Another one bites the dust, so to speak. Although, that’s a little unfair though. If anything, Fiat should be commended for announcing plans to go all-electric by 2030. This latest announcement was made by Fiat boss Olivier François on Friday. He stated, “Between 2025 and 2030, our product line-up will gradually become electric only. This will be a radical change for Fiat.”
Interestingly enough, there’s more. François also said, “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’.” Confused? Don’t be. You see, the brand new 500 is the first fully electric vehicle from Fiat with a claimed range of 320 kilometres. Moreover, it gets an 85kW fast charging, enabling the battery to reach 80 percent range in just 35 minutes.
Will the all-electric Fiat 500 follow in the footsteps of its predecessor from the 1950s? Only time will tell. François went to say that it’s the company duty to make electric cars that cost no more than that of internal combustion ones. He also stated the urgency of doing so given the falling costs of batteries. François believes that this is the company’s greatest project.
That’s not all, though. Fiat’s boss also announced a rather unique gesture, “Meanwhile, in the near future, only a few months from now, I am proud that we will see the conversion of the legendary track on the roof of the former Lingotto factory in Turin into the largest hanging gardens in Europe, hosting over 28,000 plants.”