While the world gradually shifts to an electrified future, many automakers diversify their portfolio. Accordingly, some automakers are rebranding their popular models and switching them to fully-electric.
Fiat will go all-electric by July
Fiat has recently announced its plans to go full electric by July. The automaker said it will fully remove all non-electrified vehicles from sale in the UK.
Last year, 60% of vehicle sales of the automaker was from electric vehicles. In line with this, Fiat will step ahead further by confirming 100% of its vehicles will be electrified from July 2022 onwards.
The automaker saw the largest increase in EV registrations, an 88.3% increase in BEV, a 43% increase in HEV, and an 18.5% increase in MHEV.
Fiat currently offers at least one low-emission version for each model and further moves along the path of energy transition and sustainable mobility with its latest announcement of purely electrified cars.
Greg Taylor, Fiat and Abarth UK Managing Director, said: “This step in Fiat’s history marks a pivotal point in our commitment to providing affordable and sustainable mobility solutions for all of our customers. The move lends itself to our vehicles which are suited to urban areas, spearheaded by the popularity of the New 500.”
Its New 500 is the automaker’s best-selling electric city car in eleven countries and the second best-selling electric car in any segment in Europe, behind only Tesla.
Buick will rebrand as an exclusive electric vehicle maker
The GM owned automaker also announced its plan on going all-electric.
In line with GM’s goal of a zero-emissions all -electric future, Buick will be introducing their first EV in the market in 2024. They plan on going all-electric by the end of the decade.
Buick will debut with a new logo and its EV products will also carry a new name “Electra”
“Buick’s new logo, use of the Electra naming series and a new design look for our future products will transform the brand.”
Accordingly, Buick is the last of the four vehicle brands (Chevrolet, GMC and Cadillac) owned by GM to announce its electrification plans.