European automaker Stellantis said it’s working hand-in-hand with its network of more than 2,600 U.S. dealers to plan its transition to electrified vehicles as “we accelerate” a change that’s sweeping the industry.
Its roadmap appears to be less aggressive than those of Ford and General Motors, which laid out specified financial investment targets for dealers. Stellantis hasn’t taken that tack, though it expects dealerships to make the transition away from internal-combustion-engine vehicles.
The company is offering consulting and on-site EV needs evaluations at dealerships. It says nearly 70% of them are currently in the assessment process.
Stellantis is working with dealership EV readiness consultant Future Energy to work with dealers on everything from assessing energy infrastructure needs, to training dealership staff on operational changes. Dealerships will also be able to apply for financial help to help them make the transition.
The carmaker has a goal of reaching net-zero carbon emissions by 2038 and aims for all sales in Europe and half of sales in the U.S. to be battery-electric vehicles by the end of this decade. It said it plans to offer more than 25 BEVs and achieve worldwide annual BEV sales of 5 million by 2030.
Originally posted on Auto Dealer Today