Volvo Electric Cars Planned Revealed! All cars will be hybrid or electric to make sure they meet all emission norms in the future
Volvo Cars has announced that every Volvo it launches from 2019 will have an electric motor, marking the historic end of cars that only have an internal combustion engine (ICE) and placing electrification at the core of its 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 internal combustion engine electrification is paving the way for a new chapter in automotive history.
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.
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.
This means that there will in future be no Volvo cars without an electric motor, as pure combustion engines cars are gradually phased out and replaced by cars that are enhanced with electrified options along with combustion engines.
The announcement underlines Volvo Cars’ commitment to minimizing its environmental impact and making the cities of the future cleaner. Volvo Cars is focused on reducing the carbon emissions of both its products as well as its operations. It aims to have climate neutral manufacturing operations by 2025 as well.
The decision also follows this month’s announcement that Volvo Cars will turn Polestar into a new separately branded electrified global high performance car company so that things do not get boring. Volvo’s bold steps will help them stand out and go against their established rivals