Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, has announced that every Volvo it launches from 2019 will have an electric motor. Say hello to my friend! Electric Cars
First off!! This marks the historic end of cars that only have an internal combustion engine (ICE). Volvo going toward electrification at the core of its future business. It’s all about electric cars.
That announcement represents one of the most significant moves by any car maker. We are talking about embracing electrification.
In addition, that highlights how over a century after inventing the internal combustion engine. As a result: Now electrification is paving the way for automotive history.
“This is about the customer,” said Håkan Samuelsson, president and chief executive (parenthetically).
“People increasingly demand electrified cars. They we want to respond to their customers’ current and future needs. You can now decide whichever electrified Volvo you wish.
Therefore, Volvo Cars will introduce a portfolio of electrified cars. This move will be across its model range, embracing fully electric cars, plug-in hybrid cars and mild hybrid cars.
In addition, it will launch five fully electric cars between 2019 and 2021. That move is expected for three of the models. Also, two of which will be high performance electrified cars from Polestar, Volvo Cars’ performance car arm. Full details of these models to be announced at a later date.
These five cars are becoming by a range of petrol and diesel plug-in hybrid and mild hybrid 48 volt options on all models, representing one of the broadest electric car offerings of any car maker.
This means that there will in future be no Volvo cars without an electric motor, as pure ICE cars are gradually phased out and replaced by ICE cars that get enhanced with electrified options.
“This announcement marks the end of the solely combustion engine-powered car,” said Mr Samuelsson. “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.”
In conclusion, the announcement underlines Volvo Cars’ commitment to minimising its environmental impact and making the cities of the future cleaner. Volvo Cars focus on reducing the carbon emissions of both its products as well as its operations. It aims to have climate neutral manufacturing operations by 2025.
Finally, 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.
Source: Volvo Cars, Jul 05, 2017 ID: 210058