What Does Volvo’s Plan To Electrify Its Fleet From 2019 Onwards Really Mean?

Last week, Swedish automaker Volvo announced that it would electrify its entire fleet from 2019 onwards, retiring internal combustion engine only vehicles and offering customers a choice of electric, plug-in hybrid or hybrid drivetrains only.

If it manages to stick with its plan, Volvo will be the first mainstream automaker in the world to electrify its entire fleet. But what does it mean for the future of the brand? Why is Volvo electrifying its fleet now? And what does it mean for the rest of the automotive industry?

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