Carmaker Companies are increasingly establishing large, public objectives for Electrical vehicles. Here’s an overview of who’s doing what and when they’ll do it.
Many Automakers have joined the EV bandwagon with their own EVs or plug-ins in the decade since the Nissan Leaf became the first contemporary, mass-produced electric car, and self-recharging hybrids like the Toyota Prius have become popular. However, no major legacy (read: non-Tesla) automaker has placed all of its eggs in the EV basket to date. That appears to be changing, whether due to approaching regulatory deadlines or increasing customer interest in electric vehicles. The trickle of electric car and plug-in hybrid vehicle debuts has transformed into a storm of information regarding faster EV timeframes and zero-emissions goals.
Only time will tell if the events prophesied in these pronouncements will truly occur or if they merely fodder for a future-oriented investment class.
Before you go any further, keep in mind that when automakers talk about electrified vehicles, they include hybrids, plug-in hybrids, electric vehicles, and, in certain circumstances, hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles. When a single vehicle has several electrified variations (such as the Prius’ hybrid and plug-in models), automakers will count each one independently toward their electrification objectives.
On February 14, GM unveiled the all-new 2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV and updated Bolt EV (seen at left). The manufacture of the GMC Hummer EV will begin in the fall.
BMW will unveil the first all-electric M badge car later this year, maybe an M-sport model of the electric i4 sedan.
By the end of the year, Stellantis aims to introduce 10 hybrid or electric vehicles across its brands (including a plug-in Jeep Wrangler).
Jaguar Land Rover plans to start testing a hydrogen fuel-cell prototype in 2021 or early 2022, according to the company.
By the end of the year, Mercedes aims to launch ten new electric vehicles under the EQ brand, along with the EQS 2022.
By the spring of 2022, Ford plans to begin manufacturing the F-150 Lightning, an electric version of America’s best-selling vehicle.
A Honda EV developed in collaboration with GM said to be a crossover, is likely to go into production. (Pictured is Honda’s e: concept SUV, which will debut at the Beijing auto show in 2020.)
By the end of the year, Mazda aims to exhibit at least two plug-in hybrids.
Nissan intends to enter the EVs industry with eight electric vehicles by the end of the year, with the goal of selling one million hybrid or electric vehicles each year internationally.
An Acura EV, developed in collaboration with GM, is about to go into production.
The debut of Land Rover’s first all-electric car is expected.
Volvo has revealed that the XC60 will be replaced with an all-electric vehicle. It will be the first car to use technology developed in collaboration with Northvolt, a Swedish lithium battery manufacturer.
Audi, a Volkswagen Group member, has become more aggressive. They stated that “Level 3” automation—a car that can drive itself some of the time—will be available in the A8 model this year, with plans to bring completely autonomous vehicles to market in 2020. Audi has also said that by 2025, 30 percent of sales would be made up of partially or totally electric vehicles.
Audi intends to have 30 electrified vehicles on the road by 2025, with 20 of them being electric vehicles.
BMW predicted in 2017 that hybrid and electric car sales will account for 15 to 25 percent of worldwide sales by 2025.
Ford has stated that it will invest in electric vehicles by 2025 the investment will cost ford around $29 billion.
GM has committed a $27 billion investment in electric vehicles until 2025. The business intends to release 30 electric vehicles, 20 of which will be sold in North America.
Hyundai plans to have 23 electric vehicles on the market by 2025, thanks to its new E-GMP platform, which was announced in late 2020; future Kia EVs will also utilize the platform.
Jaguar intends to go electric.
By the end of the year, Land Rover plans to have six electric vehicles on the market.
By the end of the year, Toyota aims to have launched 60 new hybrid, electric, or fuel-cell cars, achieving its target of selling 5.5 million electrified vehicles per year.
By the end of the year, Volkswagen expects to have produced 1.5 million electric vehicles across all of its brands. (Pictured: ID.4 for 2021.)
Volvo has committed to putting 1 million hybrid or electric vehicles on the road by the end of the year, with hybrid and electric vehicles accounting for half of its global sales coming from their EVs.
Kia claims to have 11 electric vehicles in production by the end of the year.
In the first half of the year, Mazda planned to unveil the platform for a new generation of electric automobiles.
Diesel engines will be phased out entirely by Jaguar Land Rover.
A ban on the sale of diesel and gas-powered automobiles is scheduled to take effect in the United Kingdom.
EVs will account for 40% of Kia’s output, according to the company.
By the end of the year, Mazda intends to offer a hybrid or electric version of every model in its line.
Mitsubishi expects hybrid and electric vehicles to account for half of its global sales.
Subaru anticipates hybrid and electric vehicles to account for 40% of worldwide sales.
Volkswagen with a solid well of achieving 60 percent hybrid or electric vehicle market share in Europe.
Audi has said that it would phase out internal combustion engines by 2033 in order to move to an all-electric lineup. Audi has kept the door open for domestically manufactured ICE cars in China, where demand for such vehicles is expected to persist.
GM wants to go green energy by getting rid of diesel and gasoline engines from its light-duty range.
Subaru intends to provide a hybrid or electric version of each of its vehicles.
Jaguar Land Rover is pushing towards zero emissions from its tailpipes.
GM wants to be carbon neutral throughout the board.
Mazda, Mitsubishi, and Nissan have said that they intend to achieve carbon neutrality.