Stellantis reveals new EV platform for electric cars and SUVs

Stellantis, the parent company of Jeep and RAM, unveiled its new worldwide electric vehicle platform on Wednesday. The STLA Medium, Stellantis reveals a new EV platform for the first of four EV platforms, intended to power electric vehicles such as sedans, crossovers, and SUVs.

The Stellantis STLA Medium EV platform has been introduced

The new platform comes standard with a range of up to 310 miles (500 km WLTP), which may be increased to 435 miles (700 km) with a performance pack.

Stellantis claims that electric vehicles powered by the new STLA Medium 400V electric architecture can charge from 20% to 80% in 27 minutes. The platform-powered vehicles will be available in front-wheel and all-wheel drive configurations, with power output ranging from 160 kW to 285 kW.

The STLA Medium platform, which is designed to host a variety of vehicles such as electric cars, crossovers, and SUVs, aims for “the heart of the market” with C and D segment models, which accounted for over half of the 78.5 million vehicles sold last year.

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The platform can support vehicles with wheelbases ranging from 2,700 to 2,9000 mm, total lengths ranging from 4.3 to 4.9 m, and ground clearance greater than 220 mm for off-road capability.

In comparison, the Jeep Avenger, the brand’s first EV, is 4.08 m long with a 2,560 mm wheelbase and 20 mm ground clearance, making it slightly larger.

The announcement comes less than two years after Stellantis laid out the automaker’s future EV products as part of the Dare Forward 2030 strategy. STLA Small, Medium, Large, and Frame are the four new dedicated BEV platforms proposed in the designs.

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The STLA platform, according to Stellantis CEO Carlos Tavares, is “supported by its €30 billion investment in electrification and software.” He went on to say:

The STLA Medium platform exemplifies the worldwide Stellantis technical community’s power, developing products that are hyper-focused on our clients and rewriting long-held transportation assumptions as we strive for carbon net zero by 2038.

The platform will be critical to the automaker’s ambition of reaching 100% EV passenger car sales in Europe and 50% in the United States by 2030.

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Stellantis claims that the platform is intended to handle future battery chemistries, such as nickel and cobalt-free batteries, as well as solid-state batteries. The automaker has recently made a number of investments, including one in Lyten, a pioneering advanced materials business driving lithium-sulfur battery technology.

According to Stellantis, up to two million EVs can be developed on the STLA Medium platform starting this year in Europe. The first will be an electrified version of the DS 4, which will be available next year.

Stellantis’ first electric pickup under the RAM brand, the 2025 RAM 1500 REV, is set to arrive in the United States, riding on the STLA Frame platform, which is geared for larger vehicles. Meanwhile, Jeep is set to launch its first EVs in the United States, including the Recon and Wagoneer S.

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