On October 12thmedia reported that Volvo would 2000 one step ahead of other brands by removing the internal combustion engine from all of its models before the government bans the sale of fuel cars in 2025. Not long ago, Volvo’s chief executive, Håkan Samuelsson, pointed out that Volvo’s electric strategy may have been deployed earlier than expected.
He said the next-generation Volvo XC90 could be the company’s last model to offer internal combustion engine options. Volvo now aims to produce half of its cars by 2025 as pure electric vehicles.
At this year’s Beijing Motor Show, Volvo Asia Pacific unveiled its first mass-produced pure electric SUV, the XC40 RECHARGE. It also heralds a new era in Volvo’s efforts to discover all-electric vehicles starting in 2020.
It is reported that with the release of the XC40 RECHARGE, Volvo has planned to deploy a number of new electric vehicle models upstream and downstream of the model, some of which will use the existing XC40 and Polestor 2 platform research and development, while others will be smaller and more entry-level models will be based on some of the domestic Geely Car platform research and development.
Volvo is likely to lead the way by 2025 as governments around the world begin to focus on banning the sale of fuel cars for decades to come, or even earlier.