Volvo to launch Five Electric Vehicle Models
The Swedish company has set the date to become a fully electric automaker by 2030, discontinuing all internal-combustion engine powered models, including plug-in hybrids. Volvo has now shown dealers how it plans to achieve that goal, with five electric Volvo vehicle models to come.
Volvo plans to reveal seven new and redesigned models “over the next few years”, consisting of five battery-electric vehicles and two plug-in hybrid vehicles. The new product roll-out will begin as early as next year, the automaker told its audience of 800 retailers in a closed-door conference in Miami, Florida.
The upcoming EVs will include a large and small crossover and a new sedan. The full-size crossover, effectively a replacement for the XC90, is expected to arrive next year and bear a resemblance to the Concept Recharge.
There will also be two sporty wagon-esque models that Volvo apparently called “activity vehicles,” but no other details on these vehicles has leaked from the meeting. Volvo is also expected to build an electric crossover positioned between the XC60 and XC90, due in 2025. Global production of 100,000 units per year from factories in the United States and China is expected.
Volvo also pitched the company’s lidar sensor technology, which will feature on the next generation X90 as roof mounted sensors. Lidar is instrumental in enabling full autonomous highway driving.
Dealers were also shown revised versions of the S90 and XC90 plug-in hybrids. An all-electric XC60 and an EV smaller than the compact XC40 crossover are also rumored.