Volvo Cars has announced that every car it launches from 2019 onward will have an electric motor. This is a historic end for cars with only an internal combustion engine (ICE), and places electrification at the core of Volvo's business moving forward.
Volvo will introduce a portfolio of electrified cars across its model range that fully embraces electric cars, plug-in hybrid cars and mild hybrid cars.
Volvo will launch five fully electric cars between 2019 and 2021. Three of these will be Volvo models and two of them will be high performance electrified cars from Polestar, Volvo’s performance car arm.
The five cars will be supplemented by a range of petrol and diesel plug-in hybrid and mild hybrid 48-volt options on all models. This announcement represents one of the broadest electrified car offerings.
This new change means that there will be no future Volvo cars without an electric motor. Pure ICE cars will be gradually phased out and replaced by ICE cars that are enhanced with electrified options.
The announcement emphasizes Volvo’s commitment to minimizing the environmental impact of their cars and making cities cleaner. Volvo is also focused on reducing carbon emissions of its products and its operations — the company aims to have climate neutral manufacturing operations by 2025.
To learn more about this new development, visit the Volvo site.