Mangualde will therefore be the first Portuguese industrial unit to produce fully electric battery cars, for the domestic and export markets.

In an event attended by the President of the Republic, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, and the Prime Minister, António Costa, as well as the Minister of Economy and the Sea, António Costa Silva, the CEO of Stellantis, Carlos Tavares revealed that the 100% electric models to be produced in Mangualde are the Citroën ë-Berlingo, Peugeot e-Partner, Opel Combo-e and Fiat e-Doblò, in light commercial and passenger versions.

"We are proud to announce that Mangualde will enter a new era with the mass production of battery electric vans in Portugal to provide indispensable solutions for our business customers. Leveraging Mangualde's manufacturing expertise to build battery electric vehicles is key for the continuous decarbonisation of our fleets and one more step at a time when we are working to achieve a 40% 'mix' of zero emissions by the end of the decade", said Carlos Tavares.