Volvo will present its first fully electric car from 2019.
The automaker recently turned Polestar completely into a separate brand, which would focus entirely on electrified vehicles.
Polestar revealed details of the “1” earlier this year which produces 600 hp and 1,000 Nm of torque and will be sold entirely online and limited to 500 models.
Its engine allows the car to travel up to 150 km (93 miles) on electric power alone – the longest full electric range of any hybrid car on the market.
This vehicle is however a hybrid and not an autonomous electric.
Polestar will venture into all-electric vehicles in 2019 with the Polestar 2, which will be fully electric.
Parent company Volvo will always look to introduce electric vehicles into its current model lineup.
The first will be a car based on a new generation V40 compact sedan.
It should look like the Volvo 40.2 concept car that debuted in 2016.
The vehicle will have a range of over 250 miles and will be offered with a range of battery options.
Volvo R&D boss Henrik Green confirmed to Auto Express that the car will be offered in an economical and also more powerful model.
“For each electric car, we will generally offer at least two different battery sizes. “
“The base variant will be more economical, but with a slightly limited range, then there will be a larger option with a higher price, but more range and more power.”
This electric car will accompany its current range of gasoline, diesel and plug-in hybrid vehicles.
Volvo has also reportedly used the Compact Modular Architecture (CMA) platform to build new electric vehicles such as the subcompact SUV, which will be smaller than the V40.