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These brands will still not be offering electric vehicles in 2024

These automakers are lacking an all-electric vehicle in their line-up.

The Canadian government’s current plan calls for all passenger vehicles sold in the country to be zero-emission by 2035. Certainly ambitious, this target implies that the sale of new gasoline-powered light vehicles will be banned in eleven years’ time. To achieve this goal, automakers are doubling their efforts to increase their electric vehicle offerings and, above all, to develop zero-emission technologies that meet the needs of Canadian consumers.

Rivian R3 | Photo: Rivian

While the majority of automakers already offer one or more electric models in their catalog, some are still dragging their feet.


Here are the brands that still won’t be offering electric vehicles in 2024.

2024 Acura ZDX Type S | Photo: Acura




For 2024, Honda is introducing the Prologue, its first electric vehicle for the North American market. However, the situation is different for the group’s prestige brand, which currently has no hybrid or electric models in its range. In the coming months, the ZDX is expected to be added to Acura‘s catalog. Like the Prologue, it has been developed in partnership with General Motors and is based on the Ultium platform.


Alfa Romeo Milano | Photo: Alfa Romeo


Alfa Romeo


Until this year, the Alfa Romeo brand marketed only two models: the Giulia sedan and the Stelvio SUV. To enhance its offering, the Tonale has joined the family for the 2024 model year. Its format is more compact than that of the Stelvio, and it can be delivered with plug-in hybrid technology. However, the Italian brand has no electric vehicles in its current catalog. Later this year, Alfa Romeo is expected to unveil the Milano, its first 100% electric vehicle.


Buick Wildcat Concept | Photo: Matt St-Pierre




While Chevrolet, Cadillac and GMC all have one or more electric vehicles in their portfolios, Buick seems to have been left behind when it comes to electrification. Indeed, Buick’s catalog currently consists of four gasoline-powered SUVs. It’s written in the sky that this brand will eventually be entitled to an electric vehicle built on the Ultium platform. As early as 2025, we should see the arrival of the Electra product family. This name will identify Buick’s electric vehicle family.


2024 Dodge Charger | Photo: Stellantis


Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep, Ram


While the Fiat 500 is making a comeback with a 100% electric model, Stellantis’ other brands still don’t offer an electric model. For the time being, buyers can make do with the plug-in hybrid technology available with the Jeep Wrangler and Grand Cherokee, as well as the Dodge Hornet. That said, in the medium term, the range of electric vehicles on offer is more than promising, including the new-generation Dodge Charger, the Jeep Wagoneer S and the Ram 1500 REV.


INFINITI Qe Concept | Photo : INFINITI



While Nissan are marketing two electric vehicles in 2024, the Leaf and Ariya, the situation is different for Infiniti. In fact, the Japanese luxury car brand is not offering any electric or even hybrid vehicles. The range consists of four gasoline-powered SUVs plus one car. However, it’s worth mentioning that Infiniti has unveiled a few concept vehicles, such as the QX Inspiration and Vision Qe, which illustrate the brand’s electric future aspirations.


2024 Land Rover Discovery Sport | Photo: JLR


Land Rover


While Jaguar pioneered the luxury electric SUV segment with the i-Pace, Land Rover has taken a different direction. For the moment, the British brand has no electric vehicles. Its luxury SUVs are, however, entitled to plug-in hybrid or mild hybridization technology. An electric Range Rover is coming next year.


2024 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV | Photo: Germain Goyer
2024 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV | Photo: Germain Goyer




After marketing the i-MiEV for several years, Mitsubishi has withdrawn from the 100% electric market, discontinuing sales of this city car. For the time being, the Japanese automaker is concentrating on plug-in hybrid technology with the Outlander, which is enjoying plenty of success.


In the light of this overview, we can see that a number of brands with no electric vehicles in their current catalog are about to make the switch to electric vehicles. That said, it’s important to point out that the list of generalist brands also includes several luxury and exotic car brands. Ferrari, Lamborghini, McLaren, Bentley, Aston Martin and Maserati still have no 100% electric models to offer their wealthy customers.


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