Volvo to Go Electric
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