Which car brands are going all electric and when?
It’s sooner than you think!
Manufacturers are racing to go electric ahead of bans on new fossil-fuel vehicles in several countries.
Below is a list of brands that are making the permanent switch to electric.
Alfa Romeo announced it will only sell battery-powered cars in Europe, North America and China from 2027. Owned by Stellantis, the world’s fourth-largest car maker, which includes brands such as Jeep, Fiat, Peugeot and Chrysler. Stellantis is investing 30 billion euros in electric vehicles through 2025.
Audi says all new models will be battery-powered from 2026. The company, which is owned by Volkswagen Group, will phase out its development of the internal combustion engine by 2033.
Bentley, owned by Volkswagen Group, announced last year it would be fully electric by 2030. The luxury brand says it will launch its first battery electric vehicle in 2025. It will phase out internal combustion engines by 2026, with only plug-in hybrids and electric cars on the market.
Fiat is working to become exclusively electric by the end of the decade. The brand’s line-up would gradually become electric-only between 2025 and 2030.
Ford has said its passenger cars in Europe will be all-electric by 2030. The company expects 40 to 50% of its global sales to be electric vehicles by the same year. Ford Motor and Korean battery partner SK Innovation announced back in September that they plan to build an electric assembly plant and three battery plants in the US to open in 2025. The $US11.6 billion plan is the single-largest manufacturing investment in Ford’s 118-year history.
GM is spending US$35 billion on electric and self-driving vehicles through 2025. General Motors, which owns Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac, will only sell zero-emission cars by 2035. Plans to be carbon neutral by 2040.
Honda is aiming to go all electric in North America, China and Japan by 2040. It expects both electric and hydrogen cars to account for 40% of sales by 2030, and 80% by 2035.
Hyundai is aiming to go fully electric by 2040. The South Korean car maker has said it will gradually expand its battery electric car line-up in the United States, Europe and China.
Jaguar says that it would go all-electric from 2025. Its maker, Jaguar Land Rover, which also sells the Land Rover, has pledged to become a net zero carbon business by 2039. The first all-electric Land Rover model is due to be released in 2024, with an intention to eventually phase out internal combustion engines in that brand also.
Mercedes-Benz, which is owned by Daimler, is working towards going all-electric by the end of the decade. The company has increased its target for battery electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids to make up 50% of its sales globally by 2025.
Mini, owned by BMW, said that it would only produce battery electric vehicles by the end of the decade. Its last internal combustion engine model will be released in 2025.
Nissan has said all its new cars will be electrified in the key markets of Japan, China, the US and Europe by the early 2030s. It has set 2050 as its goal to go carbon neutral.
Renault has said 90% of its cars will be electric by 2030.
Rolls-Royce announced that it would only produce electric cars by 2030. The BMW-owned brand is due to release its first fully electric car, named ‘Spectre’, in late 2023.
Toyota: The Japanese car maker says it’s committed to zero emissions by 2050.
Volvo has committed to making only fully electric cars by 2030. By 2025, it is aiming for about 50% of the cars it sells globally to be battery-powered, and the other 50% to be hybrids.
VW will only sell battery electric cars in Europe by 2035. It expects to stop selling internal combustion engines in the United States and China a little bit after that. It aims to make its entire fleet carbon neutral by 2050 at the latest.