Taking the lead: embracing a cleaner mobility
The Future is Electric
Volvo Cars is taking a bold lead with electrification in the auto industry. As the first major premium car brand to commit to a hybrid or full-electric powertrain for all our models, we aim to drive the automotive sector forward, improve the quality of the air in our cities and increase our success as a business.
50% of Volvo Cars’ sales volume to be fully electric by 2025.
Volvo Cars has committed to putting one million electrified cars on the road by 2025.
Every new Volvo car launched from 2019 onwards will have an electric motor. This ambitious commitment shows that at Volvo Cars we dare to take the lead and embrace a cleaner mobility. It underlines our aim to reduce the environmental impact of our products, and to improve air quality in our cities. Most of all, it shows that we listen to our customers and their needs.
This year, we take the next step towards electrifying our range by launching our first ever fully electric car: the XC40 Recharge. It represents a true milestone for Volvo Cars and is the first of a family of fully electric Volvos. Over the next five years, we will launch a fully electric car every year as we aim to make all-electric cars 50 per cent of global sales by 2025, with the rest hybrids. Recharge will be the overarching name for all Volvos with a fully electric or plug-in hybrid powertrain.
« We are determined to be the first premium car maker to move our entire portfolio of vehicles into electrification. This is a clear commitment towards reducing our carbon footprint, as well as contributing to better air quality in our cities. »
Volvo Cars will introduce a range of electrified cars over the coming years, and there’ll be something for everyone. The latest generation of Volvos has been designed from the outset for electrification and the choices will include fully electric cars and plug-in hybrid models, as well as new mild-hybrid models.
Our first fully electric car, the XC40 Recharge, was launched earlier this year and will be followed by a range of fully electric cars in the coming years. These cars will be Volvo models as well as high-performance models from Polestar, Volvo Cars’ performance brand.
Every model in Volvo Cars’ line-up is also available as a petrol plug-in hybrid variant, from the small XC40 SUV via the 60 Series cars to the company’s flagship, the large XC90 SUV. Volvo Cars is the only car maker to offer a plug-in variant on every model in its line-up.
The mild hybrid configurations deliver a better every day driving experience while reducing fuel consumption and emissions by up to 15 per cent.
Taken together this means that, in future, there will be no Volvo cars without an electric motor. And to make sure we have plenty of batteries to power all those electrified Volvos, we have signed large supply deals with LG Chem and CATL, two of the world’s leading lithium-ion battery makers.