All vehicles mannufactured by Volvo from 2019 on will be mild hybrid, plug-in hybrid or pure electric. The Swedish automotive company announced today its bold bet by the EV that will make the company stop the production of units with pure internal combustion engines inside.
Håkan Samuelsson – President & CEO, Volvo Car Group. © Volvo
“We are determined to be the first premium car maker to move our entire portfolio of vehicles into electrification. This is a clear commitment towards reducing our carbon footprint as well as contributing to a better air quality in our cities,” Hakan Samuelsson (President & CEO Volvo Car Group) said at the press conference on the new strategy held today. And he explained that the electric commitment will make the company bringing out twin engine cars or all electric cars on the roads from now till 2025.
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.
The company 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.
The Swedish automotive multinational aims to have climate neutral manufacturing operations by 2025.
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. Thomas Ingenlath, Senior Vice President Design at Volvo Cars, will lead Polestar as Chief Executive Officer.
Range of cars, to be manufactured by Volvo from 2019 on. © Volvo
“Volvo Cars has stated that the multinational plans to have sold a total of 1mill electrified cars by 2025. When we said it we meant it. This is how we are going to do it,” Samuelsson said.
Henrik Green (Senior Vice President Research & Development, Volvo Car Group) : “Time for electrification has finally come. The technology is ripe, the price is right and our customers are ready”.
Imagen sobre el titular.- Volvo Cars’ T8 Twin Engine Range. © Volvo
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Volvo presents its electric car strategy during a press conference