Volvo to launch first electric car in 2019
Volvo’s first electric car will be built in China and sold globally from 2019.
The announcement was made at the Shanghai Motor Show where the carmaker revealed that the electric car will be based on Volvo’s Compact Modular Architecture (CMA) for smaller cars, which will also underpin the forthcoming XC40 and S40, which it has already confirmed will get a T5 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid, using a three-cylinder petrol engine, and a fully electric drivetrain.
Volvo is also developing a fully electric car on its Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) and is also planning to launch plug-in hybrid versions of every model.
By 2025, the brand aims to sell a total of 1m electrified cars – including fully electric cars and hybrids.