Every All-New Volvo Will Be Hybrid Or Electric From 2019

Volvo has confirmed that it will start turning its back on petrol and diesel from 2019, when the company will move wholesale to electric and hybrid power
Every All-New Volvo Will Be Hybrid Or Electric From 2019

Every new Volvo launched from 2019 will have some kind of electric motor in the drivetrain, the company has announced. Every single car that leaves the factory will be at the very least a mild hybrid, making the Gothenburg-based safety merchant the first major car maker to commit to such a strategy.

We probably should have been expecting this, seeing as Volvo’s new performance sibling Polestar is going down the same route. The Geely-owned firms are doing their best to lead the way when it comes to wholesale adoption of electrification, now that so many people have proved that it works.

Every All-New Volvo Will Be Hybrid Or Electric From 2019

There will be three stages of Volvo’s electric dream. The first will be mild hybrids, where a 48-volt electrical system similar to that seen on the new Audi A8 will cut the engine wherever possible, like when the car is slowing down or stops. A motor will then restart the pistons quickly and smoothly when needed.

Volvo will skip closed hybrids altogether, so there’s no plan to do things the way the Prius does; i.e. having self-generated electric power always on tap for short bursts. Instead, the Swedes are going straight for plug-in hybrids with greater fully-electric driving range thanks to bigger, heavier batteries. Volvo already launched the first V60 plug-in diesel-electric hybrid back in 2012.

Every All-New Volvo Will Be Hybrid Or Electric From 2019

The third and most extreme grade of electrification is to go completely sans combustion, and Volvo already has plans for five fully-electric cars between 2019 and 2021; three in the Volvo brand and two high-performance ones badged as Polestars. A range of petrol-electric and diesel-electric hybrids will join the ice-cap-friendly party.

Hakan Samuelsson, President and Chief Executive of Volvo Cars, said:

“This is about the customer. 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.

“This announcement marks the end of the solely combustion engine-powered car. Volvo Cars has stated that it plans to have sold a total of one million electrified cars by 2025. When we said it, we meant it. This is how we are going to do it.”



For most manufacturers, we’d worry about added weight due to the hybrid system. However, this is Volvo, and heavier tanks are definitely not a bad thing :D.

07/05/2017 - 08:06 |
40 | 0

Please no..

07/05/2017 - 08:09 |
14 | 1

In reply to by Evoist

Why Volvo why? Why is Volvo along with polestar creating hybrids and electric vehicles even though the technology isn’t ready.?Why the ev’s too? Why does every manufacturer want to destroy internal combustion engines and take away the petrol heads dream?

07/05/2017 - 12:26 |
10 | 0
SAVAGE DOGG (Ping-Pong Gang) (Corvette Squad)

Cool, electric tanks

07/05/2017 - 08:23 |
5 | 1

Im a car guy, i like hybrids and i think modern volvos look gorgeous.

07/05/2017 - 10:03 |
0 | 0
Joshua Lue

The problem is that hybrids are extremely subjective as to whether they work. I brought a BMW 330e and as I do most my driving locally and charging at work I’m doing 150+mpg… if i was doing distance driving it would be down to about 40mpg.
You can’t say hybrids are obosolete as in some cases… like me they do work and i like the flexibility of not charging if i do go long distance.
Each individual is different. So I think its not great that Volvo will just offer hrbrids or MHEV… not all people will benefit

07/05/2017 - 08:30 |
1 | 0

Hybrids have diesel/petrol engines, so the electric part is more for city drives.

What i don’t like is the weight that will affect handling, the automatic transmition, wich i hate, and the fact that you have to buy new batteries in like 5-10 years, wich costs as much as a new city car. The torque and mpg however, are really cool

07/05/2017 - 08:49 |
0 | 0

I have a Lexus CT200h (basically a Prius) and I averaged 52mpg over the last year with my typical driving being 15mi each way to work. Town or slower driving does get higher MPG, but that’s natural due to wind resistance etc at higher speeds. But motorway driving at 70mph still gets me 53mpg or so, providing the journey is long enough. A short one won’t let the engine warm up enough so the average doesn’t increase that high. So yes, they do work, just don’t expect it to be that much better on motorways at high speed than existing vehicles.

EV’s will use more power at high speed compared to low too, so you can’t escape that.

07/05/2017 - 11:29 |
1 | 0

Now I get why Volvo and polestar splitted! Polestar doest’t want the hybrid stuff

07/05/2017 - 08:57 |
1 | 1

In reply to by Janno

Polestar are going to produce EV’s

07/05/2017 - 10:03 |
4 | 0

In reply to by Janno

Did you actually read the article? Polestar are going to be making at least 2 full EVs and several hybrids…

07/05/2017 - 10:13 |
1 | 0

Too much hate on cars not intended for us…cool down guys

07/05/2017 - 11:01 |
1 | 0

No why

07/05/2017 - 12:53 |
3 | 0
Chewbacca_buddy (McLaren squad)(VW GTI Clubsport)(McLaren 60

Electric tank-to run over enemys in silence

07/05/2017 - 13:41 |
0 | 0

I’m in China rn and you can definitely tell the Chinese are going green, there are electric, hybrid, and CNG vehicles everywhere, like busses and cars.

07/05/2017 - 15:14 |
1 | 0
FUGL_S60 (Tesla Lover 800)

Very good, I myself am surprised they are making this kind of progress. (The 2019 part). I knew this would eventually happen, but it happens fast! With the all electric cars, we have many people who can afford it switching to Teslas here in the United States. Just like the United States with Teslas, this Volvo thing will impact Sweden and put pressure on other countries. And me? I’ll try and save up for an upcoming Polestar EV! :)

07/05/2017 - 15:28 |
2 | 1

It’s the future, and it’s looking fast!

07/05/2017 - 17:09 |
1 | 1



Sponsored Posts