- The Dodge Charger EV and Jeep Recon EV are the first Stellantis EVs expected to have the STLA Large Platform in the United States.
- The STLA Large will support a driving range of up to 500 miles on a single charge.
- Stellantis hasn’t announced whether the STLA Large will use CCS or NACS for charging.
With the upcoming Dodge Charger EV and Jeep Recon EV, Stellantis is finally unveiling its BEV platform: the STLA Large. This platform will support a range of up to 500 miles, 118 kWh of energy, and two-second 0-to-60 speed.
What to Expect from the STLA Large Platform
According to Stellantis, the STLA Large is the most flexible platform. It will support crossovers, SUVs, family cars, Trail-Rated, and executive-class cars. It will support 400-volt and 800-volt charging architecture and will first appear in Dodge and Jeep EVs.
After the Dodge and Jeep releases, Stellantis plans to use the STLA Large platform in Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, and Maserati models. The agile STLA Large is expected to be cost-efficient and deliver exceptional customer satisfaction.
Stellantis CEO Carlos Tavares said about the STLA Large, “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, overperforming any of our current products, will address each of our iconic brands’ customers.”
The Four BEV Stellantis Platforms
The STLA Large follows the release of STLA Medium, which was shared in July 2023. Stellantis plans to release four BEV platforms: Small, Medium, Large, and Frame. The STLA Large will support Stellantis’ newest vehicle software called STLA Brain, STLA SmartCockpit, and STLA AutoDrive.
To date, Stellantis has only released STLA Medium, which is designed for passenger cars, especially in the compact and subcompact car class. STLA Medium only has a 400-volt charging architecture and is only available in the European Peugeot 3008. The STLA Medium could arrive in North America in a Chrysler around 2026.
Details About the STLA Large Platform
The STLA Large will be available in vehicles assembled in Europe and North America. Stellantis plans to use it with fully electric, hybrid, and internal combustion engines. Thanks to the flexibility of the platform, engineers can change the dimensions of the wheelbase, length, width, height, and ground clearance. Engineers can also play with the suspension and powertrain to customize the capabilities and performance.
A common complaint for many EV drivers involves how the cabin heating and cooling components drain range from the EV battery. In the STLA Large, Stellantis engineers designed the platform to have minimal drain for cabin comfort. Drivers will get maximum range from vehicles outfitted with the STLA Large platform.
Stellantis also made sure the STLA Large could be configured with any front-wheel, rear-wheel, and all-wheel drive by using a three-in-one electric drive module. Stellantis can upgrade the propulsion system using convenient over-the-air updates – saving drivers from having to visit dealerships for software upgrades.
Performance Expectations from the STLA Large
This platform has the potential to carry power that outperforms the V8 Hellcat engines. The 2023 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody with a 6.2-liter V8 delivers 717 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque. With the STLA Large, the torque would be instant, thus providing an extremely exhilarating ride above and beyond any internal combustion engine.
Stellantis has not announced how the STLA Large will be charged. Currently, Stellantis is the only major automaker that hasn’t jumped onto the NACS bandwagon. Stellantis plans to deliver 100% BEVs to Europe by 2030 and 50% BEVs to North America in the same timeframe.
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