Stellatis is continuing to invest in its factories to prepare the production lines for the arrival of the new electric models. The automotive group has announced that it will invest in 160 million euros to produce a new electric SUV at the Rennes plant in France. This model will be launched in 2025 and will be based on; on the STLA Medium platform. There is no further information on the new model. However, we recall that this platform makes it possible to integrate one or two electric motors and to develop cars with a range of up to 700 km.
Specifically, the investment will allow the to make a series of adjustments to the system. In particular, Stellantis will go; to build a workshop for the assembly of battery packs and a laboratory for the injection molding of plastic material. The new car that will arrive; in 2025, codenamed CR3, it will succeed; to the current Citroen C5 Aircross, which offers petrol, diesel and plug-in hybrid powertrains.
When asked if this car will be available in the also marketed with endothermic engines, the CEO of Stellantis, Carlos Tavares, replied that “in principle not”. The factory currently builds the Citroen C5 Aircross and the Peugeot 5008. for this plant do not only concern a series of works to prepare it for the production of the future electric SUV.
In fact, by 2025 it will be the a large photovoltaic park has been built which will allow the to cover 30% of the factory's energy needs. Also, next year, the factory will replace a new factory. one of its gas-fired plants with a latest generation biomass plant. Carlos Tavares, commented:
Today in Rennes I met motivated and committed employees, proud of their company and the cars they produce . The attribution to the site of the future STLA Medium platform, announced in 2021, is confirmed. the direct consequence of their seriousness; and involvement in the quality of life. of the production. Rennes tomorrow will be; an efficient site, and will be able to; engage in innovative projects as it does today with the plastic injection molding laboratory or its actions in favor of the environment.
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