Stellantis Invests $6 Billion To Keep Combustion Engines Alive

Combustion is far from dead, particularly outside of Europe and America.

  • Stellantis to invest over $6 billion to support 40 new products
  • Four global platforms
  • Eight new powertrains and electrification applications

Stellantis has announced a new powertrain development investment equating to over $6 billion, with one of its biggest goals being the implementation of Bio-Hybrid technology. What is that, you ask? As the name suggests, it’s a combination of electrification and flex-fuel engines running on biofuels like ethanol. This will include powertrains with plug-in hybrid functionality, those with dual-clutch transmissions, and fully electric vehicles.

The Stellantis Automotive Hub in Betim, Brazil, is where this technology is being developed for the global market and also where a new fully electric vehicle will be produced sometime in the future. Stellantis says that new hybrid technologies will start becoming available by the end of this year, meaning the electric Charger Daytona isn’t a preview of every Stellantis product to come.

New Cars Coming For Global Markets

“Four global platforms, associated with Bio-Hybrid technologies, will be implemented – more than 40 models, in addition to eight new powertrains and electrification applications,” noted Stellantis South America COO Emanuel Cappellano. Specifics on which sorts of vehicles and powertrains we can expect were not provided at this early stage, but given the sheer number of new powertrains and vehicle models promised, it’s safe to assume that there will be a diverse spread, covering everything from small commuter cars to midsize pickups and even full-size commercial vehicles.

While some may bemoan the death of the V8 in the Dodge Charger, Stellantis is doing all it can to keep combustion alive, and this investment (to be made from 2025 to 2030) is not the only one that seeks to keep engines running.

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