Fiat stops making traditional cars

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Italian car company Fiat has decided to stop manufacturing traditional cars for electric cars.

From the decision, Fiat aims to become an all-electric brand by 2030.

Fiat has also pledged to phase out all combustion engine models from its global production line from 2025.

Fiat recently launched a new all-electric version of its popular city car, the Fiat 500, which is being sold alongside the current combustion engine.

Fiat said it wanted to improve access to electric vehicles, reduce barriers to entry, including improving charging infrastructure and contribute to better air quality.

For his part, Olivier Francois, President of Fiat, said that between 2025 and 2030, our product range will gradually become only electric. This would be a radical change for Fiat.

He added: The decision to launch the new electric Fiat 500 was made before the Corona virus. We knew at the time that the world could not accept more concessions. We have been reminded of the urgent need to take action and do something for the planet.

Fiat has become the latest brand to commit to completely or completely transforming its fleet in the wake of increasingly stringent legislation.

Several countries, including the United Kingdom, have committed to ban sales of virtually all new zero-emission cars from 2030 onwards.

But Fiat’s commitment to become electric only by that date will apply in countries where sales of the internal combustion engine are still permitted.

The move fits in with Fiat’s growing focus on city cars, led by the Fiat 500. It also helps differentiate the brand from other major brands in the Stellantis group, such as Vauxhall and Citroen.

Fiat has not provided any details of future electric vehicle plans other than the new Fiat 500. But the brand says production will not be limited to city cars.

In 2019, it revealed the Centoventi Concept EV, which showcased the next generation of the Fiat Panda. It is likely that this vehicle will use the small platform developed by Fiat that underpins the new Fiat 500.

The company is also likely to develop electric vehicles via the STLA platform, used by the Peugeot e208 and Vauxhall Corsa-e.

The Turin-based company says it aims to improve the availability of charging stations for communities that do not have regular access, and is looking to increase the number of fast charging points.

Fiat confirmed its transition to an electric-only brand while announcing plans to rethink urban environments for the age of electric cars.





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