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Whether we want it or not really doesn’t matter. Auto manufacturers are going electric…so much so and so fast that there aren’t enough batteries... More Lithium-Ion  Battery Power Coming To Jeep

Whether we want it or not really doesn’t matter. Auto manufacturers are going electric…so much so and so fast that there aren’t enough batteries to make it happen. So like any good manufacturer…you just make the parts you need yourself.

It’s happening. Stellantis is forming a joint venture with Samsung SDI, a Korean company with a battery division, to manufacture battery cells in the US. Their goal is to have production running by 2025 and their goals are high! Tesla’s Nevada Gigafactory currently produces about 35 GWh per year, whereas Stellantis goal is to start at 23 GWh but increase to 40 GWh.

“Our strategy to work with highly recognized partners boosts the speed and agility needed to design and build safe, affordable and sustainable vehicles that match exactly what our customers demand. I am thankful to all the teams working on this critical investment in our collective future,” said Carlos Tavares, CEO of Stellantis, in a press release. “With the forthcoming battery plants coming online, we will be well positioned to compete, and ultimately win, in the North American electric vehicle market.”

“Stellantis Spotlight” is a weekly recap of some of the major stories at Stellantis. The top stories for the week ending October 22, 2021, include Jeep® 4x4s leading the pack at the Rebelle Rally, Ram 1500 TRX takes home Texas Truck of the Year, the foundation of the National Black Supplier Development Program and joint ventures to produce battery cells and modules for North America.

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Corey Osborne Co-creator

After 23 years of corporate life, I decided to pursue my passions in the off road industry. Specializing in marketing, visibility, relationship and brand building, and acting as MetalCloak's field marketing representative, I have travelled across the country (quite a few times!) using Metalcloak’s CTI (Corner Travel Index) to educate the off road enthusiast. I have also worked with Jeep Jamboree USA as event staff, to provide additional value and education to its participants. I've been fortunate enough to work with both international as well as domestic media; have attended most of the off-road events across our country; and have driven a wide variety of vehicles. I'm a certified PADI scuba instructor and have a BS in Computer Science.

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