Volvo has announced today another of his ambitious plans. In addition to wanting 0 deaths and injuries in its cars by 2020, Volvo has set as its goal the marketing of a million cars electrified at the global level of face-to-2025. A figure very ambitious to be supported at the launch of the first electric Volvo to 2019 as well as in the different hybrid versions present and future.
To achieve this objective the expansion of its hybrid range is key. Volvo will have at least two-hybrid versions of every one of its models. Despite offering the product, we must make sure that this gets to the consumers and is attractive. Volvo are aware of the great challenge they are taking on, but its president, Håkan Samuelsson has reaffirmed the intentions of Volvo for taking an important step towards the electrification of the car.
Volvo takes more than five years working in the shadow to achieve this goal. Both the modular platform Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) for big cars and the Compact Modular Architecture (CMA) for compact have been developed from the outset with the intention of welcome mechanical conventional diesel and gasoline, hybrid and models 100 electric.
Currently, the Volvo V60 D6 Twin Engine (plug-in hybrid diesel) and the Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid petrol) are the only models that are contributing to that step for the electrification. Soon to be added to the versions T8 Twin Engine of the new Volvo S90 and V90. Nor does it lack a lot to learn about the new range of 60, with a saloon, a family and an SUV that will be using the platform SPA, while the new series 40, probably with a compact and SUV in their ranks and using the platform of CMA is not far in time.
This electrification is not the only important goal of Volvo. In addition to achieving 0 deaths in its cars by 2020, Volvo also aims that by the end of this decade at least 35% of positions of responsibility in the company are led by women. At the same time, also for 2025, it seeks to neutralize the climate impact of the operations of the company.
Source – Volvo
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