Reviews Volvo boss holds little of hydrogen and wants to build e-cars from 2030
Volvo wants to become a purely electric brand - Sells e-cars online
© Volvo Car Corporation This means that the Swedish carmaker, which belongs to the Chinese Geely Group, joins the growing number of manufacturers who are abandoning conventional gasoline or gasoline engines due to stricter climate regulations Push diesel engines. The German manufacturers Volkswagen, Daimler and BMW are also massively increasing their share of electricity, but have not yet announced a specific end date for the combustion engine.
head of executive Hakan Samuelsson is the man who is to prepare the traditional car maker on the future of e-mobility. The 70-year-old Swede wants to sell only with the Group from 2030. From the alternative fuel of hydrogen, he keeps little.
For the Volvo boss, the future is electrically. "Burner are the technology of yesterday," he says in conversation with the. At the company Volvo, whose CEO he has been since 2012, he sees a decisive advantage over the competition. Compared to and Co., the carmaker from Sweden is compact set up. This allows Volvo to get involved more quickly on new trends and make the use of electromobility more efficiently.
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to 2025 Plant the Volvo boss that half of the cars sold are fully electrical. From 2030, the manager wants to offer Volvo only E-cars - and that is the mostly digital on the Internet. Samuelsson hopes "significantly reduced" distribution costs.
The number of employees will not change noticeably by switching to the E-car, promises Samuelsson. However, software programs will take a significantly higher priority in the Swedish manufacturer in the future. "Electrical drives and central computers in the cars and online sales for sale are the three primary corner pillars for us," said the Swede in conversation with the "Handelsblatt".Volvo boss sees no future
with Hydrogen's own charging stations Volvo does not plan for the time being. There is a possible entry into battery production. With the battery cell manufacturers Catl and LG Chem, the Swedish car maker negotiated supplies that the company should equip the company with sufficient batteries over the next ten years. If necessary, Volvo will also want to engage in the future itself and become more independent. Samuelsson is open in the "Handelsblatt" and would also like to invest in production with partners: "This will go far beyond a classic delivery relationship."
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An issue where the Volvo boss does not point to the Volvo boss opposite,. "I see no future at cars. Maybe the fuel cell will be of importance for commercial vehicles, while cars, hydrogen will not play a role," he argues in the "Handelsblatt". According to the power and efficiency protrusion of the battery, the hydrogen is ranked to him in a few years.
But whoever leads a company who has to think about the profit. Especially at this point, however, it hapes many traditional automakers. The production of E-cars is still a loss business. Samuelsson, however, believes that the electrically powered cars will be more profitable by 2025 than the gasoline. However, consumers still need to set themselves: "Electric cars will tend to cost more than a classic combustion in the future", according to the manager.
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