Stellantis Has Not Yet Decided Where To Build Third Battery Plant In Europe, Says Italy Minister: Report

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  • Giorgetti said Rome did not want any “bad surprises” on the jobs front as Stellantis goes ahead with its transition towards producing more electric vehicles
  • In May, the company had teamed up with Foxconn to sign a non-binding memorandum of understanding to jointly build and supply in-car and connected-car technologies

As per a report by Reuters, Stellantis has not yet decided where to build its third electric battery plant in Europe on top of those planned in France and Germany, Italy’s Industry Minister Giancarlo Giorgetti. The report added that Giorgetti said in a statement after meeting Stellantis representatives and unions in Rome that they cannot talk about a gigafactory without addressing the fundamental question about where batteries are produced. The decision has not yet been taken.

Giorgetti said Rome did not want any “bad surprises” on the jobs front as Stellantis goes ahead with its transition towards producing more electric vehicles.

The decision has not yet been taken

In May, the company had teamed up with Foxconn to sign a non-binding memorandum of understanding to jointly build and supply in-car and connected-car technologies.

Mobile Drive, a 50/50 voting rights joint venture is aimed at accelerating development timelines to bring innovative in-vehicle user experiences enabled by advanced consumer electronics, HMI interfaces and services that will exceed customer expectations, the company said.

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