D he two companies PSA and FCA are talking about the development of a “super platform” for electric cars, according to Bloomberg. According to Bloomberg, people familiar with the talks explained that development costs should be shared. The two automakers had held preliminary talks 'to reduce development costs in a highly competitive region,' the report continued. According to a Bloomberg forecast, sales of electric cars could rise from the current 2.2 million to 60 million annually in 2040.
Open to cooperation
PSA boss Carlos Tavare s had a few Wochen explains that the company is ready to seize growth opportunities. At around the same time, FCA CEO Mike Manley announced that he was looking at ways to make the company stronger. That could be a collaboration or a takeover. The two companies only announced in February that they would be extending their cooperation on vans. PSA and FCA have been developing and building vans together for 40 years and want to continue to do so by 2023. The production capacities at the Sevel site are to be expanded.
PSA is already electrified
PSA already has an electrified platform for small cars with the Common Modular Platform (CMP). The Peugeot 208 based on it, it is also available as a purely electric version. The Group's second platform, EMP2, can also be electrified. It is from the compact class up to light Transporters used. Fiat-Chrysler does not currently have a platform for electric cars.