Volvo is making the move to all-electric from 2019

Volvo is making the move to all-electric from 2019

Volvo is making the move to all-electric from 2019

Volvo will begin producing electric motors on all its cars from 2019, becoming the first traditional automaker to forgo the combustion engine altogether.

Additionally, Volvo plans to phase out the ICE gradually and enhance their offerings with electrified options, as the company has set a target of selling 1 million electrified cars by 2025.

Starting in 2019, all new Volvo auto lines will have either full electric or hybrid engines, with plans to introduce five such vehicles by 2021.

Three of these 100% electric vehicles will come with a Volvo badge, while two are said to be "high performance" and will come with a "Polestar marque".

Speaking to BusinessCar before he moved to head up the company's financial services division, Selwyn Cooper, formerly head of business sales, said the brand "offers a choice of petrol, diesel and hybrid technology, meaning the customer can best suit their requirements". When we said it we meant it.

From that point on it will make only pure electric cars, plug-in hybrids and a third type of hybrid with a small petrol engine and a large battery.

"Not a single Volvo will roll off the assembly line without an electric engine in the future".

The luxury auto maker's plans make it the first major traditional automaker to set a date for the complete phase-out of combustion-engine-only models. Volvo was purchased by Chinese vehicle company Geely in 2010, and the new owners have wasted no time in electrifying operations at the premium carmaker.

"This means that there will in future be no Volvo cars without an electric motor".

"This is about the customer, said the company's Håkan Samuelsson".

Volvo is going to use the full spectrum of electrification - from mild hybrid cars to plug in hybrid and fully electric cars.

This means that there will, in future, be no Volvo auto which does not feature an electric motor. These will all have hybrid cousins, either diesel or gasoline-based or mild hybrids (48 volt). By switching to electric and hybrid cars, Volvo also plans to reduce its carbon footprint and contribute to making the cities of the future cleaner, the company said.

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