FCA considers Mexico for production of electric vehicles
In the Plan 2022 of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), Mexico is being considered to produce an electric vehicle, Bruno Cattori, the company’s director in Mexico, recently revealed during an interview with Notimex.
According to Cattori, although Sergio Marchionne, the CEO of the company, did not give details of this project during his presentation of the five-year plan to the media in Italy, the official took Mexico into account among his strategy for the electrification of the company’s catalog, since, with the shift of production of full-size pickups to the United States, the capacity of the Mexican plants would be underutilized.
Interviewed by the state-owned news outlet, Catori said that FCA Mexico has a very robust capacity, which last year reached a production record of 640,000 vehicles, as well as 1.3 million engines.
The executive explained that the electric vehicle to be produced in Mexico would probably belong to the Jeep brand, but that and other details are still in the works.
Currently the company produces in Mexico models of the Jeep, Fiat and RAM brands, as well as the Promaster commercial vehicle.
FCA will celebrate 80 years of commercial operations in Mexico, having entered the market in 1938. Also this year, the plant in Toluca, state of Mexico, will celebrate 50 years of manufacturing operations, said Cattori.