As time goes by, the new electric cars… they spring up like mushrooms in Europe. You will have noticed – and through his related articles Car and Driver – that more and more car manufacturers present purely electric models in Geria Epirus.
Even in cases where the range also includes thermal versionsthese usually receive much smaller projection even from the companies themselves at various presentations but also in related press releases that issue. Some, in fact, choose to give details about them their non-electric versions in a subsequent announcementso that all the “lights” of publicity fall on EVs.
The truth is that in a sense, are “forced” to proceed with such a choice, since the European Union has already decided to ban the sale of new cars with heat engines in its member countries from 2035.
Yes there is the exclusion of e-fuelsbut still specifications have not been finalized of the engines nor has the legal framework been defined. Many believe that when all is settled, it will be unprofitable for brands to launch thermal models with e-fuelsbecause their manufacturing cost – and by extension their selling price – it will be unprofitable for all.
Although the 2035 still seems a long way off – and many hope that by then something may change – many car manufacturers have entered the electrified road for good and have announced that much sooner they will stop presenting non-electric models. The landmark for most it’s 2030always for her Europewhile there are also those who have pledged that they will make the transition even earlieras for example n Audi from 2026.
Of course, it should be mentioned that there is one clear separation. Another thing is the decision of car manufacturers to presentation of exclusively electric new cars and another is n complete retirement of all existing thermal models from their range.
The latter of course will apply from 2035 for the Old Continent, although, even for that, there are brands that have already made it known that they will implement it much sooner – the latest until 2030. Many, however, will continue to sell and thermal/hybrid models for some yearsuntil, at least, to stop their production for Europe.
Based on what has been known so far, the list of brands that will become 100% electric in Europe by 2030 as follows:
|2026 (EV-only presentation) / 2033 (end of range thermals)
* Start of presentation of exclusively EV models
** Fully electrified range with PHEV and electric models
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