7 Sep 21

Stellantis to produce new EV in Morocco

The Stellantis Rocks-e, made in Morocco

The Moroccan government has signed a new partnership agreement with Stellantis, reports Afrik21, that will enable the car maker to manufacture electric cars for export at its plant in Kenitra.

This initiative is an expansion of an existing agreement, which enabled the manufacture of a Peugeot 208 and Citroen Ami. The Kenitra plant will now also produce the Opel Rocks-e, an electric car recently launched for the German market by Opel (a subsidiary of Stellantis).

The Rocks-e is a compact two-seater (2.41m long), with a 5.5kWh battery, range of 75km and a top speed of 45km/h. Based on the Citroen Ami model, the Rocks-e is marketed at young people aged 15 upwards with a AM1 driving licence but it is also ideal for urban drivers who want to travel emission-free and park conveniently.

Morocco has an established eco-system of local auto suppliers and Kenitra has a talented and diverse team.

Image of the new Rocks-e, courtesy of Opel.

Authored by: Alison Pittaway