20 Oct '15, 8pm

Volvo speeds electrification switchover

Volvo speeds electrification switchover

In the medium term, Volvo expects electrified vehicles to account up to 10 percent of its total car sales. High time to strengthen the electric element in its offerings. Towards this end, the company announced plans to build an ell-electric car that will hit the showrooms in 2019. While Volvo did not publish any technical details, in media reports was talk of a driving range of 500 kilometres (310 miles). But before Volvo’s e-car will be available, the company will roll out hybrid versions of all existing model lines. The first element of Volvo’s electrification strategy will be visible in the introduction of plug-in hybrid versions of its 60 series and 90 series. This process has already begun with the launch of the T8 Twin Engine All-Wheel Drive plug-in hybrid version of its new XC90 SUV and will continue with plug-in hybrid versions of the new S90 premium sedan and othe...

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