FCA announces launch of several environmental initiatives at Turin manufacturing facilityFebruary 26, 2020
The main events of 2020 will be: the launch of the production of a hybrid version of the Maserati Ghibli and testing the pre-production versions of the Fiat 500 BEV.
In 2020, the FCA will continue to implement large-scale environmental initiatives in the field of electrification. This year, the company will increase investment in a production center in Turin to five billion euros.
The company presented a project developed jointly with Terna to create the world’s largest V2G hub (Vehicle-to-Grid). It will allow interconnecting 700 electric vehicles (Fiat 500 BEV) as part of a two-way charging system capable of supplying up to 25 MW of electricity to the power system to balance demand during peak periods.
In addition, FCA announced the launch of two new projects:
Placement in Mirafiori of a solar electric installation, which consists of 120,000 meters2 photovoltaic panels on the roofs of buildings and 30,000 meters2 panels over 1,750 parking spaces. The installation is capable of generating up to 15 MW of electricity. Experts say the design will reduce CO2 emissions by more than 5,000 tons and provide clean energy for charging stations for cars.
Installation of 850 charging points throughout the complex in Turin. Of these, 750 points will be placed in employee parking lots.
New sustainable development projects will be integrated as soon as possible into the FCA investment plan. The company plans to turn the manufacturing complex in Turin into a leading center in the field of electrification.
In addition to the planned innovations in Turin, the following projects are currently being implemented:
Fiat 500 BEV. Installation of production lines has been completed, on which pre-production versions are already being assembled. The start of serial production of the Fiat 500 BEV is scheduled for June.
Maserati Ghibli. The production of a hybrid version of this car has been launched.
Maserati Quattroporte and Levante. Both models are being restyled at production; production is scheduled to begin in July.
Maserati GranTurismo and GranCabrio. The investment process has begun on the production of the new GranTurismo and GranCabrio, including electric versions.
Transmission factory Mirafiori. An investment process has been launched to increase capacities for the production of up to 350,000 6-speed gearboxes per year.
Battery center Mirafiori. The investment process has begun to build the first assembly plant to produce battery modules for all Maserati electric vehicles.
The total amount of projects launched for the complex in Turin is about two billion euros. They are expected to allow the center to return to full employment in 2022. At the same time, the FCA began searching for and hiring new specialists needed to perform additional tasks related to the launch of new models.
Pietro Gorlier, FCA’s Chief Operating Officer for EMEA, said: “The new environmental projects and the results achieved demonstrate the FCA’s ability to achieve its goals. This year, in which we are waiting for the launch of a whole series of new products in the field of electrification, will be a major milestone in the history of the Group. ”
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