Here are the dates from when it will be possible to buy only electric or hybrid cars of the brands that have announced goodbye to petrol (or almost)
That of electric and hybrid cars now it can no longer be defined as a race, but as a strategy from which producers can not escape. While for various issues, such as the disposal of billions of batteries, car repairs and electric car defects, depend on know-how, specialization and ongoing pilot projects, Europe has already launched a signal of the tight ban on new petrol and diesel cars. But how do car manufacturers prepare? Here you are as the big brands will only start selling electric cars or electrified.
ELECTRIC AND HYBRID CARS: THE TRANSFORMATION HAS BEGUN
Data regarding new car registrations and on change of ownership of used cars show that hybrid, plug-in and electric cars they are a growing phenomenon. In the second-hand market, cars with ICE engines (Internal combustion engine) still retains the largest shares, but interest in making more and more wishes in the car park is also growing among salon owners (at the expense of petrol and diesel). This scenario concerns not only Italy, but on average the whole of Europe. As reported by the German car club, since the beginning of 2021, more electric car models than diesel cars have been registered in Germany. According to data from the Federal Transport Authority, the registrations of electric cars and plug-in hybrids have moved on 4 to 23% in the last two years. This premise helps to better understand it, minus many unknowns (which we talk about in the beginning), for many manufacturers the full or partial farewell to diesel and petrol engines it’s official. Here is the list in alphabetical order of the groups and brands that have announced the electricity plan until 2035, according to ADAC.
AUDI, ELECTRIC CARS FROM 2033
From 2026, Audi will only present on the world market new electrified models (electric and hybrid cars), as announced by CEO Markus Duesmann. While until 2033 there will be phasing out of the production of internal combustion engines.
BMW: IN 2030 AN ELECTRIC CAR OF 2
In it 2023 at least one electrical alternative should be available in each vehicle class. BMW wants to reach about half of its global sales of fully electric vehicles by 2030.
CITROËN AND DS: 2024 IS THE YEAR OF VEDE POINT WITH BATTERIES
Citroën is one of the brands with the largest number hybrid and electric variants over a very wide range. Since 2024primarily for the DS brand, only 100% electric models will be presented.
DAIMLER (MERCEDES AND SMART)
They will be available electric cars already in all segments from 2022, while there were to be 10 more electric models. The electric Smart EQ is the only one in production for some years, while it is harder (risky) to predict a stop to the internal combustion engines. Mercedes is still the most sought after brand of fleets, NCCs, etc.
FIAT: FROM 2030 ONLY ELECTRIC CARS
From his only electric car on the list, Fiat 500eFiat will draw heavily on the merger between FCA and PSA to become a fully electric brand by 2030. In the meantime, it is already expected in 2023 the electric Fiat Panda.
FORD: GOODBYE TO TRADITIONAL ENGINES BUT ONLY IN EUROPE
Ford plans to have at least one plug-in hybrid or electric variant across the range of cars sold in Europe by 2026. Ford’s farewell to the internal combustion engine will take place per. 2030but only (primarily) In Europe.
JAGUAR WANTS ONLY LOWER ELECTRIC CARS
Jaguar has announced that they will only build electric cars starting in 2025.
HONDA: GOODBYE FOR ADDITIONAL PETROL
Honda is currently only positioned thanks to the Honda-e presented in 2020, which is waiting for the next electric model in 2024. Its individualistic strategy should not be underestimated, which, however, does not ensure complete elimination of internal combustion engines before 2040.
HYUNDAI – KIA
The plan to convert the ICE models to hybrid and electric has been underway for some time. The group expects to sell 40% of Kia’s green cars per year 2030.
By 2030 a quarter of all Mazda vehicles will be fully electric and all other models will be partially electrified.
The mines will all be fully electric from 2030.
The production of Opel cars in Europe will take place on batteries (hence also Plug-in) from 2028. It must be remembered that the brand is part of Stellantis, which intends to bring Opel to the Chinese market.
All models will have at least one electrical variant of 2024.
PORSCHE: SEPARATION IS DIFFICULT
Porsche is investing heavily in research into synthetic fuels, also because saying goodbye to internal combustion engines is virtually impossible for historic models like the 911. However, an electric motor is expected to be put into service on at least 80% of new vehicles by 2030.
Only electrified cars will be sold from 2022therefore hybrid, Plug-in, electric and fuel cell.
The board has planned a farewell to the internal combustion engine between 2033 and 2035.
According to the announcements from the Swedish House: “We want to be climate neutral by 2040“.