Volvo has announced that from 2019 every car it launches will have an electric motor. The move marks one of the most significant embraces of electrification by a car manufacturer to date.
Electrified vehicles will be introduced across the Volvo range, including fully electric, plug-in hybrids and mild-hybrid cars. Five fully electric cars will be launched between 2019 and 2021. Three of these will be Volvo models, whilst the other two will be from Polestar, Volvo’s performance car arm.
There will also be a range of petrol and diesel plug-in hybrid and mild-hybrid 48-volt options available for all models.
Håkan Samuelsson, president and chief executive of Volvo Cars, declared that “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 one million electrified cars by 2025. When we said it we meant it. This is how we are going to do it.”
Volvo Cars also has a target of climate-neutral manufacturing operations by 2025. Full details of these electric vehicles will be released at a later date.