Stellantis will invest more than €130 million ($141.5 million) to prepare its Eisenach Assembly Plant in Germany for BEV production.

Through the investment, the Eisenach plant – known for building the Vauxhall/Opel Grandland compact SUV – will extend its capabilities to produce a BEV successor to the Grandland. This new BEV will be built on the all-new STLA Medium platform and is scheduled to enter production in the second half of 2024.

For Vauxhall/Opel, adding a new BEV to the Eisenach plant’s production output supports its commitment to offering a fully-electric product lineup by 2028 in Europe. In addition to its ICE counterparts, the Opel Grandland currently produced at the plant also includes plug-in hybrid variants.

Ultimately, the Eisenach investment forms a key part of Dare Forward 2030 – Stellantis’ global electrification plan. Led by commitments to reduce its CO2 emissions by 50% before 2030 and achieve carbon net zero by 2038, Stellantis will also look to release 75 BEVs before the end of the decade as part of the strategy. In delivering these new BEVs, the company is separately investing more than €30 billion into its electrification and software efforts through 2025.