Subaru aims to sell 200,000 electric vehicles by 2026. In 2028, production at the level of 400,000 BEVs

Subaru aims to sell 200,000 electric vehicles by 2026. In 2028, production at the level of 400,000 BEVs

The years 2024 and 2025 will be very busy for the automotive media. Subaru promises to sell 200,000 electric cars by 2026. In 2028, the company plans to produce 400,000 electric cars a year. The first half should be on assembly lines where electronics will be built around internal combustion models (conventional and hybrid). The second will follow the launch of a new facility in the Gunma region that will exclusively produce BEVs. The plant is scheduled to open in 2027.

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Today, Subaru has only one pure electric model on the market, the Subaru Solterra, which is a Toyota bZ4X with a different bonnet badge. If now the company announces that in 2026 he will sell 200,000 electric vehicles, which means that Toyota’s assembly lines will have to serve both manufacturers. Therefore, for the 1.5 million electric vehicles per year promised by the world’s largest automotive problem in 2026, we should add about 100,000 units from Subaru, which offers a production capacity of 1.6 million BEVs per year.

Although we haven’t seen it yet Toyota plans to surpass Tesla’s 2022 results in just three years (1.3 million cars). To reach this level, everything has to be secured: Li-ion cell supply, platforms, and automation. The first signs of a revolution in Toyota should appear around the second half of 2024, before 2025.

Subaru’s new plant will focus exclusively on electric vehicles, brand president Tomomi Nakamura told Reuters, but the company will not abandon the simple integration methods that could produce vehicles with different powertrains. Today, the most purchased model of the brand is the Subaru Outback, which finds customers mainly in the United States.

Subaru does not reveal how many new BEVs it plans to introduce to the market. Toyota announces 10 models.

Note from the editors of Elektrowóz: it is not by chance that Subaru has become an excuse for us to refer to Toyota. Since the manufacturer, at least in part depends on Toyota, announces the offensive at the rate of almost half of the current sales, it means that everything is already approved. We wouldn’t be surprised if the world’s biggest car concern is the first to offer affordable electric cars.

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