The Italian automobile giant has committed to becoming an electric-only brand by 2030, pledging to phase out all internal combustion engine models from its global line-up from 2025 onwards.
“Between 2025 and 2030, our product line-up will gradually become electric-only. This will be a radical change for Fiat,” Fiat CEO Olivier François said June 4 in a livestream from Milan.
As part of the shift, the Stellantis-owned brand will convert 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.
In Fiat’s vision, the penetration of electric mobility will rise, as barriers are overcome. The topics under discussion in the talk included the need to improve access to electric cars, by means of innovation and new financial products that can lower the barrier to entry; the need to increase the number of private charge points at apartment buildings, requiring a rethink of the infrastructure of the apartment buildings of the future, but, most of all, by adapting existing buildings; the need to raise visibility of charge points in cities and increase the penetration of fast charging stations.
Watch the web talk below between Olivier François, CEO Fiat Brands and Stellantis Chief Marketing Officer and Stefano Boeri, Architect & Founder of Stefano Boeri Architetti about electric mobility and Vertical Forests to create a better future for our cities and for the next generations.