OEMs are leading the charge on fleet electrification. Here’s a breakdown of the major automakers’ current EV lineups and future plans.
Ford is heavily focused on EVs. While it has not set a date to end ICE vehicle production, they forecast a $30 billion investment by 2025. Part of that spend is going to a new battery lab to support some of its F-150 and E-Transit vehicles.
EV Models: The Mustang Mach-E has limited allocation for fleet customers. The F-150 Lightning was just recently launched in the media. It’s electric and has a range of up to 300 miles with the extended battery option. Ford’s E-Transit, which was designed for the commercial market, will be available to order later this year. The E-Transit has a range of 126 miles.
GM set a goal of selling only zero- emission cars and trucks by 2035. Additionally, by 2025 they will have 30 new EV models in their global lineup. Between 2020 and 2025, the OEM projects a $27-billion investment in electric and automatic vehicle technology.
EV Models: The MY22 Bolt has been refreshed with new interior and exterior styling. GM’s Bolt EUV crossover is a new entry that will be available for MY22. GM’s new brand, Brightdrop, is planning production on their EV600 starting later this year. Brightdrop is a new venture for last-mile delivery needs.
Toyota has 40% of the total alternative fuel vehicle market, with a 64% share of hybrids and plug-ins. The carmaker is partnering with Subaru on its EV push. Its goal is to have 40% of its new vehicle sales to be electrified models by 2025 — and 70% by 2030.
EV Models: As a proponent of fuel cell EVs, with 75% market share, they currently have the Mirai fuel cell vehicle sold only in California. The Prius and Rav4 Prime are both plug-in hybrid electric vehicles available for fleet ordering.
Nissan plans to electrify every model in its key markets of China, Japan, the U.S. and Europe by 2030.
EV Models: EVs are not new to Nissan. The all- electric Leaf has been available since 2010. It now features an extended range battery with 226-miles of range. The Ariya is Nissan’s new all- electric cross-over, which will be launching later this year. Ariya has a semi-autonomous system and a 300-mile range.
Volkswagen announced it intends to cease development of new combustion engines. The automaker broke ground on an $800 million manufacturing facility at their plant in Chattanooga, Tenn. Starting in 2022, it plans on assembling the ID.4 SUV and other EVs for the U.S. in that facility.
EV Models: Its first foray into U.S. EV production is with the ID.4. The battery electric vehicle has an EPA tested range of 260 miles. The ID.4 is the first SUV by Volkswagen based on its modular electric drive kit.
Volvo has committed to a goal of selling 50% of its vehicles as fully electric, totaling one million vehicles by 2025.
EV Models: The Volvo XC40 Recharge is an all- electric small SUV that is now available to order. The XC40 Recharge features 208 miles of range and a top safety pick plus rating from IIHS.
Audi has committed to ending research and development of ICE vehicles by 2025. By that time, it also projects 20 new EVs in its lineup.
EV Models: The E-Tron, ET SportBack and GT are part of its current portfolio. The E-Tron and Sportback are available for fleet ordering. Audi plans to expand its E-Tron lineup with the new Q4 E-Tron launching later this year.
BMW hopes to have 50% of sales come from EVs by 2025. Additionally, the automaker is planning to transition its Mini to all EVs by the same year.
EV Models: The BMW 13 has a 200-mile range, an extender option plus fleet incentives. Its BMW I4 has a 300-mile range. The Mini Cooper SE has a shorter range of 110 miles. Yet it has a 36-minute quick charge, up to 80%.
Hyundai recently announced that it will sell a total of 10 electric, hybrid and plug-in hybrid models in the U.S., by the end of 2022. It also set a goal of selling 1 million EVs worldwide, by 2025.
EV Models: The Kona has a 258-mile range but is only available in ZEV states. The automaker’s Ioniq Sedan has a lower 170-mile range and a reduced MSRP to match. The Ioniq 5 with an 800v charging is expected to launch later this year.
Tesla is a major player in the EV space. They have high consumer ratings and are helping increase U.S. interest in the alternative fuel type. It has a sales goal of 800K vehicles by 2021.
EV Models: Models 3, Y, S and X complete its lineup. Each have available 300-plus-mile ranges. It is also planning a heavy duty vehicle, the CyberTruck.
Lordstown Motors EVs
Lordstown Motors is also expected to begin production of their new EV pickup this year. Lordstown is focused on building their new Endurance pickups with a primary focus on fleet and commericial customers. To meet its production needs, it purchased an idled DM plant in Ohio, with a 6,000-vehicle production capacity.
EV Models: The Endurance pirckup has four motors for real AWD performance. Additionally, it has a 250 mile-range and 7,500 pounds of towing capacity.
An offshoot from Volvo, Polestar already has two vehicles in production. Its mission is to build only climate neutral vehicles by 2030. The automaker plans to grow its U.S. network for a total of 30 dealers.
EV Models: The Polestar 2 is the second vehicle developed by the new OEM. This vehicle is currently available to order and can be delivered with a short OTD of 30 to 60 days. With a 230-mile range, large screen display, Google apps embedded plus predictive and reactive safety features — Polestar 2 is worth checking out.
Rivian was established in 2009 and has been working on EVs ever since. The company purchased an idled Mitsubishi plant in Normal, IL for the production of its EVs. The new automaker made headlines when contracted to build 100,000 Amazon delivery vans by 2030.
EV Models: The R1T Pickup will start production in 2021. It has a 400-mile range and 11K pounds of towing capacity. Its other model, the R1S, is a five- or seven-passenger SUV with 300 miles of range.
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