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June 23, 2021

TotalEnergies and Stellantis renew partnership

Opel and Vauxhall now included in TotalEnergies and Stellantis parternship.

By Simon Warburton

TotalEnergies and Stellantis have renewed their partnership for the next five years with the Peugeot, Citroën and DS Automobiles brands.

The two Groups are also expanding the deal to include Opel and Vauxhall.

The global cooperation agreements now cover five core areas:

  • Increased collaboration in Research & Development, with common R&D objectives in terms of sustainable development and innovation, particularly in new forms of mobility, low-carbon or bio-sourced fuels, lubricants and fluids optimised for new electrified engines and their components, including batteries
  • ‘First-fill’ lubricants, with the supply of lubricants by TotalEnergies for vehicles produced in the factories of the five Stellantis Group brands concerned throughout the world
  • Exclusive recommendation of Quartz lubricants in the after-sales and maintenance networks of the Peugeot, Citroën, DS Automobiles, Opel and Vauxhall brands. Approved repair specialists have access to TotalEnergies’ motor oils, developed for the engines of the five brands of vehicles
  • Automobile competition, with technical and sporting cooperation which will focus exclusively on the various electric and hybrid programmes launched by the brands:
  • Peugeot’s return to the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the FIA-World Endurance Championship in the Hypercar category for hybrid prototypes, with the design of batteries resulting from the collaboration between Peugeot Sport and TotalEnergies, through its subsidiary SAFT, as well as the development of specific fluids
  • Continued support for the title holding team DS-TECHEETAH in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, an electric single-seater competition with the development of the Quartz EV Fluid range
  • A new partnership with Opel Motorsport which launches the Opel Corsa-e Rally Cup, the first electric rally world cup
  • Mobility and EV charging are a new aspect of this partnership. Free2Move, the Mobility Brand of Stellantis, will use the network of charging stations operated by TotalEnergies for its car-sharing activity in Paris. Other proposals related to simpler electric mobility are also under consideration

“We are proud of the renewed trust of our long-standing partner and are pleased to extend this collaboration to electric mobility and to the supply of lubricants for the Opel and Vauxhall brands,” said TotalEnergies Marketing & Services president, Alexis Vovk.

“By placing the customer at the heart of our strategies, this renewal illustrates the values shared by both groups: team spirit, performance and taste for innovation. This extended partnership also demonstrates our shared desire to make electric mobility accessible to all.”

For his part, Stellantis chief Sales and Marketing Officer, Thierry Koskas, added: “We are very proud to strengthen our collaboration with TotalEnergies.”

“The lubricant technologies and co-developments launched on high performance batteries will be major technological advances in our business and mobility offerings of tomorrow, for our everyday customers and for our motorsport business.”

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