Announcing fleet-wide electrification targets is almost as trendy as increasing screen sizes. Stellantis is today’s automaker to draw a line in the sand with regards to electrification. Only the world’s newest automaker’s target isn’t quite as impressive as some others.
The company announced plans to offer all-electric or a hybrid variants of all of its European models by 2025. The date itself is one of the more aggressive dates that have been announced. However, Stellantis has the Peugeot brand that has been fairly aggressive with electrification in recent years. The announcement also means Stellantis will still have a number of gas engines in its fleet in 2025.
Stellantis did not mention North America in its electrification announcement. Given the fact the company has a host of HEMI-powered big vehicles in its U.S. lineup, electrification is probably a ways off here. That said, former FCA started making progress towards electrification. There’s now a plug-in hybrid Jeep Wrangler 4xe. Plans also exist for a plug-in variant of the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee, while Ram is reportedly working on hybrid and battery-electric trucks.