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    Stellantis to Expand Hybrid Car Lineup in Europe: Global Automotive News

    Jul 10, 2024

    Global Automotive News: Stellantis plans to expand its hybrid car lineup in Europe to 36 models by 2026 to meet increasing consumer demand. The company, formed in 2021 by the merger of PSA Group and Fiat Chrysler Group, will introduce 30 hybrid models for 9 out of its 14 brands this year, with 6 more to follow in the next two years.

    Stellantis to Expand Hybrid Car Lineup in Europe: Global Automotive News

    In June this year, Stellantis said its electric vehicle sales have remained stable since early 2024, despite weak global demand. The focus is on mild hybrid cars with 48V low-voltage battery packs, dual-clutch automatic transmissions, and enhanced brake energy recovery systems. Christian Müller, Stellantis’ Senior Vice President for Europe, Middle East, and Africa, said that mild hybrid systems can reduce costs and achieve similar CO2 emissions reductions compared to high-voltage hybrid systems. Stellantis’ plug-in hybrid technology offers an 80 km range, while the economy hybrid mode can reach 1 km in pure electric mode.