At least the races will be faster, and the explosions will be bigger.
The Fast & Furious franchise is renowned for featuring gas guzzling cars burning rubber such as Dominic Toretto’s famous Dodge Charger and Brian O'Conner’s Toyota Supra. But a future film in the franchise will get with the times and focus on pure electric cars.
Electric cars will be the main focus in the third Fast & Furious spin-off film after this year's Hobbs & Shaw and the rumored female-focused Fast & Furious spin-off. Universal Studios has confirmed the untitled Fast & Furious spin-off will race to cinemas on April 1, 2022, one year after the release of Fast & Furious 10.
At this point, EV technology will have evolved significantly and more manufacturers will have launched electric models, so using the Fast & Furious franchise to promote EVs to a mass audience could be a smart move.
Potentially, the insanely fast Tesla Roadster could be the hero car of the film, and we wouldn’t be surprised if the Rimac C_Two and the production version of the electric Audi PB18 e-tron hypercar feature in some action-packed chase scenes. Who knows, maybe a Nio EP9 will be launched off a skyscraper this time as a homage to the Lykan Hypersport that performed the physics-defying stunt in Furious 7. At least electric powertrains will make the film's race and chase scenes faster. The explosions will also be bigger than ever before thanks to the car’s lithium-ion batteries.
No plot details for the new Fast & Furious spin-off have been announced yet. Vin Diesel is the only confirmed cast member so far, who will reprise his role as Dominic Toretto, so it will be interesting to see if other series mainstays like Dwayne Johnson, Tyrese Gibson, and Michelle Rodriguez will approve of a Fast & Furious film featuring more environmentally-friendly cars.