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Volvo’s Local South African Range is Almost Completely Electric

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Swedish-based vehicle brand, Volvo Car SA, has announced that the company’s South African car range is almost at full electric status. With the latest South African range offering motorists three electric options – namely, all-electric, plug-in hybrid and mild hybrid – the company is well on track to meet global targets.

The three stages of vehicle electrification on offer mark an important milestone in Volvo’s global agenda, aligning with company targets of a complete transformation into a fully electric car company by 2030.
According to Volvo SA Managing Director, Greg Maruszewski, “Our mild-hybrid vehicles boast reduced tailpipe emissions, improved fuel economy and stronger on-road performance, making them ideal steppingstones to our plug-in hybrids, which add the major advantage of a pure electric driving mode, and then, ultimately, our all-electric offering.” 

With all three electrification bases covered, Volvo Car SA has ensured that the domestic demand for electric vehicles has been catered for. The Volvo S90 and V90 Cross Country models currently include mild-hybrid powertrains, with only the T-Badged derivatives in the XC40 fleet remaining as the last fuel-powered models.

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Keletso Moilwe

Keletso Moilwe

Keletso Moilwe is a Content Intern at Energy Capital & Power. She holds an Honours Degree is Geography and Environmental studies and is currently pursuing her Masters Degree at the University of Cape Town.