Volvo commits to electric future

Volvo commits to electric future

Hybrid/EV Volvo range by 2019

Just weeks after celebrating 90 years in operation, Volvo Cars are ready to take the step into an electric car future.

The Swedish car company, famous being safety pioneers, are looking to be known as leaders in electric and hybrid cars/SUVs.

President of Volvo, Hakan Samuelsson, overnight made a commitment that all new Volvo cars in 2019 will have some sort of electric propulsion.

“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.”

The new drivetrains coming to the Volvo range by 2019 will include fully electric, plug-in hybrid and mild-hybrid (like the traditional Prius tech).

Five new fully-electric Volvo models will come online by 2021.

“This announcement marks the end of the solely combustion engine-powered car,” said Mr Samuelsson.

“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.”

We’ll bring you more details on Volvo’s push to go electric as they come to hand in our Volvo News section.

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