Stellantis might be considering battery-manufacturing in Italy
According to Automotive News, the Italian government would be discussing with Stellantis, the carmaker formed by the merger of FCA (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles) and PSA Group, about investing in electric-vehicle battery manufacturing in the country.
A recent meeting in Rome between Stellantis Chairman John Elkann, CEO Carlos Tavares and Italy’s economic development minister Giancarlo Giorgetti, concentrated on the future of electric mobility in the country. This information should be considered being secret since the gathering should have been private.
Giorgetti would have sought assurances from Stellantis that Italy would remain one of the main countries where the company already manufactures vehicles and inquired about plans for investment in making batteries at Mirafiori, Fiat’s main industrial district in Turin, always according to so-called «secret» informers.
Spokesmen for Stellantis and the minister declined to comment. The discussions are at an early stage. No final decision has been made and the company could decide to invest in battery production elsewhere. Yet, as the saying goes, there is never smoke without fire.