During a visit to the Hordain plant in the Hauts-de-France region (France), Stellantis CEO Carlos Tavares announced the serial production of hydrogen-powered fuel cell versions of Peugeot, Citroen, and Opel light commercial vehicles.
"I am extremely proud of the management and employees at our Hordain site." Because of the flexibility of our production system, they have helped make their factory the first in the world to combine three types of propulsion. "Today's announcement underscores Stellantis' commitment to invest in the most advanced technologies and promote low-carbon mobility in France, under the 'One Company' principle," explained Carlos Tavares. "Stellantis has managed to advance automotive history." We are transitioning our 12 industrial sites in 7 French regions where we are proud of our historical roots in collaboration with our social partners."
These hydrogen-powered vehicles will be built on the site's multi-energy line, which manufactures electric and internal combustion engine versions of the "K-Zero" daily. The fuel cell models' platforms are modified in the body shop before the vehicles go through the traditional steps of painting and assembly on the same production line as combustion and electric vehicles. They then enter a new 8,000 square meter facility dedicated entirely to finishing.