Volvo Makes Electric Cars And A Hybrid Only From 2019

Jul

6

2017

Swedish automaker Volvo announced on Wednesday the end of the era of fully conventional engines and vehicles that work exclusively with gasoline and diesel for them, and that by 2019 plans to provide electric engines or hybrid fully on all new models, making it the first automaker committed to the termination Use only petrol and diesel in their cars.

The company plans to launch five full electric cars between 2019 and 2020, three of them with the same name for the brand and two under the brand Polestar of Volvo, to announce the full details of those cars later, and will provide hybrid gas and diesel engines, As well as 48-volt light hybridization options in all models.

The Swedish automaker said the move marks the end of the history of cars that have only an internal combustion engine, and that in the future there will be no Volvo cars without an electric motor. The company plans to gradually phase out its internal combustion engines and replace them with cars with an internal combustion engine powered by electric options.

“People are increasingly asking for electric cars and we want to respond to the needs of our current and future customers, and now you can choose which Volvo car you want,” said Hakan Samuelson, chairman and CEO of Volvo.

The Swedish manufacturer is also aiming to provide self-driving cars in the market over the next few years. The company has tested its own cars in Australia, but has faced a particularly difficult hurdle, a kangaroo. The unusual kangaroo movement has confused vehicles Volvo self-propelled.

The end of cars with an internal combustion engine seems inevitable, given the advantages offered by electric and hybrid cars from the manufacturing and performance point of view, and due to the large industrial investment in self-driving vehicle technology, as well as the steady growth of its share in the European market representing The second largest market for electric vehicles after China.

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