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SUBARU ELECTRIC CAR STRATEGY

wattEV2buy explores the Subaru electric car strategy, Subaru EV models, news, and sales as it vies for a position in the fast-growing EV market.

Subaru developed an electric Kei car in 2008, the Subaru Stella, with the intention to market it in Europe but the plan never materialized. Since the Stella, the Subaru EV strategy more or less flatlined but was brought back to life in the first half of 2017 when the Japanese carmaker announced that it will invest heavily in R&D for electric cars. At the time Subaru planned to bring electrified versions of current models to market as soon as 2018. The Subaru XV Crossover, which received the highest score for safety, is expected to be the first model to be available as a PHEV to capitalize on the Chinese push towards electrification. Subaru is 16.9 percent owned by Toyota who has a less than enthusiastic approach towards electric cars. Subaru aims to bring a new pure electric vehicle to life by 2021.

MODELS | SALES | NEWS

SUBARU EV MODELS

SUBARU STELLA

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SUBARU EV SALES

Go to our detailed breakdown of Global EV Sales to see how the Subaru electric car strategy fares to its competitors in the fast-growing EV market.

GLOBAL EV SALES

THE SUBARU ELECTRIC CAR IN THE NEWS

Week 47 2017 - Subaru to produce EVs by 2021

One of the last international brands to join the race to develop electric vehicles, Subaru, lifted the lid further on its electrification plans this week. The Japanese Times reported that Subaru will introduce a series of pure electric vehicles produced at its Guma Prefecture for the Japanese market from 2021 according to a source. According to the JT Subaru will also introduce PHEV versions in the USA from 2018 to comply with regulations in its largest market outside of Japan. It is expected that the company will bring PHEVs of the Legacy Outback, Forester SUV, and Impreza sedan to the USA as the carmaker now pins its hopes on EVs to boost its struggling brand image. Subaru which has won various awards for safety despite a recent scandal related to breaches in its final inspection department. In an effort to save development costs the company is considering joining the recently created partnership between Toyota and Mazda to develop EV tech.

TOOLS TO COMPARE ELECTRIC VEHICLES

We have designed some cool tools to compare electric vehicles. Our tools include a mobile app, charging cost calculator and EV selector. Use wattEV2Buy’s proprietary tools to find the ideal EV for your requirements and determine the cost of charging EVs.

EV SELECT

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Not sure which model EV to choose?

wattEV2Buy’s easy to use EV Select tool helps identify which electric vehicle is perfect for your specific requirements. EV Select compare electric vehicles battery electric range over various vehicle types. Within four clicks you can get the perfect luxury sedan able to drive your required distance on battery power.

CALCULATOR

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Unsure what the charging cost will be?

wattEV2Buy’s easy to use Charging Cost Calculator compare electric vehicles charging cost in your state and relate it to equivalent gasoline cost. The charging cost calculator also allows you to be specific and customize your electricity cost in kWh and provide results in miles and kilometers, making it usable all over the world.

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