He Stellantis Group has just officially confirmed the assignment to the Italian Cassino factory of the production of electric cars under the platform STLA Large. A step forward in the electrification strategy of the European giant, which will manufacture in Italy the electric models of Alfa Romeo and Maserati.
These will use the STLA Large architecture, which will be in charge of accommodating segment models D (family), E (executives) and F (representation) with lengths between 4.70 and 5.5 meters.
A platform that stands out for its great flexibility that will allow designers and engineers to adjust the length of the platform, its width and the configuration of the propulsion system, to adapt them to the different products.
At the moment there are not many details of the definitive characteristics, but we know that the first electric vehicles to use this platform will have batteries that will be placed between the 101 and 118 kWhbeing its maximum autonomy of 800km WLTP.
Regarding their propulsion systems, they will be able to take advantage of the flexibility offered by STLA Large, and in this way they will be able to have between one and three engines, which will allow them to reach configurations from 350 CV up to more than 1,000 CV of power.
In addition to the usual Italian design, and all the mechanical potential of the platform, these first Alfa Romeo and Maserati models will have the steering and suspensions of the Giorgio platform used in the current Giulia, so it is to be expected that the electric versions keep up its high level of dynamic behaviour.
It will complete the proposal with an advanced electrical system of 800 volts, that will allow them to be charged from 10 to 80% in just 18 minutes.
The place selected to carry out its production is the Cassino plant. A facility inaugurated in 1972, and located in Piedimonte San Germano, a town in south-central Italy, is a highly automated plant that has more than 1,200 robots and carries out die-cutting, sheet metal, painting, and parts operations. plastic, and stands out for its commitment to renewable energy by having photovoltaic installations on its land.
A plant that, according to the planning shown at the time by Stellantis, should begin production of the first STLA Large later this year or early 2024.
Source | stellantis