Stellantis will produce EV drive modules in Hungary

February 19, 2024


Stellantis has announced plans to increase production of its electric drive modules (EDMs), and it will start building them at its site in Szentgotthard, Hungary. The modules, which combine an electric motor, reduction gearset and inverter into a single unit, should begin production in late 2026.

Stellantis is investing 103 million euros ($107.6 million) to boost electric vehicle drive module production at its plant in Szentgotthard, Hungary.


The automaker is boosting drive module production as it prepares to ramp up EV production ahead of stricter emissions rules and zero-emissions vehicle mandates. Stellantis aims for EVs to account for 100% of its passenger car sales in Europe and 50% of its passenger car and light-duty truck sales in the U.S. by 2030.

Stellantis will use the EV drive modules produced by the Szentgotthard plant for vehicles based on an upcoming STLA EV platform, according to a press release. The automaker recently revealed its STLA Large and Medium platforms that will serve as the foundation for the automaker’s full- and mid-sized EVs. The modular STLA platforms allow multiple EVs to share components to reduce production costs.



“Bringing production of electric drive modules to Szentgotthard to support our transformation towards electrification is another important part of our goal to provide customers with clean, safe and affordable mobility,” said Arnaud Deboeuf, chief manufacturing officer at Stellantis, in a press release.    


The automaker will also use three different drive modules for its future EVs. However, Stellantis will use one power inverter design, a standard microprocessor, and in-house controls and software for all its EV drive modules to lower costs and complexity.


Starting this year, Stellantis will also increase the production of electrified dual-clutch transmissions for hybrid and plug-in hybrid vehicles at its Mirafiori complex in Turin, Italy.

Stellantis is also preparing its plants in Tremery-Metz, France, and Kokomo, Indiana, to produce drive modules for future EVs.