Volvo aims to sell a million electrified vehicles by 2025, as part of the global move toward lowering carbon emissions. Although the Swedish company’s first all-electric car will be introduced to the market only in 2019, Volvo president and chief executive Håkan Sameulsson says the aim is to be at the forefront of the global shift toward electrification.

Volvo has reportedly been preparing for the shift toward electrified vehicles for the past five years, developing two vehicle architectures that incorporate hybrid and all-electric technology in small and large cars.

Locally the first plug-in hybrid from Volvo, the XC90 T8 Twin Engine, will make its debut in May.


Read more about electrified travel, and Volvo’s development of electric buses in the May issue of Popular Mechanics – on sale Monday, 25 April.