Stellantis announced that it would start making modern "M3" electric motors at its plant in Trémery, Lorraine. These electric motors were developed by the Emotors joint venture (France).
Stellantis is solidifying the industrial base for its Dare Forward 2030 strategic plan to sell only battery electric passenger cars (BEVs) in Europe by 2030. This will pave the way for net-zero CO2 emissions.
"Each location shows how much we want to be at the front of the fight against climate change." The CEO of Stellantis, Carlos Tavares, said, "We helped our employees take the next step in their electric journey with our help." "In times of economic and geopolitical crises, if we are in charge of our electrification value chain, we can be sure that we won't be dependent on other countries in terms of technology. At the same time, it lessens the effect of this significant change on our sites and employees, especially in France, where we are and will continue to be a commercial and industrial leader."
From January 2023, the new DS 3 E-TENSE, the Peugeot e-208, the Jeep Avenger, and the Opel Mokka Electric will all have the highly efficient "M3" electric motor with 115 kW/156 hp and 260 Nm of torque. With a more than 400 km range and a new battery, this new electric motor is a big part of making the vehicle more efficient. It will be used in the next-generation Stellantis cars as they come out on the market.
With the help of the unions and local politicians, the Trémery site, which used to be one of the biggest places in the world to make diesel engines, has been switching to electric vehicles since 2018. Around 6,000 hours of training have been given to workers at the plant over more than a year. At the national level, the company's electrification academy has helped 15,000 French workers improve their skills.
Stellantis is the largest manufacturer in France, both commercially and industrially. It has twelve factories in seven different regions. The company has put 2 billion euros into its factories in the last four years. France has plants in Caen, Charleville, the Gigafactory Douvrin, Metz, Mulhouse, Sept-Fons, Trémery, and Valenciennes that make important electrical parts for the assembly plants.