Volvo Automaker Confirms Decision to Build Hybrid and Electric Cars “Only” by 2019

Volvo has a Two-year plan to make every vehicle electric, plug-in hybrids or mild hybrids

Volvo plans to eliminate exclusively fuel-powered motors by 2019 and make electric, plug-in hybrid and mild hybrid vehicles only. Hybrids combine battery power with gasoline or diesel engines. Volvo Cars of Shreveport encourages this effort, as hybrids are currently available like the outstanding 2017 Volvo XC90 Hybrid T8 AWD Inscription SUV. This high performance SUV combines luxury, technology and spectacular exterior design. Volvo’s president and chief executive, Hakan Samuelsson, says in an online Atlantic.com article, “This announcement marks the end of the solely combustion engine-powered car.” This vision generates the move toward a new era in vehicle manufacturing. By 2021, Volvo will launch five electric vehicles and two of them will be high performance vehicles from Polestar. Polestar is currently the official Volvo Cars performance company and brand, based in Gothenburg, Sweden. “Our customers are asking more and more about electric cars,” Samuelsson states in a New York Times interview, “a much bigger risk would be to stick with internal combustion engines.” Volvo is the first automaker to announce its plan to phase out internal combustion engines. Samuelsson plans to sell one million electrified cars by 2025. Volvo’s bold move toward electric and hybrid vehicles is one of many reasons Volvo Cars of Shreveport is proud to be a Volvo factory-authorized dealer.

Feel the hybrid excitement in the 2017 XC90 Hybrid T8 AWD Inscription SUV

The 2017 XC90 Hybrid T8 E-AWD Inscription SUV is primed for travel with its 2.0-liter I-4 supercharged and turbocharged engine. Its total system output delivers approximately 400 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque. This output includes a combination of 313 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque from the front engine and 87 horsepower and 177 lb-ft of torque from the electric motor at the rear axle. The Hybrid is the default mode and can handle the entire powertrain for efficiency and performance. Whether it’s a cruise along the Louisiana highway or a leisure drive in the city, the 2017 XC90 Hybrid T8 is geared for action. The exceptional ride offers an optional Convenience package with Volvo’s Pilot Assist semi-autonomous system. Check in at Volvo Cars of Shreveport and view the 2017 XC90 Hybrid T8 AWD Inscription SUV today.

About Holmes Volvo Cars of Shreveport

Holmes Volvo of Shreveport offers a wide range of new and used Volvos as well as expert service specialists. As a comprehensive Volvo center, anything you could want that relates to either new Volvo models or used cars – from a simple answer to a repair to a direct explanation of cost – you can find it at Holmes Volvo of Shreveport. We want to make sure that the time you spend with us leaves you with a smile!

1221 E Bert Kouns Industrial Loop
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Shreveport, LA 71105
(318) 212-1289

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