The Swedish car manufacturer, Volvo, has announced plans that every single car rolling off its production line will be fitted with an electric motor. The move, which will begin in 2019, will see every one of its vehicles becoming all-electric, and marks the end of the internal combustion engine.
In the electrifying move, Volvo has fully embraced the future of manufacturing, paving the way for a new chapter in automotive history. In recent years, all the major car manufacturers have been creating and crafting competitive EVs and PHEVs to be at the top of their game in the electric vehicle category. No longer is there only a handful of EV options out there for motorists, today there’s over 40 types of EVs on the market, and that number doesn’t show any sign of slowing soon.
There will be a portfolio of electrified cars introduced across Volvo’s model range between 2019 and 2021. Motorists can expect a choice of fully electric cars, plug-in hybrid cars and mild hybrid cars; three of which will be Volvo models with the other two being high performance electrified cars from Polestar, Volvo Cars’ performance car arm.
More details about the cars will be announced at a later date. Although it is known that the five new vehicles will be supplemented by a range of petrol and diesel plug in hybrid and mild hybrid 48 volt options across all models – making this the broadest range of electric vehicles available from one manufacturer.
The announcement that there will be no future vehicles available without an electric motor underlines the brand’s commitment to minimising its environmental impact and making cities of the future cleaner. Volvo Cars has committed to have fully climate neutral manufacturing operations by 2025.
Hakan Samuelsson, president and chief executive of Volvo Cars commented on the recent announcement: “this is about the customer. 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 decision follows Volvo Cars’ separate announcement that the company will turn Polestar into a new separately-branded electrified global high-performance car company.
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