Volvo cars has announced that they will be going down the all-electric route as well, with five models expected somewhere around 2021; two of which will be built by Volvo, leaving the other two for high-performance brand – Polestar to manufacture. Internal combustion motors will eventually be axed – depending on the demand for electric motors. These models will include plug-in hybrid, all-electric and mild hybrid, while petrol and diesel hybrids will sell alongside as well.
It is said that there is a huge demand from customers for electric cars, and Volvo is set to deliver exactly what the client is looking for. Volvo has always been reputed for leading with the latest in technology; the first three-point seat belts being an example. Self-driving has also been initiated by the Swedish car maker, and Volvo’s aspiration is to have to nobody killed by a Volvo model by the year 2020.
Volvo has been riding the wave ever since it was bought over by Chinese car maker Geely, and with the low-cost Tesla Model 3 electric car in sight, Volvo is all set for a bare-knuckled fight.