Detroit Three's electrified vehicle plans
GM to put 500,000 electrified vehicles on U.S. roads by 2017
Ford C-Max Energi PHV in the center, C-Max HV on the right, from the Detroit Auto Show 2014
Reported below is the Hybrid Vehicle (HV), Plug-in Hybrid Vehicle (PHV) and Electric Vehicle (EV) plans for the Detroit Three (GM, Ford, and Fiat-Chrysler Group).
General Motors (GM) has ended developing the Two-mode hybrid system to concentrate on the eAssist mild-HV, PHV and EV systems. GM is committed to achieve cumulative sales of 500,000 electrified vehicles in the U.S. by 2017.
Ford launched the new-generation HVs, PHVs and EVs in 2012 and sold 87,776 units of them in the U.S. in 2013 (2.5-fold increase year on year). The company will launch hybrid versions in its full-size pickup and SUV lineup by 2020. In order to accelerate its HV and EV development, Ford is hiring more development engineers and increasing capital investment.
Chrysler currently sells the Fiat 500e in California, the U.S. The company's stance was to wait for electric vehicle technology and market to grow before developing electrified vehicles on its own. In 2013, however, Chrysler began joint research with the McMaster University in Canada, and started hiring engineers to strengthen its electrified vehicle development capacity. Plans for Tesla Motors and other emerging manufacturers will be covered in a separate report.
Toyota aggressively adds all-new models to HV lineup (posted in October 2013)
Honda introduces three types of HV; Mitsubishi shows EV-derived PHV (posted in October 2013)
Unit sales of HVs, PHVs and EVs in the U.S.