Stellantis accelerates hydrogen strategy

Stellantis has followed last month’s acquisition of an autonomous driving software specialist with news that it is now seeking to acquire a leader in hydrogen mobility.

It acquired aiMotive before Christmas, a leading developer of advanced artificial intelligence and autonomous driving software, to accelerate its transition to a sustainable mobility tech company.

Now Stellantis is negotiating to acquire a substantial stake in hydrogen mobility specialist Symbio.

CEO Carlos Tavares said: “Symbio’s technical roadmap perfectly matches with Stellantis’ hydrogen roll-out plans in Europe and in the US. This move will foster the speed of development to bring low emission products to our customers, beyond traditional electric vehicles.”

Stellantis launched mid-size hydrogen vans in late 2021 and plans to offer large hydrogen vans as early as 2024 in Europe and 2025 in the US.