EV platform for Dodge muscle cars, Jeep SUVs, more

EV platform for Dodge muscle cars, Jeep SUVs, more


Stellantis has reaffirmed a declare of 500 miles of vary for its STLA devoted EV platform, set to underpin a number of future automobiles, crossovers, and SUVs from the automaker.

STLA Giant is considered one of 4 devoted EV platforms introduced by Stellantis in 2021, together with STLA Small, Medium, and Body variations. Stellantis was making the 500-mile range claim then as properly. The automaker has now clarified that this is applicable to sedans, but it surely hasn’t mentioned whether or not it is primarily based on predicted EPA vary numbers.

Different particulars now being confirmed embrace functionality for 400-volt or 800-volt charging, with quick charging at 4.5 kwh per minute with 800-volt {hardware}. Battery packs will vary between 85 kwh and 118 kwh.

STLA Large platform

STLA Giant platform

On the time of the 2021 introduction, Stellantis boasted of nickel-based cells packed in modules, whereas later variations from 2026 will use a cell-to-pack technique and additional vitality density enhancements.

Stellantis additionally boasts of the aptitude to deal with “excessive energy,” permitting for 0-62 mph instances within the 2.0-second vary, with over-the-air (OTA) replace functionality for the powertrain. Entrance-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive, and all-wheel drive configurations are all potential, based on Stellantis.

The automaker additionally mentioned dimensions for the primary time, hinting that STLA Giant will likely be used for quite a lot of fashions. Total size ranges 187.6 to 201.8 inches, with wheelbases of 113.0 to 121.1 inches. Total width for STLA Giant-based autos will vary from 74.7 to 79.9 inches.

STLA Large platform

STLA Giant platform

Floor clearance spans from a minimal 5.5 inches to a most of 11.3 inches. The utmost floor clearance, together with the flexibility to accommodate autos with tire diameters as much as 32.6 inches, hints at off-road purposes.

Stellantis plans to launch eight autos primarily based on the STLA Giant platform between 2024 to 2026, beginning in North America with Dodge and Jeep fashions. Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, and Maserati fashions will observe. That would embrace Dodge’s electric muscle car and the just lately teased Jeep Wagoneer S. Chrysler’s first EV was initially considered a manufacturing model of the Airflow crossover concept, however the model’s boss has additionally hinted at an electric minivan.

The 2025 Ram 1500 Ramcharger plug-in hybrid pickup truck and its all-electric REV companion, in the meantime, will likely be constructed on the completely different STLA Body platform. And whereas Stellantis detailed its mid-size STLA Medium platform final summer season, it is nonetheless unclear which U.S.-bound EVs is likely to be constructed on it.



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