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Stellantis opens €40M EV Battery Plant in Europe

Key Points

  • 🏭 Stellantis has opened a €40 million ($42 million) battery plant in Italy called the Battery Technology Center.
  • 🚗 The batteries produced at this facility will be used in Stellantis’ future electric vehicles (EVs).
  • 🌍 The Battery Technology Center is one of Europe’s largest EV battery plants, covering 8,000 square meters.
  • 🧪 The center is equipped with 32 climatic test cells for testing and developing EV battery packs.
  • 👩‍🔬 Over 100 skilled workers will oversee various activities, including climatic stress tests, software development, and battery pack analysis.
  • 🔋 Stellantis is also building a Battery Technology Center in North America and aims to have six gigafactories supporting its automobile manufacturing network.
  • 💡 In July, Stellantis announced a 34 gigawatt-hour (GWh) battery plant in the United States, with plans to start production by 2027, potentially qualifying for tax credits.
  • 🚗 The plant will support Stellantis’ electric vehicle production efforts worldwide.

Stellantis recently opened a state-of-the-art €40 million ($42 million) battery plant in Italy. The batteries made in the Europe-based plant will be used in Stellantis’ future electric vehicles (EVs). 

The global automaker’s new $42 million plant is called the Battery Technology Center, located at the Mirafiori complex in Turin, Italy. The EV battery plant is one of the largest in Europe, spanning 8,000 square meters. The Battery Technology Center is the automaker’s second new battery plant in Europe. Earlier this year, Stellantis opened the Automotive Cells Company’s battery plant in Billy-Berclau Douvrin, France

The Battery Technology Center has 32 climatic test cells, allowing Stellantis to test and develop in-house EV battery packs for future electrified vehicles. Over 100 of the legacy automaker’s upskilled workers will oversee the facility’s climatic stress tests, lifespan durability testing, battery management system (BMS) software development and calibration, battery pack teardown, cell analysis, and benchmarking. 

“We are in the midst of a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to redefine mobility, providing smart and sustainable solutions for our customers,” commented Stellantis Chief Engineering and Technology Officer Ned Curic. 

“Our new Battery Technology Center at Mirafiori brings together the tools and talented people we need to design, test, verify, and produce class-leading products that will meet our customers’ needs and accelerate bringing class-leading electric vehicles to customers around the world.”

Stellantis is also building a Battery Technology Center in North America, Windsor, Ontario, and Canada. All battery plants will support Stellantis’ automobile manufacturing network, which includes six gigafactories. 

In July, Stellantis announced the construction of a 34 gigawatt-hour (GWh) battery plant in the United States—the company’s second battery facility in North America. Stellantis N.V. and Samsung SDI are working on the project. Their aim for the plant in North America is to start production by 2027. The US-based battery plant will likely qualify Stellantis vehicles for tax credits under the Inflation Reduction Act. 

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