Although Stellantis, the car giant created as a result of the merger of FCA (FIAT-Chrysler) and PSA (Peugeot-Citroën, Opel), was founded just over a year ago, it has become in record time one of the leading groups in electrification at an international level thanks mainly to the fact that PSA “did its homework” before joining.
And it is that thanks to extreme standardization and synergies between brands raised to the highest level, PSA was able to deploy a complete electric range in record time (Citroën ë-C4, DS 3 Crossback E-TENSE, Opel Corsa-e, and Mokka -e, Peugeot e-208, and e-2008). For its part, FCA has provided the group’s main bestseller: the electric FIAT 500.
Carlos Tavares, CEO of Stellantis, wants the group to become the biggest seller of electric cars in Europe, surpassing Tesla and Volkswagen along the way. “We are fighting head-on for first place in electric car sales in the European market,” he confirmed last week after the publication of the company’s half-year results.
Between January and June, Stellantis sold 105,413 electric cars in the old continent, surpassing a Tesla affected by the temporary stoppage of Giga Shanghai (78,277 units) and staying very close to Volkswagen (116,307 units). The sorpasso should not take long to occur, because in the short term the Stellantis offer will be enriched with the arrival of new electrical proposals.
Stellaris outperformed Tesla in the first half of 2022
To begin with, the brands coming from FCA (Alfa Romeo, Jeep, Maserati…) will begin to be electrified very soon; Furthermore, PSA companies will not stop launching new models over the next few years (Citroën ë-C3 and ë-C3 Aircross, DS 4 E-TENSE, Opel Astra-e, Manta-e and Insignia-e, Peugeot e-308, e-3008, and e-408…).
The arrival of a new generation of electric modular platforms between 2023 and 2026 (STLA Small, STLA Medium, STLA Large, STLA Frame) will allow Stellantis to give a new impetus to its electrification strategy in Europe: as of 2026, the group will only it will launch electric models in said market, completely abandoning internal combustion engines from 2030.
|Sales (January-June 2022)||Difference (January-June 2021)|
|DS 3 Crossback E-TENSE||1.104||-41%|