Stellantis expands Hybrid Powertrain to More Models in Europe

Innovative electrified dual-clutch transmissions (eDCT) offer supreme performance as an affordable hybridization technology

Stellantis expands Hybrid Powertrain to More Models in Europe
Stellantis expands Hybrid Powertrain to More Models in Europe

Amsterdam, Netherlands- Stellantis N.V., is rapidly responding to rising hybrid model demand in Europe, especially for its new eDCT advanced hybrids. This year, the company will offer 30 hybrid models, with plans to add six more by 2026. These hybrids provide a great driving experience and lower CO2 emissions at a more affordable price than fully electric or plug-in hybrids.

At Stellantis 41% sales increase in EU30 hybrid models from January to May 2024 compared to the same period in 2023. The company is the low emission vehicle sales in the EU30 for A and B segments and light commercial vehicles.

Hybrid Models Available in Europe 2024 is Alfa Romeo: Junior, Tonale Citroën: New C3, New C3 AirCross, C4, C4X, C5 AirCross, C5X, DS: DS 3, DS 4, Fiat: Panda, 600, Jeep: Avenger, Renegade, Compass, Lancia: New Ypsilon, Maserati: Grecale, Opel/Vauxhall: Corsa, Astra, Astra SportsTourer, Mokka, Frontera, New Grandland, Peugeot: 208, 308, 308 SW, 408, 2008, New 3008, New 5008.

Stellantis leverages its multi-energy manufacturing to offer hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and fully electric vehicles, catering to various customer needs. Hybrid vehicles capture kinetic energy during braking, storing it in a lightweight battery for reuse during acceleration, enhancing driving efficiency.

Mr. Uwe Hochgeschurtz, Stellantis Chief Operating Officer, Enlarged Europe, said, “In an era where sustainability meets innovation, Stellantis remains at the forefront with our ultimate commitment to advancing hybrid technology for our European customers. This technology not only enhances the efficiency and performance of traditional combustion engines, it also propels us toward a future of lower emissions, extended vehicle range and overall affordability for our customers.”

Mr. Sébastien Jacquet, Stellantis Deputy Chief Engineering Officer, said, “We have a very competitive hybrid solution that we are now ramping up with our new eDCT technology and we are rolling it out across a wide range of models, making it accessible to many customers. Hybrids are easy to use and don’t require any change in driving habits compared to traditional internal combustion engine vehicles. Our advanced eDCT technology allows the internal combustion engine to remain off, particularly during low-speed driving, resulting in reduced CO2 emissions and fuel consumption. This is not just innovation; it’s innovation within reach of everyone.”

Most Stellantis hybrids in Europe now use eDCT technology with a 21-kW electric motor, offering seamless driving, including pure electric city driving. The 48-volt, 0.9-kWh battery provides up to 1 km of range and assists during light-load cruising. This system reduces CO2 emissions by up to 20% compared to traditional engines. Stellantis produces hybrids in over 70% of its European plants, with eDCTs made in Metz, France, and Turin, Italy, supplying 11 plants with over 1.2 million units annually.

Stellantis is investing over €50 billion in electrification to reach 100% BEV sales in Europe and 50% BEV sales in the U.S. by 2030. The company is securing 400 GWh of battery capacity from plants in North America and Europe, aiming to be carbon net zero by 2038.