The flagship of Volvo’s planned plug-in and electric range is the Tesla-rivalling all-electric car that will be on sale in 2019. This model will be the same size as the S60, the brand’s compact executive saloon. By 2020, plug-in hybrid versions of all of Volvo’s cars will be available.
The 2019 model will be all-electric and be underpinned by Volvo’s Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) which is already featured on the incredibly successful XC90. This car will be a direct rival to the Tesla Model 3 which is expected in 2017. The new Volvo electric car will have a range of at least 300 miles and performance is expected to match that of the Tesla, which sees acceleration from 0-60mph in a few seconds.
Hakan Samuelsson is President and CEO of Volvo. He has commented on the marque’s ambition to bring electric cars into the mainstream market, saying: “By 2020, 10 percent of Volvo’s global sales will be electrified cars.” This joins Volvo’s commitment to develop its safety systems and have no deaths or injuries in new Volvo vehicles by 2020.
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