Most automakers have committed to an electrification strategy, but many involve long-term plans spanning the course of a decade or more. Volvo says it’s not waiting that long; as part of a 2030 goal to only make pure-electric vehicles, the brand is taking a big leap to phase out gas-only engines — all 2023 Volvos will be powered by either a mild-hybrid, plug-in hybrid or all-electric powertrain.
Currently, Volvo offers two pure EVs: the XC40 Recharge Twin, which gets an EPA-rated 223-mile range, and the related C40 Recharge with a 226-mile EPA rating. PHEV models include the XC60 Recharge and XC90 Recharge SUVs, V60 Recharge wagon, and the S90 Recharge and S60 Recharge sedans. For 2022, the XC60 and XC90 Recharges received a long-range battery that increased their all-electric range from 18 to 35 miles, and Volvo says the extended-range battery will be offered in its other PHEVs, as well.