Stellantis Exec Talks Future of ICE Vehicles

Sept. 8, 2023
An executive at the automaker talked about the longevity of new internal-combustion-engine vehicles being sold today.

While reaffirming its commitment to phase out pollution-emitting powertrains, an executive at Stellantis noted the longevity of current ICE vehicles being sold and the support they will need for years to come.

This includes the ability to transition gasoline or diesel vehicles to e-fuels, which are synthetic and produced using renewable energy, reports Reuters.

"I think 25% of our vehicles are still in use after 20 years. Hence, this kind of exposure time to e-fuels is considerable, very considerable," said Christian Mueller, Stellantis' Senior Vice President, Propulsion Systems for the EMEA region, according to the article.

Stellantis sees about 28 million vehicles on the road in Europe that could potentially make the transition to e-fuels. A comment from an Aramco representative noted that e-fuel production could ramp up in 2025.

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