The top-management of the German auto concern Volvo has decided not to use diesel powerplants in the process of creating a new generation of the XC90 model. This representative of the brand will be supplied with an electric motor.
The statement on the development of the next generation of “electric” cars was made by Volvo CEO Håkan Samuelsson. According to him, the company can not produce both diesel cars and electric cars. Therefore, it was decided to take up the electrification of the machines and not waste energy on the production of cars with diesel power plants.
The very first car, which was produced by a Swedish company without diesel engines, was the new Volvo S60. It is planned that later all the novelties of this brand will stop supplying diesel engines.
Representatives of Volvo have set as their goal by 2025 to produce half of their models with fully electric installations
According to preliminary data, Volvo XC90 third generation will be presented in 2021 in the form of a concept, and in 2022 it will appear in dealerships dealers around the world. The vehicle will be built on the basis of a new version of the scalable SPA architecture.
Electric cars are gaining increasing popularity, and commercial vehicles are not far behind them. Recall that Volvo introduced and announced its own truck called FE Electric with a fully electric power plant, a carrying capacity of up to 27 tons, a torque of up to 850 Nm and a power reserve of up to 200 km.