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.

“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.

Recommended

Volvo XC40 Recharge review
Volvo XC40 Recharge
Volvo XC40 Recharge P8

Volvo XC40 Recharge review

22 Jun 2021
Mazda MX-30 GT Sport Tech: Living with it
Mazda MX-30 GT Sport Tech - cornering
Mazda MX-30

Mazda MX-30 GT Sport Tech: Living with it

22 Jun 2021
2021 Lexus UX 300e electric SUV: prices, details, specs and pictures
Lexus UX 300e
Lexus UX

2021 Lexus UX 300e electric SUV: prices, details, specs and pictures

22 Jun 2021
New 2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge electric SUV: prices, specifications and on-sale date
Volvo XC40 Recharge
Volvo XC40 Recharge P8

New 2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge electric SUV: prices, specifications and on-sale date

22 Jun 2021

Most Popular

Complete guide to the BP Pulse (formerly Polar Plus) charging network
BP Pulse
Your questions answered

Complete guide to the BP Pulse (formerly Polar Plus) charging network

This is how to charge your electric or plug-in hybrid car on the BP Pulse public charging network (formerly known as Polar Plus)
2 Jun 2021
Complete guide to BP Pulse (formerly Chargemaster) home chargers
BP Chargemaster wallbox
Your questions answered

Complete guide to BP Pulse (formerly Chargemaster) home chargers

Everything you need to know about BP Pulse (formerly known as BP Chargemaster) home wallbox chargers for electric and plug-in hybrid cars
3 Jun 2021
Electric car loans and grants in Scotland: a complete guide
Vauxhall Corsa-e and Renault ZOE
Your questions answered

Electric car loans and grants in Scotland: a complete guide

If you live in Scotland and are looking to buy an electric car, there are a number of government schemes to help out
2 Jun 2021