Milan, March 9. The Stellandis Italia plant in Cassino, which currently produces vehicles for premium and luxury brands such as Alfa Romeo and Maserati, will expand its operations to the production of vehicles based on the STLA large flexible BEV platform. Details of the models will be shared at a later stage.
CEO of Stellantis Carlos Tavares announced this during a visit to the high-tech plant where the Alfa Romeo Giulia and Stelvio and Maserati Grecale models are manufactured.
“The Casino plant has a long tradition of innovation and technology – said Carlos Tavares, CEO of Stellantis -. The vehicles we are designing, based on the STLA Large platform, will revolutionize the driving experience thanks to cutting-edge functions and features, and for this, our staff and the excellent expertise of the Stellantis management team “We believe that bold objectives can be achieved. In terms of price and quality. The support of casino employees and the vision of local and national authorities is a great incentive for us to create vehicles capable of winning over customers with clean, safe and accessible mobility”.
Cassino is the second Stellandis plant, after the Windsor Assembly plant in Canada, that has been publicly announced to be used to manufacture vehicles based on the STLA large platform. Launched in 1972, the Cassino plant, located in Piedmonte San Germano in central-southern Italy, is an automated plant that uses more than 1200 robots to perform molding, sheeting, painting and production of plastic parts. The plant places great emphasis on energy conservation and resource conservation. Since 2017, water consumption has been halved, while photovoltaic panels located in internal car parks allow solar energy to be produced.
The STLA Large is one of four highly flexible BEV platforms under the Stellandis electrification program. The platform, which will underpin many of the Stellandis brands upcoming models, is designed to deliver a range of up to 800 kilometers/500 miles on electric power in conjunction with Stellandis Electric Propulsion Modules (EDM) and modular battery packs. Designers and engineers can modify platform size and powertrain configuration to meet specific project requirements.
Stellandis plans to invest more than €30 billion in electrification and software development by 2025 to produce BEVs that meet customer needs, at least with class-leading fast charging capabilities.