Stellantis Launches STLA Platform for Electric Vehicles

STLA Medium aims to mark a clear change in the pace of autonomy: 700 km

The Stellantis Group is taking an important step towards the electrification of its product line with the introduction of the new STLA Medium platform.

STLA Medium aims to mark a clear change of pace in terms of range that will be set at 700 km, the best in its category, while at the same time increasing charging speed, performance, and efficiency. All at a low price. It will be just the first of four platforms for battery electric vehicles (BEV).

STLA Medium is the first of four global BEV platforms to be launched and will have the great advantage of being a universal platform, therefore ensuring significant savings on scaling: it will serve base for sedans, crossovers, and SUVs of different brands in the C and D segments with different drives, i.e. will cover the most important and profitable sectors of the market (35 million sales in 2022).

The STLA Medium platform will be installed by various plants in the group with a production capacity of 2 million vehicles per year.

“What we see today is the product of just over two years of no-compromise innovation to deliver clean, safe and affordable mobility, supported by our €30 billion investment in electrification and software through 2025,” commented Carlos Tavares, Stellantis CEO. “The STLA Medium platform demonstrates the power of the global Stellantis technical community, delivering products that are hyper-focused on our customers and rewriting long-held assumptions of transportation as we drive for carbon net zero by 2038.”

As mentioned earlier, the platform guarantees a driving range of more than 700 km with the Performance package, 500 km with the Standard package, with useful energy up to 98 kilowatt-hours. A 400 V electrical architecture will be used with a consumption of less than 14 kWh per 100 km – the best energy efficiency in its category. The battery can be charged from 20% to 80% in 27 minutes with a recharge rate of 2.4 kWh per minute. Cars can be front- or all-wheel drive and have power outputs from 160 to 285 kW. Sedans, SUVs, or crossovers can be made with a wheelbase ranging from 2700 to 2900 millimeters, length of 4.3 to 4.9 meters, ground clearance of more than 220 mm, and wheel diameter of up to 750 mm.