As part of the automaker's Emotors joint venture, Stellantis announced earlier this week that production of the brand-new M3 electric motor (e-motor) would be increased at its manufacturing facility in Trémery, Lorraine, France.
Stellantis has solidified its industrial footprint in order to achieve its goal of reaching 100% of the battery-electric vehicle (BEV) passenger car mix in Europe by 2030, as outlined in the automaker's Dare Forward 2030 strategic plan. By 2024, the company expects to have a production capacity of more than 1 million e-motors per year.
“Our commitment to be the automotive sector’s champion in the fight against climate change is reflected in each of our sites by supporting our employees on the next step in the electric adventure,” said Stellantis CEO Carlos Tavares. “Controlling our electrification value chain will ensure our technological independence in the context of economic and geopolitical crises while mitigating the impact of this dramatic change for our sites and employees, particularly in France where we are and will undoubtedly remain the commercial and industrial leader.”
The high-efficiency M3 e-motor, which produces 115 kW (156 horsepower) and 260 Nm (191 ft.-lb.), will be available on the brand-new DS 3 E-TENSE, Peugeot e-208, Jeep® Avenger, and Opel Mokka Electric beginning next month. of force. With a range of more than 248.5 miles and a new battery, the new e-motor is a major contributor to the vehicle's efficiency. It will be incorporated into the brand-new generation of Stellantis products as they are introduced.
With the support of its social partners and local elected officials, the Trémery site, once one of the largest diesel production facilities in the world, has been committed to the energy transition since 2018. The Trémery plant has provided its workers with 6,000 hours of training over the course of more than a year. At the public level, the Organization's Charge Institute upheld the preparation of 15,000 French representatives.