Stellantis Introduces New Large EV Platform

Stellantis N.V., a major player in the global automotive industry, has recently introduced the STLA Large platform. This platform is set to revolutionize the electric vehicle (EV) market with its unique features and flexibility. The announcement was made in Amsterdam where the company is headquartered.

STLA Large Platform

Overview of STLA Large Platform

STLA Large represents a significant advancement in BEV-native platforms, offering what the company claims is “unparalleled flexibility.” Specifically, it is designed to underpin a variety of vehicle types including cars, crossovers, and SUVs in the D (midsize) and E (large) segments.

The platform boasts exceptional features such as embedded energy (118 kWh), fast charging efficiency (4.5 kWh per minute), and impressive performance capabilities (0-100 km/h in about 2 seconds).

Global Impact and Vehicle Launches

Vehicles built on the STLA Large platform will be produced and sold globally, with plans to launch eight vehicles across five brands from 2024 to 2026.

The initial focus will be on the North American market, featuring brands like Dodge and Jeep, followed by Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, and Maserati. This is especially good news for Dodge and Chrysler and these two quintessential American brands have suffered immensely due to a lack of product.

Platform Flexibility and Design

The platform’s flexibility is a key highlight, allowing adjustments in wheelbase, dimensions, and ground clearance. This adaptability extends to various suspension modules and powertrain cradles, catering to specific vehicle performance goals.

Stellantis says that the use of advanced materials ensures optimal weight and rigidity, enhancing overall performance.

Propulsion and Battery Technology

STLA Large is designed as a battery electric vehicle (BEV) platform with options for 400-volt and 800-volt electric architectures. It includes innovative features like three-in-one electric drive modules and silicon carbide semiconductor technology in power inverters.

The platform also accommodates hybrid and internal combustion engines, providing versatility during the transition to electric propulsion. Consider this point critical as the transition to full electrification requires customer interest.

Executive Perspective

Carlos Tavares, CEO of Stellantis, emphasized the ambition and necessity of the STLA platforms. He highlighted their role in meeting customer needs and driving the company’s success in electrification in North America.

“Our goals for our STLA platforms are ambitious but this is what our customers need from us today,” Tavares said. “Creating a family of vehicles from a well-engineered set of components that is flexible enough to cover multiple vehicle types and propulsions, overperforming any of our current products, will address each of our iconic brands’ customers. The flexibility and agility of this platform is its hallmark and will be a driving force for our success in the shift to electrification in North America.”

Strategic Importance

STLA Large is integral to the Stellantis Dare Forward 2030 strategic plan. It is one of four global BEV platforms that will propel the company towards its ambitious goals. This goal also includes significant investments in electrification and a commitment to becoming a carbon net-zero corporation by 2038.

Stellantis Pivots Toward EVs

The unveiling of the STLA Large platform marks a significant step for Stellantis in the EV sector. Its flexibility, advanced technology, and global reach position the company to meet diverse customer demands and contribute significantly to the evolution of the automotive industry. Importantly, Stellantis will incorporate ICE and hybrid versions, giving consumers choice in a competitive market.

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Matt Keegan
Author: Matthew Keegan
Matt Keegan is a journalist, media professional, and owner of this website. He has an extensive writing background and has covered the automotive sector continuously since 2004. When not driving and evaluating new vehicles, Matt enjoys spending his time outdoors.

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