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Getting Late Into The EV Fairy-tale Battle Traditional Car Maker Stellantis (STLA) is now trying to discover How To Build and Sell a proven version of The Emperors New Clothes


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Intelligence From Alex Intelli; Writers here at The Auto Channel try to be as gentle as possible with Stellantis because their NYS stock symbol Stela is just one letter away from my dear mother's name Stella. Sorry Mom but we gotta say this; Stellantis was on the right track to delay BEV adoption and wait for the other car company exec lemmings to ruin their business by going whole hog into a fairy-tale bought and paid fro by China. BUT now they are joining the Lemmings and choosing a Chinese car maker partner "one from column A and one from column B" ostensibly to penetrate the Chinese Car Market...(just asking but they didn't need an American Partner to "penetrate the US Market) then join the other car company's at Fairy-tale Suicide Cliffs...CHINA HUH?

The AIADA reported that Stellantis the Italian car maker is examining a possible tie-up with a Chinese electric vehicle maker to increase its presence in the country. Stellantis (STLA) said it is considering investing in a local Chinese EV maker and a business partnership to grow in the world's biggest auto market.

Italian carmaker Stellantis who is becoming another EV Fairy Tale evangelist is now seeking options to partner with Chinese electric vehicle (EV) maker Zhejiang Leapmotor (PERFECT NAME!) as it tries to expand its presence in the world's largest auto market, Bloomberg News reported on Wednesday, as of yet no public announcement of the final decision has been made, the report said, citing people familiar with the matter.

Dealers Need Consumers to Plug In

This is another AIADA report; Many dealers’ lots are brimming with an ever-growing number of electric vehicles. A stumbling block to sales: Consumer dissatisfaction with public charging infrastructure has increased over the last year, according to the J.D. Power’s 2023 US Electric Vehicle Experience Public Charging Study.  “Since consumer skepticism regarding public charging availability is the primary reason vehicle shoppers reject EVs, this performance could prove to be a further hindrance to EV acceptance,” J.D. Power says in a press release. Focusing on educating potential EV buyers is one way for dealers to overcome the skepticism around public charging and to sell more EVs, says Brent Gruber, executive director of the EV practice at J.D. Power. “In order for someone to adopt an electric vehicle they have to feel comfortable and confident they can charge their EV,” Gruber tells Wards. “Right now, they don’t’ feel confident. Dealers can educate consumers about public charging.” The J.D. Power study found that despite an increase in the number of public charging stations across the U.S., customer satisfaction with Level 2 charging declined by 16 points on a 1,000-point scale to 617, the lowest level since the study began in 2021. Click here for the full story.