Stellantis Tests eFuel for Fleet Decarbonisation

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Stellantis is currently conducting tests on eFuels for 28 engine families in order to accelerate carbon emissions reduction for the 28 million internal combustion engines (ICE) built by Stellantis in Europe since 2014 (Euro 6) while still committed to selling only battery electric vehicles (BEVs) for passenger cars in the region by the end of the decade.

eFuel is a synthetic fuel made from captured atmospheric CO2 and renewable energy that can serve as a drop-in replacement for traditional fuels in existing ICE vehicles. This provides an easy and affordable option for customers to decarbonise their vehicles without needing to replace their engine or wait for new infrastructure.

Stellantis CEO Carlos Tavares stated, "We are doubling down on our fight against global warming by testing carbon-neutral fuel as a complementary solution to our holistic decarbonisation approach. While we remain steadfast in executing our aggressive electrification strategy, we must also find smart alternatives to address the CO2 emissions for the 1.3 billion existing ICE cars."

Stellantis is currently testing and validating 28 engine families from 2014 to 2029, including gasoline and diesel engines, with a comprehensive validation protocol that includes tests on tailpipe emissions, engine performance, reliability, and more. The potential use of eFuel in Stellantis' fleet of up to 28 million vehicles could reduce up to 400 million tonnes of CO2 emissions in Europe from 2025 through 2050.

The production of eFuel presents an opportunity for Stellantis to redefine energy sourcing based on the availability of renewable energy sources, such as wind and solar, rather than relying on current fossil fuel extraction locations, which could contribute to energy sovereignty and sustainability.

Stellantis has committed to investing over €30 billion by 2025 in electrification and software to develop and deliver BEVs that meet customer demands. The company also continues to study complementary solutions, such as eFuel, to further reduce CO2 emissions and offer clean, safe, and affordable mobility solutions.

Stellantis' long-term strategic plan, Dare Forward 2030, includes targets such as slashing CO2 emissions by half by 2030, achieving carbon neutrality by 2038 with single-digit percentage compensation of remaining emissions, and aiming for 100% of passenger car sales in Europe and 50% of passenger car and light-duty truck sales in the United States to be BEVs by the end of the decade.

Stellantis also aims to double net revenues by 2030 compared to 2021, maintain double-digit adjusted operating income margins throughout the decade, and become the leader in customer satisfaction for products and services in every market by 2030.

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