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

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 spread of the automotive group’s automobiles are assembled. 9 roles have been marketed on LinkedIn by the agency’s expertise acquisition personnel, and one function particularly, particularly that of the battery meeting line launch engineer, may 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 spread 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 provided with a lithium-ion battery of 50 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 may well obtain charging of as much as 11 kW AC, which can convey 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 30 minutes.

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 automobiles that will likely be produced for home and export markets within the ASEAN area.

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

This plant got here beneath 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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