Italy. From 2026, Lancia will introduce only battery-powered vehicles, although there could still be some hybrids with combustion engines available after that date.

DS Automobiles, the luxury division of the defunct PSA, promises 100% BEV launches from 2024. It will be a while until the existing vehicles powered by combustion engines will be retired, but it’s pretty clear DS is preparing for an exclusively electric era.

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As far as Alfa Romeo is concerned, Stellantis says it will be a purely electric brand in 2027, but only in Enlarged Europe (likely including Russia), North America, and China. Reading between the lines, it likely means a combustion-engined Alfa could still be around post-2027, potentially in Australia and other regions of the world.

Meanwhile, 2022 will be the year when Alfa Romeo is going to introduce its first production PHEV, specifically the Tonale compact crossover. Peugeot also has a plug-in hybrid planned for next year, while Opel/Vauxhall will be coming out with two PHEVs. Citroën is working on a PHEV and an EV for 2022 when Dodge will introduce a plug-in hybrid as well. Next year, Maserati will unveil its first electric car while Fiat Professional will be launching two EVs.

During the first half of 2023, Citroën will add a pure electric car to its portfolio, while Jeep, Maserati, and Peugeot will be doing the same. The latter is also planning a PHEV for H1 2023.

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Source: Stellantis

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