FCA is to build a new battery assembly complex in Turin, Italy as part of its overall e-mobility strategy. The new battery hub will be located in the Mirafiori plant. Preparations will begin in early 2020.
The batteries will be used by new generations of full electric FCA models. A complete battery assembly centre will be created in a specially designed building, with the potential to be expanded for future projects.
The initial investment will be approximately €50 million.
Pietro Gorlier, COO for FCA’s EMEA Region, says: “With its new car battery assembly center at Mirafiori, FCA accelerates its drive to electrify, adding now another element to the ‘ecosystem’ that starts from supply chain and ends with customer support. A journey passing through the recent partnerships on recharging infrastructure, Vehicle-to-Grid and services to support customers of hybrid and full electric cars, from Italy to the rest of the world.”
The announcement comes a few months after FCA said it would build a new electric-powered Fiat 500 at the Mirafiori plant starting in the second quarter of 2020.