Stellantis Unveils STLA Large Platform for D- and E-Segment BEVs
In 2022, Stellantis announced the manufacturing facility that would be in charge of producing its new STLA platform series. With a large goal of introducing 75 new battery-electric vehicles by 2030, according to the auto group’s Dare Forward 2030 business strategy, Stellantis also needs to start building new BEV platforms to support the various vehicle segments and sizes. These new platforms are called STLA Platforms, a total of four thus far – Small, Medium, Large, and Frame – and have shown some interesting concepts for the platform and interior with STLA SmartCockpit. Now, in 2024, Stellantis unveils the STLA Large platform.
“Our goals for our STLA platforms are ambitious but this is what our customers need from us today…Creating a family of vehicles from a well-engineered set of components that is flexible enough to cover multiple vehicle types and propulsions…The flexibility and agility of this platform is its hallmark and will be a driving force for our success in the shift to electrification in North America.” – Stellantis CEO Carlos Tavares
Previously, the STLA Medium platform was revealed in 2023, believed to be the platform for an upcoming Dodge eMuscle vehicle. Offers a best-in-class energy efficiency and charging time, able to charge from 20 percent to 80 percent in 27 minutes. This platform was said to be flexible enough to work in C- and D-vehicle segments, giving a great range of the type of vehicle the Medium platform could be used for. C-segment cars are typically small passenger cars and compact cars, whereas D-segment cars are large passenger cars and mid-size cars, sometimes coupes and hatchbacks.
Naturally, the STLA Large platform will be best used for D- and E-vehicle segments. E-segment cars are usually luxury cars, ranging from sedans to hatchbacks. The STLA Platform series is designed to cover a full spectrum of vehicle types, from cars to crossovers to SUVs, while offering an alternative fuel source – in this case, electricity. Produced with high-strength materials, the platform has been optimized for weight and rigidity, allowing for high-performance in BEVs. The current dimensions are anywhere between 187.6-201.8 inches in length, 74.7-79.9 inches in width, and a wheelbase range of 113.0-121.1 inches. Built for some off-roading, the ground clearance ranges from 5.5 to 11.3 inches.
Designed to handle 400-volt and 800-volt electric architectures, the electric drive modules (EDMs) available can be configured for front-wheel-drive, rear-wheel-drive, and all-wheel-drive layouts, expanding the flexibility of this platform for various kinds of cars. The kind of power the STLA Large platform is said to have could rival and even outperform today’s existing Hellcat V8 engines. We’re looking at energy ratings between 85 and 118 kilowatt hours (kWh), able to accelerate of from 0- 62 mph in about two seconds, and offer a total driving range of 500 miles.
With plants to first release the STLA Large platform in the North American market on Dodge and Jeep® brands, followed by other brands including Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, and Maserati, Stellantis has a total of eight vehicles planned for launch from 2024-2026. With eMuscle gearing up and Jeep announcing the Wagoneer S all-electric model, more information will be released as we get closer to release dates for new BEVs from Stellantis. Want to learn more? Follow along with us on Aventura Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram social media.