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Volvo's to be electric by 2019...

Volvo announced this week that every model they release in 2019 "will incorporate at least one electric motor in the drivetrain." However, just because they are moving this route does not mean they will kill off their 4-cylinder engines.

President and CEO Håkan Samuelsson says this “marks the end of the solely combustion engine-powered car,” which is a grandiose way to introduce his company’s full commitment to hybrids and EVs. Volvo will introduce five all-electric models between 2019 and 2021, two of which will sit under its redefined Polestar brand of high-performance EVs. Everything else will be a plug-in hybrid or a traditional hybrid based on upgraded 48-volt electrical architectures (like that in the 2018 Audi A8). While Volvo remains bullish on its goal for 1 million electrified sales by 2025 and likens the future gas- and diesel-powered hybrids as second fiddle to the full EVs, the automaker can’t afford any decline in traditional powertrains just as it can’t expect a dramatic industry shift to EVs in just four years.
When do you think that all automakers will make the transition to all electric or hybrid vehicles? Do you think the petrol engine will be phased out eventually? Share your thoughts with us!

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