Volvo to add electric, plug-in hybrid variants to its full model line up by 2019

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January 6, 2018

Swedish automaker Volvo has announced that from 2019 onwards, all of its models will be launched with full-electric or plug-in hybrid variants. This is a major step for the brand as part of its mission to enhance its business operation and full model line up with environment-friendly alternatives by the 2025 and beyond.

As an initiative, Volvo will roll out 5 electric cars between 2019 and 2021. Best part is that 2 of these will be high-performance models bearing the Polestar emblem. Of course, the soon-to-be-launched electric vehicles will also come with gasoline and diesel hybrid engines, thus providing customers with a wide array of choice.

And speaking of Polestar, the brand also announced recently that it will reform Polestar into a separate company that will offer high-performance electric versions of Volvo models. This bold move would open up some pretty interesting changes in Volvo’s racing portfolio.

With regard to these, Volvo President and CEO Håkan Samuelsson was quoted as saying, “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.”

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