Stellantis announces innovative EV deal with Ample

Stellantis has signed a deal with Ample to develop a solution that will return EVs with depleted batteries to the road in less than five minutes.

As part of the deal, Stellantis will integrate Ample’s modular battery swapping solution in its EVs. This solution enables drivers to swap a depleted battery for a charged one in minutes.

Ricardo Stamatti, Stellantis senior vice president, charging and energy business unit, said: “The partnership with Ample is another example of how Stellantis is exploring all avenues that enable freedom of mobility for our electric vehicle customers.

“In addition to other projects we are focused on, Ample’s Modular Battery Swapping solution has the opportunity to offer our customers greater energy efficiency, outstanding performance and lower range anxiety.”

Khaled Hassounah, CEO of Ample, said: “At Ample, we believe in the importance of making electric vehicles accessible to everyone without compromises, which is the only way that we will make a significant impact on lowering greenhouse gas emissions. The combination of offering compelling electric vehicles that can also receive a full charge in less than five minutes will help remove the remaining impediments to electric vehicle adoption. We look forward to working with Stellantis to deploy our joint solution across communities around the world.”

The trial will begin in Spain next year.