Volvo to Move to All-Electric Lineup, Phase Out Conventional Powertrains

By Paul Riegler on 5 July 2017
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The new 2017 Volvo S90 sedan

Volvo announced plans to offer an electric power train on all of its models by 2019 and will phase out conventionally-powered vehicles.

“This announcement marks the end of the solely combustion-engine-powered car,” said the company’s CEO, Håkan Samuelsson. “People increasingly demand electrified cars and we want to respond to our customers’ current and future needs.”

The Swedish automaker said it plans to place “electrification at the core of its future business” and will offer a range of models that will include both electric vehicles and hybrid cars including gasoline and diesel plug-in hybrids and mild hybrids, the latter being hybrids without an electric-only mode of propulsion.

Volvo was acquired by Chinese automaker Geely in 2010 and has introduced a number of new models in the past two years including the XC90, S90, and V90.

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