Detroit’s Big Three automakers are looking to a battery-powered future, but each is forging its own path

Key Points
Automakers have taken relatively similar approaches to cope with changing market trends in the past, but each manufacturer is following its own strategy for a battery-powered future.

GM is killing off the Chevy Volt plug-in, while the all-electric Bolt has become the foundation of what CEO Mary Barra on Thursday called “a path to an all-electric future.”

Ford will cover all its bases, including hybrids, PHEVs and BEVs.

Fiat Chrysler has lagged its rivals, but that could change.
Its merger with France’s PSA could mean an even more aggressive push into battery propulsion.