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Fiat Chrysler to phase out diesels in its passenger cars in EMEA by 2021; electrification roadmap

Fiat Chrysler will phase out diesel engines in its passenger cars sold in the EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) market by 2021, according to company executives presenting at FCA Capital Markets day in Balocco, Italy. The company, however, will still offer diesel in its light commercial vehicles across its brands.

Company executives also laid out broad as well as brand-specific electrification plans—running the gamut from 48V mild-hybrids (mHEVs) and high voltage hybrids, plug-in hybrids, and battery-electric vehicles—as well as alternative fuels.


Mark Chernoby, FCA Chief Compliance Officer, mapped the the four electrified systems against vehcile segments, with some additional specificity on the design on the propulsion system: i.e., P1 through P4. Click to enlarge.

Projected adoption of the different technologies varies by sales region, said Mark Chernoby, FCA Chief Compliance Officer. In 2022, the company expects that technology adoption will be :

  • EU28: 40% non-electrified, 40% mHEV (essentially the diesel replacement); and 20% high-voltage electrification.

  • China: 65% non-electrified, 20% mHEV, 15% high-voltage electrification

  • US: 65% non-electrified, 15% mHEV, 20% high-voltage electrification.

  • Brazil: 99% non-electrified and ethanol, <1% high-voltage electrification

More than 30 Group nameplates will utilize one or more of the electrification systems by 2022:


Brand highlights presented at the meeting included (Chrysler and Fiat brands were omitted):

  • Alfa Romeo expects to launch 6 plug-in hybrids by 2022 in the C, D, E and specialty segments, with L2 & L3 autonomy. The PHEV platform will be next-generation technology, with an all-electric range of more than 50 km (31 miles), and the ability to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in the mid 4-seconds range.

  • Jeep will offer electrification options across each nameplate by 2021, and offer 10 PHEVs and 4 BEVs by 2022. L3 autonomy will be available by 2021. The brand will also enter three new segments, at the top and bottom of the spread.

    More specifically, the EMEA region will see the end of diesel, and will gain 8 PHEVs and 5 mHEVS. China will have 4 PHEVs and 4 BEVs. North America will see 8 PHEVs.

  • Maserati will see the introduction of a luxury electric coupé (PHEV/e-AWD) that will hit 0-100 km/h in ~ 2 seconds, reflecting a focus on performance-oriented PHEVs.

    Full BEV Maseratis—targeting Tesla—will use an 800V system coupled with 3-motor AWD with torque vectoring. In total, the brand is looking at 8 PHEVs and 4 BEVs,with L3 autonomy.



A full 8 PHEV models for N. America?  This sounds interesting, depending what they are.


I'm thinking the U.S. will be the last of the major countries to transition to clean energy under Trump and the Republicans.


Funny you say that.  It was the Democrats who appointed Gregory Jaczko to the chairmanship of the NRC, from which position of power he imposed the novel aircraft impact rule on the only 4 nuclear plants being built in the country (for which contracts had already been signed, forcing redesign and delay) and directly interfered with relief efforts in Japan after the Fukushima meltdowns.

The guy should have been up on charges and belongs in prison, as does his mentor and patron Ed Markey.


So you know, I'm not a member of either major party so I don't push either; My stand on power is simple; implement the less costly, the less polluting and and the less dangerous solutions for the rate payers. That at the moment appears to be solar and wind and sometimes includes battery storage.


My stand on power is simple:  implement what can get us where we need to go.  Anything else is wasted money and time, both of which cause real harm.

Solar and wind are unreliable and intermittent.  Using them imposes costs on other generators and consumers, which are not properly allocated to them.  Wind particularly tends to disappear in summer high-pressure zones which characterize heat waves, when A/C demand is maximum.  Solar is barely there in northern winters and completely absent at night; CSP is unusable outside of areas which are essentially desert.

Such technologies have their uses, but any effort to make them replace fossil fuels is irremediably flawed and WILL fail.  You can see this utter failure in Denmark, where electric power generation still emits upwards of 300 gCO2/kWh while neighboring nuclear/hydro Sweden is running something under 20 grams.  The Danish favoritism toward Vestas, the Energiewende... enormous, criminal wastes of money and time.

That at the moment appears to be solar and wind and sometimes includes battery storage.

In other words, the vast majority of stockpiled energy you need is going to come from fossil fuels.  That's planning to fail.

implement the less costly, the less polluting and and the less dangerous solutions for the rate payers.

Want to make nuclear power cheap overnight?  Eliminate the NRC and its insistence on total perfection.  Let nuke plant operators screw up in little ways, like everyone else is allowed to.  Set reasonable exposure limits for workers, and maybe 1/10 as much for the public.  This would slash the plant workforces (especially inspectors and paper-shufflers) and make plants easy to build and run again.  It would even let plants like Vermont Yankee restart, because it wouldn't have to get unobtainable permission to do what any fossil plant is allowed to.

The TMI and Fukushima meltdowns harmed nobody.  We can afford to have a meltdown every decade or so.  This would be VASTLY better than rampant climate disruption, which is what we're going to get when the push for "renewables" stalls out and all we have left for backup is the same old fossil fuels controlled by the same old cartels which are trying to kill nuclear to expand their own profits and control.

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