Volvo Confirms First All-Electric Car To Be Produced In China

Swedish premium automaker Volvo has announced in Shanghai that its first fully electric car will be built in China, confirming our earlier report on the matter.

The all new model will utilize the company’s Compact Modular Architecture (CMA) for smaller cars, and will go on sale in 2019. Volvo also said that the model will be exported globally from China and that this decision highlights the central role that China will play in Volvo’s electrified future.

“Volvo Cars fully supports the Chinese government’s call for cleaner air as outlined in the latest five-year plan. It is fully in-line with our own core values of environmental care, quality and safety,” stated Volvo chief executive, Hakan Samuelsson. “We believe that electrification is the answer to sustainable mobility.”

China remains the world’s largest sales market for electrified vehicles, and has set ambitious targets in order to grow EV & hybrid sales, thus addressing congestion and air quality issues within its cities.

Aside from planning on offering plug-in hybrid versions of every single one of their models, Volvo has also made a commitment to sell a total of 1 million electrified cars, which include fully electric vehicles and hybrids, by the year 2025.

The Swedish automaker is also developing an all-electric model on its larger Scalable Product Architecture (SPA).

PHOTO GALLERY

New Corvette Z06 Reportedly Coming In Late 2021 With 800 HP

The new Corvette Z06 could have 150 hp more than its predecessor.

China Slaps US-Made Cars With 25% Tariff: BMW, Ford, Mercedes And Tesla Set To Feel The Pinch

Last time China imposed tariffs on US-made cars, imports dropped by 50%.

Audi Gets U.S. Pumped Up About RS6 With Touching ‘Avant Story’ Spot

The newly introduced 2020 Audi RS6 Avant will be available to buyers in the United States.

VW Recalling Nearly 700,000 Vehicles Over Rollaway Risk

The recall impacts more than 500,000 Jetta models.

Rtech’s Chevy Ponderosa Will Make You Forget About The Silverado HD

It’s a Chevy with a Dodge heart that produces a staggering 1,300 lb-ft of torque.

Donald Trump Attacks Automakers For Not Supporting Emissions Rollback

The U.S. president singled out Ford for coming to an agreement with the Golden State .

First Freightliner eCascadia Heavy-Duty Electric Trucks Start Field Testing In California

Penske Truck Leasing and NFI Industries will use two electric trucks, while customer deliveries are scheduled for 2021.

VW Officially Denies It Intends Buying A Stake In Tesla, But The Truth Is They’d Love To

Volkswagen qualified the report about its interest in buying a Tesla stake as “speculation without merit”, though things aren’t so simple.

Ford Charges An Absurd $10,000 For Painted Stripes On Shelby Mustang GT500

Those looking to purchase the Ford Shelby Mustang GT500 can also pay $1000 for vinyl racing stripes.

Can The 2020 Toyota Supra Tackle BMW’s M2 Competition?

Even though some find the new Supra expensive, it’s actually cheaper then the Bimmer – and it’s no slouch, either.