The end of the combustion engine? Volvo to go all-electric by 2019

Madeleine Cuff
clock
Volvo will launch five new all-electric models between 2019 and 2021
Image:

Volvo will launch five new all-electric models between 2019 and 2021

CEO declares the 'end of the solely combustion engine-powered car' as automaker promises all new cars will be fully electric, plug-in hybrid or 'mild hybrid' by 2019

Swedish carmaker Volvo has become the first traditional automotive firm to announce a full shift away from the internal combustion engine, as it today unveils plans for every Volvo car to have an electric...

To continue reading this article...

Join BusinessGreen

  • Enjoy exclusive news, insights and analysis from Europe’s leading source of information on the green economy and business.
  • Make smart, responsible business decisions with an eye on the latest regulatory and tech developments
  • Stay in the know with our overnight briefing, expertly curated help you run a competitive and sustainable business
  • Tap into our extensive archive of exclusive articles, news, analysis and guides
  • Choose from 3 paid membership levels or start a 7-day no strings trial

Join nowTry 7 day trial

 

Already a BusinessGreen member?

Login

More on Automotive

'The road ahead looks encouraging': Plug-in cars account for more than a fifth of the market

'The road ahead looks encouraging': Plug-in cars account for more than a fifth of the market

Latest industry figures confirm all segments of the car market saw a decline in demand last month - apart from battery electric vehicles

James Murray
clock 05 July 2022 • 3 min read
A Fastned charging unit | Credit: Fastned

Oxford powers up 'Europe's most powerful EV charging hub'

New charging hub capable of serving 42 vehicles at once marks latest phase of ambitious Energy Superhub Oxford plans

James Murray
clock 05 July 2022 • 3 min read
Labour revs up plans for 30,000 electric vehicle jobs

Labour revs up plans for 30,000 electric vehicle jobs

Opposition unveils plans to part-finance three new gigafactories by 2025 and offer interest-free loans for drivers switching to EVs

James Murray
clock 04 July 2022 • 2 min read