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From: Eric1/3/2018 6:23:02 AM
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Subaru Chief Designer Says Automakers First EV Will Be Based Off Existing Car, Coming 2020

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by Mark Kane


Subaru lineup

Subaru is expected to launch its first plug-in hybrid in 2018 and also an all-electric model in 2020, but don’t expect the Japanese manufacturer to cut a special offering for its electric future.

Subaru Stella EV

The stand-alone model is apparently not the part of equation for Subaru, unfortunately.

Subaru intends to offer a battery electric powertrain as an option to a conventional setup in existing models, using a general platform that handles all powertrains.

Several years ago, Subaru offered the Stella EV, a converted ICE vehicle. And at this point, we don’t know yet which Subaru(s) will be electrified.

Subaru’s chief designer Mamoru Ishii stated:
“Subaru cars are designed to support people’s lifestyles, so it should not be a case of designing the car for the powertrain. If customers want change we’ll respond – our cars are about customers loving using them how they are designed – but we are not going to change our design focus just to highlight a new way of powering the car.”

Source: Autocar
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