Electric Car Timeline: Which automakers have the best and worst EV programs? | MotorBiscuit
Make no mistake a fully electric future is coming. The operating costs with electric cars is falling dramatically, and new government regulations are forcing automakers to go green. but Market observation observed that some manufacturers will sell them faster than others and promise to be fully electric within five years. The question is, which brands will be first and how long will it take to get everyone on board?
GM will soon sell 100% electric
GM already pledges to just Electric car sales only until 2035. Other automakers like Nissan say they will be fully electric “in key markets” by 2030, but that’s not fully electric. Some cars in their upcoming lineup include the GMC Hummer. They have also stated that 30 new EV models will be distributed across their brands, including Chevy, Buick and Cadillac.
Large chunks of Porsche, Kia / Hyundai, and Audi sales will be electric by 2025
After all the mess of The Dieselgate scandals, Porsche and Audi got into big trouble. And now they are finding ways to break away from it. By 2025, Porsche is aiming to generate 50% of sales from electric cars, and Audi is aiming for 35. At that point, Audi buyers will have 20 electric cars to choose from, which we believe will include trim levels, as Audi only sells 35 models around the world (according to Autos.com). If it weren’t for that, Audi would sell 57 different cars
However, Audi and Porsche are slightly smaller luxury brands, with Audi selling around 1.7 million cars last year and Porsche selling just 57,000. But Kia and Hyundai together sell about 2.5 million cars a year. The fact that they are announcing 40% of sales by 2025 is actually more impressive than Audi and Porsche as they will bring more of it to the road.
Toyota and Mercedes forecast high sales of electric cars in 2030
Mercedes has already committed to eliminating new internal combustion engine projects, but that doesn’t mean they are done with them. It just means that further motors are being discontinued, and replaced by an electric battery architecture. However, Mercedes aims to make 50% of all sales electric by 2030, which means they will continue to make gasoline cars, they will just have older engines.
However, Toyota has made questionable decisions when it comes to electric cars. Their plan seems almost non-existent today, and some are wondering if they are against electric cars. And yet the claim that by 2030 70% of sales will be either electric or fuel cell cars. It’s clear the company is more interested in hydrogen propulsion and hybrids than BEVs, but they’re still for a zero-emission future.
Ford, Honda / Acura and Nissan are expected to generate 40% sales by 2030
Ford, Honda (and their luxury division Acura) and Nissan all aim to make 40% of sales electric by 2030. However, Ford’s 40% electric sales would be more significant than Nissan as they simply sell more cars. You have already introduced that Ford F-150 Blitz and Mustang Mach-E, and plan to expand their lineup every year. Meanwhile, by next year, Nissan will sell 20 BEVs in China, where electric car technology is miles ahead of the United States.
However, Honda is sort of an outlier in that equation, though they also hope to sell 40% EVs by 2030. You just announced the final generation of the NSX, with only 350 of these hybrid hypercars slated to be produced. And they revealed the name for their next EV, aptly called the Prologue, but that’s about it. As of now, Honda’s plan is: Use GM’s Ultium battery for their next electric cars, buildings their own e: architecture to become fully electric by 2040.
Stellantis and Volkswagen will split the sales of electric cars between the US and Europe
Rather than picking one lane, Stellantis and Volkswagen split electric car sales between America and Europe. What is more interesting, however, is that in both cases the companies plan to sell more electric cars in Europe than in the States. It makes sense as long road trips are an American tradition that electric cars can somehow handle intensive route planningwhile much of Europe is made up of densely packed cities. Although we may just shift gears more slowly, even if Tesla’s roots are here in the States.
Volkswagen will produce most of the electric vehicles, with 50% expected to be sold in the US and 70% more in Europe. Stellantis, which includes Peugeot, Citroen, Fiat, Chrysler, Jeep, Ram, Maserati, Alfa Romeo, and other smaller brands, will only sell 35% electric in the States and 70% in Europe. That’s partly because of it Peugeot and Citroen are European exclusive brands, so it makes sense that America is lower. But on the other side of that coin there’s Jeep, Ram, and Chrystler, so who can say for sure.
BMW, Subaru and Mazda are behind
BMW and Subaru tried to do a quick one to make their EV sales sound a bit better. In the case of BMW, they claim that by the end of this year, 25% of their sales will be electric and hybrid. But the key word is hybrid, which is still an emissions-producing car (albeit a cleaner one). And they say that 25% of sales will be made in Europe only, with no measurement of how they’re doing in the states.
In other words, BMW is taking the MINI brand and shifting it to fully electric sales by 2030. So even though it’s not the BMW nameplate, it’s still a step in the right direction.
Subaru made a similar claim, despite targeting 40% electric and hybrid sales worldwide by 2030. Some people would give up a gasoline car for a hybrid, but not an electric car there quick replenishment and familiar routines are too important to them. It’s clever, but it’s nowhere near full-fledged electric cars.
Then there is Mazda … sweet sweet Mazda. By 2030, sales of electric cars should amount to up to 5% of total sales. Ridiculous compared to other automakers. And while they were revealing that Mazda MX-30 electric car, that’s all we’ve really seen so far.
So if you are among the millions who believe electric cars will hit the streets in the next 10 years, think again. Electric cars are sure to come, and one day they will replace the gasoline car, just as the gasoline car replaced the horse and buggy, but that day is not quite here.