Stellantis to go fully electric in Europe by 2026

The Stellantis Group has also revealed that it will offer over 75 electric cars by the end of the decade

Jeep electric SUV - rear

The Stellantis group has committed to selling only fully-electric cars in Europe by 2026 – a key part of a new strategy called Dare 2030, which aims to reduce the carbon footprint of the carmaking giant and its 14 brands by 50 per cent by the end of the decade.

According to Stellantis CEO Carlos Tavares, the group is “well into the development cycle” of next-generation all-electric models for the 2026 deadline. Tavares also confirmed that Stellantis plans for 50 per cent of all sales in the United States to be electric by 2030. 

The group chose the Jeep brand to signify the shift, by revealing the exterior design of the off-road brand’s first fully-electric model: a compact electric SUV that will arrive on sale in Europe in 2023. 

Stellantis will offer over 75 electric models globally by the end of the decade. The significant ramp-up in the availability of electric cars will see the group’s portfolio grow from 19 models to 45 by 2024.

In Europe, all luxury and premium brands (Maserati, Alfa Romeo, DS and Lancia) will launch only electric vehicles from 2025, while the company’s volume brands (Peugeot, Citroen, Opel/Vauxhall, Fiat) will launch fully electric models only from 2026 onwards. The electrification of Jeep and Abarth in Europe will take place by this time too. 

Beyond the Dare 2030 deadline, the group has set out a roadmap towards complete ‘well-to-wheel’ carbon neutrality by 2038. Stellantis will also focus on expanding its battery production capabilities to 400GWh – 250GWh of which will be based in Europe, plus the continued development of hydrogen fuel-cell technology for commercial vehicles.

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