Tuesday, November 21

Tag: Hybrid

Does Volvo move mark end of the beginning for EVs

Does Volvo move mark end of the beginning for EVs

Auto, Technology
Volvo’s announcement that it will stop making purely internal combustion engine vehicles within the next few years is important, but signals a shift for the sector and not a revolution The automotive sector seems to have reached, if not a tipping point, then certainly an important inflection with the news that Volvo is going to cease making cars powered solely by internal combustion engines by 2019. After this date, says the Chinese-owned manufacturer, all of its models will be plug-in hybrids, purely electric vehicles or mild hybrids (incapable of purely electric operation but using an electric motor to allow the petrol engine to be turned off when the car is coasting, braking or stopped). But to paraphrase Winston Churchill, this is not the end for the internal combustion engine, nor