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