The first new EV will be launched next year.
Volvo met with some of its dealers in Miami last week to show them its long-term strategy. The Swedish manufacturer is speeding up its electrification plans, with the goal of becoming entirely electric by the end of the decade. In the immediate term, the strategy calls for the development of five new zero-emission vehicles.
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Volvo met about 800 dealers from North and South America and informed them that the brand’s first new electric vehicle will be available next year. There are no information on which model will be released in 2023, but we assume it will be the fully electric replacement to today’s XC90, which is rumoured to be called the Embla. The current XC90, as a side note, may be produced for a few more years.
Volvo’s five new electric vehicles will feature a large and small crossover, a sedan, and two sporty wagon-like variants, according to preliminary information obtained by Automotive News. According to those who attended the conference, the automaker refers to these two waggons as “active vehicles.” In addition, two new plug-in hybrids, essentially modified versions of the S90 and XC90 PHEVs, will be introduced.
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The early feedback from the dealers was reportedly very positive. One retailer told Automotive News Volvo is “nailing” the product mix and that “Volvo is one of the most exciting manufacturers.” In support of its electrification strategy, the automaker also told its sellers it will start assembling more cars at its US plant in Ridgeville, hiring more employees in the process.
Volvo is reportedly working on an electric version of the XC60 as well as a slightly larger SUV with the internal number V546, which will sit between the XC60 and the XC90. In addition, a new electric vehicle will be developed to replace the XC40 in the Volvo model lineup.
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