Stellantis begins in-house fuel cell van production in Europe
Stellantis, one of the world’s leading automakers, has launched in-house manufacturing of hydrogen fuel cell powered versions of its midsize and large commercial vans in Europe. The company already offers the widest range of propulsion options in the industry, now adding fuel cell EVs to existing battery electric, internal combustion engine, and range extender variants.
Hydrogen fuel cell technology plays an important role in the Stellantis zero-emission propulsion roadmap. Launched in 2021, Stellantis is the first manufacturer in the world to market this type of vehicle.
The expanded portfolio includes fuel cell models of the Citroën Jumpy and Jumper, Fiat Ducato, Opel Vivaro and Movano, and Peugeot Expert and Boxer vans. Annual production capacity was not disclosed.
Stellantis said its second-generation fuel cell system for midsize commercial vehicles enables up to 400 km of driving range, with refueling taking under five minutes. The large vans with fuel cell powertrains can reach 500 km between hydrogen fill-ups.
By controlling manufacturing in-house, Stellantis aims to reinforce its dominance in zero-emission commercial vehicles across Europe. Earlier fuel cell van launches utilised systems co-developed with partner Symbio, in which Stellantis recently acquired a 33% stake.
The wider lineup provides customers robust choices to meet sustainability targets and emission reduction regulations while fulfilling application requirements.
Stellantis is the commercial vehicles leader in enlarged Europe with more than 40% market share in BEVs, No. 1 position in South America, No. 2 in Middle East and Africa and No. 3 in North America.