Earlier this year, Volkswagen announced that it was developing 70 battery-electric models by 2025, while GM in 2017 said it would launch 20 EVs by 2023. Also, in May 2019, GM said it would introduce a battery-electric pickup in the future. - Photo courtesy of stux via pixabay.

Earlier this year, Volkswagen announced that it was developing 70 battery-electric models by 2025, while GM in 2017 said it would launch 20 EVs by 2023. Also, in May 2019, GM said it would introduce a battery-electric pickup in the future.

Photo courtesy of stux via pixabay.

General Motors and Volkswagen are cutting hybrid vehicles from their lineups in the United States, but are continuing to lean into the investment of battery-electric vehicles, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Reflecting intentions of this, earlier this year, Volkswagen announced that it was developing 70 battery-electric models by 2025, while GM in 2017 said it would launch 20 EVs by 2023. Also, in May 2019, GM said it would introduce a battery-electric pickup in the future.

Last year, General Motors said that it would eliminate the plug-in hybrid Chevrolet Volt from its lineup as part of a company restructuring, which was included among several other sedans. 

General Motors Co. and Volkswagen are concentrating their investment on fully electric cars to meet tougher tailpipe-emissions requirements, particularly in Europe in China, the latter of which has new regulations that require car companies to sell a minimum number of zero-emissions vehicles to avoid financial penalties, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Meanwhile, automakers like Toyota continue their focus on developing plug-in hybrids. Toyota made several upgrades to its Prius Prime for the 2020 model year.

Originally posted on Green Fleet Magazine

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