Explore our electric vehicle list of the various auto brands producing electric cars.
Click through the electric vehicle list to explore the brand’s strategies, operations, and plug-in models. wattEV2Buy explores battery specific information for all Plug-In Hybrid’s (PHEV) and Full Electric Vehicles (EV’s) produced since 2010.
AvtoVAZ, the only electric vehicle manufacturer in Russia.
Full capacity of the plant was expected to be 700 units per year. Azure Dynamics filed for bankruptcy in 2012.
BAIC is the 60% Chinese Government owned automaker Beijing Automotive Industry Company. The company launched a supercar, the Arcfox-7 in April 2016. BAIC raised $460mln in and IPO for its Electric Vehicle unit, BJEV, which drew investors such as LE Holdings, the Chinese company with ties to Faraday Future.
Introduced as part of a car-sharing scheme in Paris 2011. Introduced in the USA in 2013 as BlueIndy in Indianapolis.
BMW in its first strategy shift since 2007 is betting that the future of the automotive industry is electric. The company is designing the i-Next, available in 5 years to combat tech upstarts to the sector such as Uber, Tesla and Alphabet developing autonomous cars. The BMW i-series would be the mainstay in the next couple of years with PHEV included in all of the brand’s model ranges.
BYD was the biggest EV maker in the world for 2015. Has a 7+4 strategy, where 7 is all the modes of transport and four all other off-road battery sectors.
After the failure of the ELR, the company aims to produce a plug-in-hybrid for almost all its models.
In March 2016 Chery was honored with “Best Globalization Strategy for the year 2015” among Chinese Vehicle manufacturers.
GM committed to EV’s & alternative solutions to meet anticipated future consumer trends & regulations. Beat’s the market with the first mass market 200mile $30k Bolt EV.
Citroen’s strategy is based on an all electric Common Modular Platform (CMP), in partnership with Dongfeng Motors. 4 EV’s and 7 PHEV’s will be introduced from 2019.
Produced by Coda Automotive exclusively for the California market. Only 117 units sold in 2012-2013.
Although not an EV the Elio is classified as a green vehicle and competes with PHEV and EV’s on efficiency. Elio faces some challenges as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is proposing changes that could exclude three-wheeled vehicles configured like passenger cars.
Funded by Chinese company LeTV, the Californian based start-up Faraday Future is one of the many Tech funded newcomers to the auto industry. Faraday’s strategy centers around a modular platform, like LEGO, whereby it can mix and match a small number of components and add it to a single rectangular base to create various models.
Fiat has only one EV and no public ambitions to rush into the market. It hopes to partner on autonomous cars.
After filing for bankruptcy in 2012 the company is restructuring to launch its awesome super car.
Offers a range of Hybrid and EV models. It plans to produce long range EV’s to compete with Tesla. Ford partnered with SunPower for rebates on Solar Home Systems with its EV’s.
Honda CEO, Takahiro Hachigo, commits to a 15% EV and 50% Hybrid target of global sales by 2030.
Hyundai’s Bluedrive strategy focuses on improving fuel efficiency and driving the expansion of the green vehicle market. The strategy includes a luxury vehicle trough is Genisis brand and a focus on alternative fuels.
An early mover in the Chinese EV sector.
In 2012 Kandi Technologies signed a strategic cooperation agreement with the city of Hangzhou to supply 20,000 EV’s for the city’s pilot EV leasing program. In 2013, Kandi and Shanghai Maple formed a 50/50 EV joint venture.
Kia’s masterplan is to plow straight on towards the future & introduce 26 hybrids, plug-in hybrids, and fully EV by 2020.
Lamborghini proved it had the in-house skills to produce Electric Vehicles with the Asterion LPI 910-4 Concept.
French 2 Door City car unveiled in 2010
Mahindra REVA is banking on the Indian Government’s National Electric Mobility Mission 2020 to leverage it’s Electric Vehicle Strategy.
Mercedes-Benz is considering creating an alternative brand to house its electric vehicle models in.
The Mini E was the first EV concept by BMW i. The field trials were discontinued in 2011 and followed by the BMW 1 Active E. The Mini EV strategy is part of BMW’s broader EV strategy.
Made in Cerizay, France. The Mia was launched in 2012 and ran into financial difficulty in 2013. The vehicle came in 3 trims, the Mia, Mia L and Mia U (aka Mia K).
Mitsubishi changed strategy to focus on it’s 3 main competencies, 4 wheel drive systems, pure electric and plug-in vehicles and SUV’s. Models include the eX and xR concepts.
McLaren has a six-year plan to offer at least 50% of its model range as a hybrid by 2020. The company is spending $1.4Bn in R&D to achieve this.
Betting big on EV after the success of the Nissan Leaf. Rolling out a fast charging network through the Nissan subsidiary eVgo. EV’s and autonomous driving is central to Nissan’s aspirations.
Opel is part of the GM stable and has a partnership with Citroen. Opel builds electric vehicles for GM’s European market. Opel/Vauxhall will spend €1 billion in innovative and fuel-efficient powertrain technology as it introduces a range of new green products
The PSA Group, including Peugeot, Citroën, and DS, will launch seven plug-in hybrids and four electric vehicles by 2020 as part of its growth plan, as well as implement a connected and autonomous vehicle programme.
Porsche’s EV strategy centers around the Mission E, which will include an 800kW fast charging network, charging its large battery pack in 15minutes.
Renault Nissan Alliance says it will attack future EVs from four angles:
- Battery technology advancements.
- Improved aerodynamics.
- Reduced charging times.
- Minimized drivetrain losses.
Part of the Toyota stable. The brand has been shuttered early 2016 and will be absorbed into Toyota.
Shockwave Motors aims to make electric cars cool by providing a high-performance electric roadster that’s economical, pollution free, and just plain fun to drive!
A fun unconventional brand within the MB stable.
Tazarri’s strategy is to provide the very best technology and quality at a competitive price. Near Ferrari and Lamborghini in Italy, concentrate on small electric vehicles. The Tazzari is a neighborhood electric vehicle (NEV).
Tesla targeted range anxiety and created a range of luxury sedans to bring electric vehicles into the mainstream. Changed their strategy for 500,000 vehicles by 2020 to 2018.
The Th!nk City is an electric city car that was produced by Norwegian carmaker Think Global. Due to financial difficulties, production of the Th!nk City in Finland was stopped in March 2011.
Toyota is charting its own course with a belief that Hydrogen Fuel Cells are the future. Toyota launched the Mirai hydrogen car.
Volvo Cars has announced one of the most comprehensive electrification strategies. Plug-in hybrids will be introduced across its entire range. It will develop an entirely new range of electrified smaller cars.
In June 2016 the CEO announced a strategy overhaul with ‘Strategy 2025’ which aims to boost profit and push aggressively into new technology services.
Zotye, the Chinese automobile manufacturer, has a target of 80,000 in sales by continuing to rely on its two main models i.e. E20 and Cloud 100 with 50,000 and 30,000. The company launched a new model the EV200 in April 2016.
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