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Stellantis unveils exciting large platform for EVs

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Stellantis, the conglomerate that owns Peugeot, Maserati, Jeep, and others, says some models built on its new electric platform will have the ability to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in around 2 seconds.

Stellantis calls the platform “STLA Large”, and it will underpin diverse vehicles; from large sedans to SUVs. STLA Large is the second of four dedicated BEV* platforms unveiled by Stellantis, following the STLA Medium. Here are the key facts about the STLA Large.

1. Extreme flexibility

Engineers can adapt the platform’s wheelbase, length, width, and ground clearance, catering to various vehicle types and performance needs. Stellantis claims that the use of advanced materials will optimise weight and strength.

The platform’s overall length, between 4 764 and 5 126 mm, makes it suitable for large five-seaters, the size of the BMW X5 and 5 Series, to seven-seaters of the Benz V-Class and Hyundai Pallisade variety.

Width ranges from 1 897 to 2 030 mm and the wheelbase can be stretched from 2 870 to 3 075 mm. Ground clearance can be set anywhere from 140 to 288 mm.

2. Long range and high performance

Stellantis claims a range of 800 km for sedans built on the platform and the kind of acceleration that will embarrass Hellcat V8s. “Driving range and cost balance is crucial,” the company added. Initial battery pack options range from 85 to 118 kWh and fast charging will add up to 4,5 kWh per minute to the 800V battery pack.

3. Multiple energy options

Where most new platforms are for EVs only, Stellantis states that hybrid and internal combustion options are available without compromising EV capabilities. According to the carmaker, this provides a bridge during the transition to full electrification.

STLA Large supports FWD, RWD, and AWD layouts. Silicon carbide technology minimises power losses, and over-the-air software updates can upgrade performance, Stellantis claims.

STA Large platform by Stellantis

4. Global impact

The company says it will use the platform in eight new vehicles launching by 2026 across Jeep, Alfa Romeo, Maserati, and other brands.

“From family-friendly to high-performance to off-road-capable, STLA Large offers versatility. The platform empowers each brand to tailor vehicles to their customers’ needs,”according to a Stellantis spokesperson.

In conclusion

By investing €50 billion over a decade, Stellantis aims for 100 percent BEV sales in Europe and 50 percent in the US by 2030.

Forty-eight BEVs are planned by 2024, and carbon neutrality by 2038 is the ultimate goal. “STLA Large represents a significant step towards Stellantis’ electric future, offering flexibility, performance, and range to cater to diverse customer needs,” the company states.

*A battery electric vehicle with no internal combustion engine

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