Stellantis is planning to source over one million electric motors a year – by 2024 – from its Emotors joint venture at its manufacturing plant in Trémery, Lorraine, France.

Production of the M3 electric is being ramped up this year for fitment in a number of Stellantis’ brands models. Stellantis is aiming for 100% of passenger car BEV sales mix in Europe by 2030.

“Our commitment to be the automotive sector’s champion in the fight against climate change is reflected in each of our sites by supporting our employees on the next step in the electric adventure,” said Stellantis CEO Carlos Tavares. “Controlling our electrification value chain will ensure our technological independence in the context of economic and geopolitical crises while mitigating the impact of this dramatic change for our sites and employees, particularly in France where we are and will undoubtedly remain the commercial and industrial leader.”

Starting this month, the new DS 3 E-TENSE, Peugeot e-208, Jeep Avenger, Vauxhall and Opel Mokka Electric will be fitted with the M3 electric motor featuring 115 kW/156 hp power and 260 Nm torque.

Coupled with a new battery, Stellantis says the new e-motor is a major enabler to improve vehicle efficiency, providing a range of more than 250 miles. It will be fitted to the new generations of various Stellantis brand vehicles as they are launched.

The Trémery site, which was one of the largest diesel production plants in the world, has been committed to the energy transition since 2018 with the support of its social partners and local elected officials. For more than a year, the Trémery plant has provided 6,000 hours of training to its employees.

Stellantis will produce 12 electric models in France:

  • Mulhouse: Peugeot e-308 sedan, e-308 SW and e-408
  • Sochaux: Peugeot e-3008, e-5008,
  • Rennes: Citroën‘s future electric SUV,
  • Poissy: New DS 3 E-TENSE, Vauxhall and Opel Mokka Electric,
  • Hordain: Peugeot e-Expert, Citroën e-Jumpy, Vauxhall and Opel Vivaro-e Electric, FIAT e- Scudo (and Toyota Proace Electric).

The assembly plants will use major electrical components manufactured in France at plants located in Caen, Charleville, Metz, Mulhouse, Sept-Fons, Trémery, Valenciennes and the Billy-Berclau/Douvrin gigafactory.