Volvo XC90 is going to be the first model from Volvo’s portfolio whose plug-in hybrid variant will be assembled locally at the Bengaluru plant by end 2019.

New Delhi, November 24, 2018: Swedish carmaker, VolvoCars on Thursday said it will be the first car company to assemble plug-in hybrid cars locally in India.

Volvo XC90 is going to be the first model from Volvo’s portfolio whose plug-in hybrid variant will be assembled locally at the Bengaluru plant by end 2019.

According to the company, apart from the XC90, a range of Plug-in Hybrids are slated for launch in the neat 3 years.

This announcement places electrification at the core of Volvo, future business. It also paves way for the complete phase-out of combustion-engine-only models according to the reports published in auto.economictimes.indiatimes.com.

The company is also focusing to slowly phase out conventional powertrains and focus only on electrification.

Charles Frump, Managing Director, Volvo Car India said, “The localization of plug-in hybrids marks the future of electrification for us. Our customers are increasingly becoming aware about the rise in pollution levels and degrading environment. However, till the time we have supporting infrastructure, plug-in hybrids offer the intermediate solution.”

Volvo said every new car from 2019 onwards will be electrified.

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