Stellantis announced some of the technological characteristics of its STLA Medium platform on Wednesday. This platform is one of four dedicated electric vehicle platforms that are currently being developed for prospective electric designs.

This month, two years ago, the automaker revealed its STLA platform strategy by unveiling the STLA Medium platform in addition to the STLA Compact, STLA Large, and STLA Body platforms. However, up until now, it has not published significantly additional information and details regarding the specialised format. Some information pertaining to the STLA Medium platform is currently being confirmed.

According to a Stellantis press release, the STLA Medium platform is intended for use on cars of the mid-size category, also known in the industry as the C- and D-segments. The carmaker added that it presently has 26 nameplates globally in those sectors, and it will have production potential for up to 2 million STLA-Medium-primarily based automobiles every calendar year spread among various locations, with the initial automobiles coming from Europe. The STLA-Medium platform will be used in a variety of vehicles produced at these plants.




A platform designated as Stellantis STLA Medium

Both a Conventional Pack and a Functionality Pack will be available, with the former providing up to 310 miles of variation and the latter providing up to 435 miles of diversity, based on the calculations of the European WLTP screening cycle (matching U.S. EPA statistics will be reduced). Stellantis did not break out specific capacity statistics, but the company did say that automobiles based on the STLA Medium system will have a maximum of 98 kilowatt hours (kwh) of usable energy and will aim to have an energy consumption of significantly less than 14 kilowatt hours per one hundred kilometres.

Stellantis has decided to remain with a 400-volt electrical design rather than an 800-volt architecture. Despite this decision, the firm plans to aim for a 20% to 80% demand in 27 minutes with DC rapid-charging, which the company claims will charge at a rate of 2.4 kilowatt hours for every minute.

The platform can house powertrains with certified outputs ranging from 214 to 382 horsepower, with a single motor in the front-wheel drive configuration or two motors in the all-wheel drive configuration.




A platform designated as Stellantis STLA Medium

Stellantis indicates that “passenger vehicles, crossovers, and SUVs” will fall under the category of planned system types. The system is able to support wheelbase lengths ranging from 106.2 to 114.1 inches, overall lengths ranging from 169.2 to 192.9 inches, and floor clearances of more than 8.6 inches for off-road vehicles.

Off-road capability will most certainly be essential, as one of the several proposed Jeep electric SUVs may be based on the STLA Medium platform. Stellantis plans to introduce 25 electric vehicles (EVs) in the United States by the year 2030. These vehicles will feature a fully electric and assortment-extended Ram electrical truck in addition to a Dodge electric muscle car that will be based on the STLA Huge Platform. In Europe, the STLA Medium platform may serve as the foundation for crossovers that are positioned in the centre of the market and are produced by Peugeot, Citroen, and Fiat.

The company has taken steps to localise production of essential technologies for these platforms, with drive modules coming from the state of Indiana and batteries most likely coming from the states of Indiana and Canada. The carmaker also provided a look of how it intends to combine EV charging details over the previous week, although it did not clarify whether or not it may leap to the Tesla NACS standard.