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News Subaru Confirms First EV for Europe

Subaru Confirms First EV for Europe

We're still not sure how a boxer EV will work

  • Will share platform with Toyota

  • Joins mild-hybrid Subarus already on sale


It’s short on details, but Subaru has just confirmed that the brand is getting ready to launch a full EV. It’s set for Europe in the first half of the decade, and it will be Forester-sized and built on a shared Toyota platform.

While it doesn’t yet have a name, this is a big step for Subaru, one that follows the brand’s mild hybrids recently launched in that continent including versions of the Impreza, XV (Crosstrek), and Forester that now makeup 60 percent of the company’s sales there.

Subaru said it will share a platform with Toyota, which we expect to mean the BZ EV model that Toyota showed a teaser of last week. Subaru said that the new EV will be about as big as a Subaru Forester while Toyota says theirs will be RAV4-sized, but those figures are near enough the same as to not matter.

Expect the e-TNGA platform, as it’s been labelled to offer all-wheel drive since that has long been the specialty of Subaru, and they’ll likely contribute more to this part of the engineering. The Toyota version is expected to launch by 2025, and since Subaru says that its EV is “scheduled for introduction in the first half of 2020’s,” that seems to be a similar timeline.

Subaru said that more information will be shared next year, and that news of the model will help brand efforts to reduce its environmental footprint and meet the growing demand (and in some cases regulation) for alternative powertrains.

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