Volvo has announced that every car from 2019 will have an electric motor.
This sees the end of the internal combustion engine and Volvo being the first major manufacture to make the bold switch.
Volvo will release a range of electrified cars with a mixture of fully electric, plug-in hybrid and mild-hybrid cars.
Five fully electric cars will be launched between 2019 and 2021 with three being high-performance electrified cars from Polestar.
Volvo are committed to reducing its environmental footprint with reducing carbon emissions on both its operations and cars. Volvo are aiming to have climate-neutral manufacturing by 2025.
“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.”
“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,”
said Håkan Samuelsson, President and Chief Executive of Volvo.
This follows on Volvo’s earlier announcement that they will turn Polestar into a separately branded electrified high-performance car company.