Subaru Europe, the subsidiary of Subaru Corporation in Europe, has confirmed the company is preparing for the launch of a full electric vehicle.

Scheduled for introduction in the first half of the 2020s, Subaru's all-electric vehicle will be a mid-size SUV, similar in size to the Subaru Forester model. It will be built on a platform shared with Toyota.

This planned EV is part of a joint venture with Toyota which was announced in June 2019. The architecture being co-developed will be for C-, D- and E-segment models. 

Additional information will be shared sometime next year, Subaru said.

The news underlines Subaru's efforts to reduce its environmental footprint in Europe and satisfy a growing demand for alternative powertrains.

It also signals the brand's second electrification step in Europe after it recently launched mild-hybrid variants of two core models in the region, where the Subaru XV e-BOXER and Forester e-BOXER models today represents 60% of the sales volume.

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