The Stellantis group has decided to sell its pickup trucks in most European markets only in electric versions – although combustion engine variants can be ordered again in some markets – as part of its electrification strategy and to avoid EU CO2 fines. Citroën ë-Berlingo, Fiat E-Doblò, Opel/Vauxhall Combo Electric and Peugeot e-Partner are now assembled in the UK at the Ellesmere Port plant, which has been fully adapted for electric vehicle production only.
The Opel/Vauxhall Combo Electrics will initially be produced at Ellesmere before other variants of the various Stellantis brands are added. In addition to the business models, production of passenger car variants for the various vans – Citroën ë-Berlingo, Opel / Vauxhall Combo Life Electric, Peugeot e-Rifter – will begin in 2024.
100 million pounds sterling
Stellantis has invested £100m (about €116m) to convert the Ellesmere facility into a full electric vehicle factory, as part of the plan.Dare Forward 2030To cut the group’s carbon footprint in half by 2030.
Construction of the Ellesmere plant began in 1962 and production of the Vauxhall Viva began in 1964. This was followed by production of the Vauxhall Chevette and the various generations of the Vauxhall Astra (Opel Kadett and Astra for us). Since 1985, more than 4 million copies of the band have been released.
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