Stellantis chose the Mangualde production site, in Portugal, to produce large series electric light commercial vehicles. CEO Tavares made the announcement during the visit paid by the President of the Portuguese Republic, the Prime Minister, and the Minister of Economy and Maritime Affairs to the plant facilities.
Starting in early 2025, Stellantis will start producing the Citroën ë-Berlingo, Peugeot e-Partner, Opel Combo-e and Fiat e-Doblò models, both in light commercial and passenger versions, thus making the Mangualde site the first Portuguese plant to produce large series fully battery electric cars for the domestic and export markets at launch.
Stellantis: a brand-new plan for electric LCVs
“We are proud to announce that Mangualde will enter a new era with the production of large series of battery electric vans in Portugal to provide indispensable solutions for our business customers,” said Stellantis CEO Carlos Tavares. “Leveraging Mangualde’s manufacturing expertise to build battery electric vehicles is critical to the continued decarbonization of our fleets and a further step as we work to achieve a 40% zero emissions mix by the end of the decade.”
According to Stellantis, in 2022, the Group was the light commercial vehicle BEV market leader in Europe with nearly 43% market share. In Portugal, Stellantis was the leader in 2022 in BEV sales, with 22% share, and in the sale of electric commercial vehicles with a 54% market share.
The Mangualde plant currently produces light commercial vehicles and passenger versions of the Citroën Berlingo/Berlingo Van, Fiat Doblò, Opel Combo/Combo Cargo, and Peugeot Partner/Rifter.