Volvo To Launch More Plug-In Hybrids And Electric Vehicles In India

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Swedish luxury car firm Volvo will be launching more of plug-in hybrids and electric cars to Indian market, alongside its regular products in the portfolio. This will help tackling the issues related to air pollution in the country.

Volvo Auto India, Managing Director, Tom Von Bonsdorff said that Volvo has the capability of launching its entire range of plug-in hybrid version. Volvo will look to launch the hybrid variant which is relevant to Indian market and will be launched globally in next four to five years.

This Wednesday Volvo launched the XC90 T8 Excellence, the maiden plug-in hybrid SUV in India. The SUV is equipped with radar safety features. On a full charge the SUV can cover upto 40km. The hybrid SUV is priced at Rs 1.25 crore (ex-showroom Delhi).

Volvo aims at newer energy alternatives for all of its cars developed on the new common module architecture (CMA) platform. Volvo is also working on an all-electric car, with an impressive range of 350km by 2019.

The all-electric vehicle will also be introduced in India. Volvo Auto India is aiming to grow its sales by 25 percent in 2016 to around 1,800 units. Despite the diesel ban in the country for a short period of time, Volvo expects to kick-up its sales.

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