The decision of the European Parliament to stop the sale of endothermic cars starting from 2035 it has sparked controversy and controversy, especially among individual governments and among some representatives of trade associations. As we know, the Motor Valley it is “safe” at least for a short period but it is feared that some small companies, even simply linked to the creation of specific components, may not find space in the future with important repercussions on the entire industrial fabric. In any case, despite the perplexities of the sector, they are several car manufacturers who have anticipated the moves of Brussels and set, for example, the rules of the Fit for 55 package for 2024-2025.
The known strategies
The Volkswagen Group it has defined several paths to follow that it will follow with all the brands it has available; by 2030 it will offer a mix of cars (battery and not) and by 2035 there will be a complete transition, at least in the European market. Audi will switch to battery solutions as early as 2026, but will continue to offer traditional engines until 2032. For Skoda and Seat, there are no great details on this, while Bentley will make the fateful turning point in 2030.
Porsche expects to reach a good volume on electric by the end of the decade, probably combining them with the much discussed e-fuel, while Lamborghini will only have hybrids from 2025.
StellantisInstead, it has already set a deadline for each brand for the presence of battery-powered models only: 2027 for Alfa Romeo, 2024 for DS, Lancia and Abarth, 2027 for Fiat, 2028 for Opel and Peugeot, 2030 for Maserati. All others, including Citroën or Jeep, will follow the brand’s strategy.
Renault it will go electric in 2030, with Alpine embracing the strategy as early as 2024. Dacia it will only adapt in 2035, although we know that the brand’s first electric, the Springis one of the most successful cars in recent months and the hope is that the manufacturer can continue this trend in the future.
Ford will only offer electric in Europe by the end of the decade and a similar argument can be applied for Volvoone of the first brands that, moreover, has chosen to abandon diesel since not suspicious times.
BMW and Mini (and Rolls-Royce) will switch to electric in 2030 and 2025 respectively. The Jaguar brand will only offer electric from 2025, while the off-road brand will offer a mix of solutions in 2030; It is therefore legitimate to wait for the arrival of a Defender hybrid over the next few years.
And for the Japanese girls? Toyota aims to sell zero-emission cars from 2035, while Lexus has set the same target in 2030. No information for Nissan and Mitsubishibut given the close relationship with Renault it is not difficult to think of a similar if not the same strategy.
Koreans, on the other hand, like Kia and Hyundai they will say goodbye to endothermic in 2035; who knows if by that date we will have the opportunity to also sell the first fully electric Hyundai N.