Volvo Cars will introduce a range of electrified cars over the coming years, and there’ll be something for everyone. The choices will include plug-in hybrid models that build on the success of Volvo Cars’ existing Twin Engine technology. There will also be new mild-hybrid models that provide zero-emissions electric power when the internal combustion engine is least efficient.
The mild hybrid configuration represents a move towards full electrification, It will deliver a better every day driving experience while reducing fuel consumption and emissions. Our first fully electric car will be presented during 2019 and it will be followed by a range of electric cars in the coming years. These cars will be Volvo models as well as high-performance models from Polestar, Volvo Cars’ performance brand. It means that, in future, there will be no Volvo cars without an electric motor.
Leading in hybrid technology
Volvo Cars is already a leader in hybrid technology. Today, Twin Engine models use plug-in hybrid powertrains that combine effortless performance with a drive mode to suit every need. They are the most powerful yet most fuel-efficient cars, and they offer an electric-only range that allows many drivers to commute with zero emissions.
The latest generation of cars has been designed from the outset for electrification because we put people first, and Volvo Cars’ designers and engineers understand that customers want a better, more efficient form of mobility. Electrification will play a major role in helping us to reduce CO2 emissions and air pollution, improving life for current and future generations.
Henrik Green, senior vice president, Research and Development, Volvo Car Group, says: “The time for electrification has finally come. The technology has matured and our customers are ready.” We think electrification represents a bright future for mobility and for Volvo Cars.
Source: Volvo website