The global automobile industry is moving towards more efficient and eco-friendly fuel approach. The Swedish luxury car manufacturer, Volvo is one of the major auto brands that’s constantly making efforts to expand its electric product lineup across the global. In line with its pledge to go electric, the carmaker has announced that every Volvo it launches from 2019 will have an electric motor. With this move, Volvo becomes the first premium auto brand to go all electric. It also marks the historic end of internal combustion engine (ICE) powered cars, and placing electrification at the core of its future business. Read – Volvo V90 Cross Country Coming Soon to India
Volvo Car’s president and chief executive, Hakan Samuelsson, said “This is about the customer. People increasingly demand electrified cars and we want to respond to our customers’ current and future needs. You can now pick and choose whichever electrified Volvo you wish.”
“This announcement marks the end of the solely combustion engine-powered car. Volvo Cars has stated that it plans to have sold a total of 1m electrified cars by 2025. When we said it we meant it. This is how we are going to do it”, he added further.
Volvo Cars will introduce a portfolio of electrified cars across its model range, embracing fully electric cars, plug in hybrid cars and mild hybrid cars. It will launch five fully electric cars between 2019 and 2021, three of which will be Volvo models and two of which will be high performance electrified cars from Polestar, Volvo Cars’ performance car arm. Full details of these models will be announced at a later date. Read About – New Volvo XC60 | New Volvo XC40
These five cars will be supplemented by a range of petrol and diesel plug in hybrid and mild hybrid 48 volt options on all models, representing one of the broadest electrified car offerings of any car maker. This means that there will in future be no Volvo cars without an electric motor, as pure ICE cars are gradually phased out and replaced by ICE cars that are enhanced with electrified options.