In just five years, 50% of Volvo’s sales should come from electric cars. And the brand’s leadership does not rule out that the next generation Volvo XC90 will be the last car with an internal combustion engine.
Last year, Volvo introduced its first ever mass-produced electric car XC40 Recharge. However, this is only the first swallow that the carmaker wants to follow in the coming months and years. And so intensively that in 2025 electric cars accounted for half of sales.
Brand boss Håkan Samuelsson even thinks that the upcoming third generation of the flagship SUV Volvo XC90 could be the last car of the brand, under the hood of which we find an internal combustion engine. “We are focusing more and more on electric cars. It depends on how fast customers want to move and how fast the infrastructure grows. Our ambition is certainly that we want to be a purely electric company before it is infected by legislation in some countries. “ stated in Samuelsson in an interview with Car and Driver.
In addition, the head of the carmaker also talked about future electric cars. We are supposed to expect smaller and larger siblings XC40 Recharge. Some will share the platform with an electric SUV and Polestar 2, others will use the technology of the Chinese parent company Geely.
“We can only speculate how long it will take for all premium cars to be electric. We have come to the conclusion that if we want to be a fast-growing company, we should focus on this segment, “ Samuelsson added to Volvo’s timid plans.