Volvo made waves across the automotive industry when it announced that every new vehicle it brings to market, beginning in 2019, will be electrified. The company says it marks the end of an era for cars that only have an internal combustion engine.
Green Car Congress reports that Volvo will introduce a portfolio of electrified cars across its model range, embracing fully electric cars, plug in hybrid cars and mild hybrid cars. “The announcement represents one of the most wide-reaching moves by any car maker to embrace electrification,” it reported.
“This is about the customer,” said Håkan Samuelsson, Volvo’s president and CEO. “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.”
Volvo plans to launch five fully electric cars by 2021.