Four years from now will see Volvo release an all-electric saloon to take on Tesla. With plans to launch the 300-mile range, high-performance machine in 2019, the innovative Swedish brand is set to cause a stir for all the right reasons. Combining power, efficiency and a superior experience on the road, what’s not to be excited about?
Volvo has plans to electrify the whole model range by 2020, with the intention to offer a refined plug-in hybrid variation for each vehicle. This quality battery-powered line-up is to include the V40 hatchback replacement, due in 2017.
With the V60 Plug-in Hybrid already on the market, the XC90 T8 Twin-Engine is set to follow soon, featuring a 2-litre petrol four-cylinder unit along with an electric motor, working together to produce combined power output of 401bhp, torque of 472lb-ft and combined economy of 134.5mpg. An S90 saloon is expected to be released after this, offering a more optimised drive as with all of Volvo plug-in hybrids.
As Volvo’s research shows that 50% of mileage covered by Twin-Engine drivers is done on electric power, the all-electric saloon is set to be a Swedish success story by propelling power and sustainability to the next level.
If you are interested in Volvo’s electric progress, contact Lancaster Volvo for more information – or why not arrange a test drive in the V60 Plug-in Hybrid? You may be in for shock when you get behind the wheel, and a good one at that.