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Swedish automotive behemoths Volvo have announced that they will be the first manufactures in India to introduced locally-assembled plug-in hybrid vehicles in India, starting with their XC90 premium SUV. The first plug-in hybrid XC90 will roll of the brand’s Bengaluru-based production line at 2019 end, and mark the start of a complete phasing-out process of pure combustion engines from the Volvo stable.

Charles Frump – Managing Director, Volvo Car India spoke regarding this big move towards electrification, he said, “The localization of plug-in hybrids marks the future of electrification for us. Our customers are increasingly becoming aware about the rise in pollution levels and degrading environment. As a responsible luxury car company, we believe electrification is the future. However, till the time we have a supporting infrastructure, plug-in hybrids offer the intermediate solution.

“The #BreatheFree initiative provides us the impetus to take the lead in generating awareness about the air quality. I am extremely pleased at the performance of the initiative and we are looking at taking this to the next level in the future.”

It is great to see a manufacturer to take a positive initiative such as this in order to help control pollution in India.


About the author: Harket Suchde


Senior Correspondent at Car India Magazine, rock-n-roll kid, footy fanatic and gaming nut. You can hit me up on Twitter @thecrediblehark - I promise I'll respond...eventually.
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