How the largest automakers are switching to the production of electric vehicles
We decided to find out when the largest automakers will start producing their own electric cars and completely abandon diesel cars
According to The Electric Vehicle World Sales Database, in Europe, sales of electric vehicles in 2020 increased by 137% at once, reaching 1.4 million vehicles. In China, growth was 12%, and the number of such cars in the country reached 1.3 million. In the United States, sales of electric cars increased by 4%, and their number amounted to 328 thousand.
In the spring of 2020, GM unveiled a new third-generation modular EV platform for its electric vehicles. The concern said that by 2023 it will release 22 new models. They will be branded as Chevrolet, Buick, Cadillac and GMC;
- October 2020 - Hummer EV electric pickup introduced;
- January 2021 - A line of electric vehicles was shown at the CES technology show, including the Chevrolet Bolt EUV, GMC Hummer EV Pickup, Cadillac Lyriq, Cadillac Celestiq, Buick and Chevrolet electric pickup;
- April 2021 - An SUV version of the EV SUV electric pickup was released: VIN decoder
- 2022 - Hummer EV3X and Chevrolet Bolt EUV scheduled for release;
- 2023 - the concern will release the twin-engine Hummer EV2X and Cadillac Lyriq;
- spring 2024 - the base Hummer EV2 will be introduced;
- 2025 - 30 new brands of electric vehicles will be released;
- 2030 - most GM SUVs and cars
Cadillacs will become electric vehicles.
The concern plans to completely abandon the production of diesel cars by 2035. The company aims to use 100% renewable energy for its fleet by 2030 in the US and by 2035 worldwide.
Jaguar Land Rover
The Jaguar Land Rover concern in February 2021 promised to completely switch to the production of electric cars by 2025. The concern intends to turn Jaguar into a luxury electric brand. Land Rover will release six new electric models, and they will be sold in parallel with the current model range.
- 2018 - the first electric crossover I-Pace was released;
- 2020 - The company registered the trademark "EV-Type" for the release of an electric version of the F-Type coupe;
- 2024 - The first Landy electric car will be introduced;
- 2030 - 60% of Jaguar cars will be electric.
Jaguar Land Rover will use three production platforms: EMA (Electric Modular Architecture) for its electric vehicles, MLA (Modular Longitudinal Architecture) for its hybrids, and a separate "Pure Electric Architecture" for Jaguar (reference: VIN lookup).
Ford announced in February 2021 that it intends to sell only electric vehicles in Europe by 2030. The company plans that by 2026 all its passenger cars will be zero-emission vehicles and will be either all-electric or hybrid. Speaking of commercial vehicles, Ford said its emissions must be zero by 2024.
For these purposes, the company is investing $1 billion to modernize its electric vehicle plant in Cologne, Germany. The first electric vehicles should roll off the assembly line in 2023.
Ford will take advantage of its partnership with German automaker Volkswagen. The company will develop its electric vehicles on their MEB platform, which underpins the Volkswagen ID.3 and ID.4 electric vehicles.
At the same time, Ford promises that its electric vehicles will be very different from Volkswagen.
- 2021 - Ford Motor should begin sales in Europe of the Mustang electric crossover - Mach-E;
- 2022 - Sollers Ford, a joint venture between Ford Motor and the Russian automaker Sollers, will launch the production of the Ford Transit electric van in Russia;
- 2023 - the first electric car on the MEB platform from Volkswagen will be released.
The concern promises to make its electric vehicles budget. It is assumed that in the future they will cost from $20,000 (₽1.6 million) to $70,000 (₽5.5 million). To date, the Mustang Mach-E electric crossover is valued at $42,895 (₽3.4 million) for the base version. See more details here VIN check.
VW Group CEO Herbert Diess has set a goal for the concern to produce 26 million electric vehicles by 2028 and become the world's largest manufacturer in this area, ahead of Tesla. By 2030, the concern should present 75 electric and 60 hybrid models.
- 2019 - the first ID.3 hatchback was released on the Volkswagen MEB platform;
- 2020 - ID.4 crossover introduced;
- March 2021 - the company held a Power Day conference, during which it presented a plan for the development of batteries for electric vehicles and infrastructure for their charging before the end of the decade;
- April 2021 - Volkswagen showed a more powerful and faster modification of the ID.4 sports electric crossover. Its sales will start in Europe in the summer;
- 2021 - the company will introduce the ID.5 cross-coupe;
- 2026 - The Project Trinity electric sedan will be released. It will be one of the first models based on the new Scalable Systems Platform;
- 2030 – Electric vehicles should account for up to 70% of Volkswagen sales in Europe.
And in 2019, the Volkswagen Group showed the concept of autonomous robotic charging of electric vehicles. The robot is able to bring the device to the vehicle for charging.