Subaru announces fully-electric model for Europe
Subaru Europe has announced the launch of an all-electric model “for the first half of the 2020s,” but so far remains very unspecific. Subaru promises further information “in the course of next year”.
All that Subaru has so far revealed is that the electric car will be a mid-size electric SUV – similar to the Subaru Forester – and will be built on a joint platform with Toyota. Just a few days ago, Toyota announced production preparations for a new SUV model with an all-electric powertrain.
Toyota’s mid-size vehicle would be based on the new e-TNGA platform. For the development, Toyota collaborated with Subaru, as it did for the platform itself. The company already revealed a model called Evoltis in the spring, which is likely to be the planned twin of the SUV model in the C-segment announced by Toyota. The Evoltis is scheduled to make its world debut at the Tokyo Motor Show in October 2021.
The announcement now of the first e-model for Europe is said to underscore “Subaru’s efforts” to reduce its “environmental footprint in Europe and meet the growing demand for alternative powertrains.” After all, according to an announcement made by the company in January this year, at least 40 per cent of all Subaru vehicles sold worldwide are to be pure electric cars or hybrids by 2030. By 2035 at the latest, all of the brand’s vehicles are to be equipped with electric or hybrid drives.