Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) plans to transition its plant in Tychy, Poland to produce hybrid and electric vehicles (EVs), beginning in H2 2022.
The company noted in a release on Tuesday that it plans to invest PLN755mn ($203.8mn) to produce electric drive-enabled models of its sub-brands, Jeep, Fiat, and Alfa Romeo. The plant currently manufactures hatchbacks such as the Fiat 500 and Lancia Ypsilon, employing 2,500 workers. The plant may also receive tax benefits, owing to support from the Katowice Special Economic Zone.
In 2019, the Tychy plant produced 263,176 units, most of which were slated for export to 58 other countries. FCA did not disclose the planned EV capacity once the plant transitions to making electric vehicles.