Volvo has announced that it will only make electric cars by 2030, but if anyone wants to get one, they’ll only have to buy it online.
The prestigious Swedish car maker said on Tuesday that it will gradually stop producing all cars with internal combustion engines, including hybrids.
“There is no long-term future for cars with internal combustion engines,” said Volvo’s chief technology officer, Henrik Green.
Volvo’s announcement follows General Motors pledging earlier this year to build battery-only cars by 2035.
Volvo indicated that although its fully electric cars are sold exclusively online, dealerships “will remain an important part of the customer experience and will remain responsible for a variety of important services such as selling, preparing, delivering and maintaining cars.”
As part of Volvo’s announcement, Tuesday, the company will unveil its second fully electric car, which resembles its “XC40” car last year, and is an SUV.
Volvo said its goal is for half of its global sales to be electric vehicles by 2025, while the remaining half will be from hybrids.
Sky News Arabia