The recovery of the Italian plants of the group, the FCA continues, in small steps, with the progressive restart of the different productions, up to which week is locked from the emergency coronavirus. In the past few days has re-opened the plant in Cassino for the assembly of the Alfa Romeo Giulia and the Stelvio, while the next week will be reactivated the chains of mounting of Grugliasco and Mirafiori, where are also the preparations for the assembly of the 500 electric.
The situation of the Maserati. The italo-american group, which at the end of April has restarted the factory of the commercial vehicles of Sevel in Atessa (Abruzzo) and from yesterday has been brought to full operations at the plant in Melfi (Basilicata), he plans to restart from next Monday the production of the Maserati Ghibli and Quattroporte in Grugliasco and the Levante at Mirafiori. In any case, the reboot will occur at a pace and capacity reduced and in respect of the security measures agreed with the trade unions.
The 500e. In the historic factory in turin are, in addition, in the course of all the activities leading up to the launch of the wait 500 electric. Currently, the assembly line and are assembling all the models of pre-series intended for testing and testing in view of the start of production of the cars destined for the market, is likely to start in July, coinciding with the presentation of the “virtual” cinquino battery and a slight delay compared to initial indications. The programs, which at the moment are highly dependent on the evolution of the health emergency and the consequences of the crisis on the market and on the supplies used originally the start of the assembly activity true to June, but the crisis of coronavirus has, of course, produced consequences on the timing of the launch. The project of the 500 electric is directly related to the strategies for the electrification of the polo torinese launched by the group to FCA in the last few months. At Mirafiori were started the works for the realization, in collaboration with the Engie, a charging system Vehicle-To-Grid (V2G) while work continued on the construction of a hub for the production of batteries.
The other sites. Other plants have re-opened the gates or are close to it. In the past few days has returned operating the factory in Cassino (Lazio), where are produced the Alfa Romeo Giulia and the Stelvio. On 3 June should reopen the plant of Pomigliano dedicated from Panda, and fromnext year also the Alfa Romeo Tonal. Remains, at the time, define the recovery program for the Maserati of Modena. The historic establishment of the Trident on Via Ciro Menotti, where the last work for the preparation of the assembly of the new MC20, should begin to produce the super-sport after its presentation at the Maserati Day, expected in may, but slipped to September due to the emergency coronavirus.
Source: Quattroruote.en – Edited by Anthon K.