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Fiat to go fully electric by 2030

Lingotto factory roof-top test track will also become Europe’s largest hanging garden

Fiat 500 electric

Fiat has announced that between 2025 and 2030, the entirety of its line-up will gradually become electric only.

CEO Olivier François said when announcing the decision: “It is our duty to bring to market electric cars that cost no more than those with an internal-combustion engine, as soon as we can, in line with the falling costs of batteries.

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“We are exploring the territory of sustainable mobility for all: this is our greatest project. Between 2025 and 2030, our product line-up will gradually become electric-only. This will be a radical change for Fiat.”

Fiat hasn’t announced any new electric models at this stage beyond the Fiat 500, but one of the next to arrive could be the production version of the Fiat Centoventi: an electric reimagining of the Fiat Panda supermini. We know the Centoventi, or some development of it, is confirmed for production, but an on-sale date has yet to be disclosed.

Fiat also sells the e-Ducato large electric van, and we expect to see the likes of the Tipo, 500X or 500L will become electric-only as well, or be replaced with entirely new models.

The announcement of the brand’s transition to an electric-only range came as part of a discussion between François and architect Stefano Boeri, which also covered topics like improving access to electric cars and charging points and how to lower the barriers of entry to electric cars.

The plans for improving the Italian brand’s sustainability also include converting the now-iconic test track on the roof of the Lingotto factory in Turin into the largest hanging gardens in Europe, featuring over 28,000 plants.

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Welcome one and all, I’m Ellis the news reporter on Auto Express, the brand’s former online reviews editor and contributor to DrivingElectric. I’m proud to say I cut my teeth reporting and reviewing all things EV as the content editor on DrivingElectric. I joined the team while completing my master’s degree in automotive journalism at Coventry University and since then I’ve driven just about every electric car and hybrid I could get my hands on.

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