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Volvo to launch five fully electric cars between 2019 and 2021

Published 05 July 2017

Volvo has said that every new car it launches from 2019 will feature an electric motor, describing the move as placing electrification at the core of its future business.

The move will mark the end of cars that only have an internal combustion engine.

As part of this move, Volvo is planning to introduce a portfolio of electrified vehicles across model range. It’s vehicle range will include fully electric cars, plug-in hybrid cars and mild hybrid cars.

Volvo Cars president and CEO Håkan Samuelsson said: “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 company plans to launch five new fully electric vehicles between 2019 and 2021. Three out of the five will be from Volvo brand and two vehicles will be from its recently incorporated electric vehicle arm, Polestar, which will be high performance electric cars.

Details about these five electric models are still to be released by the company. Besides these five vehicles, Volvo will be introducing a range of petrol and diesel plug-in hybrid and mild hybrid 48 volt variants on all of its present and future models.

This offering, as claimed by the Swedish automaker known for safety is the widest range of hybrid variants will be offered by any car maker in the world.

The company plans to gradually phase out pure internal combustion engines (ICE) with hybrid and fully electrified options.

Samuelsson said: “This announcement marks the end of the solely combustion engine-powered car.

“Volvo Cars has stated that it plans to have sold a total of 1m electrified cars by 2025. When we said it we meant it. This is how we are going to do it.”


Image: Volvo to produce electric variants for all of its models. Photo: Courtesy of Volvo Car Corporation.