Volvo may soon be one of the first automakers to offer an electric version of every model in its lineup, but the automaker isn’t stopping there on its quest to electrify its vehicles. Volvo has just announced that it is working on an all-new fully electric car that will arrive by 2019, and it could have an impressive 325-mile range. Volvo’s goal is for its electrified models to account for at least 10 percent of its total sales.
Volvo hasn’t released any other details about its new electric car, but it’s being rumored that it could a crossover with a driving range around 325 miles. Before the electric car arrives in 2019, Volvo is going to introduce plug-in hybrid versions of the rest of the models in its lineup. Volvo kicked off its plans with the XC90 T8 plug-in hybrid SUV, which will be followed by a plug-in hybrid version of the S90 sedan and its S60 and XC60 models. Further down the line, Volvo will also introduce smaller 40 series models with a plug-in hybrid powertrain.
“We believe that the time has come for electrified cars to cease being a niche technology and enter the mainstream,” Volvo CEO Håkan Samuelsson said in a statement. “We are confident that in two years’ time 10 percent of Volvo’s global sales will be electrified cars.
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