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Stellantis hiring battery meeting line engineer in Malaysia; Peugeot e-2008 will get locally-made battery?

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Stellantis hiring battery assembly line engineer in Malaysia; Peugeot e-2008 gets locally-made battery?

Stellantis is on a hiring spree in Malaysia, particularly for its manufacturing plant in Gurun, Kedah the place a variety of the automotive group’s autos are assembled. 9 roles have been marketed on LinkedIn by the agency’s expertise acquisition personnel, and one position specifically, specifically that of the battery meeting line launch engineer, might level to a selected mannequin set for the Malaysian market.

We have already got affirmation from Stellantis itself {that a} slew of merchandise is due for arrival as CKD (domestically assembled) fashions on the Malaysian market this 12 months, a variety that will likely be comprised of the 408, e-2008 and Landtrek.

The aforementioned battery meeting line, subsequently, needs to be for the EV on this trio, which is the e-2008, which is supplied with a lithium-ion battery of fifty kWh gross capability (46.2 kWh nett) to yield a WLTP-rated vary of 320 km.

Stellantis hiring battery assembly line engineer in Malaysia; Peugeot e-2008 gets locally-made battery?

This feeds a front-mounted electrical motor that outputs 136 PS and 260 Nm, and it could obtain charging of as much as 11 kW AC, which is able to carry a full cost in 4.5 hours, or as much as 100 kW DC the place a 0-80% state of cost is reached in half-hour.

Final November, Stellantis introduced that it has been evaluating the manufacturing plant in Gurun, Kedah for its potential as a regional manufacturing hub for its battery-electric autos that will likely be produced for home and export markets within the ASEAN area.

Stellantis mentioned on the time that it’s “aiming to carry the STLA Medium platform to the ASEAN area” which is able to allow the group to fabricate multi-energy autos – combustion, mild-hybrids and BEVs – within the ASEAN area for the ASEAN market.

This plant got here below full Stellantis possession in November 2021, and has been producing the Peugeot 2008, 3008 and 5008 as of late final 12 months.

GALLERY: Peugeot e-2008 previewed in Malaysia

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