Fiat has announced that starting July 1, 2022, it will exclude all non-electrified variants from its UK range, offering only light-hybrid and fully electric models. This is another step towards the electric future of the Italian automaker which wants to be an EV-only brand by 2027.
According to Fiat UK’s official website, the only remaining models available in the UK market with pure ICE are the Tipo and 500X, fitted to different versions of the turbocharged 1.0-liter three-cylinder petrol engine, since the diesel-powered variant is already gone.
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Fiat says the UK will see the largest annual increase in electric vehicle registrations in 2021, a sign that buyers are interested in lower emissions and better mileage. More specifically, compared to the previous year, BEV increased by 88.3 percent, HEV by 43 percent and MHEV by 18.5 percent.
Electrification of Fiat’s model range began in 2020 with the 500 Hybrid and the Panda Hybrid, both using a turbocharged 1.0-liter three-cylinder engine with a 12-volt light-hybrid system. That same year, Fiat unveiled the Fully Electric 500, which remains its only EV offer. Finally, with the debut of the 500X Hybrid and Tipo Hybrid, the brand’s entire lineup was electrified in early 2022, with a turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine fitted with a 48-volt light-hybrid system.
Fiat’s next step is to unveil more complete electric models that benefit from the Stalantis component bin. The new range will include a fully electric Supermini and three new electric crossovers as Fiat Punto’s spiritual successor, coming between 2023 and 2027.