Amidst the climate talk in Australia, Electric Vehicles have been one of the hottest topics- and manufacturers may be leading the conversation more than we think.
While it does not appear the Government will force the electrification of Australian roads, manufacturers are on the path to make it happen.
Several car manufacturers have committed to the pursuit of electric and zero emission vehicle models, straying further away from the production of internal combustion engine vehicle models.
- Jaguar – will go all-electric from 2025
- Audi – from 2026, all new models will be battery-powered
- Alfa Romeo – will only sell battery-powered cars in Europe, North America, and China from 2027
- Rolls-Royce – will only produce electric cars by 2030
- Mini – will only produce battery electric vehicles by the end of the decade
- Volvo – committed to making only fully electric cars by 2030
- Bentley – will be fully electric by 2030
- Mercedes-Benz – is working towards going all-electric by the end of the decade
- Fiat – is working to become exclusively electric by the end of the decade
- Ford – said its passenger cars in Europe will be all-electric by 2030
- Renault – said 90 per cent of its cars will be battery electric vehicles by 2030
- Nissan – said all its new cars will be electrified in Japan, China, the US and Europe markets by the early 2030s
- Volkswagen (VW) – will only sell battery electric cars in Europe by 2035
- General Motors – will only sell zero-emission cars by 2035
- Honda – is aiming to go all electric in North America, China and Japan by 2040
- Hyundai – is aiming to go fully electric by 2040
Within the next two decades the majority of vehicles being produced will be zero-emission models as manufacturers continue their strides in innovation for a climate-conscious market.