Italian manufacturer Fiat has committed to becoming electric only brand by 2030, commoting to phasing out all its combustion engined-models from its global line-up from 2025 onwards.
The move comes as the Stellantis-owned firm looks to improve access to electric cars, lower the barrier to entry including improving the charging infrastructure and contribute towards improving air quality.
“Between 2025 and 2030, our product line-up will gradually become electric-only. This will be a radical change for Fiat,” said Olivier François, Fiat CEO.
“The decision to launch the New 500 – electric and electric alone – was actually taken before Covid-19. Even then, we were already aware that the world could not take any more ‘compromises,” he François said. “We were reminded of the urgency of taking action, of doing something for the planet Earth.”
The Turin-based firm will aim to improve the availability of charging stations for communities who do not have regular access, such as those in apartments, and look to increase the number of fast charging points.
Fiat has also partnered with architect Stephano Boeri to rethink urban environments. The partnership will see the conversion of the roof of Lingotto factory in Turin to feature 28,000 plants, in an attempt to improve air quality.