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Fiat settles on 2027 for a battery electric only model range

Fiat has announced that it will ditch internal combustion in Europe as of 2027. Five years from now, both it and its performance arm, Abarth, will be EV only brands, making it among the earliest of the big European carmakers to become a genuinely electric only operation.  
 

Until now, we knew that Fiat was aiming for somewhere between 2025 and 2030 to drop petrol and diesel models, joining other Stellantis brands. However, what wasn’t clear until now is exactly when this transition would be completed, given the five-year plan and apparent gradual switch that was being touted.

Fiat hasn’t pushed the 2027 date publicly just yet, but in its 2021 annual report, it states that Fiat and Abarth will have a 100 per cent BEV portfolio in Europe by 2027. In achieving this, it puts Fiat among the first Stellantis brands to electrify following DS and around the same time as Alfa Romeo.

Also within the annual report was a product plan of launches in 2022 and 2023. Within this sits a passenger car launch simply labelled ‘TBA’. There have been plenty of rumours around an electric Panda over recent years, and this would make sense as it’s a good seller for the brand, likely able to share the same STLA platform as the Fiat 500.

In fact, back in 2019 the Concept Centoventi was touted as essentially a next-generation electric Panda. That being said, we reserve the right to be surprised as to what Fiat launches.

Fiat will also launch an electric version of the Scudo van to join the Ducato which is already available as an EV. Another commercial EV joins Fiat passenger cars’ next model with the TBA label.

On a Group-wide scale, Stellantis’s plan for 2022/23 launches includes 13 battery electric vehicles across its brands and four PHEVs. This is on top of 19 BEVs, three FCEVs and 15 PHEVs that are already available to buy.

We’ll provide an update as soon as Fiat announces more.

 

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