Volvo Cars will build its first fully electric car in China, the company announced at April’s Auto Shanghai in China. The decision to build in China ‘highlights the central role’ that country will play in Volvo’s electrified future, ‘and underlines China’s growing sophistication as a manufacturing center for the automotive industry.’ The company fully supports the Chinese government’s call for cleaner air as outlined in the latest five-year plan, said CEO Hakan Samuelsson. ‘We believe that electrification is the answer to sustainable mobility.’ Volvo has committed to selling one million electrified cars (including battery-electric cars and hybrids) by 2025. The Sweden-based company also plans to offer plug-in hybrid versions of every model it builds.

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Volvo has committed to building and selling one million electrified cars by 2025. (PHOTO: VOLVO)

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