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Fiat Chrysler will build Jeep, Alfa Romeo EVs in Poland

Editor’s take note: Reuters has corrected the plant financial commitment figures that ended up published in an before model of this story.

WARSAW —  Fiat Chrysler Cars will modernize its Polish plant to develop hybrid and electric Jeeps, Fiats and Alfa Romeos.

The business ideas to start output of the 1st of three new types at its manufacturing facility in Tychy in the second 50 {0764260a27b4b31ca71a8adf79c3ae299a61e6f062052eee3f0df84ce9b30ade} of 2022, the automaker stated in a assertion on its Polish website on Dec. 29.

The types will consist of entire-electric cars and trucks, FCA stated.

The investments are the “achievement of the guarantee to reinforce FCA’s functions in Poland manufactured two years back for the duration of the presentation of our small business program,” the automaker’s Europe boss, Pietro Gorlier, stated in the assertion.

The Tychy plant presently builds the Fiat 500 and Lancia Ypsilon tiny cars and trucks.

FCA will devote 755 million zloty ($204 million) in the venture “with prospective customers for a lot of moments far more,” Polish Deputy Primary Minister Jaroslaw Gowin stated on Twitter.

Neither FCA nor Gowin named the new types to be created in Tychy.

The manufacturing facility presently builds the Fiat 500 and Lancia Ypsilon minicars.

Janusz Michalek, president of Katowice Unique Economic Zone, stated in the assertion that the cars and trucks will be fully new types not produced by FCA so significantly.

Polish press studies stated the Alfa Romeo Tonale compact crossover, shown as a principle at the 2019 Geneva automobile clearly show, could be one of the new types to be produced in Tychy.

FCA ideas to raise yearly output at the plant to as a lot of as 400,000 tiny cars and trucks based on PSA Group’s Popular Modular Platform, in accordance to Italian press studies before this year. The plant created 263,176 units in 2019.

In its 2018-2022 program, FCA stated it will spend 9 billion euros on electrification as section of financial commitment ideas totaling forty five billion euros.

FCA is organizing a $38 billion merger with PSA to make Stellantis, the world’s No.four carmaker.

The Tychy plant in Poland’s industrial southern location of Silesia is one of FCA’s major and presently employs around two,500 people today.

The financial commitment will come as a strengthen to Poland, which is hoping a swap to EVs can enable its automobile sector capture up with regional rivals this sort of as the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

Bloomberg and Reuters contributed to this report