United States auto giant Stellantis is forging ahead with its Dare Forward 2030 strategy by unveiling its newest EV lineup – the Dodge Charger eMuscle, Ram EV truck, and the returning Fiat 500e as of late – to spearhead the automaker’s electrified transition. However, moving from standard gasoline to electrons takes more than building new, innovative electric cars. The infrastructure to support EV sales and after-sales should be modern, efficient, and flexible to keep pace with evolving customer needs.
Stellantis is fortifying its intent of reaching net zero carbon emissions by 2038 by forging a new partnership with Michigan-based Future Energy. Aiming to prepare all U.S.-based Stellantis dealer networks to support EV integration services, the automaker claims nearly 70 percent of existing Stellantis dealers in North America are undergoing assessment to achieve “individual readiness.”
“As we accelerate the drive toward electrification, Stellantis is in full-execution mode with an electrification strategy designed specifically to address the needs of our dealership network,” said Phil Langley, Head of Network Development, FCA – North America. “From business operations and inventory management to service centers and employee culture, our goal is to work directly with our dealers to best prepare for, be successful in, and address any challenges they may face as the industry continues to move toward electrification.”
EV Integration Services
Future Energy will identify the energy requirements, electric infrastructure changes, and utility service upgrades of all Stellantis dealerships and subsidiaries while educating dealership staff on EV charging, energy management, and long-term operational impacts.
“Never has there been a time when the automotive, utility, energy, and other technology industries needed to align to be successful in this emerging market,” said Future Energy CEO Sam DiNello. “Stellantis is demonstrating its commitment to its dealer network and supporting brand EV readiness by developing a thoughtful approach to modify existing business processes.”
Stellantis plans to offer more than 25 new battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) in the U.S. by 2030. Moreover, Future Energy is working directly with Stellantis dealerships to coordinate the construction, logistics, and funding support required for building EV charging stations, staff training, and other technology solutions across all areas of the business.