Volvo plans to go fully electric by 2030 and only sell cars online

Volvo will only sell electric cars by 2030, ending gas- and diesel-engine sales sooner than other major automakers, the company announced. It also plans to move EV sales online in an effort to develop direct relationships with customers and eliminate any bartering.
The decision to go fully electric is an extension of an earlier plan to have 50 percent of its fleet be fully electric by 2025. The company wrote that it has a “firm conviction” that the market for combustion vehicles is contracting. “There is no long-term future for cars with an internal combustion engine,” said chief technology officer Henrik Green. “We are firmly committed to becoming an electric-only car maker and the transition should happen by 2030.”
Pricing will be controlled centrally and customers will order cars via a website, whether they’re at home or at a showroom. You’ll be able to see and learn about vehicles at Volvo Studios and showrooms, which will be repurposed to handle deliveries and service. “Retailers will be critical to our future, being responsible for delivering, servicing and maintaining cars, plus facilitating test drives and face-to-face contact, and can also facilitate an online sale,” a Volvo spokesperson said.

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