Volvo to Go Elec­tric

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Volvo Cars have an­nounced that ev­ery Volvo car launched from 2019 will have an elec­tric mo­tor, spell­ing the end of cars with only an in­ter­nal com­bus­tion en­gine (ICE ), thus plac­ing elec­tri­fi­ca­tion at the core of their fu­ture busi­ness.

The an­nounce­ment rep­re­sents one of the most sig­nif­i­cant moves by any car maker to em­brace elec­tri­fi­ca­tion and high­lights how, over a cen­tury af­ter the in­ven­tion of the ICE , elec­tri­fi­ca­tion is paving the way for a new chap­ter in au­to­mo­tive his­tory. Volvo Cars will in­tro­duce a port­fo­lio of elec­tri­fied cars across their model range, in­clud­ing full-electrics, plug-in hy­brids, as well as mild hy­brids.

Five full-elec­tric cars will be launched be­tween 2019 and 2021, three of which will be Volvo mod­els and two of which will be high-per­for­mance elec­tri­fied cars from Polestar. 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.

Volvo have teased the new XC40 com­pact lux­ury cross­over, built from the ground up. That en­tails a whole new ex­pe­ri­ence for cus­tomers with bold new in­te­rior choices, colours and equip­ment. The com­pany has also an­nounced a tech­nol­ogy-shar­ing ar­range­ment with par­ent com­pany Geely for their con­tem­po­rary car brand LYNK & CO

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