Stellantis Portugal unveils new electric vehicles

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Stellantis Portugal is to launch new electric cars that will be produced at its car plant in Mangualde.

Portugal’s president, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa has been invited to deliver the first vehicles hot off the assembly line tomorrow. (Tuesday, 1 July)

It will produce fully electric vans for the brands Citroën, Fiat, Opel, and Peugeot. The car models that will be produced in Portugal include Citroën ë-Berlingo, Peugeot e-Partner, Opel Combo-e and Fiat e-Doblò models, in the light commercial and passenger versions.

Although actual production at the plant will only start in 2025, the president will be there for the delivery of around 700 vehicles destined for various departments of Portugal’s national health service. (SNS)

The new vehicles are part of the multinational group’s bid to compete in the market with the Chinese.

Stellantis Portugal achieved a record profit of €18.6 million in 2023, 11% up on the previous year.

The company has invested around €119 million in the manufacture of the four fully electric vehicles. The Stellantis factory in Central Portugal was the best factory in Europe in terms of quality and cost and is why Portugal had been chosen by Stellantis as a hub for manufacturing electric vehicles (EVs), with production starting in 2025.

The company is part of the US-based Stellantis Corporation – one of the largest automotive manufacturers in the world – with 14 iconic brands including Maserati, Alfa Romeo, DS Automobiles, Lancia, Jeep, Chrysler, Dodge, Ram, Abarth, Citroen, Fiat, Opel, Peugeot, Vauxhall, and mobility brands Leasys, and Free2move. It is headed by Portuguese CEO Carlos Tavares.