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Volvo to go all electric with
new models from 2019

Reuters, by Niklas Pollard

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Posted By:JoniTx, 7/5/2017 3:42:16 PM

Geely-owned Volvo Car Group said on Wednesday all new models launched from 2019 will be fully electric or hybrids, spelling the eventual end to nearly a century of Volvos powered solely by the internal combustion engine. The Gothenburg-based company will continue to produce pure combustion-engine Volvos from models launched before that date, but said it would introduce cars across its model line-up that ranged from fully electric cars to plug-in hybrids. Volvo´s plans make it the first major traditional automaker to set a date for the complete phase-out of combustion-engine-only models though electrification has long been a buzzword across the industry

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: babelfish30101, 7/5/2017 3:46:29 PM     (No. 11309460)

If the market dictates and encourages it, then more power to them.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Clinger, 7/5/2017 3:52:40 PM     (No. 11309470)

Good luck with that. I´d much rather use oil than coal so I´ll stick with the Otto cycle. But then again I do a Stirling job of being fill of hot air....


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Reply 3 - Posted by: Scrubber, 7/5/2017 3:54:46 PM     (No. 11309473)

Volvo will be gone by 2021

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Reply 4 - Posted by: strike3, 7/5/2017 3:59:34 PM     (No. 11309476)

They might be able to get across Sweden on an electric but in the US they won´t even get one across Pennsylvania. I never liked Volvos anyway but what are all the soccer moms gonna do?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: dman, 7/5/2017 4:14:13 PM     (No. 11309490)

As a follower of IEEE articles on electric vehicles and "smart" highways in the 1970s, I think that hybrids of electric cars (with electronic transmissions and regenerative brakes) coupled with onboard flex-fuel generators are the way to go for the immediate future. Batteries were then, and remain now the "weak link", but the technology is improving.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: mickturn, 7/5/2017 4:36:15 PM     (No. 11309526)

Shocking I tell ya, just Shocking!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: juststop, 7/5/2017 5:10:18 PM     (No. 11309561)

No infrastructure to support this!!! Goodby to Volvo.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: William A. Hollerman, 7/5/2017 5:14:34 PM     (No. 11309567)

Bad idea.... Seems a read recently that batteries are worse for the environment than car emissions.... Interesting and bad idea here.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: franq, 7/5/2017 5:19:12 PM     (No. 11309571)

They should buy the rights to Mr. Fusion™. A lot more promising.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: droopydog, 7/5/2017 5:42:56 PM     (No. 11309590)

Really? Even their big diesel trucks? Oh yeah...if you want to get technical, not every vehicle.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: uno, 7/5/2017 6:00:21 PM     (No. 11309600)

I now know the year Volvo dies!

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Reply 12 - Posted by: snakeoil, 7/5/2017 6:21:56 PM     (No. 11309620)

A few years ago there was much excitement about Chevy Volts and Nissan Leafs. Can´t remember the last time I saw one. My boss has a Tesla. But he paid more for it than I paid for my house. Hope PT will give us gas and oil until the end of my days. I just don´t want cross country trips that require I stop every 40 miles to charge overnight.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Safari Man, 7/5/2017 6:47:05 PM     (No. 11309643)

Vye vye Volvo

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Reply 14 - Posted by: harper, 7/5/2017 6:47:22 PM     (No. 11309644)

Volvo´s claims are great for the world coal industry, but what are the chances of anti-American Comrade 0zero´s [peace be upon him] nincompoop fuel economy demands continuing as law in America?

Without those insane demands driving the world´s automotive industry, coal powered cars are dead.



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Reply 15 - Posted by: comstock, 7/5/2017 6:51:17 PM     (No. 11309646)

I hope they hired some decent EEs. The electronics in my son´s Volvo are abysmally unreliable. Lucas must have consulted on them.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: ByteGuru, 7/5/2017 6:52:00 PM     (No. 11309648)


Like #5 sez, this will eventually shake out to be some sort of hybrid propulsion system. Most likely the main energy will come from electric motor(s) powered by a battery that is refreshed by a small gasoline engine that drives a generator.

IMO it would be extremely unwise to try to sell a vehicle powered only by a battery. If you find yourself out of power on a lonely west Texas road at 02:35am, the auto club can bring you gasoline. If the gas won´t get you going, expect to be towed to the next open charging station. You will part with many dollars upon your arrival.


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Reply 17 - Posted by: ketchuplover, 7/5/2017 7:23:51 PM     (No. 11309673)

New Coke

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Vaquero45, 7/5/2017 7:28:12 PM     (No. 11309676)

Buh-bye, Volvo.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: enemyofthestate, 7/5/2017 7:40:38 PM     (No. 11309690)

I´ve never purchased a Volvo, and with this news I´ll certainly not purchase one now. I´m obviously not the market. I suppose they would be attractive to Prius owners in California.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 7/5/2017 10:30:51 PM     (No. 11309825)

Volvo, which means, "It rolls" in Swedish, will soon be renamed to, "Alahu Akhbar."

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Reply 21 - Posted by: hisself, 7/6/2017 8:20:05 AM     (No. 11310018)

In other news, Volvo ("It rolls" in Swedish) has purchased the Nova name from Chevrolet.

No va means "It does not go" in Spanish.


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