STLA backing electric van conversions

circular economy (cradle to cradle)

Stellantis has signed a partnership deal with Qinomic to retrofit light commercial vehicles with electric powertrains. Many companies and people who own light commercial vehicles customize them; some put more money into the customizations than the vehicles themselves. Retrofitting these with electric power can give them a new life when the engine or transmission get … Read more

Fiat 500e is official

Fiat 500e reveal

The new, larger Fiat 500e will be available in the US and Canada starting in early 2024. The official reveal will be at the 2023 Los Angeles Auto Show. Fiat celebrated the event with three one-off fashion concepts. Fiat sales in North America have been minimal, though they have a hefty number of dedicated showrooms. … Read more

Chrysler, Fiat doing LA reveals; Dodge, Jeep, Ram showing new vehicles

500e reveal

The Los Angeles show will see a new version of the Chrysler Pacifica and an “electric” reveal of one of the “most iconic and classic FIAT brand models of all time.” The Fiat is almost certainly the new-and-improved 500e already on sale in Europe. While it’s possible there will be a new generation of the … Read more

Is Fiat bringing back the 500?

2022 Fiat 500 electric (BEV)

Fiat came into North America with one car, its new 500 subcompact. As sales plummeted the company tried to entice customers with a standard turbocharger, to no avail, and today the 500X is Fiat’s sole car—the 500L and 124 Spider both having disappeared as well. Fiat is due to show a new car at the … Read more

Ouch! STLA gives up market share to VW

2013 Jeep Avenger

In Europe—the EU+EFTA+UK—Volkswagen’s share rose to 23.8% of the total market, followed by Stellantis at 16.6%. Last September, those numbers were 21% and 18.4% as Stellantis lost 1.8 points of share and Volkswagen gained 2.5 points. To a degree, these changes are supply-dependent. Year to date, Stellantis’ share is far better, though lower than year-to-date … Read more

Inside the new engine coming to the USA for STLA Medium

EP6 Peugeot engine for Stellantis STLA Medium 1.6 hybrids

On Monday, FCA US announced that it would be making a 1.6 liter turbocharged engine for use with hybrid powertrains in two American vehicles. This engine appears to be a new edition in the established EP6 series. The first EP6 four-cylinders had rather public issues with the valve timing; when these were fixed, PSA assigned the … Read more