Electric and plug-in hybrid manufacturers
MG underwent many changes in ownership starting with Morris merging with Austin in The British Motor Corporation Limited in 1952. MG became the MG Division of BMC in 1967 and so a component of the 1968 merger that created British Leyland Motor Corporation. By the start of 2000 MG was part of the MG Rover Group which entered receivership in 2005 and the assets and the MG brand were purchased by Nanjing Automobile Group (which merged into SAIC in 2008) for GB£53 million.
Electromobility is an important part of the strategy of Mercedes-Benz. They started to create their own electric-car platform. The first cars built on this platform will be the EQC. Many more models will follow this first model. From 2015 Mercedes produces a few plug-in hybrid cars, however they had only one fully electric car, the Mercedes B250e, which was built with electric car technologies from Tesla.
Mitsubishi was one of the first automaker which produced an electric car, it was the i-MiEv model. After that they built the plug-in hybrid car, however they didn't iterate on their electric car. From 2020 we could see their new plug-in hybrid car, the Engelberg, but there are no news for a new electric car.
Nissan was one of the first pioneer on the electric car market with it's award-winning Nissan Leaf, which was the best-selling electric vehicle on many markets for many years. Besides that Leaf they have the e-NV200, which is one of the best electric lightweight commercial vehicle. We hope that more electric models will be announced from 2020.
Opel is part of the French PSA group which includes Citroen, Peugeot, DS and Opel since 2018. Opel was an early innovator of plug-in hybrid cars as part of GM (General Motors) with Ampera, then they built the fully electric Ampera-e based on the plug-in hybrid Ampera. Both cars were great one, however the fully electric Ampeara is a rare car in Europe, as they couldn't make profit on this car. In 2018 PSA group bought Opel from GM and they announced that from 2020 many new Opel electric cars will come starting with the fully-electric Opel Corsa.