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Volvo focusses on plug-ins in 2021 - and launch of first fully electric car

For Volvo, 2021 will be all about plug-in vehicles. It has plug-in hybrid powertrains available across its entire range, plus the launch of its first fully electric car.

By 2025, the brand plans to have a million electrified cars on the road and half of all its sales will be fully electric.

Dominic Gill, national leasing and residual value manager at Volvo Car UK, said at Virtual Fleet and Mobility Live 2020: “Our first fully electric vehicle is coming, it will be the first of five such models being launched over the next five years.”

It’s not just the cars that are becoming more sustainable. Volvo is also making use of virtual meetings and dealing with its customers through digital platforms where possible.

“It’s about making life less complicated for our customers,” added Gill.

With a good supply of batteries, he said the brand will not be affected by supply constraints. The XC40 Recharge T4 (pictured) is Volvo’s first plug-in model to be priced at less than £40,000 and it’s expected to be popular with fleet customers.

Gill said: “We are seeing excellent growth in plug-in hybrid sales because people are seeing the benefits of those as a company car.” 

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