Volvo Cars To Be Fully Electric By 2030

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Volvo has confirmed today (2 March) that all of its new cars will be fully electric by 2030 and that these models will be sold online only.

This move forms part of the Scandinavian brand’s efforts to become a thought leader in the EV space. The move to a wholly digital platform for selling its cars is intended to simplify the car buying process and improve its customer service offering.

What will the new Volvo fleet look like in 10 years’ time? And how does the journey look if you want to buy your new Volvo online? Read on to find out what the changes mean for new car buyers.


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Highlights: Volvo electric car transformation

Volvo XC40 Recharge P8 AWD will be part of the brand's all-electric fleet
  • All new Volvo cars in 2030 will be fully electric
  • Seven new electric Volvo cars to form the brand’s EV ‘family’
  • Volvo XC40 P8 Recharge the debut all-electric Volvo car; six more to be added in the next decade
  • Volvo to phase out all of its cars with internal combustion engines, including hybrids
  • A second fully electric model, part of the 40 series, to be revealed imminently

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All Volvo electric car sales moving online

All pure electric Volvo models to be available online only and only new electric cars sold by 2030.

With the global coronavirus pandemic forcing many car retailers to move their businesses online, manufacturers are responding in kind. Even with the relaxing of lockdown measures, it seems that people’s buying habits demand a fully digital experience when buying a new car.

Volvo will be moving sales of its new all-electric fleet to its website in support of what it refers to as a “care-free way of having a Volvo”. Here you’ll be able to choose from pre-configured electric cars or build your own, before having it delivered to your home if you wish.


“We want to offer our customers peace of mind and a care-free way of having a Volvo, by taking away complexity while getting and driving the car. Simplification and convenience are key to everything we do.”

Lex Kerssemakers, Head of Global Commercial Operations, Volvo

Volvo will still be making use of its existing retail partners. According to a press release from the brand, “They will remain a crucial part of the customer experience and will continue to be responsible for a variety of important services such as preparing, delivering and servicing cars.”

Care by Volvo, which is the brand’s car subscription model, will be expanded to form a part of customers’ new completely online experience. When you go to buy a new Volvo car, it will come with a care package which includes servicing, warranty, roadside assistance, plus insurance and home charging options – according to the brand’s statement.


Can I still buy a non-electric Volvo?


Yes, Volvo isn’t completely scrapping its current range, most of which are petrol and diesel powered. Instead, this will be a phased process that will, little by little, see the brand replace existing combustion engine models with electric alternatives.

For now you can get behind the wheel of seven brilliant Volvo cars, including the XC40, XC60 and XC90 SUVs, S60 and S90 estates, and the V60 and V90 estates.

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