En Italy, Stellantis inaugurates its very first research center on the batteries. THE ” Mirafiori Battery Technology Center » (for close friends) is the result of an investment of 40 million euros.
Stellantis goes all out on batteries
In Turin, the automobile giant wishes to strengthen its capabilities to “ design, develop and test battery packs, modules, high voltage cells and software » which will equip the next vehicles of the group’s brands. THE Mirafiori Battery Technology Center is none other than the largest battery research center in Italy and one of the most important in Europe. Around a hundred employees already work within the Stellantis division.
Stellantis to build second battery factory in the United States
Ultra-qualified workers whose missions will be to supervise and carry out “ climate stress and sustainability » or even the “ development and calibration of battery management system software “. In parallel with this inauguration, the group is working on the opening of another battery technology center for North America, in Windsor (Ontario, Canada). Ultimately, Stellantis will operate six gigafactories around the world.
The group secures a capacity of 400 GWh
Ned Curic, Director of Engineering and Technology at Stellantis, believes that “ This new battery technology center in Mirafiori brings together the tools and talented people we need to design, test, verify and produce cutting-edge products that will meet the needs of our customers and accelerate the delivery of cutting-edge electric vehicles “. Projects like IBIS, for “ Intelligent Battery Integrated System » will be carried out in this center.
It is also an additional commitment from Stellantis on Italian territory. To make its transition to electric in the best conditions, Carlos Tavares’ group ensures a battery capacity of around 400 GWh. Objective: achieve carbon neutrality by 2038 and sell 100% electric vehicles in Europe in 2030. In the United States, Stellantis is targeting 50% electric sales by the same deadline.
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