The Italian Minister for the Economic Development, Stefano Patuanelli, has given the green light to the decree for the Development Agreement among Mise, Basilicata and Piedmont regions, Invitalia and the companies Fiat Chrysler (Fca) Melfi, Fca Italy and CRF (Fiat Research Centre) for a programme of research, development and production of electric and hybrid vehicles in the factories in Melfi, Orbassano and Torino Mirafiori.
It is a plan worth 136 milions that will be financed within 2022. In particular, 98.7 million Euros will be used to increase the production in the Melfi factory of Jeep Compass in the hybrid plug-in version.
Other 37.9 million Euros are instead allocated for the project Recharge – Sustainable solutions with high modularity and configurability for mass-market vehicles with 100% electric propulsion, with the aim of developing pure electric vehicles at accessible prices, in Melfi, Orbassano and Torino Mirafiori plants.
This programme will have a positive employment impact that will allow the gradual reintegration of the staff in solidarity contract and the creation of further 100 workplaces at Melfi factory.