Starting in 2019, Volvo will produce only vehicles with hybrid or electric engines
Owned by Chinese company Zhejiang Geely Holding Group, the automaker Volvo announced that all its new cars, starting in 2019, will be equipped with only hybrid or electric engines. The source said that Volvo is the first major car manufacturer, called the exact date of rejection of traditional power plants, including gasoline and diesel internal combustion engines. Note that the release of the previously presented models with internal combustion engines will continue.
As for pure electric vehicles, under the brand Volvo in the period from 2019 to 2021 is planned to release three new models under the brand Polestar — two. All other models will be hybrid, that is, in addition to motors will have gasoline or diesel engines.
In General, electric cars and hybrids still make up only a small part of the produced cars. However, in the upper segment, from which the Volvo products, the transition to new technologies is faster. It is expected that as the improvement and price reduction transformation cover and mass market.